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March 2017

SPSS

March 3, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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SPSS This course will offer an introduction to SPSS and will demonstrate how to work with data saved in SPSS format. It will demonstrate how to work with SPSS syntax, how to create your own SPSS data files, and how to convert data in other formats to SPSS. It was also teach how to append and merge SPSS files, demonstrate basic analytical procedures, and show how to work with SPSS graphics. For more information, please contact Cathy Zimmer.

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Visual Design for Surveys: A Hands-On Approach

March 23, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Virtual Design for Surveys: A Hands-On Approach   This course focuses on how and why words, numbers, symbols and graphics independently and jointly influence answers to questions in Internet and paper surveys. It begins with theoretical background on why and how the visual aspects of questions are interpreted by respondents and guide their reading and comprehension of meaning. Applications of the theory and research to designing individual person and establishment surveys in ways that improve their usability for respondents will…

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Applied Spatial Regression Analysis

March 27, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Applied Spatial Regression Analysis   This short course provides an introduction to the field of spatial regression modeling. When analyzing data aggregated to geographic areas (e.g., census data for counties), a fresh set of issues arise that are not present in traditional non-spatial data analyses. These issues need to be recognized and accounted for when properly specifying regression models using attributes that are linked to geographic location. The topics covered in two afternoon sessions include: Why standard regression models generally…

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Applied Spatial Regression Analysis

March 29, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Applied Spatial Regression Analysis This short course provides an introduction to the field of spatial regression modeling. When analyzing data aggregated to geographic areas (e.g., census data for counties), a fresh set of issues arise that are not present in traditional non-spatial data analyses. These issues need to be recognized and accounted for when properly specifying regression models using attributes that are linked to geographic location. The topics covered in two afternoon sessions include: Why standard regression models generally fail…

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April 2017

Cognitive Interviewing

April 7, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Cognitive Interviewing: A Hands-On Approach   National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health Joint Program in Survey Methodology, University of Maryland/University of Michigan Cognitive Interviewing has become a very popular method for pretesting and evaluating survey questionnaires. The current approach favored by Federal laboratories and private research institutions mainly emphasizes the use of intensive verbal probes that are administered by specially trained interviewers to volunteer respondents, often in a laboratory environment, to delve into the cognitive and socio-cultural processes associated…

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Social Media’s Role in Survey Research

April 13, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Social Media's Role in Survey Research 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 platforms offer some new ways to reach respondents at a time when traditional methods have seen declining participation. This course will present specific examples of…

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June 2017

ICPSR – Latent Growth Curve Models (LGCM): A Structural Equation Modeling Approach

June 5, 2017 @ 9:00 am - June 9, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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ICPSR - Latent Growth Curve Models (LGCM): A Structural Equation Modeling Approach   A powerful method for analyzing longitudinal data is Latent Growth Curve Models (LGCM). LGCM allow each case in a sample to have individual trajectories ("latent curves" or "growth curves") representing change over time. In addition to mapping these trajectories, LGCM allow researchers to examine the determinants of these trajectories or to relate the trajectories of one variable to those of another. The approach to LGCM in this…

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ICPSR – Machine Learning for the Analysis of Text as Data

June 19, 2017 @ 9:00 am - June 23, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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ICPSR - Machine Learning for the Analysis of Text as Data   Quantitative analysis of digitized text represents an exciting and challenging frontier of data science across a broad spectrum of disciplines. From the analysis of physicians' notes to identify patients with diabetes, to the assessment of global happiness through the analysis of speech on Twitter, patterns in massive text corpora have led to important scientific advancements. In this course we will cover several central computational and statistical methods for…

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July 2017

ICPSR – Bayesian Latent Variable Analysis

July 17, 2017 @ 9:00 am - July 21, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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ICPSR - Bayesian Latent Variable Analysis   This workshop will focus on a variety of commonly used latent variable techniques from the Bayesian perspective. The Bayesian paradigm is, in many ways, superior to classic techniques for estimating models with latent variables. In this workshop we will cover the factor and IRT models and introduce a variety of new tools for estimating models with latent variables as either explanatory or outcome variables. Additionally, we will introduce a variety of graphical techniques…

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August 2017

Initiative for Minority Excellence: Intro to Data Analysis (Per invitation only)

August 7, 2017 @ 9:00 am - August 10, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

This short course is designed to provide graduate students with basic concepts to facilitate the transition into their respective disciplines. Students are invited by the Graduate School. This is not an open workshop.

