Online ISSR Summer Methodology Workshop | Data Visualization in R and Stata | Hsin Fei Tu

Data visualization in Stata graphic of Covid-19 in world, over course of one year
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm
Online Event - Login credentials via email for registered participants

This workshop will be offered online.

In this two-day (6-hour) workshop, participants will be introduced to the idea of data visualization and the basic data visualization techniques using both R and Stata. No previous experience with Stataor R is required.

The goal is to equip participants with data visualization skills that will benefit their research. Sample data and worksheets will be provided. On the first day, we will focus on getting familiar with deciding which graph to use and the concepts of data visualization, as well as reading and importing data from various resources using Stata. On the second day, we will continue the journey in Stata and also explore more using R. By the end of the workshop, participants should be able to run basic graphs using either R, Stata, or both. If participants have specific questions about using R or Stata for their own research projects following the workshop, they are encouraged to make appointments for individual consultations. The participants are responsible for getting Stata. The software will not be provided by the workshop and ISSR.

Instructor: Hsin Fei Tu

Fei is a PhD student in Sociology at UMass Amherst. She holds Master's degrees in Sociology and National Development. She has taught a number of workshops on quantitative research methods, R, and social network analysis. Her research interests are inequality, research methodology, and social network analysis. 

Questions? For more information about this or any of the ISSR Summer Methodology Workshops, please contact ISSR's Director of Research Methods Programs, Jessica Pearlman (


Five College Students and Faculty

  • Five College Undergraduate and Graduate Students:  $75/person
  • Five College Faculty & Staff:  $125/person

Non-Five College Students and Faculty

  • Non-Five College Undergraduate and Graduate Students:  $150/person
  • Non-Five College Faculty, Staff & Other Professionals:  $200/person

Registration note: The Five Colleges include: UMass Amherst, Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College. Registration closes for each workshop 2 full business days prior to the start date. Please note: payment of registration does not guarantee a spot in these space-limited workshops. You will receive an email confirming your successful registration if accepted. If a workshop you have registered for is over-subscribed, you will be refunded and offered placement on a wait-list. If paying with departmental funds or personal checks, contact Karen Mason (

Cancellation note: In cases where enrollment is 5 or less, we reserve the right to cancel the workshop.  In cases where the registrant cancels prior to the workshop, a full refund will be given with two weeks notice, and 50% refund will be given with one week notice.  We will not be able to refund in cases where registrant does not notify us of cancellation at least one week prior to the beginning date of the workshop.