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February 2022

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

February 8 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 1:00 pm, 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. At…

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Advanced Qualtrics (Online)

February 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online NC United States

  This course will be offered via Zoom only and will not be recorded. This is a one day course. This training will cover advanced features in building surveys in Qualtrics. Participants must already have a university Qualtrics account and solid working knowledge of Qualtrics. Some portions will be hands-on; others will be demonstration only. Topics will include some but not all of the following, dependent on time and participant interests: advanced features of survey flow, creating and using embedded…

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

February 10 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 1:00 pm, 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. At…

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beginR: An Introduction to R (Online)

February 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until March 10, 2022

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…

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Introduction to Python (Online)

February 16 @ 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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beginR: An Introduction to R (Online)

February 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until March 10, 2022

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…

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Introduction to Python (Online)

February 18 @ 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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Stata (Online)

February 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until February 25, 2022

Online NC United States

  This three-day (2/21, 2/23, and 2/25) course will be offered via Zoom. 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 be able to perform the…

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Introduction to Focus Groups (Online)

February 22 @ 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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Equity Consideration for Scholars: Taking a Critical Approach to Research (ONLINE)

February 22 @ 1:30 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. In the face of increasing awareness of the need to capture the diversity of human experience, there has also been increasing concern to study and describe populations from a critical and equitable perspective. As science is itself a cultural practice, and knowledge production can perpetuate social inequalities prevalent in social systems, many times, as scholars we may perpetuate inequity through…

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Stata (Online)

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until February 25, 2022

Online NC United States

  This three-day (2/21, 2/23, and 2/25) course will be offered via Zoom. 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 be able to perform the…

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Introduction to Focus Groups (Online)

February 24 @ 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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beginR: An Introduction to R (Online)

February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until March 10, 2022

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…

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Stata (Online)

February 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until February 25, 2022

Online NC United States

  This three-day (2/21, 2/23, and 2/25) course will be offered via Zoom. 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 be able to perform the…

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March 2022

Analyzing Large Datasets with the Julia Language (Online)

March 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 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 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;…

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beginR: An Introduction to R (Online)

March 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until March 10, 2022

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…

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Introduction to Program Evaluation (Online)

March 7 @ 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. The workshop begins at 9:00 a.m. and will conclude at 3:00 p.m., with a lunch break This course provides training on evaluating public services and programs. At the end of the course, participants will understand and be able to describe program evaluation, and how it can help you understand the basics of assessing program impact. In addition, participants will be able…

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beginR: An Introduction to R (Online)

March 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until March 10, 2022

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…

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Issues Surrounding Missing Data (In-Person)

March 10 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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  This one day course will be offered IN-PERSON in Davis Library Room 219. No virtual option will be offered. In this course we will discuss methods commonly used to deal with missing data. Assumptions, assets and disadvantages associated with each method will be covered. Included topics will be: Case-wise deletion Listwise deletion Mean imputation Hot deck Single value maximum likelihood Multiple value maximum likelihood Regression Fully conditional specification Data with complex sampling designs Instructor: Chris Wiesen Dr. Wiesen is…

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Logistic Regression (In-Person)

March 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until March 23, 2022

219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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    This two-day (3/21 and 3/23) course will be offered IN-PERSON only. This course teaches students when and how to use logistic regression models. This type of regression is used to estimate the odds or probability that an event with two categories will occur, e.g., whether individuals with characteristics of interest are likely to develop an illness, pay a debt, pass a class, have a car accident, or benefit from treatment. At the end of the course, students will…

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An Introduction to Statistical Machine Learning using R (Online)

March 22 @ 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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Logistic Regression (In-Person)

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until March 23, 2022

219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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    This two-day (3/21 and 3/23) course will be offered IN-PERSON only. This course teaches students when and how to use logistic regression models. This type of regression is used to estimate the odds or probability that an event with two categories will occur, e.g., whether individuals with characteristics of interest are likely to develop an illness, pay a debt, pass a class, have a car accident, or benefit from treatment. At the end of the course, students will…

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An Introduction to Statistical Machine Learning using R (Online)

March 24 @ 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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Google Earth Engine for Urban Studies (Online)

