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September 2020

beginR: An Introduction to R (ONLINE)

September 3, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 1, 2020

Online NC United States + Google Map

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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Making an Impact with Data Visualization (ONLINE)

September 8, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online NC United States + Google Map

Collecting data is now easier than it has ever been. But, as data becomes more prolific, datasets become larger and more complex. How do we find meaningful patterns in our data? How can we communicate those patterns to others? Data visualization allows us to make sense of today’s ever evolving information landscape. This workshop will introduce the history and basic principles of data visualization. Learn about best practices and resources for making an impact with your data through compelling charts,…

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Methods for Cross-Cultural Research (ONLINE)

September 9, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Online NC United States

This course will be offered via ZOOM only. Methods for Cross-Cultural Research is an ONLINE 2.5 hour short-course focused on designing and implementing social science research cross-culturally, with a particular emphasis on collecting interview data. In the face of increasing globalization, concerns for external validity, and the importance of capturing the diversity of human experience, there is a need to consider how to implement research cross-culturally. In this course, participants will consider different definitions of culture, how research is itself…

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ArcGIS Pro for Beginners (ONLINE)

September 9, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online NC United States + Google Map

ArcGIS Pro is one of the most widely used GIS software platforms, with a range of applications that include business analytics, natural and health sciences, transportation, and more. Its suite of tools offers capabilities for analytics and data science, automation, data management and editing, image analysis, and artificial intelligence. This hands-on course for beginners will provide an overview of ArcGIS Pro, its layout, and its capabilities. Topics covered will include importing geographic data, styling and symbolizing data, querying and selecting…

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beginR: An Introduction to R (ONLINE)

September 10, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 1, 2020

Online NC United States + Google Map

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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Stata (ONLINE)

September 14, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 3:30 pm, repeating until September 17, 2020

Online NC United States + Google Map

This course is via ZOOM only. This is an online 3-part short course (held over three afternoons - 9/14, 9/16, and 9/17). 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 Information: This session and waitlist are now FULL.…

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Tableau I Discussion (ONLINE)

September 15, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online NC United States + Google Map

Tableau is a user-friendly software application used to create static or interactive visualizations and dashboards. Examples can be found here. Tableau’s drag-and-drop interface provides tools to build a variety of visualizations with no coding required, and visualizations can be embedded in websites by copying and pasting embed code. Attendees will get started with Tableau by following along with a hands-on instructional video prior to the session. During the Tableau I Discussion, attendees will discuss and receive help on the exercises…

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Stata (ONLINE)

September 16, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 3:30 pm, repeating until September 17, 2020

Online NC United States + Google Map

This course is via ZOOM only. This is an online 3-part short course (held over three afternoons - 9/14, 9/16, and 9/17). 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 Information: This session and waitlist are now FULL.…

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beginR: An Introduction to R (ONLINE)

September 17, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 1, 2020

Online NC United States + Google Map

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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Stata (ONLINE)

September 17, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 3:30 pm, repeating until September 17, 2020

Online NC United States + Google Map

This course is via ZOOM only. This is an online 3-part short course (held over three afternoons - 9/14, 9/16, and 9/17). 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 Information: This session and waitlist are now FULL.…

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Tableau II Discussion (ONLINE)

September 22, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online NC United States + Google Map

This workshop continues to explore methods used in creating interactive visualizations and dashboards as introduced in Tableau I. Topics covered will include: merging data sources, groups and sets, advanced maps and interactive menus, dashboard actions, and more! Attendees will advance their Tableau skills by following along with a hands-on instructional video prior to the session. During the Tableau II Discussion, attendees will discuss and receive help on the exercises they completed. This discussion session is offered by University Libraries. Note:…

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Introduction to Focus Groups (ONLINE)

September 23, 2020 @ 10:00 am - September 24, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
Online NC United States + Google Map