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R Open Labs in Partnership with the Research Hub

August 31, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until September 7, 2017

219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Whether you are a beginner or expert, you are welcome to join us and develop your skills! R 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. Our goal is to connect researchers and foster a community for R users…

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September 2017

Stata with Cathy Zimmer

September 11, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 3:30 pm, repeating until September 15, 2017

219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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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@unc.edu. For the course handouts, click here: Stata Handout 1; Stata Handout 2; Stata Handout 3…

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Introduction to Linux with Bill Shi

September 14, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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This course is intended for people who have no experience with linux-like systems. It will introduce the main workbench in linux (i.e., the terminal) and its basic usage. The course will focus on building the pipeline for data processing and analysis, such as file manipulation, software installation (e.g., R and python), basic shell script, use of computing clusters, etc. No registration is required for this course. UNC students, staff, and faculty will need to provide their PID.

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Designing and Conducting Surveys of Businesses and Organizations with Diane Willimack and Chris Ellis

September 21, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Designing and Conducting Surveys of Businesses and Organizations with Diane Willimack and Chris Ellis   Surveys of businesses and organizations differ in important ways from surveys of individual persons and households. In particular, they rely on one or more employees or representatives of the organization to report data about the entity on its behalf. As a result, a respondent’s approach to the survey is influenced by organizational characteristics, which provide a context within which the response process occurs, affecting survey…

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SPSS with Cathy Zimmer

September 25, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 3:30 pm, repeating until September 29, 2017

219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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This course will offer an introduction to SPSS and will demonstrate how to work with data saved in SPSS format. It will demonstrate how to work with SPSS syntax, how to create your own SPSS data files, and how to convert data in other formats to SPSS. it will also teach how to append and merge SPSS files, demonstrate basic analytical procedures, and show how to work with SPSS graphics. For the course handouts, click here: SPSS Handout 1; SPSS…

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

September 28, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Data Collection Using Mobile Phones in Developing Countries: New Approaches with SMS, IVR, and CATI   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.…

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October 2017

QGIS and GRASS Open Source GIS with Prof. Scott Madry

October 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until October 6, 2017

219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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This is a three-part course. The first session will be a general overview and introduction to the benefits of Open Source GIS in general, to QGIS in specific, and will include our first hands-on session with QGIS. Topics to be covered include: the QGIS user interface, loading vector and raster files, QGIS plug-ins, web mapping functions, QGIS data manipulation, icons and pull-down tools, basic data manipulation, working with attribute tables, and general familiarity with QGIS. Part 2 of 3 will…

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Stata with Cathy Zimmer

October 9, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 3:30 pm, repeating until October 9, 2017

219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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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@unc.edu. For the course handouts, click here: Stata Handout 1; Stata Handout 2; Stata Handout 3…

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Nonresponse from the Total Survey Error Perspective: An Overview

October 12, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Nonresponse from the Total Survey Error Perspective: An Overview   The Total Survey Error (TSE) paradigm embodies the best principles, strategies, and approaches for minimizing the survey error from all sources within time, costs, and other constraints that can be imposed on the survey. This approach can be viewed as resting on the four pillars of survey methodology: survey design, implementation, evaluation, and data analysis. This course provides an overview of the TSE paradigm as it applies to one critical…

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SPSS with Cathy Zimmer

October 23, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 3:30 pm, repeating until October 27, 2017

219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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This course will offer an introduction to SPSS and will demonstrate how to work with data saved in SPSS format. It will demonstrate how to work with SPSS syntax, how to create your own SPSS data files, and how to convert data in other formats to SPSS. it will also teach how to append and merge SPSS files, demonstrate basic analytical procedures, and show how to work with SPSS graphics. For the course handouts, click here: SPSS Handout 1; SPSS…

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Issues in the Analysis of Complex Sample Survey Data

October 26, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Issues in the Analysis of Complex Sample Survey Data   This one-day short course will provide participants with an introductory overview of issues frequently encountered when conducting secondary computer analyses of data collected from sample surveys with complex multi-stage designs (e.g., PSID, NHANES, NCS), including design-based weight determination, software choice, and proper analysis methods. The workshop is not intended for participants looking to design a survey, but rather for participants who have a desire to analyze complex sample survey data.…

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November 2017

Introduction to Focus Groups

November 9, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Introduction to Focus Groups   Focus group interviews are commonly used for survey development, content development, and qualitative data collection to capture rich information about attitudes and beliefs that affect behavior. An overview of the basics of focus groups supplemented with real examples and hands-on practice will highlight the most appropriate uses of focus groups, moderating focus groups, developing interview questions, analyzing and using results, as well as reporting findings. Instructor: Emily Geisen Emily Geisen is a survey methodologist at RTI…

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January 2018

Stata with Cathy Zimmer

January 29, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 3:30 pm, repeating until February 2, 2018

219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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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@unc.edu. For the course handouts, click here: Stata Handout 1; Stata Handout 2; Stata Handout 3…

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February 2018

Usability Testing in Survey Research with Emily Geisen and Jen Romano Bergstrom

February 1, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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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 and mobile devices, not all design guidelines work equally well for all surveys and all survey populations. In addition,…

