November Short Courses
R Open Labs
November 2, 16, 30 | 2:00-3:30pm | Davis Library Research Hub
R Open labs are (mostly) unstructured workshops designed to help you learn R. Each week, brief instruction will be provided, followed by time to practice, work together, ask questions and get help. Participants can join the lab any time during the session and are welcome to work on unrelated projects. For more information, visit https://ropenlabs.web.unc.edu. R Open Labs is a collaboration between the UNC Chapel Hill Libraries Research Hub and the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science.
SAS with Chris Wiesen
November 6, 7, 8, 9 | 3:00-5:00pm | Davis Library Room 3010
This is a four-part course. SAS part 1 of 4 will give an introduction to the SAS system and SAS windows. Topics to be covered include: creating and saving SAS programs; reading in data from simple and complex text data sets; typing variables; obtaining frequencies, contents, and univariate statistics. SAS part 2 of 4 will discuss formatting variable values; creating SAS libraries for storing and retrieving SAS data sets and format files; reading raw data from external files; creating new SAS data sets from existing SAS data sets, subsetting by observation and by variable. SAS part 3 of 4 will explain how to create new SAS data sets combining information from multiple existing SAS datasets; how to sort, concatenate, interleave, and merge data sets; how to perform the t-test, and test for no association in a contingency table. For SAS part 4 of 4, attendants will be allowed to suggest topics. Past topics include variable retyping, creating SAS datasets from SAS output; creating html and Microsoft Word tables, ANOVA, importing and exporting Excel files. Click here for more information.
Introduction to Focus Groups with Emily Geisen
November 9 | 9:00am-4:30pm | Davis Library Room 219
Focus group interviews are commonly used for survey development, content development, and qualitative data collection to capture rich information about attitudes and beliefs that affect behavior. An overview of the basics of focus groups supplemented with real examples and hands-on practice will highlight the most appropriate uses of focus groups, moderating focus groups, developing interview questions, analyzing and using results, as well as reporting findings. Click here for more information.
NVivo Hands-on Workshop (Part 2)
November 13 | 2:00-4:00pm | Davis Library Room 3010
This course will be taught by Paul Mihas and cover analytical features in NVivo 11, including intercoder reliability, charts, and compound queries. We will also cover working with survey data. Click here for more information.