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HW Odum Institute

https://odum.unc.edu/

April 2021

Stata (Online)

April 14 @ 3:30 pm - April 16 @ 5:00 pm
Online NC United States

This course will be offered via Zoom only. However, this course will not be recorded. This is an online 3-part short course (held over three afternoons - 4/14, 4/15, 4/16). 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. Registration…

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Working with Messy Data (Online)

April 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Online NC United States

This course will be offered via Zoom only. However, this course will not be recorded. -Summary: When working with data, one thing is fairly certain: data is rarely in an optimal format. A misplaced space here, or an extra comma there, can mean the difference between two clicks and two hours of work. In this course, we will work with ways to isolate, extract, and transform data from webpages, text files, and published datasets using Python and Pandas. This class…

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August 2021

An Introduction to Mixed Methods for Social Scientists (Online)

August 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until August 27, 2021

Online NC United States

This course will be offered via Zoom only. However, this course will not be recorded. This is a 2-day (8/25 and 8/27) course, that runs from 10am - 4pm each day. Social scientists are often interested in untangling complex social issues, which require creative and expansive data and methods to address. Mixed methods research typically refers to research design and implementation that combines qualitative and quantitative data collection and/or analysis techniques. The goal of this two-day course is to introduce…

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September 2021

Introduction to Multi-Level Modeling

September 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until September 10, 2021

219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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At this time, we are planning for this to be an in-person class. If the university changes plans for the Fall semester, the format for this class may change to virtual. Introduction to Multilevel Modeling is a two-day workshop focused on the application and interpretation of multilevel models, also known as hierarchical linear models and mixed models, for the analysis of nested data structures. Nesting can arise from hierarchical data structures (e.g., siblings nested within family; patients nested within therapist),…

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Introduction to Multi-Level Modeling

September 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until September 10, 2021

219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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At this time, we are planning for this to be an in-person class. If the university changes plans for the Fall semester, the format for this class may change to virtual. Introduction to Multilevel Modeling is a two-day workshop focused on the application and interpretation of multilevel models, also known as hierarchical linear models and mixed models, for the analysis of nested data structures. Nesting can arise from hierarchical data structures (e.g., siblings nested within family; patients nested within therapist),…

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Introduction to Focus Groups (Online)

September 15 @ 1:00 pm - September 16 @ 5:00 pm
Online NC United States

This course will be offered via Zoom only. However, this course 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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Identifying and Correcting Errors in Big Data (Online)

September 24 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Online NC United States

This course will be offered via Zoom only. However, this course will not be recorded. While Big Data offers a potentially less expensive, less burdensome, and more timely alternative to survey data for producing a variety of statistics, it is not without error. But, the construction of, access to, and overall data structure of Big Data make it difficult to know where to start looking for errors and even more difficult to account or correct for them. In this course,…

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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. However, this course will not be recorded. 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 this course, participants will consider different definitions…

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October 2021

Time Series Analysis (Online)

October 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until October 8, 2021

Online NC United States

This course will be offered via Zoom only. This 3-day (10/4, 10/6, and 10/8) 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 regression analysis and some familiarity with STATA. This…

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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 course will be offered via Zoom only. However, this 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 respondents at a time when traditional methods…

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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 course will be offered via Zoom only. However, this course will not be recorded. 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. It draws on the empirical literature to provide practical guidelines for questionnaire design and considers mixed-mode and mixed-device surveys. The course will include PowerPoint slides and whole group and small group discussion.…

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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 course will be offered via Zoom only. However, this course 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- and middle-income countries. In…

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