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March Short Courses

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R Open Labs

March 8, 22, 29 | 2:00pm – 3:30pm | Davis Library Research Hub
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 information about this week’s topic and R Open Labs in general, visit

R Open Labs is a collaboration between the UNC Chapel Hill Libraries Research Hub and the Odum Institute.


ATLAS.ti 7.0 Hands-on Workshop

March 6 | 2:00pm – 4:00pm | Davis Library Room 3010
This hands-on short course will illustrate the capabilities of the PC version of ATLAS.ti 7, a software program for coding and interpreting qualitative text. It provides a network editor that allows you to graphically display and examine the hierarchical and relational connections among your codes. ATLAS.ti provides numerous options for attaching memos and comments to text segments, documents, and codes.

No registration required. UNC students, faculty, and staff will need to provide their PID.

For more information, please contact Paul Mihas (


The Ups and Downs of Using Drones for Research

March 6 | 3:00pm – 4:30pm | Davis Library Research Hub
Come see how researchers are using drones in their studies and learn about the benefits and challenges they have encountered along the way.

  • 3:00pm – 4:00pm Program
  • 4:00pm – 4:30pm Q & A and Light Refreshments

Free and open to the public

Presented by the Davis Library Research Hub and the Research Laboratories of Archaeology.

Information: Michele Hayslett, (919) 843-5176 or |


Stata with Cathy Zimmer

March 6, 8, 9 | 3:30pm – 5:00pm | Davis Library Room 219
This is a 3-part short course (held over three afternoons). Stata part 1 will offer an introduction to Stata basics. Part 2 will teach entering data in Stata, working with Stata do files, and will show how to append, sort, and merge data sets. Part 3 will cover how to perform basic statistical procedures and regression models in Stata.

For more information, please contact Cathy Zimmer (

To download the course handouts, click here:
Stata Handout 1; Stata Handout 2; Stata Handout 3

No registration required. UNC students, faculty, and staff will need to have their PID.


Introduction to Survey Management with Lisa Thalji

March 22 | 9:00am – 4:30pm | Davis Library Room 219
This course will focus on the application of project management principles and techniques to the management of survey research projects. At the conclusion of the course participants will have a basic understanding of:

  • The principles of project management as applied to survey research
  • How to plan a survey project
  • How to implement the plan and manage the work
  • How to manage the project budget
  • How to manage the project contract

For more information and to register, please visit the event page on our website. Registrations will not be accepted on or after March 19, 2018.


Creating Story Maps in ArcGIS Online

March 28 | 10:00am – 12:00pm | Davis Library Room 247
You do not need to be a GIS expert or a web programmer to tell an interactive story with maps! This hands-on, guided workshop will highlight easy-to-use web mapping tools. ArcGIS Online allows you to create beautiful maps that can be shared online. It also provides a Story Maps feature so you can guide your audience through your map with text, images, web links, video, audio and more!

Click here to register.


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