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SPSS with Cathy Zimmer

February 6, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 3:30 pm, repeating until February 9, 2018

219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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This course will offer an introduction to SPSS and will demonstrate how to work with data saved in SPSS format. It will demonstrate how to work with SPSS syntax, how to create your own SPSS data files, and how to convert data in other formats to SPSS. it will also teach how to append and merge SPSS files, demonstrate basic analytical procedures, and show how to work with SPSS graphics. For the course handouts, click here: SPSS Handout 1; SPSS…

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Designing Web Surveys with Mick Couper

February 15, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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The focus of this course is on the design of Web survey instruments. The course will focus on the appropriate choice and design of input tools (e.g., radio buttons, check boxes, drop boxes, text fields), including new features in HTML 5 and additional tools such as sliders. The course will also address layout and formatting of the instrument, including alignment of questions and response options, typeface, background color, and the design of grids or matrix questions. The design implications of…

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Logistic Regression with Cathy Zimmer

February 16, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Logistic Regression This short course provides an introduction to logistic regression. Model specification, identification, estimation, hypothesis-testing, and interpretation of results are covered. Software to estimate these models is discussed, but not demonstrated. This is not a course on software, but rather a course on the concepts and uses of logistic regression. For more information, please contact Cathy Zimmer. No registration required. UNC students, faculty, and staff will need to have their PID.

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March 2018

Multiple Imputation: Methods and Applications with Jerry Reiter

March 1, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Multiple imputation offers a general purpose framework for handling missing data, protecting confidential public use data, and adjusting for measurement errors. These issues are frequently encountered by organizations that disseminate data to others, as well as by individual researchers. Participants in this workshop will learn how multiple imputation can solve problems in these areas, and they will gain a conceptual and practical basis for applying multiple imputation in their statistical work. Topics include the pros and cons of various solutions…

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Stata with Cathy Zimmer

March 6, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 3:30 pm, repeating until March 9, 2018

219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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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@unc.edu. For the course handouts, click here: Stata Handout 1; Stata Handout 2; Stata Handout 3…

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Introduction to Survey Management with Lisa Thalji

March 22, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Short Course Spotlight: Introduction to Survey Management with Lisa Thalji   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…

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April 2018

An Introductory Overview of Structural Equation Models (SEM) with Cathy Zimmer

April 9, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 3:30 pm, repeating until April 10, 2018

219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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The purpose of this 2-day course is to give an overview of structural equation models (SEMs). It is not an introduction to SEM software, but focuses more on the conceptual aspects of SEMs. It provides a brief description of the major types of SEMs and the steps involved in modeling. A few hypothetical and empirical examples are included. Participants should have a thorough understanding of regression analysis and a basic understanding of matrices. For more information, please contact Cathy Zimmer.…

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Designing Multi-Item Scales with Bob DeVellis

April 12, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Designing Multi-Item Scales with Bob DeVellis   This course provides an introduction to developing instruments with multiple items to measure a single construct. Examples include measures of various social and psychological variables that might be assessed in health, marketing, journalism, or other research areas. Participants will also be encouraged to suggest content areas for discussion. After a brief theoretical introduction, we will turn to practical issues such as when a multi-item scale is (or isn’t) appropriate, determining the number and…

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May 2018

ICPSR – Network Analysis: Statistical Approaches

May 21, 2018 @ 9:00 am - May 25, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Instructor(s): John Skvoretz, University of South Florida This workshop covers advanced statistical methods for analyzing social network data, focusing on testing hypotheses about network structure (e.g. reciprocity, transitivity, and closure), the formation of ties based on attributes (e.g. homophily), and network effects on individual attributes (social influence or contagion models). It begins with statistical models for the local structure of dyads and triads, then moves to statistical models based on the assumption of dyadic independence, and then covers recent advances…

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June 2018

ICPSR – Latent Growth Curve Models (LGCM): A Structural Equation Modeling Approach

June 18, 2018 @ 9:00 am - June 22, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Instructor(s): Kenneth Bollen, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill A powerful method for analyzing longitudinal data is Latent Growth Curve Models (LGCM). LGCM allow each case in a sample to have individual trajectories ("latent curves" or "growth curves") representing change over time. In addition to mapping these trajectories, LGCM allow researchers to examine the determinants of these trajectories or to relate the trajectories of one variable to those of another. The approach to LGCM in this course draws on…

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ICPSR – Growth Mixture Models (GMM): A Structural Equation Modeling Approach

June 25, 2018 @ 9:00 am - June 27, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Instructor(s): Shawn Bauldry, Purdue University The Growth Mixture Model (GMM) is an extension of the Latent Growth Curve Model (LGCM) that identifies distinct subgroups of growth trajectories and allows individuals to vary around subgroup-specific mean trajectories. Conventional growth modeling estimates a single mean intercept and slope for each individual and variance parameters around the mean intercept and slope. The GMM relaxes the assumption that all individuals are drawn from a single population with common parameters by using latent trajectory classes,…

