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July 2022

Using the Twitter API for Research (online)

July 12 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Online NC United States

    This 2.5 hour course will be offered via Zoom. Attendance is required as the course will not be recorded. In this course, participants will learn to use the Twitter Application Programming Interface to retrieve tweets for use in research. We will cover R packages to connect to the Twitter API, retrieve tweets from specific users or based on keywords, and extract follower networks (i.e. who follows who). Participants should register for a Twitter developer account at least a…

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August 2022

Academic Publishing 101: From Idea to Article…and Beyond (In-Person)

August 26 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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    This course will be offered in-person only and will not be recorded. Although graduate school teaches you many things, many Ph.D. students complete their dissertations having never been fully trained in academic publishing. How does academic publishing actually work? Where should you publish your research? How do you actually get papers accepted in strong academic journals? In this talk, we will discuss several major ideas in academic publishing (focusing on the social sciences). We will discuss: professional integrity…

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September 2022

Designing Multi-Item Scales and Questionnaire Development (online)

September 6 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until September 8, 2022

Online NC United States

    This course will be offered over 2 mornings (9/6/2022 and 9/8/2022) via Zoom only. However, this course will not be recorded. This course provides in introduction to developing multi-item scale measures and survey instruments. Examples include measures of various social and psychological variables that might be assessed in health, medicine, journalism, or other related research areas. After a brief theoretical introduction to topics such as defining a construct and types of validity, we will turn to applied issues…

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Designing Multi-Item Scales and Questionnaire Development (online)

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

Online NC United States

    This course will be offered over 2 mornings (9/6/2022 and 9/8/2022) via Zoom only. However, this course will not be recorded. This course provides in introduction to developing multi-item scale measures and survey instruments. Examples include measures of various social and psychological variables that might be assessed in health, medicine, journalism, or other related research areas. After a brief theoretical introduction to topics such as defining a construct and types of validity, we will turn to applied issues…

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Introduction to Multilevel Modeling (In-Person)

September 13 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until September 15, 2022

219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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    This course will be offered in-person only. Introduction to Multilevel Modeling is a two-day (9/13/22 and 9/15/22) 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), longitudinal data structures (repeated measures nested within individual), or both (repeated measures nested within patient and patient nested within therapist).…

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Introduction to Multilevel Modeling (In-Person)

September 15 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until September 15, 2022

219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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    This course will be offered in-person only. Introduction to Multilevel Modeling is a two-day (9/13/22 and 9/15/22) 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), longitudinal data structures (repeated measures nested within individual), or both (repeated measures nested within patient and patient nested within therapist).…

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TBA Data Science Course (Online)

September 20 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 9:30 am, repeating until September 22, 2022

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until October 6, 2022

Online NC United States

  This two-part course will cover four days total (9/20, 9/22, 10/4 and 10/6) and will be offered via Zoom. Attendance is required as the course will not be recorded. Description TBA Instructor: Yufeng Liu Yufeng Liu is currently professor in Department of Statistics and Operations Research, Department of Biostatistics, and Department of Genetics at UNC-Chapel Hill. His current research interests include statistical machine learning, high dimensional data analysis, personalized medicine, and bioinformatics. He has taught statistical machine learning courses…

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TBA Data Science Course (Online)

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

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until October 6, 2022

Online NC United States

  This two-part course will cover four days total (9/20, 9/22, 10/4 and 10/6) and will be offered via Zoom. Attendance is required as the course will not be recorded. Description TBA Instructor: Yufeng Liu Yufeng Liu is currently professor in Department of Statistics and Operations Research, Department of Biostatistics, and Department of Genetics at UNC-Chapel Hill. His current research interests include statistical machine learning, high dimensional data analysis, personalized medicine, and bioinformatics. He has taught statistical machine learning courses…

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Integrated Mixed Methods: Bridging Qualitative and Quantitative Methods and Results (Online)

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until September 30, 2022

Online NC United States

This course will take place over three mornings (9/26/22, 9/28/22, and 9/30/22), 2.5 hours per morning, and will be offered via Zoom. Attendance is required as the course will not be recorded. Integrated mixed methods are used to answer questions that necessitate more than one method to achieve a holistic understanding. Combining qualitative and quantitative approaches can enhance conversations about theory, practice, and/or policy. This demanding paradigm requires knowledge, skill, and expertise in quantitative and qualitative methods, as well as…

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Introduction to Stata (Online)

September 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until September 30, 2022

