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January 2021

Using Qualitative Research to Study Social Justice (Online)

January 19 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online NC United States

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 researchers to think beyond simply highlighting problems in order to also develop skills that leverage our work in ways that more…

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

January 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Online NC United States

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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Time Series Analysis (ONLINE)

January 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until January 29, 2021

Online NC United States

This course will be offered via Zoom only. This 3-day (1/25, 1/27, 1/29) online course will provide a basic introduction to time series analysis and its applications in social science research. We will cover time series regression and exploratory data analysis, ARIMA models, model identification/estimation, intervention analysis and other models used for causal inference. This course will use examples and hands-on labs in STATA. Participants should have a thorough understanding of regression analysis and some familiarity with STATA. This course…

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Time Series Analysis (ONLINE)

January 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until January 29, 2021

Online NC United States

This course will be offered via Zoom only. This 3-day (1/25, 1/27, 1/29) online course will provide a basic introduction to time series analysis and its applications in social science research. We will cover time series regression and exploratory data analysis, ARIMA models, model identification/estimation, intervention analysis and other models used for causal inference. This course will use examples and hands-on labs in STATA. Participants should have a thorough understanding of regression analysis and some familiarity with STATA. This course…

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Introduction to Focus Groups (Online)

January 27 @ 1:00 pm - January 28 @ 5:00 pm
Online NC United States

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 is a two-day (1/27 and 1/28)class and each day will be 1-5pm, potentially ending early…

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Time Series Analysis (ONLINE)

January 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until January 29, 2021

Online NC United States

This course will be offered via Zoom only. This 3-day (1/25, 1/27, 1/29) online course will provide a basic introduction to time series analysis and its applications in social science research. We will cover time series regression and exploratory data analysis, ARIMA models, model identification/estimation, intervention analysis and other models used for causal inference. This course will use examples and hands-on labs in STATA. Participants should have a thorough understanding of regression analysis and some familiarity with STATA. This course…

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February 2021

Designing Multi-Item Scales and Questionnaire Development (Online)

February 1 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until February 3, 2021

Online NC United States

This course will be offered via Zoom only. This online two-day (2/1 and 2/3) short course provides in introduction to developing multi-item scale measures and survey instruments. Examples include measures of various social and psychological variables that might be assessed in health, medicine, journalism, or other related research areas. After a brief theoretical introduction to topics such as defining a construct and types of validity, we will turn to applied issues such as what is the optimal scale development process…

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Stata (Online)

February 2 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 3:30 pm, repeating until February 5, 2021

Online NC United States

This is an online 3-part short course (held over three afternoons - 2/2, 2/4, 2/5). Stata part 1 will offer an introduction to Stata basics. Part 2 will teach entering data in Stata, working with Stata do files, and will show how to append, sort, and merge data sets. Part 3 will cover how to perform basic statistical procedures and regression models in Stata.   Registration fees $20 deposit required to hold your spot (deposit is refundable upon your attendance…

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Designing Multi-Item Scales and Questionnaire Development (Online)

February 3 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until February 3, 2021

Online NC United States

This course will be offered via Zoom only. This online two-day (2/1 and 2/3) short course provides in introduction to developing multi-item scale measures and survey instruments. Examples include measures of various social and psychological variables that might be assessed in health, medicine, journalism, or other related research areas. After a brief theoretical introduction to topics such as defining a construct and types of validity, we will turn to applied issues such as what is the optimal scale development process…

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Stata (Online)

February 4 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 3:30 pm, repeating until February 5, 2021

Online NC United States

This is an online 3-part short course (held over three afternoons - 2/2, 2/4, 2/5). Stata part 1 will offer an introduction to Stata basics. Part 2 will teach entering data in Stata, working with Stata do files, and will show how to append, sort, and merge data sets. Part 3 will cover how to perform basic statistical procedures and regression models in Stata.   Registration fees $20 deposit required to hold your spot (deposit is refundable upon your attendance…

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Stata (Online)

February 5 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 3:30 pm, repeating until February 5, 2021

