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This is an archive of our past training offerings. We are looking to include workshops on topics not yet covered here. Is there something not currently on the list? Send us a proposal.

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April 27, 2015
Coordinator:
Erin LeDell

Ensemble machine learning methods combine the power of several different algorithms into a single algorithm with the aim of achieving higher predictive power than any of the constituent algorithms.  Practitioners may prefer ensemble algorithms when model performance is valued above other factors such as model complexity andtraining time.  In this talk, an overview of ensemble learning and ensem

April 27, 2015
Coordinator:
Mark Huberty

Google is synonymous with big data and the computational and statistical tools that make it possible. What role can, and do, social scientists play? Drawing on examples from quantitative analysis at Google Maps, Mark Huberty will discuss the relevance of social science research and concepts to today's large-scale data revolution.

April 24, 2015
Coordinator:
Zawadi Rucks-Ahidiana

Coding is done, now what? You’ve finished coding your qualitative data and now it’s time to start the “analysis” process. Where do you start? Through this interactive workshop session, qualitative researchers will learn several approaches to transition from coding to analysis. Researchers in all phases of the qualitative research process are welcome to attend.

April 23, 2015
Coordinator:
Kelly Clonts

This is a beginner tutorial for creating vector map illustrations in Adobe Illustrator. We’ll be demonstrating techniques for layering, line techniques, symbols, colors, legends, labels and overall design. The goal will be to learn to draw or recreate any map with your own look and feel.  

Outline of process:

April 23, 2015
Coordinator:
David Eifler

Zotero is a powerful, open-source reference management tool. For the first hour, the presenter will demonstrate the key Zotero features: importing and creating new references; managing references; inserting citations into a manuscript; and formatting bibliographies in hundreds of styles. The demonstration will be followed by a 30-minute question-and-answer session.

April 17, 2015
Coordinator:
Sebastian Benthall

Join the Social Computing Working Group for a discussion of causal inference in networked data led by Seb Benthall. We will discuss applications and limitations of the potential outcomes framework in networked data sets for particular research problems. In particular, we will inquire into how to think rigorously about causal mechanisms involving emergent properties of networks.

April 17, 2015
Coordinator:
Zawadi Rucks-Ahidiana

This workshop covers how to organize and analyze qualitative data in Atlas.TI. Both researchers new to qualitative methods and experienced qualitative researchers are encouraged to attend.

April 17, 2015
Coordinator:
Garret Christensen

This 3-hour Stata workshop is designed for people who have already taken D-Lab's 'Beginning Stata' workshop or have some significant previous experience with Stata. Students will learn:

April 16, 2015
Coordinator:
Nikki Jones, Armando Lara-Millan

Join the Qualitative Methods Group (QMG) for a conversation with Dr. Nikki Jones and Dr. Armando Lara-Millan about creating theory from qualitative data.  Dr. Jones and Dr. Lara-Millan will discuss what kind of theory qualitative researchers can contribute, how to approach theory creation in qualitative data analysis, and how to sell your theory to other researchers.

April 15, 2015 to April 22, 2015
Coordinator:
Dav Clark

An intro to the basics that instructors often assume you know, but that you probably never had good instruction on! After this course, you should be able to more easily start learning to program (e.g., in R or python), follow instructions and documentation online (e.g. StackExchange), and communicate better with your collaborators who are programming.

April 14, 2015
Coordinator:
Andrew Bertoli

This presentation will cover the basics of natural experiments, along with providing two applications involving international sporting events. Certain random features of the World Cup competitions allow us to tackle the longstanding question of whether international sports encourage peace or conflict between countries. The presentation will be followed by open discussion.

April 13, 2015
Coordinator:
Katsuhiko Momoi

The Unicode Working Group presents:

Emoji in Unicode: Its History and Future - from Galapagos Mobile to the World

A talk with Katsuhiko Momoi.

 

April 13, 2015
Coordinator:
Michael Sholinbeck

Participants in this workshop will learn about some of the issues surrounding the collection of health statistics, and will also learn about authoritative sources of health statistics and data. We will look at tools that let you create custom tables of vital statistics (birth, death, etc.), disease statistics, health behavior statistics, and more.

April 10, 2015 to April 17, 2015
Coordinator:
Mike Taptich

This workshop will introduce the D3 javascript library and provide hands-on examples to create charts and maps with sample data. This is a two part workshop!

April 10, 2015
Coordinator:
Zawadi Rucks-Ahidiana

This introductory workshop will introduce attendees to the reason for using a qualitative data analysis package for the coding and analysis process.  We will begin by discussing the distinction between coding and analysis, the benefits of using a QDA package, and then view a brief demonstration of a specific program.

Workshop: R Graphics
April 9, 2015
Coordinator:
Chris Krogslund

This 2-hour workshop will provide a comprehensive overview of graphics in R. Participants will learn how to construct, customize, and export a variety of plot types using base graphics, lattice, and ggplot2. Previous experience with R is assumed.

April 8, 2015
Coordinator:
Susan Powell

This workshop will introduce two different web platforms for exploring and mapping US demographic data - SimplyMap and Policy Map. While there is some overlap between the different applications, each has its own strengths and unique features. For each platform I will provide a short demo, followed by some time to explore the data and visualization tools that each offers.

April 8, 2015

Christopher Moody from StitchFix will be speaking in BIDS about novel techniques in Natural Language Processing.

Workshop: Beginning Stata
April 7, 2015 to April 9, 2015
Coordinator:
Liana Prescott

This 2-part workshop will cover (in a teaching computer lab environment, using the General Social Survey as a common dataset): 

DAY ONE

April 7, 2015
Coordinator:
Nick Adams

This workshop will give users a familiarity with various automated text analysis approaches including dictionary methods, classification (machine learning), TF-IDF, clustering, and topic modelling. The workshop will begin with a theoretical explanation of each approach and then provide an example derived from texts of the feminist movement.

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