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

Online NC United States

    This course is being offered in collaboration between the Odum Institute and the Center for Urban & Regional Studies.   This two-day course (3/28/22 and 3/30/22) will be offered via Zoom. Attendance is required as the course will not be recorded. Urbanization has been a fundamental trend of the past two centuries and a key force shaping the development of the modern world. While urbanization in rapidly growing nations is helping lift hundreds of millions of people out…

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Usability Testing in Survey Research (Online)

March 29 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until March 31, 2022

Online NC United States

    This two-day (3/29 AND 3/31) course will be offered via Zoom only and will not be recorded. Usability testing in survey research allows in-depth evaluation of how respondents and interviewers interact with questionnaires, particularly web and mobile surveys. A respondent may understand the survey question and response options, but may be unable to select their answer accurately on the small screen of a smartphone. Although there is a growing body of literature on best practices for web surveys…

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Google Earth Engine for Urban Studies (Online)

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

Online NC United States

    This course is being offered in collaboration between the Odum Institute and the Center for Urban & Regional Studies.   This two-day course (3/28/22 and 3/30/22) will be offered via Zoom. Attendance is required as the course will not be recorded. Urbanization has been a fundamental trend of the past two centuries and a key force shaping the development of the modern world. While urbanization in rapidly growing nations is helping lift hundreds of millions of people out…

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Usability Testing in Survey Research (Online)

March 31 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until March 31, 2022

Online NC United States

    This two-day (3/29 AND 3/31) course will be offered via Zoom only and will not be recorded. Usability testing in survey research allows in-depth evaluation of how respondents and interviewers interact with questionnaires, particularly web and mobile surveys. A respondent may understand the survey question and response options, but may be unable to select their answer accurately on the small screen of a smartphone. Although there is a growing body of literature on best practices for web surveys…

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April 2022

Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) (In-Person)

April 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until April 8, 2022

219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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This three-day (4/4, 4/6, and 4/8) course will be offered IN-PERSON only. 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 tested using latent variables, which are variables with at least two observable measures that mathematically can represent…

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Extracting Data from the Web: Web Scraping Using R (Online)

April 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Online NC United States

This one day course will be offered via Zoom. Attendance is required as the course will not be recorded. Sometimes you need to analyze data that is only available as a web page. This course will introduce you to extracting structured data from web pages, also known as “scraping” the pages. We will use the R programming language. The first portion of the course will introduce basic HTML, CSS selectors, Developer Tools in Google Chrome, and the R packages used…

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Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) (In-Person)

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until April 8, 2022

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

This three-day (4/4, 4/6, and 4/8) course will be offered IN-PERSON only. 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 tested using latent variables, which are variables with at least two observable measures that mathematically can represent…

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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)

April 7 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 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 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…

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Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) (In-Person)

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until April 8, 2022

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

This three-day (4/4, 4/6, and 4/8) course will be offered IN-PERSON only. 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 tested using latent variables, which are variables with at least two observable measures that mathematically can represent…

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Introduction to Mission Planning, Data Analysis, and Creating Maps with Drones (In-Person)

April 20 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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This course is being offered in collaboration between the Odum Institute and the Center for Urban & Regional Studies.   This one-day in-person short course, led by the Carolina Drone Lab, will cover drone data collection, planning, and analysis. Small unoccupied aircraft systems (sUAS or drones) are a common mapping and 3D-modeling tool in many organizations. To fully leverage the technology and its benefits, there needs to be a foundation in understanding how to collect quality images and process those…

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May 2022

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

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until May 6, 2022

Online NC United States

  This three-day course (5/2/22, 5/4/22, and 5/6/22) 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 the art of intentionally integrating the approaches to and…

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

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until May 6, 2022

Online NC United States

  This three-day course (5/2/22, 5/4/22, and 5/6/22) 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 the art of intentionally integrating the approaches to and…

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

May 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until May 6, 2022

Online NC United States

  This three-day course (5/2/22, 5/4/22, and 5/6/22) 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 the art of intentionally integrating the approaches to and…

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June 2022

Census Data for Urban Studies (Online)

June 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Online NC United States

This course is being offered in collaboration between the Odum Institute and the Center for Urban & Regional Studies.   This one-day course will be offered via Zoom. Attendance is required as the course will not be recorded. Description TBA Instructor: Paul Delamater Paul L. Delamater is interested in the geographic aspects of health outcomes and behaviors, as well as health care access and utilization. He uses methods that employ geographic information systems (GIS) and spatial analysis to better understand…

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