This is a 2-day online course. Course hours are 10am - 2pm each day. Focus groups are commonly used to capture rich information about attitudes and beliefs. The class will highlight the most appropriate uses of focus groups, and the essentials of moderating focus groups, developing interview questions, analyzing and using results, as well as reporting findings. The class will be supplemented with real-life examples and hands-on exercises.   This course will count as 6.0 CSS short course credits.  …

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beginR: An Introduction to R (ONLINE)

September 24, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 1, 2020

Online NC United States + Google Map

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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Python Crash Course I (ONLINE)

September 29, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online NC United States + Google Map

This workshop series introduces basic concepts in the Python programming language, with an emphasis on working with tabular datasets. This workshop will focus on foundational Python concepts and best practices. This workshop is offered by University Libraries and will be led by librarian Phil McDaniel and Mark Reed from Research computing. Librarians Lorin Bruckner, Michele Hayslett, and Matt Jansen will also be available for assistance. This meeting will be held over Zoom. For Registration information, please visit: UNC Libraries Research…

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Introduction to Multilevel Modeling (ONLINE)

September 30, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until October 2, 2020

Online NC United States + Google Map

Introduction to Multilevel Modeling is an online 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 the analysis of nested data…

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October 2020

beginR: An Introduction to R (ONLINE)

October 1, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 1, 2020

Online NC United States + Google Map

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 Multilevel Modeling (ONLINE)

October 2, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until October 2, 2020

Online NC United States + Google Map

Introduction to Multilevel Modeling is an online 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 the analysis of nested data…

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Python Crash Course II (ONLINE)

October 6, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online NC United States + Google Map

This workshop series introduces basic concepts in the Python programming language, with an emphasis on working with tabular datasets. This workshop will focus on Literate Programming with Jupyter, and working with files and functions. This workshop is offered by University Libraries and will be led by librarian Matt Jansen. Librarians Lorin Bruckner, Michele Hayslett, Phil McDaniel and Mark Reed from Research Computing will also be available for assistance. This meeting will be held over Zoom. For Registration information, please visit:…

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Stata (ONLINE)

October 6, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - October 8, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Online NC United States + Google Map

This is an online 3-part short course (held over three afternoons - 10/6, 10/7, and 10/8). 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.   This session and waitlist are now FULL.   Instructor: Cathy Zimmer For more information,…

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Python Crash Course III (ONLINE)

October 13, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online NC United States + Google Map

This workshop series introduces basic concepts in the Python programming language, with an emphasis on working with tabular datasets. This workshop will focus on Python packages for data manipulation and visualization, especially pandas and seaborn. This workshop is offered by University Libraries and will be led by librarian Lorin Bruckner. Librarians Matt Jansen, Michele Hayslett, Phil McDaniel and Mark Reed from Research Computing will also be available for assistance. This meeting will be held over Zoom. For Registration information, please…

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Text Analysis Using R (ONLINE)

October 13, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until October 15, 2020

Online NC United States + Google Map

This is a 2-day (10/13/20 and 10/15/20) 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)

October 15, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until October 15, 2020

Online NC United States + Google Map

This is a 2-day (10/13/20 and 10/15/20) 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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Computational Methods for Analyzing Big Data in the Social Sciences (ONLINE)

October 16, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Online NC United States + Google Map

This course will be offered via ZOOM only. In this workshop, participants will get an overview of various aspects of computational research methods. Specifically, this session will provide a brief overview of the most frequently-used computational methods in communication and media research, as well as an explanation of the expertise required to apply these methods effectively. Most of the session will be devoted to a hands-on introduction to a few basic computational methods using the programming language R. This will…

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SPSS (ONLINE)

October 19, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 3:30 pm, repeating until October 23, 2020

Online NC United States + Google Map

This course will be via ZOOM only. This online 3-day (10/19, 10/22, and 10/23) 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…

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Hybrid Estimation: Using Probability Surveys with Social Media and Other Big Data (Cancelled)

October 21, 2020 @ 12:00 am
Online NC United States + Google Map

This course has been cancelled. This course is about developing statistical estimates that capitalize on the strengths of probability samples together with larger, often cheaper, data sources such as social media, administrative records, etc. Probability-based samples backed by theory and literature on best practices are becoming more difficult to implement with higher costs and lower response rates. Meanwhile, “Big Data” (e.g., administrative records, social media data) are more accessible than ever. A two-step hybrid design offers promise by allowing estimation…

