ISSR Lab, W37E Machmer Hall (3rd Floor, West Wing)
This course will cover the basics of remote access and high performance computing. We will primarily focus on the basics of command line remote access to a desktop or cluster for the purposes of running high memory, computationally intensive statistical analysis.
Veteran qualitative researchers discuss challenges and opportunities as they arise in designing thoughtful and responsive research; considering purpose, context, potential participants and ethics; modifying the initial design based on emerging understandings of the context; and the conceptual and epistemological assumptions and their implications.
The National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is a prestigious and generous fellowship awarded to early-career graduate students. Our interactive Boot Camp is geared towards students who plan to submit a GRFP application in fall 2014.
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.
This workshop will allow participants 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.
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.
Increasingly, scholars are interested in having their research make an impact in public debates and social policy. However, most of us have not developed the skills or networks to do so. This workshop, presented with 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.