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July 2018

ICPSR – Machine Learning for the Analysis of Text as Data

July 16, 2018 @ 9:00 am - July 20, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Instructor(s): Brice Acree, Ohio State University Quantitative analysis of digitized text represents an exciting and challenging frontier of data science across a broad spectrum of disciplines. From the analysis of physicians' notes to identify patients with diabetes, to the assessment of global happiness through the analysis of speech on Twitter, patterns in massive text corpora have led to important scientific advancements. In this course we will cover several central computational and statistical methods for the analysis of text as data.…

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September 2018

SAS

September 10, 2018 @ 11:00 am - September 13, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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  SAS   This is a four-part course.   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 and format files reading raw data from external files creating…

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Stata

September 19, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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  Stata   This class is cancelled on Monday, September 17 ONLY. This is a 2-part short course (held over Wednesday and Friday afternoons extended to makeup for the cancelled Monday. 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…

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Stata

September 21, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 3:30 pm, repeating until September 21, 2018

219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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  Stata   This class is cancelled on Monday, September 17 ONLY. This is a 2-part short course (held over Wednesday and Friday afternoons extended to makeup for the cancelled Monday. 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…

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Conducting Cross Cultural Surveys – Challenges and Best Practices

September 27, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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  Conducting Cross Cultural Surveys - Challenges and Best Practices   This course will provide an introduction to survey research methods for designing multinational and multicultural surveys. It begins with an overview of the field of comparative surveys. This will summarize their history and discuss some unique design features and implementation challenges inherent in their design and implementation.   The second section discusses quality and risk management frameworks for comparative surveys. It will present some tools for monitoring quality processes…

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October 2018

SPSS

October 1, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 3:30 pm, repeating until October 4, 2018

219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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  SPSS   This course will offer an introduction to SPSS and will demonstrate how to work with data saved in SPSS format. It will demonstrate how to work with SPSS syntax, how to create your own SPSS data files, and how to convert data in other formats to SPSS. it will also teach how to append and merge SPSS files, demonstrate basic analytical procedures, and show how to work with SPSS graphics.   No registration required. UNC students, faculty,…

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Logistic Regression

October 11, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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  Logistic Regression   This short course provides an introduction to logistic regression. Model specification, identification, estimation, hypothesis-testing, and interpretation of results are covered. Software to estimate these models is discussed, but not demonstrated. This is not a course on software, but rather a course on the concepts and uses of logistic regression.   No registration required. UNC students, faculty, and staff will need to show their UNC OneCard.   Instructor: Cathy Zimmer For more information, please contact Cathy Zimmer  

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Mixed Methods Workshop

October 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am - October 19, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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  Mixed Methods Workshop   This TWO-DAY course equips students to design, conduct, and critique mixed method research. From a pragmatic perspective, we will explore the strengths and weaknesses of a variety of data collection methods, and evaluate strategies for combining them. We will focus on mixed method research designs incorporating in-depth interviews, focus groups, participant observation, archival research, survey interviews, and/or hybrid methods.   The majority of the course will center on research design and data collection issues. Some…

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An Introductory Overview of Structural Equation Models (SEM)

October 24, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - October 25, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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  An Introductory Overview of Structural Equation Models (SEM)   The purpose of this 2-day course is to give an overview of structural equation models (SEMs). It is not an introduction to SEM software, but focuses more on the conceptual aspects of SEMs. It provides a brief description of the major types of SEMs and the steps involved in modeling. A few hypothetical and empirical examples are included.   Participants should have a thorough understanding of regression analysis and a…

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Network Analysis

October 30, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:15 pm
219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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  Network Analysis   This 2-day course will provide an introduction to network analysis with a focus on data and applications. It will introduce basic concepts and ideas in network science, and cover methods that are practically useful in dealing with network data.   At the completion of this course, participants will have a solid understanding of what network analysis does, and be able to run common methods on network data.   No registration required. UNC students, faculty, and staff…

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November 2018

Network Analysis

November 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:15 pm
219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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  Network Analysis   This 2-day course will provide an introduction to network analysis with a focus on data and applications. It will introduce basic concepts and ideas in network science, and cover methods that are practically useful in dealing with network data.   At the completion of this course, participants will have a solid understanding of what network analysis does, and be able to run common methods on network data.   No registration required. UNC students, faculty, and staff…

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Introduction to Big Data and Machine Learning for Survey Researchers and Social Scientists with Trent Buskirk

November 8, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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  Introduction to Big Data and Machine Learning for Survey Researchers and Social Scientists with Trent Buskirk   The amount of data generated as a by-product in society is growing fast including data from satellites, sensors, transactions, social media and smartphones, just to name a few. Such data are often referred to as "big data", and can be used to create value in different areas such as health and crime prevention, commerce and fraud detection.   An emerging practice in…