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Using Data in Excel Discussion (ONLINE)

October 21, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online NC United States + Google Map

Want to work with data without the hassle of programming? Microsoft Excel is a great choice for your data processing needs. By using spreadsheets, formulas, and an array of specialized features, users can more easily organize, edit, and analyze their data. This workshop will cover some useful tools for effectively navigating, manipulating and summarizing data in Excel. Attendees will get started with Excel by following along with several hands-on instructional videos prior to the session. During the Using Data in…

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SPSS (ONLINE)

October 22, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 3:30 pm, repeating until October 23, 2020

Online NC United States + Google Map

This course will be via ZOOM only. This online 3-day (10/19, 10/22, and 10/23) 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…

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SPSS (ONLINE)

October 23, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 3:30 pm, repeating until October 23, 2020

Online NC United States + Google Map

This course will be via ZOOM only. This online 3-day (10/19, 10/22, and 10/23) 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…

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Introduction to Survey Management (ONLINE)

October 27, 2020 @ 9:00 am - October 28, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
Online NC United States + Google Map

This online 2-day (10/27 and 10/28) 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 contract The course will cover a…

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November 2020

Methods for Cross Cultural Research (ONLINE)

November 4, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Online NC United States + Google Map

This course will be offered via ZOOM only. Methods for Cross-Cultural Research is an ONLINE 2.5 hour short-course focused on designing and implementing social science research cross-culturally, with a particular emphasis on collecting interview data. In the face of increasing globalization, concerns for external validity, and the importance of capturing the diversity of human experience, there is a need to consider how to implement research cross-culturally. In this course, participants will consider different definitions of culture, how research is itself…

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Conducting Cross Cultural Surveys (ONLINE)

November 5, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Online NC United States + Google Map

This course will be offered via ZOOM only. This ONLINE 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 and outcomes,…

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

November 10, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Online NC United States + Google Map

This course will be offered via ZOOM only. In the face of increasing awareness of the need to capture the diversity of human experience, there has also been increasing concern to study and describe populations from a critical and equitable perspective. As science is itself a cultural practice, and knowledge production can perpetuate social inequalities prevalent in social systems, many times, as scholars we may perpetuate inequity through our language use, methods, theories, and findings. During this workshop we will…

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Multiple Imputation: Methods and Applications (ONLINE)

November 11, 2020 @ 9:00 am - November 12, 2020 @ 12:30 pm
Online NC United States + Google Map

This class will be offered via ZOOM only and will now be held over 2 days. 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…

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Logistic Regression (ONLINE)

November 12, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online NC United States + Google Map

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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Structural Equation Modeling (ONLINE) – Cancelled

November 16, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 3:30 pm, repeating until November 19, 2020

Online NC United States + Google Map

This course will be offered via ZOOM only. The purpose of this online 2-day (11/16 and 11/19) 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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Structural Equation Modeling (ONLINE) – Cancelled

November 19, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 3:30 pm, repeating until November 19, 2020

Online NC United States + Google Map

This course will be offered via ZOOM only. The purpose of this online 2-day (11/16 and 11/19) 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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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. However, this course will not be recorded. 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…

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StoryMaps and Web Mapping with ArcGIS Online (ONLINE)

February 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Online NC United States

Creating maps for the web is an excellent way to visualize information and communicate research. Attend this online workshop to learn how fun it can be to make sharable, interactive maps. ArcGIS Online is a popular web mapping platform used for online data analysis and visualization. The Story Maps feature allows users to make informative, map-based webpages without any coding! Examples can be found here. This hands-on, guided workshop will begin with a short overview of the capabilities of ArcGIS…

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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 course will be offered via Zoom only. However, this course will not be recorded. 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.  …

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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. However, this course will not be recorded. 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…

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Making an Impact with Data Visualization (ONLINE)

