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September 2021

Methods for Cross Cultural Research (Online)

September 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Online NC United States

    This course will be offered via Zoom only and will not be recorded. This is a held on one day. Methods for Cross-Cultural Research is a 2.5 hour short-course focused on designing and implementing social science research cross-culturally, with a particular emphasis on collecting interview data. In the face of increasing globalization, concerns for external validity, and the importance of capturing the diversity of human experience, there is a need to consider how to implement research cross-culturally. In…

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beginR: An Introduction to R (Online)

September 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until September 30, 2021

Online NC United States

Learning R on your own? Want some help along the way? beginR is a series of virtual meetings organized by the University Libraries and the Odum Institute that provides support to students, faculty and staff who are learning the R programming language. The first week, the instructors will introduce attendees to R, help them install the software, and share the materials that will be covered in subsequent meetings. In the following weeks, beginR attendees will learn R by following the…

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October 2021

Time Series Analysis (Online)

October 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Online NC United States

    This course will be offered via Zoom only. Attendance is required as the course will not be recorded. This one-day online course will provide a basic introduction to time series analysis and its applications in social science research. We will cover time series regression and exploratory data analysis, ARIMA models, model identification/estimation, intervention analysis and other models used for causal inference. This course will use examples and hands-on labs in STATA. Participants should have a thorough understanding of…

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SAS

October 5 @ 3:00 pm - October 8 @ 5:00 pm
219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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    This is a four-part course. Course will be held IN-PERSON on 10/5/21, 10/6/21, 10/7/21, and 10/8/21. 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 2/4 will cover: formatting variable venues creating SAS libraries for storing and retrieving SAS data sets…

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The Roles of Social Media and Crowdsourcing in Survey Research (Online)

October 11 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online NC United States

    This one day course will be offered via Zoom only. Attendance is required as the course will not be recorded. The ubiquity of social media in the world today presents new opportunities and challenges when it comes to social research. This course considers the use of social media in survey research. Throughout the survey lifecycle (questionnaire design and testing, subject recruitment, respondent tracking, and longitudinal panel retention), social media and crowdsourcing platforms offer some new ways to reach…

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Introduction to Qualtrics (Online)

October 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online NC United States

    This one day course will be offered via Zoom only. Attendance is required as it will not be recorded. This is a hands-on introductory workshop. Participants will create a basic survey, add display and skip logic, and use content validation, piped text, and embedded data. We will create a contact list for distributing survey invitations, and overview the elements of Survey Flow. We will create “chained” surveys to collect personal information from participants that is stored separately from…

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Writing Questions and Visual Design of Surveys (Online)

October 28 @ 9:00 am - October 29 @ 1:00 pm
Online NC United States

This event and waitlist are now FULL. We are no longer accepting registrations. This course will be offered via Zoom only. Attendance is required as it will not be recorded. It will be held over two days, 10/28 and 10/29, from 9:00am - 1:00pm EST, each day. This course focuses on best practices for writing questions and visual design for surveys, with a focus on holistic designs in which question wording and visual design work together to produce good measurement.…

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November 2021

Data Collection Using Mobile Phones in Developing Countries: New Approaches with SMS, IVR, Web, and CATI (Online)

November 12 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Online NC United States

This one day course will be offered via Zoom only. Attendance is required as it will not be recorded. The rapid growth of mobile phones in developing countries opens up new possibilities for data collection. Short message service (SMS), interactive voice response (IVR), online surveys (web) and computer-assisted telephone interviewing (CATI) can produce data faster and less expensively than face-to-face surveys. This course will introduce students to the design and implementation of SMS, IVR, Web, and CATI surveys in low-…

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January 2022

Using Qualitative Research to Study Social Justice (Online)

January 14, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Online NC United States

    This one day course will be offered via Zoom only. Attendance is required as it will not be recorded. This course will address how researchers can use qualitative research to draw attention to underlying mechanisms that define social problems. Once uncovered, deeper understanding of these mechanisms can guide large-scale surveys, direct responses to requests for proposals by private foundations and government agencies, inform policy briefs, and even influence new legislation. In this regard, it is important for qualitative…

