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October 2021

Python Crash Courses (Online)

October 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 2, 2021

Online NC United States

    This workshop series introduces basic concepts in the Python programming language, with an emphasis on working with tabular datasets. The first week will cover foundational Python concepts and best practices. In the following weeks, each session will be a demo of different tools for working with data in Python, such as Jupyter Notebook, pandas, and more! Instructors: Matt Jansen, Phil McDaniel, Lorin Bruckner, Michele Hayslett, & Mark Reed Additional course information: This series will be offered via Zoom…

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Writing Questions and Visual Design of Surveys (Online)

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

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

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November 2021

Python Crash Courses (Online)

November 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 2, 2021

Online NC United States

    This workshop series introduces basic concepts in the Python programming language, with an emphasis on working with tabular datasets. The first week will cover foundational Python concepts and best practices. In the following weeks, each session will be a demo of different tools for working with data in Python, such as Jupyter Notebook, pandas, and more! Instructors: Matt Jansen, Phil McDaniel, Lorin Bruckner, Michele Hayslett, & Mark Reed Additional course information: This series will be offered via Zoom…

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

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

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

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January 2022

Using Qualitative Research to Study Social Justice (Online)

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

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

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Introduction to Implementation Science (Online)

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

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

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Introduction to Geospatial Data for Data Scientists (Online)

January 24, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 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. Course Summary:  This course offers a broad introduction into the use of geospatial data in data science applications.  The course will be highly focused on what makes geospatial data different from other types of data and what these differences imply for…

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Capturing Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) in Survey Research (Online)

January 27, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online NC United States

This one day course will be offered via Zoom only. Attendance is required as it will not be recorded. This short course will provide participants with a broad overview of considerations and approaches for capturing sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) in survey research. This includes examining the current best practices and approaches, and considerations for sampling and other key design considerations when researching these populations. The workshop is intended to give participants an opportunity to better understand the various…

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February 2022

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

February 8, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until February 10, 2022

Online NC United States

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

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

February 10, 2022 @ 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.…

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Introduction to Python (Online)

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

Online NC United States + Google Map

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

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Introduction to Python (Online)

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

Online NC United States + Google Map

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

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Introduction to Focus Groups (Online)

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

Online NC United States

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

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

February 22, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Online NC United States

    This one day course will be offered via Zoom only. Attendance is required as it will not be recorded. 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…

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Introduction to Focus Groups (Online)

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

Online NC United States

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

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March 2022

Analyzing Large Datasets with the Julia Language (Online)

March 1, 2022 @ 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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An Introduction to Statistical Machine Learning using R (Online)

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

Online NC United States

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

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Google Earth Engine for Urban Studies (Online)

March 28, 2022 @ 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. Course description TBA Instructor: Ran Goldblatt Instructor bio TBA   Registration fees: UNC-CH Students: $0, with a $35 deposit to hold your spot (deposit is refundable upon your attendance for at least 66% of the course) UNC-CH Faculty/Staff/Postdoc: $95…

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Google Earth Engine for Urban Studies (Online)

March 30, 2022 @ 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. Course description TBA Instructor: Ran Goldblatt Instructor bio TBA   Registration fees: UNC-CH Students: $0, with a $35 deposit to hold your spot (deposit is refundable upon your attendance for at least 66% of the course) UNC-CH Faculty/Staff/Postdoc: $95…

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