Online NC United States

  This online course will be offered over 3 afternoons (9/26, 9/28, and 9/30), 2 hours per day. Attendance is required as the course will not be recorded. This course introduces students to Stata and data management. It is tailored for beginners and researchers who want to learn how to manage data more effectively. Each day, the class will demonstrate how to use the commands, followed by hands-on exercises using sample datasets. By the end of the course, participants will…

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Analyzing Large Datasets with the Julia Language (Online)

September 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Online NC United States

This 3.5 hour course will be offered via Zoom. Attendance is required as the course will not be recorded. This course will teach participants how to use the programming language Julia to load, clean, plot, and analyze social-science data. Julia is a newer programming language with a focus on high-performance scientific computing, and allows efficient manipulation of large datasets. The course will cover the basics of loading tabular data; cleaning, filtering, and joining that data; calculating descriptive statistics; and estimating…

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Integrated Mixed Methods: Bridging Qualitative and Quantitative Methods and Results (Online)

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until September 30, 2022

Online NC United States

This course will take place over three mornings (9/26/22, 9/28/22, and 9/30/22), 2.5 hours per morning, and will be offered via Zoom. Attendance is required as the course will not be recorded. Integrated mixed methods are used to answer questions that necessitate more than one method to achieve a holistic understanding. Combining qualitative and quantitative approaches can enhance conversations about theory, practice, and/or policy. This demanding paradigm requires knowledge, skill, and expertise in quantitative and qualitative methods, as well as…

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Introduction to Stata (Online)

September 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until September 30, 2022

Online NC United States

  This online course will be offered over 3 afternoons (9/26, 9/28, and 9/30), 2 hours per day. Attendance is required as the course will not be recorded. This course introduces students to Stata and data management. It is tailored for beginners and researchers who want to learn how to manage data more effectively. Each day, the class will demonstrate how to use the commands, followed by hands-on exercises using sample datasets. By the end of the course, participants will…

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Integrated Mixed Methods: Bridging Qualitative and Quantitative Methods and Results (Online)

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until September 30, 2022

Online NC United States

This course will take place over three mornings (9/26/22, 9/28/22, and 9/30/22), 2.5 hours per morning, and will be offered via Zoom. Attendance is required as the course will not be recorded. Integrated mixed methods are used to answer questions that necessitate more than one method to achieve a holistic understanding. Combining qualitative and quantitative approaches can enhance conversations about theory, practice, and/or policy. This demanding paradigm requires knowledge, skill, and expertise in quantitative and qualitative methods, as well as…

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Introduction to Stata (Online)

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

Online NC United States

  This online course will be offered over 3 afternoons (9/26, 9/28, and 9/30), 2 hours per day. Attendance is required as the course will not be recorded. This course introduces students to Stata and data management. It is tailored for beginners and researchers who want to learn how to manage data more effectively. Each day, the class will demonstrate how to use the commands, followed by hands-on exercises using sample datasets. By the end of the course, participants will…

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October 2022

TBA Data Science Course (Online)

October 4 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 9:30 am, repeating until September 22, 2022

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until October 6, 2022

Online NC United States

  This two-part course will cover four days total (9/20, 9/22, 10/4 and 10/6) and will be offered via Zoom. Attendance is required as the course will not be recorded. Description TBA Instructor: Yufeng Liu Yufeng Liu is currently professor in Department of Statistics and Operations Research, Department of Biostatistics, and Department of Genetics at UNC-Chapel Hill. His current research interests include statistical machine learning, high dimensional data analysis, personalized medicine, and bioinformatics. He has taught statistical machine learning courses…

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TBA Data Science Course (Online)

October 6 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 9:30 am, repeating until September 22, 2022

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until October 6, 2022

Online NC United States

  This two-part course will cover four days total (9/20, 9/22, 10/4 and 10/6) and will be offered via Zoom. Attendance is required as the course will not be recorded. Description TBA Instructor: Yufeng Liu Yufeng Liu is currently professor in Department of Statistics and Operations Research, Department of Biostatistics, and Department of Genetics at UNC-Chapel Hill. His current research interests include statistical machine learning, high dimensional data analysis, personalized medicine, and bioinformatics. He has taught statistical machine learning courses…

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I Spot a Cool Plot: A Nearly Syntax-Free Introduction to Advanced Data Visualization in R for Survey Researchers and Social Scientists (Online)

October 12 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online NC United States

This workshop will introduce attendees to the advanced data visualization capabilities in R and to the concepts of the grammar of graphics. Specifically, we will demonstrate how to access ggplot2 using a graphical user interface library in R as well as through an R shiny app. These environments provide the user a “point and click” interface for accessing the power of ggplot2 and can generate R syntax automatically thereby providing users a boost up the learning curve for understanding the…