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Introduction to Survey Weighting with Paul Biemer

November 15, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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  Introduction to Survey Weighting with Paul Biemer   This course is an introduction to the basic concepts for weighting. It begins by defining the goals of weighting including weighting as a correction for differential selection probabilities, non-response and non-coverage.   The course covers the process of developing weights for stratified two-stage sampling including computing design weights and methods for nonresponse adjustments and frame coverage error adjustments. Additional topics may include the effect of weighting on variance of the estimates…

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Introduction to Focus Groups with Emily Geisen

November 29, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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  Introduction to Focus Groups with Emily Geisen   Focus group interviews are commonly used for survey development, content development, and qualitative data collection to capture rich information about attitudes and beliefs that affect behavior. An overview of the basics of focus groups supplemented with real examples and hands-on practice will highlight the most appropriate uses of focus groups, moderating focus groups, developing interview questions, analyzing and using results, as well as reporting findings.   This course will count as…

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January 2019

Stata

January 14, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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3-day course
219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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  Stata   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.   No registration required. UNC students, faculty, and staff will need to show their UNC OneCard.   Instructor:…

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SPSS

January 28, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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3-day course
219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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  SPSS   This course will offer an introduction to SPSS and will demonstrate how to work with data saved in SPSS format. It will demonstrate how to work with SPSS syntax, how to create your own SPSS data files, and how to convert data in other formats to SPSS. it will also teach how to append and merge SPSS files, demonstrate basic analytical procedures, and show how to work with SPSS graphics.   No registration required. UNC students, faculty,…

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February 2019

Logistic Regression

February 20, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Logistic Regression This short course provides an introduction to logistic regression. Model specification, identification, estimation, hypothesis-testing, and interpretation of results are covered. Software to estimate these models is discussed, but not demonstrated. This is not a course on software, but rather a course on the concepts and uses of logistic regression. For more information, please contact Cathy Zimmer.

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March 2019

Methods for Dealing with Unit Nonresponse in Surveys

March 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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  Methods for Dealing with Unit Nonresponse in Surveys   This course provides an overview of some current best methods for dealing with unit nonresponse in sample surveys. The course examines trends in nonresponse rates over the years and its main causes and effects. Most of the course focuses on methods for reducing nonresponse at the survey design and data collection stages and for compensating for nonresponse bias at the estimation stage through weighting adjustments. However, some time is also…

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Structural Equation Modeling (SEM)

March 20, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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2-day course
219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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  An Introductory Overview of Structural Equation Models (SEM)   The purpose of this 2-day course is to give an overview of structural equation models (SEMs). It is not an introduction to SEM software, but focuses more on the conceptual aspects of SEMs. It provides a brief description of the major types of SEMs and the steps involved in modeling. A few hypothetical and empirical examples are included.   Participants should have a thorough understanding of regression analysis and a…

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Writing Questions and Visual Designs for Surveys

March 28, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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  Writing Questions and Visual Designs for Surveys   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. The course will also cover the application of questionnaire design concepts to mixed-mode and mixed device (i.e., paper and pencil, web, mobile web) surveys. The…

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April 2019

Introduction to Multilevel Modeling

April 3, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until April 5, 2019

219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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  Introduction to Multilevel Modeling   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), longitudinal data structures (repeated measures nested within individual), or both (repeated measures nested within patient and patient nested within therapist). It is well known that…

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Introduction to Focus Groups

April 11, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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  Introduction to Focus Groups   Focus group interviews are commonly used for survey development, content development, and qualitative data collection to capture rich information about attitudes and beliefs that affect behavior. An overview of the basics of focus groups supplemented with real examples and hands-on practice will highlight the most appropriate uses of focus groups, moderating focus groups, developing interview questions, analyzing and using results, as well as reporting findings.   This course will count as 7.0 CPSM short…

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Discussion and Practical Application of Data Visualization Best Practices using Survey Data

April 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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  Discussion and Practical Application of Data Visualization Best Practices using Survey Data   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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Stata

April 22, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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3-day course
219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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  Stata   **This was changed from April 8, 10, 12!! Please note the new dates!!** 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.   No registration required. UNC…

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May 2019

ICPSR: Network Analysis: Statistical Approaches

May 20, 2019 @ 9:00 am - May 24, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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  Network Analysis: Statistical Approaches   Instructor(s): John Skvoretz, University of South Florida This workshop covers advanced statistical methods for analyzing social network data, focusing on testing hypotheses about network structure (e.g. reciprocity, transitivity, and closure), the formation of ties based on attributes (e.g. homophily), and network effects on individual attributes (social influence or contagion models). It begins with statistical models for the local structure of dyads and triads, then moves to statistical models based on the assumption of dyadic…