Online NC United States

This is an online 3-part short course (held over three afternoons - 2/2, 2/4, 2/5). Stata part 1 will offer an introduction to Stata basics. Part 2 will teach entering data in Stata, working with Stata do files, and will show how to append, sort, and merge data sets. Part 3 will cover how to perform basic statistical procedures and regression models in Stata.   Registration fees $20 deposit required to hold your spot (deposit is refundable upon your attendance…

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Text Analysis Using R (Online)

February 8 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until February 12, 2021

Online NC United States

This is a 3-afternoon (2/8/21, 2/10/21, 2/12/21) online course.   This workshop will introduce participants to the basics of text analysis in R. Text analysis is a promising new approach that uses machine learning to discover patterns, trends, and other information by using text as data. For example, in measuring misinformation on social media to study how candidates have changed their campaign rhetoric over time, text analysis has an incredibly broad scope of applications. In this course, participants will develop…

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Introduction to Qualtrics (Online)

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

This is a hands-on introductory workshop. Participants will create a basic survey, add display and skip logic, and use content validation, piped text, and embedded data. We will create a contact list for distributing survey invitations, and overview the elements of Survey Flow. We will create “chained” surveys to collect personal information from participants that is stored separately from survey responses for distributing survey incentives. The course will not cover analysis or reporting.   Participants are encouraged to read the…

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Text Analysis Using R (Online)

February 10 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until February 12, 2021

Online NC United States

This is a 3-afternoon (2/8/21, 2/10/21, 2/12/21) online course.   This workshop will introduce participants to the basics of text analysis in R. Text analysis is a promising new approach that uses machine learning to discover patterns, trends, and other information by using text as data. For example, in measuring misinformation on social media to study how candidates have changed their campaign rhetoric over time, text analysis has an incredibly broad scope of applications. In this course, participants will develop…

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Text Analysis Using R (Online)

February 12 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until February 12, 2021

Online NC United States

This is a 3-afternoon (2/8/21, 2/10/21, 2/12/21) online course.   This workshop will introduce participants to the basics of text analysis in R. Text analysis is a promising new approach that uses machine learning to discover patterns, trends, and other information by using text as data. For example, in measuring misinformation on social media to study how candidates have changed their campaign rhetoric over time, text analysis has an incredibly broad scope of applications. In this course, participants will develop…

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Issues in the Analysis of Complex Sample Survey Data (Online)

February 15 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until February 17, 2021

Online NC United States

This course will be offered via Zoom only. This online two-day (2/15 and 2/17) short course will provide participants with an introductory overview of issues frequently encountered when conducting secondary analyses of survey data collected from samples with complex multi-stage designs (e.g., PSID, NHANES, NHIS, HRS), including design-based inference, software tools, 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…

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Issues in the Analysis of Complex Sample Survey Data (Online)

February 17 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until February 17, 2021

Online NC United States

This course will be offered via Zoom only. This online two-day (2/15 and 2/17) short course will provide participants with an introductory overview of issues frequently encountered when conducting secondary analyses of survey data collected from samples with complex multi-stage designs (e.g., PSID, NHANES, NHIS, HRS), including design-based inference, software tools, 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…

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SPSS (Online)

February 17 @ 3:30 pm - February 19 @ 5:00 pm
Online NC United States

This course will be via ZOOM only. This online 3-day (2/17, 2/18, 2/19) 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…

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beginR: An Introduction to R (Online)

February 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 23, 2021

Online NC United States

Learning R on your own? Want some help along the way? beginR is a series of virtual meetings organized by the University Libraries and the Odum Institute that provides support to students, faculty and staff who are learning the R programming language. The first week, the instructors will introduce attendees to R, help them install the software, and share the materials that will be covered in subsequent meetings. In the following weeks, beginR attendees will learn R by following the…

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March 2021

Design and Analysis of Social Experiments (ONLINE)

March 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Online NC United States

This course will present the conceptual underpinnings of treatment effect estimation under random assignment and complement those underpinnings with a discussion of frequently encountered challenges in the context of social experimentation. Design, sampling, and analysis issues under random assignment will be addressed followed by a brief introduction to propensity score methods as a quasi-experimental option when random assignment is not feasible. Instructor: Kirsten Kainz Kirsten Kainz, PhD, is a fellow at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute and research…

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beginR: An Introduction to R (Online)