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Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) with Stata (In-person)

October 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until October 21, 2022

219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

    This in-person course will be offered over 3 afternoons (10/17/22, 10/19/22, and 10/21/22) 2 hours per day. Attendance is required as the course will not be recorded. This course introduces Structural equation modeling (SEM) with Stata software. This statistical method tests theoretically derived models with observed and unobserved variables. This methodology is different from other regression models in that this method does not assume that the variables have been measured without error. The relationship between theoretical constructs is…

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Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) with Stata (In-person)

October 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until October 21, 2022

219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

    This in-person course will be offered over 3 afternoons (10/17/22, 10/19/22, and 10/21/22) 2 hours per day. Attendance is required as the course will not be recorded. This course introduces Structural equation modeling (SEM) with Stata software. This statistical method tests theoretically derived models with observed and unobserved variables. This methodology is different from other regression models in that this method does not assume that the variables have been measured without error. The relationship between theoretical constructs is…

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Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) with Stata (In-person)

October 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until October 21, 2022

219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

    This in-person course will be offered over 3 afternoons (10/17/22, 10/19/22, and 10/21/22) 2 hours per day. Attendance is required as the course will not be recorded. This course introduces Structural equation modeling (SEM) with Stata software. This statistical method tests theoretically derived models with observed and unobserved variables. This methodology is different from other regression models in that this method does not assume that the variables have been measured without error. The relationship between theoretical constructs is…

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Social Network Analysis: Description and Inference (Online)

October 25 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Online NC United States

    This one-day course will be offered via Zoom. Attendance is required as the course will not be recorded. This course will provide an introduction to descriptive and inferential network analysis. In the morning we will cover descriptive network analysis, including: terminology, data collection/management, position (e.g., centrality) analysis, visualization, and community detection. In the afternoon we will cover statistical network analysis. Do actor attributes such as gender, race, or political preferences salary predict tie formation in a network? Does…

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Introduction to Python (online)

October 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until October 28, 2022

Online NC United States

This course will be offered over two mornings (10/24 and 10/26), 3.5 hours per morning, via Zoom. Attendance is required as the course will not be recorded. Description TBA Instructor: Matthew Wigginton Bhagat-Conway Matthew Wigginton Bhagat-Conway is an Assistant Professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning and a consultant in the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science. His research interests are in travel behavior, urban transportation, and statistical methods for transportation data analysis. He is available to…

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Introduction to Python (online)

October 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until October 28, 2022

Online NC United States

This course will be offered over two mornings (10/24 and 10/26), 3.5 hours per morning, via Zoom. Attendance is required as the course will not be recorded. Description TBA Instructor: Matthew Wigginton Bhagat-Conway Matthew Wigginton Bhagat-Conway is an Assistant Professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning and a consultant in the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science. His research interests are in travel behavior, urban transportation, and statistical methods for transportation data analysis. He is available to…

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November 2022

Designing Web Surveys (online)

November 3 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Online NC United States

This 4 hour course will be offered via Zoom. Attendance is required as the course will not be recorded. Description TBA This course will count as 4.0 CSS short course credit hours. Instructor: Amanda Smith Bio TBA Registration fees: Certificate of Survey Students: $30 UNC CH Students: $40 UNC-CH Faculty/Staff/Postdoc/Resident/Visiting Scholar: $60 Non-UNC-CH: $60 Additional course information: Registration opens 9/2/22. Registration closes at 12:01am 10/31/22. No late registrations will be accepted. Cancellation/ Refund Policy: A full refund will be given…

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An Introduction to Daily Life Methods: Daily Diary and Experience-Sampling Methods (Online)

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

    This one-day course will be offered via Zoom. Attendance is required as the course will not be recorded. Daily life methods are a family of methods used to study what people do in their ordinary environments in their everyday lives through collecting data at least once a day for several days. Two common forms of daily life methods, daily diaries and experience sampling methods, will be emphasized in this course. In this course, the instructor will cover four…

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Modular Design (tent title) (online)

November 14 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Online NC United States

This 3 hour course will be offered via Zoom. Attendance is required as the course will not be recorded. Description TBA Instructor: Matthew Wigginton Bhagat-Conway Matthew Wigginton Bhagat-Conway is an Assistant Professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning and a consultant in the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science. His research interests are in travel behavior, urban transportation, and statistical methods for transportation data analysis. He is available to assist researchers with statistics and data analysis. Dr.…

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