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June 2019

ICPSR: Latent Growth Curve Models (LGCM) A Structural Equation Modeling Approach – Cancelled

June 3, 2019 @ 9:00 am - June 7, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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  ICPSR: Latent Growth Curve Models (LGCM): A Structural Equation Modeling Approach   Instructor(s): Kenneth Bollen, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill A powerful method for analyzing longitudinal data is Latent Growth Curve Models (LGCM). LGCM allow each case in a sample to have individual trajectories ("latent curves" or "growth curves") representing change over time. In addition to mapping these trajectories, LGCM allow researchers to examine the determinants of these trajectories or to relate the trajectories of one variable…

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ICPSR: Growth Mixture Models (GMM): A Structural Equation Modeling Approach

June 10, 2019 @ 9:00 am - June 12, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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  ICPSR: Growth Mixture Models (GMM): A Structural Equation Modeling Approach - Class Delayed to Start Time of 12:30pm Monday   Instructor(s): Shawn Bauldry, Purdue University The Growth Mixture Model (GMM) is an extension of the Latent Growth Curve Model (LGCM) that identifies distinct subgroups of growth trajectories and allows individuals to vary around subgroup-specific mean trajectories. Conventional growth modeling estimates a single mean intercept and slope for each individual and variance parameters around the mean intercept and slope. The…

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ICPSR: Multi-Level Modeling

June 17, 2019 @ 9:00 am - June 21, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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  Multi-Level Modeling   Instructor(s): Michelle Dion, McMaster University Across the social sciences, we encounter multilevel, hierarchical, or clustered data, such as students nested in classrooms or schools or voters nested in electoral districts or states. Often, we have theories about how characteristics at different levels of analysis are related to lower level outcomes. For instance, student characteristics help explain student learning outcomes, but so do the characteristics of their teachers and classroom peers. We may even hypothesize that students…

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July 2019

ICPSR: Machine Learning for the Analysis of Text as Data

July 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am - July 12, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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  ICPSR: Machine Learning for the Analysis of Text as Data   Instructor(s): Brice Acree, Ohio State University Quantitative analysis of digitized text represents an exciting and challenging frontier of data science across a broad spectrum of disciplines. From the analysis of physicians' notes to identify patients with diabetes, to the assessment of global happiness through the analysis of speech on Twitter, patterns in massive text corpora have led to important scientific advancements. In this course we will cover several…

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June 2020

ICPSR — Multi-Level Modeling in the Social Sciences (VIRTUAL)

June 8, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until June 12, 2020

219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Across the social sciences, we encounter multilevel, hierarchical, or clustered data, such as students nested in classrooms or schools or voters nested in electoral districts or states. Often, we have theories about how characteristics at different levels of analysis are related to lower level outcomes. For instance, student characteristics help explain student learning outcomes, but so do the characteristics of their teachers and classroom peers. We may even hypothesize that students with certain characteristics will learn differently if they share…

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ICPSR — Multi-Level Modeling in the Social Sciences (VIRTUAL)

June 9, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until June 12, 2020

219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Across the social sciences, we encounter multilevel, hierarchical, or clustered data, such as students nested in classrooms or schools or voters nested in electoral districts or states. Often, we have theories about how characteristics at different levels of analysis are related to lower level outcomes. For instance, student characteristics help explain student learning outcomes, but so do the characteristics of their teachers and classroom peers. We may even hypothesize that students with certain characteristics will learn differently if they share…

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ICPSR — Multi-Level Modeling in the Social Sciences (VIRTUAL)

June 10, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until June 12, 2020

219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Across the social sciences, we encounter multilevel, hierarchical, or clustered data, such as students nested in classrooms or schools or voters nested in electoral districts or states. Often, we have theories about how characteristics at different levels of analysis are related to lower level outcomes. For instance, student characteristics help explain student learning outcomes, but so do the characteristics of their teachers and classroom peers. We may even hypothesize that students with certain characteristics will learn differently if they share…

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ICPSR — Multi-Level Modeling in the Social Sciences (VIRTUAL)

June 11, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until June 12, 2020

219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Across the social sciences, we encounter multilevel, hierarchical, or clustered data, such as students nested in classrooms or schools or voters nested in electoral districts or states. Often, we have theories about how characteristics at different levels of analysis are related to lower level outcomes. For instance, student characteristics help explain student learning outcomes, but so do the characteristics of their teachers and classroom peers. We may even hypothesize that students with certain characteristics will learn differently if they share…

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ICPSR — Multi-Level Modeling in the Social Sciences (VIRTUAL)

June 12, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until June 12, 2020

219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Across the social sciences, we encounter multilevel, hierarchical, or clustered data, such as students nested in classrooms or schools or voters nested in electoral districts or states. Often, we have theories about how characteristics at different levels of analysis are related to lower level outcomes. For instance, student characteristics help explain student learning outcomes, but so do the characteristics of their teachers and classroom peers. We may even hypothesize that students with certain characteristics will learn differently if they share…