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

Collecting data is now easier than it has ever been. But, as data becomes more prolific, datasets become larger and more complex. How do we find meaningful patterns in our data? How can we communicate those patterns to others? Data visualization allows us to make sense of today’s ever evolving information landscape. This workshop will introduce the history and basic principles of data visualization. Learn about best practices and resources for making an impact with your data through compelling charts,…

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Working with Data in Excel Workshop (Synchronous) – ONLINE

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

Want to work with data without the hassle of programming? Microsoft Excel is a great choice for your data processing needs. By using spreadsheets, formulas, and an array of specialized features, users can more easily organize, edit, and analyze their data. This workshop will cover some useful tools for effectively navigating, manipulating and summarizing data in Excel. This workshop is offered by the University Libraries. Note: This is a traditional live workshop. If you would like to view the material…

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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 course will be offered via Zoom only. However, this course will not be recorded. 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.  …

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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 course will be offered via Zoom only. However, this course will not be recorded. 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.  …

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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 course will be offered via Zoom only. However, this course will not be recorded. This is a 3-afternoon (2/8/21, 2/10/21, 2/12/21) 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…

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Introduction to Qualtrics (Online)

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

This course will be offered via Zoom only. However, this course will not be recorded. 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.…

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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 course will be offered via Zoom only. However, this course will not be recorded. This is a 3-afternoon (2/8/21, 2/10/21, 2/12/21) 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…

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Tableau I (ONLINE)

February 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Online NC United States

Tableau is a user-friendly software application used to create static or interactive visualizations and dashboards. Examples can be found here. Tableau’s drag-and-drop interface provides tools to build a variety of visualizations with no coding required, and visualizations can be embedded in websites by copying and pasting embed code. Attendees will get started with Tableau in this hands on workshop by learning how to import data, create basic charts and maps, make and publish dashboards, and more! This workshop is offered…

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ArcGIS Pro for Beginners (ONLINE)

February 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Online NC United States

ArcGIS Pro is one of the most widely used GIS software platforms, with a range of applications that include business analytics, natural and health sciences, transportation, and more. Its suite of tools offers capabilities for analytics and data science, automation, data management and editing, image analysis, and artificial intelligence. This hands-on course for beginners will provide an overview of ArcGIS Pro, its layout, and its capabilities. Topics covered will include importing geographic data, styling and symbolizing data, querying and selecting…

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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 course will be offered via Zoom only. However, this course will not be recorded. This is a 3-afternoon (2/8/21, 2/10/21, 2/12/21) 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…

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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. However, this course will not be recorded. 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…

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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. However, this course will not be recorded. 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…

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Tableau II (ONLINE)

February 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Online NC United States

This workshop continues to explore methods used in creating interactive visualizations and dashboards as introduced in Tableau I. Topics covered in the hands-on course will include: merging data sources, groups and sets, advanced maps and interactive menus, dashboard actions, and more! This workshop is offered by the University Libraries. This session requires you to have access to Tableau. Please follow the instructions here to download and install Tableau. If you are unable to install the software, please contact Lorin Bruckner…

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SPSS (Online)

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

This course will be offered via Zoom only. However, this course will not be recorded. 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…

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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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Working with Data in Excel Q&A (Asynchronous) – ONLINE

February 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online NC United States

Want to work with data without the hassle of programming? Microsoft Excel is a great choice for your data processing needs. By using spreadsheets, formulas, and an array of specialized features, users can more easily organize, edit, and analyze their data. This workshop will cover some useful tools for effectively navigating, manipulating and summarizing data in Excel. Attendees will get started with Excel by following along with several hands-on instructional videos prior to the session. During the Using Data in…

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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 be offered via Zoom only. However, this course will not be recorded. 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…

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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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Introduction to Zotero (ONLINE)

March 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online NC United States

Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share research. Attend this session to learn how to manage your citations to make constructing your bibliography much easier. You’ll be able to import citations from research databases like Academic Search Premier or Scopus; create bibliographies for different projects; insert citations into papers; and produce a correctly formatted bibliography. This class is structured for new to beginning users. This workshop is offered by the University Libraries. Instructor:…

