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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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March 12, 2014
Author:
Dav Clark

An introduction to fundamental aspects of computing with data, including the following topics:

March 11, 2014
Author:
Aaminah Norris, Katy Pool

This introductory workshop will introduce attendees on how to use Scrivener Software to complete a first draft of a lengthy writing project such as a dissertation or a research proposal. Attendees will learn how to upload working documents including chapters and research pdfs, software, write and edit in Scrivener, and to compile a completed first draft.

March 7, 2014
Author:
Sebastian Benthall, Cyrus Dioun

This 2-hour workshop is for social and behavioral scientists who want to gain access to and use Twitter data in their research. The first hour is geared towards researchers that do not have extensive knowledge of how Twitter tweets may be turned into an empirical source.

March 5, 2014
Author:
Chris Krogslund

This 2-hour workshop is geared towards applied researchers looking to use R for basic data analysis. It will introduce participants to the basics of data manipulation (notably using plyr and reshape2), regression, and regression diagnostics.

March 5, 2014
Author:
Raymond Yee, Dav Clark

Have you seen fancy visualizations in web browsers and though, "Hey, I want to do that!" Coding for the browser can be daunting - there are many moving pieces. But the results can be amazing and engaging!

February 25, 2014
Author:
Phil Spector

The workshop will cover the philosophy behind LaTeX, including how it's different from other word processing programs, documentation preparation with LaTeX, including mathematical typesetting, and an introduction to creating bibliographies with BibTeX.

February 21, 2014
Author:
Doug Ahler

This workshop will provide an introduction to the design and implementation of online surveys and survey experiments. Participants will learn how to create surveys in Qualtrics, recruit experimental subjects through Amazon's Mechanical Turk, and analyze experimental data. Foundational survey experimental techniques will be introduced and demonstrated in Qualtrics.

Workshop: Graphics in R
February 19, 2014
Author:
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.

February 18, 2014
Author:
Harrison Dekker

This 2-hour workshop offers an overview and comparison of the MySQL and PostgreSQL databases.

February 12, 2014
Author:
Chris Krogslund

This 2-hour workshop is geared towards applied researchers looking to use R for basic data analysis. It will introduce participants to the basics of data manipulation, but focus mainly on writing code for analysis.  Previous experience with R, as well as intermediate-level knowledge of statistics, is assumed.

February 12, 2014 to February 13, 2014
Author:
Christopher Church

Today, virtually all the information you interact with is stored in a relational database. Knowing how these databases are put together will assist you in getting at the various treasure-troves of data already available, and it can open up new avenues of inquiry and methods of organization using data you have collected yourself.

February 11, 2014
Author:
Thomas L. Piazza

This workshop will cover the basic principles and methods of sampling.  Topics will include a discussion of the various types of samples,  the creation of sampling frames, the use of stratification, and basic methods of selecting samples.  Determining an appropriate sample size will also be discussed.

February 11, 2014
Author:
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.

February 11, 2014
Author:
Leora Lawton

While a doctoral degree from Cal is most helpful in securing a tenure-track position, the truth is that not everyone wants to go that route, and there aren’t enough positions for everyone who completes a PhD.  Non-academic careers offer a great deal of flexibility in terms of topic area, preferred geographic location, and compatibility with spousal careers.

February 6, 2014
Author:
Colleen Kohashi , Diana Holt

The Committee for Protection of Human Subjects (CPHS) serves as the institutional review board (IRB) at UC Berkeley. CPHS has transitioned from a paper-based process to a web-based system called Berkeley eProtocol. This training will guide participants through the process of submitting a protocol for CPHS/OPHS review and approval.

February 6, 2014
Author:
Jon Stiles, Dav Clark

This workshop will cover the characteristics, types and strengths  of education-oriented data from administrative, survey, and digital exhaust/social sources.

February 4, 2014
Author:
Nick Adams

The D-Lab invites you to a late afternoon info session!   February 4th, Tuesday, @ 5pm

February 4, 2014
Author:
Adrienne Tanner, Colleen Kohashi , Leon Wong

The IRB Process training includes, how to write protocols for different levels of review, how to complete consent forms, and IRB staff will provide guidance on policies. IRB staff will discuss what types of research requires review, in addition to the following topics:

February 4, 2014
Author:
Tani Prestage

This workshop provides an introduction of historical research cases and ethical principles, and a discussion of federal regulations overseeing human subjects research. The session also emphasizes the role of consent in research and investigator responsibilities.

January 25, 2014 to January 26, 2014
Author:
Pat Hastings

This two-day INTENSIVE workshop will cover (in a teaching computer lab environment, using the the General Social Survey as a common dataset): Getting data into StataStata specific tools and resources (do files, logs, help files, etc)Coding and cleaning data (making new variables from old variables; labeling variables and values, etc) Collapsing dataDescriptive statistics (tables and graphs)Cros

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