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ICPSR — Bayesian Multi-Level Modeling (VIRTUAL)

June 15, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until June 19, 2020

219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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This workshop introduces the Bayesian multilevel model framework. Bayesian methods allow for an extremely flexible approach for estimating hierarchical models with a variety different types of dependent variables. The Bayesian approach simplifies several of the assumptions of the classical techniques for MLMS and directly estimates a variety of quantities of interest that require post-estimation methods in the non-Bayesian framework. Topics covered will be the hierarchical linear model, as well as a models with limited dependent variables, summarizing results, in and…

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ICPSR — Bayesian Multi-Level Modeling (VIRTUAL)

June 16, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until June 19, 2020

219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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This workshop introduces the Bayesian multilevel model framework. Bayesian methods allow for an extremely flexible approach for estimating hierarchical models with a variety different types of dependent variables. The Bayesian approach simplifies several of the assumptions of the classical techniques for MLMS and directly estimates a variety of quantities of interest that require post-estimation methods in the non-Bayesian framework. Topics covered will be the hierarchical linear model, as well as a models with limited dependent variables, summarizing results, in and…

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ICPSR — Bayesian Multi-Level Modeling (VIRTUAL)

June 17, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until June 19, 2020

219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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This workshop introduces the Bayesian multilevel model framework. Bayesian methods allow for an extremely flexible approach for estimating hierarchical models with a variety different types of dependent variables. The Bayesian approach simplifies several of the assumptions of the classical techniques for MLMS and directly estimates a variety of quantities of interest that require post-estimation methods in the non-Bayesian framework. Topics covered will be the hierarchical linear model, as well as a models with limited dependent variables, summarizing results, in and…

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ICPSR — Bayesian Multi-Level Modeling (VIRTUAL)

June 18, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until June 19, 2020

219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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This workshop introduces the Bayesian multilevel model framework. Bayesian methods allow for an extremely flexible approach for estimating hierarchical models with a variety different types of dependent variables. The Bayesian approach simplifies several of the assumptions of the classical techniques for MLMS and directly estimates a variety of quantities of interest that require post-estimation methods in the non-Bayesian framework. Topics covered will be the hierarchical linear model, as well as a models with limited dependent variables, summarizing results, in and…

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ICPSR — Bayesian Multi-Level Modeling (VIRTUAL)

June 19, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until June 19, 2020

219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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This workshop introduces the Bayesian multilevel model framework. Bayesian methods allow for an extremely flexible approach for estimating hierarchical models with a variety different types of dependent variables. The Bayesian approach simplifies several of the assumptions of the classical techniques for MLMS and directly estimates a variety of quantities of interest that require post-estimation methods in the non-Bayesian framework. Topics covered will be the hierarchical linear model, as well as a models with limited dependent variables, summarizing results, in and…

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July 2020

ICPSR — Qualitative Research Methods – CANCELLED

July 8, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until July 10, 2020

219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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This workshop presents strategies for analyzing and making sense of qualitative data. Both descriptive and interpretive qualitative studies will be discussed, as will more defined qualitative approaches such as grounded theory, narrative analysis, and case study. The course will briefly cover research design and data collection but will largely focus on analysis. In particular, we will consider how researchers develop codes and integrate memo writing into a larger analytic process. The purpose of coding is to provide a focus to…

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ICPSR — Qualitative Research Methods – CANCELLED

July 9, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until July 10, 2020

219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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This workshop presents strategies for analyzing and making sense of qualitative data. Both descriptive and interpretive qualitative studies will be discussed, as will more defined qualitative approaches such as grounded theory, narrative analysis, and case study. The course will briefly cover research design and data collection but will largely focus on analysis. In particular, we will consider how researchers develop codes and integrate memo writing into a larger analytic process. The purpose of coding is to provide a focus to…

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ICPSR — Qualitative Research Methods – CANCELLED

July 10, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until July 10, 2020

219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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This workshop presents strategies for analyzing and making sense of qualitative data. Both descriptive and interpretive qualitative studies will be discussed, as will more defined qualitative approaches such as grounded theory, narrative analysis, and case study. The course will briefly cover research design and data collection but will largely focus on analysis. In particular, we will consider how researchers develop codes and integrate memo writing into a larger analytic process. The purpose of coding is to provide a focus to…

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August 2020

ICPSR — Machine Learning: Applications and Opportunities in Social Science Research (VIRTUAL)

August 3, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until August 7, 2020

219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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The field of machine learning is most commonly associated with “big data”: how we can use massive datasets to make better predictions about things like credit card fraud, Netflix recommendations, and the like. Though machine learning has been most influential in its commercial and medical applications, a growing number of social scientists are taking advantage of these methods to: uncover patterns and structure embedded in data test and improve model specification and predictions perform data reduction   This course covers…