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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. However, this course will not be recorded. 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…

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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. However, this course will not be recorded. 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…

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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. However, this course will not be recorded.   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.…

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Python Crash Courses (ONLINE)

March 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until April 8, 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! Python Crash Courses will be held every Thursday from 1-2pm: March 18th March 25th April 1st April 8th This workshop is offered by University…

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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. However, this course will not be recorded. 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…

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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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StoryMaps and Web Mapping with ArcGIS Online (ONLINE)

March 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Online NC United States

Creating maps for the web is an excellent way to visualize information and communicate research. Attend this online workshop to learn how fun it can be to make sharable, interactive maps. ArcGIS Online is a popular web mapping platform used for online data analysis and visualization. The Story Maps feature allows users to make informative, map-based webpages without any coding! Examples can be found here. This hands-on, guided workshop will begin with a short overview of the capabilities of ArcGIS…

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Python Crash Courses (ONLINE)

March 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until April 8, 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! Python Crash Courses will be held every Thursday from 1-2pm: March 18th March 25th April 1st April 8th This workshop is offered by University…

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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. However, this course 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 current approaches to…

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ArcGIS Pro for Beginners (ONLINE)

March 31 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Online NC United States

ArcGIS Pro is one of the most widely used GIS software platforms, with a range of applications that include business analytics, natural and health sciences, transportation, and more. Its suite of tools offers capabilities for analytics and data science, automation, data management and editing, image analysis, and artificial intelligence. This hands-on course for beginners will provide an overview of ArcGIS Pro, its layout, and its capabilities. Topics covered will include importing geographic data, styling and symbolizing data, querying and selecting…

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April 2021

Python Crash Courses (ONLINE)

April 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until April 8, 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! Python Crash Courses will be held every Thursday from 1-2pm: March 18th March 25th April 1st April 8th This workshop is offered by University…

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Introduction to Focus Groups (Online)

April 7 @ 10:00 am - April 8 @ 2:00 pm
Online NC United States

This course will be offered via Zoom only. However, this course 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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Python Crash Courses (ONLINE)

April 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until April 8, 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! Python Crash Courses will be held every Thursday from 1-2pm: March 18th March 25th April 1st April 8th This workshop is offered by University…

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

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

This course will be offered via Zoom only. However, this course will not be recorded. 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…

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Stata (Online)

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

This course will be offered via Zoom only. However, this course will not be recorded. 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…

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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. However, this course will not be recorded. -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…

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August 2021

An Introduction to Mixed Methods for Social Scientists (Online)

August 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Online NC United States

This class is now full and no longer accepting registrations.     This is a 2-day (8/25 and 8/27) course that runs from 10am - 4pm each day. It will be offered via Zoom and will not be recorded.   Social scientists are often interested in untangling complex social issues, which require creative and expansive data and methods to address. Mixed methods research typically refers to research design and implementation that combines qualitative and quantitative data collection and/or analysis techniques.…

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An Introduction to Mixed Methods for Social Scientists (Online)

August 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Online NC United States

This class is now full and no longer accepting registrations.     This is a 2-day (8/25 and 8/27) course that runs from 10am - 4pm each day. It will be offered via Zoom and will not be recorded.   Social scientists are often interested in untangling complex social issues, which require creative and expansive data and methods to address. Mixed methods research typically refers to research design and implementation that combines qualitative and quantitative data collection and/or analysis techniques.…

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Introduction to the New Qualtrics Interface (Online)

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

    This course will be offered via Zoom only and will not be recorded. This is a one day course. This training will cover the new Qualtrics interface rolled out in Spring 2021. Qualtrics is a web-based survey system used to develop and conduct online surveys. Users will be guided through the new interface to showcase where features have been moved, how old features are now implemented, and a demonstration of new features added in the latest update. Users…

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September 2021

beginR: An Introduction to R (Online)

September 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until September 30, 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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Making an Impact with data Visualization (ONLINE)