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Introduction to Implementation Science (Online)

January 18, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Online NC United States

    This one day course will be offered via Zoom only. Attendance is required as it will not be recorded. Course description TBA Instructor: Rohit Ramaswamy Instructor bio TBA   Registration fees: UNC-CH Students: $0, with a $20 deposit to hold your spot (deposit is refundable upon your attendance for at least 66% of the course) UNC-CH Faculty/Staff/Postdoc: $40 Non UNC-CH: $40 Additional course information: Registration will open 11/15/2021 and close at 12:01am 1/15/2022. No late registrations will be…

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February 2022

Discussion and Practical Application of Data Visualization Best Practices Using Survey Data (Online)

February 8, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until February 10, 2022

Online NC United States

    This course will be offered via Zoom only and will not be recorded. The purpose of this course is to present best practices for creating graphics from survey data and provide guidance for developing a critical eye that will allow attendees to best evaluate data visualizations for quality and accuracy. This short course will demonstrate how good data visualization can be used to explore relationships in survey data, and produce visual displays that enhance project reports and presentations.…

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Discussion and Practical Application of Data Visualization Best Practices Using Survey Data (Online)

February 10, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until February 10, 2022

Online NC United States

    This course will be offered via Zoom only and will not be recorded. The purpose of this course is to present best practices for creating graphics from survey data and provide guidance for developing a critical eye that will allow attendees to best evaluate data visualizations for quality and accuracy. This short course will demonstrate how good data visualization can be used to explore relationships in survey data, and produce visual displays that enhance project reports and presentations.…

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Introduction to Python (Online)

February 16, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until February 18, 2022

Online NC United States + Google Map

    This two day (2/16/2022 and 2/18/2022) course will be offered via Zoom. Attendance is required as the course will not be recorded. This course aims to offer an introduction to Python with a focus on data and data analytics. It will introduce basic Python programming logic, approaches to create, store, and interact with data, the building of data applications, and use of the Pandas library. With the skills learned here, you will be able to work with data…

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Introduction to Python (Online)

February 18, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until February 18, 2022

Online NC United States + Google Map

    This two day (2/16/2022 and 2/18/2022) course will be offered via Zoom. Attendance is required as the course will not be recorded. This course aims to offer an introduction to Python with a focus on data and data analytics. It will introduce basic Python programming logic, approaches to create, store, and interact with data, the building of data applications, and use of the Pandas library. With the skills learned here, you will be able to work with data…

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Introduction to Focus Groups (Online)

February 22, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until February 24, 2022

Online NC United States

    This course will be offered via Zoom only and will not be recorded. Focus groups are commonly used to capture rich information about attitudes and beliefs. This class will prepare prospective students to organize and moderate focus groups. Students will learn the most appropriate uses of focus groups, how to segment and recruit audiences, how to develop a moderator’s guide, and how to moderate focus groups. The class will be supplemented with real-life examples and hands-on exercises. This…

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Introduction to Focus Groups (Online)

February 24, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until February 24, 2022

Online NC United States

    This course will be offered via Zoom only and will not be recorded. Focus groups are commonly used to capture rich information about attitudes and beliefs. This class will prepare prospective students to organize and moderate focus groups. Students will learn the most appropriate uses of focus groups, how to segment and recruit audiences, how to develop a moderator’s guide, and how to moderate focus groups. The class will be supplemented with real-life examples and hands-on exercises. This…

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March 2022

An Introduction to Statistical Machine Learning using R (Online)

March 22, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 9:30 am, repeating until March 24, 2022

Online NC United States

    This two day (3/22/2022 and 3/24/2022) course will be offered via Zoom. Attendance is required as the course will not be recorded. Statistical machine learning and data mining is an interdisciplinary research area which is closely related to statistics, computer sciences, engineering, and bioinformatics. Many statistical machine learning and data mining techniques and algorithms are very useful for various scientific areas. This short course will provide an overview of statistical machine learning and data mining techniques with applications…

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