March 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 March 23, 2021

Online NC United States

Learning R on your own? Want some help along the way? beginR is a series of virtual meetings organized by the University Libraries and the Odum Institute that provides support to students, faculty and staff who are learning the R programming language. The first week, the instructors will introduce attendees to R, help them install the software, and share the materials that will be covered in subsequent meetings. In the following weeks, beginR attendees will learn R by following the…

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Data Quality in Online Surveys: Design and Diagnostics (Online)

March 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online NC United States

This course will be offered via Zoom only. Online surveys now represent a large segment of the research on public attitudes and behaviors. There is widespread recognition that online surveys can be plagued by data quality issues, but there is considerable variation in the specific metrics of relevance depending on the particular online design. In this workshop we will cover metrics for evaluating common data quality issues and strategies for maximizing data quality in a variety of online survey designs,…

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Logistic Regression (Online)

March 4 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Online NC United States

This course will be offered via ZOOM only. This online 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.   Registration fees $20 deposit required to hold your spot (deposit is refundable upon your…

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beginR: An Introduction to R (Online)

March 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 23, 2021

Online NC United States

Learning R on your own? Want some help along the way? beginR is a series of virtual meetings organized by the University Libraries and the Odum Institute that provides support to students, faculty and staff who are learning the R programming language. The first week, the instructors will introduce attendees to R, help them install the software, and share the materials that will be covered in subsequent meetings. In the following weeks, beginR attendees will learn R by following the…

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beginR: An Introduction to R (Online)

March 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 23, 2021

Online NC United States

Learning R on your own? Want some help along the way? beginR is a series of virtual meetings organized by the University Libraries and the Odum Institute that provides support to students, faculty and staff who are learning the R programming language. The first week, the instructors will introduce attendees to R, help them install the software, and share the materials that will be covered in subsequent meetings. In the following weeks, beginR attendees will learn R by following the…

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Introduction to Survey Weighting (Online)

March 17 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Online NC United States

This course will be offered via ZOOM only.   This course is an introduction to the basic concepts for weighting. It begins by discussing the goals of survey weighting – correcting for differential selection probabilities, compensating for non-response and non-coverage and reducing the variance of the estimates. 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…

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Structural Equation Modeling (Online)

March 18 @ 3:30 pm - March 19 @ 5:00 pm
Online NC United States

This course will be offered via ZOOM only. The purpose of this online 2-day (3/18 and 3/19) 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…

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beginR: An Introduction to R (Online)

March 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 23, 2021

Online NC United States

Learning R on your own? Want some help along the way? beginR is a series of virtual meetings organized by the University Libraries and the Odum Institute that provides support to students, faculty and staff who are learning the R programming language. The first week, the instructors will introduce attendees to R, help them install the software, and share the materials that will be covered in subsequent meetings. In the following weeks, beginR attendees will learn R by following the…

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

March 29 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online NC United States

This course will be offered via ZOOM only.   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 current approaches to measuring SOGI, and hands-on practice developing responsive…

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April 2021

Setting the Stage for Your Research: Conducting a Literature Review (Online)

April 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Online NC United States

Literature reviews play multiple roles at multiple stages in scholarly work. A review establishes the foundation of a project and can support the construction of hypotheses and selection of methods. It should also outline a project’s scholarly contribution and help contextualize findings. A systematic review seeks to answer a focused research question using a search strategy spanning relevant databases. This on-line course is divided into two sections. The first section will summarize the goals of a literature or systematic review…

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Stata (Online)

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

This is an online 3-part short course (held over three afternoons - 4/14, 4/15, 4/16). Stata part 1 will offer an introduction to Stata basics. Part 2 will teach entering data in Stata, working with Stata do files, and will show how to append, sort, and merge data sets. Part 3 will cover how to perform basic statistical procedures and regression models in Stata. Registration fees $20 deposit required to hold your spot (deposit is refundable upon your attendance for…

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Working with Messy Data (Online)

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

This course will be offered via Zoom only. -Summary: When working with data, one thing is fairly certain: data is rarely in an optimal format. A misplaced space here, or an extra comma there, can mean the difference between two clicks and two hours of work. In this course, we will work with ways to isolate, extract, and transform data from webpages, text files, and published datasets using Python and Pandas. This class will also introduce regular expressions, a language…

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