September 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Online NC United States

Collecting data is now easier than it has ever been. But, as data becomes more prolific, datasets become larger and more complex. How do we find meaningful patterns in our data? How can we communicate those patterns to others? Data visualization allows us to make sense of today’s ever evolving information landscape. This workshop will introduce the history and basic principles of data visualization. Learn about best practices and resources for making an impact with your data through compelling charts,…

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beginR: An Introduction to R (Online)

September 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until September 30, 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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ArcGIS Pro for Beginners (ONLINE)

September 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Online NC United States

ArcGIS Pro is one of the most widely used GIS software platforms, with a range of applications that include business analytics, natural and health sciences, transportation, and more. Its suite of tools offers capabilities for analytics and data science, automation, data management and editing, image analysis, and artificial intelligence. This hands-on course for beginners will provide an overview of ArcGIS Pro, its layout, and its capabilities. Topics covered will include importing geographic data, styling and symbolizing data, querying and selecting…

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Tableau I (ONLINE)

September 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Online NC United States

Tableau is a user-friendly software application used to create static or interactive visualizations and dashboards. Examples can be found here. Tableau’s drag-and-drop interface provides tools to build a variety of visualizations with no coding required, and visualizations can be embedded in websites by copying and pasting embed code. Attendees will get started with Tableau in this hands on workshop by learning how to import data, create basic charts and maps, make and publish dashboards, and more! This workshop is offered…

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Introduction to Focus Groups (Online)

September 15 @ 1:00 pm - September 16 @ 5:00 pm
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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Introduction to Zotero (ONLINE)

September 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online NC United States + Google Map

Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share research. Attend this session to learn how to manage your citations to make constructing your bibliography much easier. You’ll be able to import citations from research databases like Academic Search Premier or Scopus; create bibliographies for different projects; insert citations into papers; and produce a correctly formatted bibliography. This class is structured for new to beginning users. This workshop is offered by the University Libraries. Instructor:…

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beginR: An Introduction to R (Online)

September 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until September 30, 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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Academic Publishing 101: From Idea to Article…and Beyond (Online)

September 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Online NC United States

    This course will be offered via Zoom only and will not be recorded. This course will be held on one day. 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…

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Text Analysis Using R (Online)

September 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Online NC United States

    This course will be offered via Zoom only and will not be recorded. This is a one day course. This course explains how to clean and analyze textual data using R, including both raw and structured texts. It will cover multiple hands-on approaches to getting data into R and applying analytical methods to it, with a focus on techniques from the fields of text mining and Natural Language Processing. Instructor: Alison Blaine Alison Blaine is a Data Visualization…

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Tableau II (ONLINE)

September 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Online NC United States

This workshop continues to explore methods used in creating interactive visualizations and dashboards as introduced in Tableau I. Topics covered in the hands-on course will include: merging data sources, groups and sets, advanced maps and interactive menus, dashboard actions, and more! This workshop is offered by the University Libraries. This session requires you to have access to Tableau. Please follow the instructions here to download and install Tableau. If you are unable to install the software, please contact Lorin Bruckner…

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Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling (Online)

September 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online NC United States

    This is a one day course. Structural equation modeling (SEM) is a general statistical method that can be employed to test theoretically derived models. In this introductory short course, we cover the fundamental concepts and skills to conduct SEM using R/lavaan and Mplus. Specifically, we will use real data with a step-by-step implementation in R/lavaan and mplus: To conduct confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) to evaluate measurement validity, to conduct structural equation modeling with latent variables to test/confirm a…

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beginR: An Introduction to R (Online)

September 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until September 30, 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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Identifying and Correcting Errors in Big Data (Online)

September 24 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Online NC United States

    This course will be offered via Zoom only and will not be recorded. This course will be held on one day. While Big Data offers a potentially less expensive, less burdensome, and more timely alternative to survey data for producing a variety of statistics, it is not without error. But, the construction of, access to, and overall data structure of Big Data make it difficult to know where to start looking for errors and even more difficult to…

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