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ICPSR — Machine Learning: Applications and Opportunities in Social Science Research (VIRTUAL)

August 4, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until August 7, 2020

219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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The field of machine learning is most commonly associated with “big data”: how we can use massive datasets to make better predictions about things like credit card fraud, Netflix recommendations, and the like. Though machine learning has been most influential in its commercial and medical applications, a growing number of social scientists are taking advantage of these methods to: uncover patterns and structure embedded in data test and improve model specification and predictions perform data reduction   This course covers…

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ICPSR — Machine Learning: Applications and Opportunities in Social Science Research (VIRTUAL)

August 5, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until August 7, 2020

219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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The field of machine learning is most commonly associated with “big data”: how we can use massive datasets to make better predictions about things like credit card fraud, Netflix recommendations, and the like. Though machine learning has been most influential in its commercial and medical applications, a growing number of social scientists are taking advantage of these methods to: uncover patterns and structure embedded in data test and improve model specification and predictions perform data reduction   This course covers…

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ICPSR — Machine Learning: Applications and Opportunities in Social Science Research (VIRTUAL)

August 6, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until August 7, 2020

219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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The field of machine learning is most commonly associated with “big data”: how we can use massive datasets to make better predictions about things like credit card fraud, Netflix recommendations, and the like. Though machine learning has been most influential in its commercial and medical applications, a growing number of social scientists are taking advantage of these methods to: uncover patterns and structure embedded in data test and improve model specification and predictions perform data reduction   This course covers…

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ICPSR — Machine Learning: Applications and Opportunities in Social Science Research (VIRTUAL)

August 7, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until August 7, 2020

219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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The field of machine learning is most commonly associated with “big data”: how we can use massive datasets to make better predictions about things like credit card fraud, Netflix recommendations, and the like. Though machine learning has been most influential in its commercial and medical applications, a growing number of social scientists are taking advantage of these methods to: uncover patterns and structure embedded in data test and improve model specification and predictions perform data reduction   This course covers…

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Academic Publishing 101: From Idea to Article…and Beyond (ONLINE)

August 28, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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This course will be offered via ZOOM only. 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 and ethics - the…

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SAS

August 31, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - September 3, 2020 @ 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. 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 and format files reading raw data from external files creating new SAS data sets…

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September 2020

Mixed Methods Workshop (ONLINE)

September 16, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 9:30 am, repeating until September 18, 2020

219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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This TWO-DAY (9/16/20 and 9/18/20) online course equips students to design, conduct, and critique mixed method research. From a pragmatic perspective, we will explore the strengths and weaknesses of a variety of data collection methods, and evaluate strategies for combining them. We will focus on mixed method research designs incorporating in-depth interviews, focus groups, participant observation, archival research, survey interviews, and/or hybrid methods.   The majority of the course will center on research design and data collection issues. Some time…

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Mixed Methods Workshop (ONLINE)

September 18, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 9:30 am, repeating until September 18, 2020

219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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This TWO-DAY (9/16/20 and 9/18/20) online course equips students to design, conduct, and critique mixed method research. From a pragmatic perspective, we will explore the strengths and weaknesses of a variety of data collection methods, and evaluate strategies for combining them. We will focus on mixed method research designs incorporating in-depth interviews, focus groups, participant observation, archival research, survey interviews, and/or hybrid methods.   The majority of the course will center on research design and data collection issues. Some time…

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September 2021

Introduction to Multi-Level Modeling (Online)

September 8, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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    This course will be offered via Zoom only and will not be recorded. Introduction to Multilevel Modeling is a two-day (9/8/21 and 9/10/21) 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…

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Introduction to Multi-Level Modeling (Online)

September 10, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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    This course will be offered via Zoom only and will not be recorded. Introduction to Multilevel Modeling is a two-day (9/8/21 and 9/10/21) 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…

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October 2021

SAS

October 5, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - October 8, 2021 @ 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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March 2022

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 (Online)

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 via Zoom. Attendance is required as the course will not be recorded. 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…

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Logistic Regression (Online)

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 via Zoom. Attendance is required as the course will not be recorded. 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…

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April 2022

Structural Equation Modeling (Cancelled)

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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Due to unforeseen circumstances, this class has been cancelled. We plan to hold this class in the Fall. Dates will be announced later and posted to our Events Calendar. 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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Structural Equation Modeling (Cancelled)

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
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Due to unforeseen circumstances, this class has been cancelled. We plan to hold this class in the Fall. Dates will be announced later and posted to our Events Calendar. 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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Structural Equation Modeling (Cancelled)

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
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Due to unforeseen circumstances, this class has been cancelled. We plan to hold this class in the Fall. Dates will be announced later and posted to our Events Calendar. 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 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…

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