Conference/Seminar feed
R is a free, open source programming language that gives empirical researchers a powerful set of tools for regression analysis. Workshop participants will learn how to import and export data, perform exploratory data analysis, run multiple regressions, conduct hypothesis testing, and estimate fixed and random effects models in the R environment.

May 19—May 20, 2014 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Machmer Hall, W37e

This workshop will allow attendees to understand some of the goals and methods of social simulation, give them hands-on experience in experimenting on theoretical models, and point them to resources to begin using these tools in their own work. Applications will include social networks, organizations, and population health models.

May 21—May 22, 2014 9:00 am-3:00 pm
May 23, 2014 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, 720

Social science researchers are often interested in retrieving data from the internet. Often, this can be accomplished using so-called web-scraping techniques. This course introduces the statistical programming language R, then demonstrates techniques for web scraping using R. Finally, tools for analyzing text data in R will be presented.

May 27—May 28, 2014 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Machmer Hall, W37e

This workshop, presented by the Public Engagement Project, will help participants gain communication and networking skills that will enable them to engage strategically and effectively in public settings while also thriving in academia.

May 29—May 30, 2014 9:30 am-4:30 pm

Machmer Hall, W32

A developmental trajectory describes the course of a behavior over age or time. This three day workshop aims to provide participants with the training to apply a group-based method for analyzing developmental trajectories.

June 2—June 4, 2014 9:00 am-5:00 pm

This workshop introduces you to MTurk and its utility in facilitating social science research. You will learn how to screen data collected from MTurk samples and learn the basics of how to create online surveys and experiments in Qualtrics, an online survey tool that can be used in conjunction with MTurk. 

June 5—June 6, 2014 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Machmer Hall, E10

Topics include an introduction to the basic two-level model for continuous outcomes, assessment of fit, checking model assumptions, single and multiparameter hypothesis testing, the extension to three-level models, and nonlinear models for binary outcomes. 

June 9—June 13, 2014 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Meetings are a ubiquitous and often under-appreciated site of ethnographic fieldwork. This two-day workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to examine some of the challenges of data collection in meeting-intensive settings as well as issues that arise in the analysis of meeting-based field notes, transcripts and artifacts.

June 9—June 10, 2014 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Machmer Hall, W32

This course will provide an introduction to network analysis in R. It will provide an as-necessary introduction to R programming and will cover the basics of network analysis, including: terminology, data collection/storage and basic description. 

June 16—June 17, 2014 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Machmer Hall, W37e

This workshop deals with the most important regression models for binary, ordinal, nominal and count outcomes.

June 16—June 20, 2014 9:00 am-5:00 pm