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208 Raleigh St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

January 2020

Introduction to Focus Groups

January 23 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Room 219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Focus group interviews are commonly used for survey development, content development, and qualitative data collection to capture rich information about attitudes and beliefs that affect behavior. An overview of the basics of focus groups supplemented with real examples and hands-on practice will highlight the most appropriate uses of focus groups, moderating focus groups, developing interview questions, analyzing and using results, as well as reporting findings. Registration required.

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Stata Course

January 27 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on January 28, 2020 at 3:30 pm

One event on January 30, 2020 at 3:30 pm

Room 219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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This is a 3-part short course (held over three afternoons – 1/27, 1/28, 1/30). Stata part 1 will offer an introduction to Stata basics. Part 2 will teach entering data in Stata, working with Stata do files, and will show how to append, sort and merge data sets. Part 3 will cover how to perform basic statistical procedures and regression models in Stata. No registration required. Attendees should bring a flash drive to class. See course URL for handout links.

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Stata Course

January 28 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on January 28, 2020 at 3:30 pm

One event on January 30, 2020 at 3:30 pm

Room 219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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This is a 3-part short course (held over three afternoons – 1/27, 1/28, 1/30). Stata part 1 will offer an introduction to Stata basics. Part 2 will teach entering data in Stata, working with Stata do files, and will show how to append, sort and merge data sets. Part 3 will cover how to perform basic statistical procedures and regression models in Stata. No registration required. Attendees should bring a flash drive to class. See course URL for handout links.

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Mixed Methods Workshop

January 29 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on January 31, 2020 at 12:00 pm

Room 219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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This 2-day (1/29 & 1/31) course equips students to design, conduct, and critique mixed-method research. From a pragmatic perspective, we will explore the strengths and weaknesses of a variety of data collection methods, and evaluate strategies for combining them. We will focus on mixed-method research designs incorporating in-depth interviews, focus groups, participant observation, archival research, survey interviews, and/or hybrid methods. More information

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Stata Course

January 30 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on January 28, 2020 at 3:30 pm

One event on January 30, 2020 at 3:30 pm

Room 219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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This is a 3-part short course (held over three afternoons – 1/27, 1/28, 1/30). Stata part 1 will offer an introduction to Stata basics. Part 2 will teach entering data in Stata, working with Stata do files, and will show how to append, sort and merge data sets. Part 3 will cover how to perform basic statistical procedures and regression models in Stata. No registration required. Attendees should bring a flash drive to class. See course URL for handout links.

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Mixed Methods Workshop

January 31 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on January 31, 2020 at 12:00 pm

Room 219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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This 2-day (1/29 & 1/31) course equips students to design, conduct, and critique mixed-method research. From a pragmatic perspective, we will explore the strengths and weaknesses of a variety of data collection methods, and evaluate strategies for combining them. We will focus on mixed-method research designs incorporating in-depth interviews, focus groups, participant observation, archival research, survey interviews, and/or hybrid methods. More information

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February 2020

SPSS Training

February 3 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on February 5, 2020 at 3:30 pm

One event on February 6, 2020 at 3:30 pm

Room 219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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This 3-day (2/3, 2/5, and 2/6) course will offer an introduction to SPSS and will demonstrate how to work with data saved in SPSS format. It will demonstrate how to work with SPSS syntax, how to create your own SPSS data files, and how to convert data in other formats to SPSS. it will also teach how to append and merge SPSS files, demonstrate basic analytical procedures, and show how to work with SPSS graphics. No registration required. Attendees should…

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SPSS Training

February 5 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on February 5, 2020 at 3:30 pm

One event on February 6, 2020 at 3:30 pm

Room 219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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This 3-day (2/3, 2/5, and 2/6) course will offer an introduction to SPSS and will demonstrate how to work with data saved in SPSS format. It will demonstrate how to work with SPSS syntax, how to create your own SPSS data files, and how to convert data in other formats to SPSS. it will also teach how to append and merge SPSS files, demonstrate basic analytical procedures, and show how to work with SPSS graphics. No registration required. Attendees should…

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SPSS Training

February 6 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on February 5, 2020 at 3:30 pm

One event on February 6, 2020 at 3:30 pm

Room 219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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This 3-day (2/3, 2/5, and 2/6) course will offer an introduction to SPSS and will demonstrate how to work with data saved in SPSS format. It will demonstrate how to work with SPSS syntax, how to create your own SPSS data files, and how to convert data in other formats to SPSS. it will also teach how to append and merge SPSS files, demonstrate basic analytical procedures, and show how to work with SPSS graphics. No registration required. Attendees should…

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Usability Testing in Survey Research

February 7 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Room 219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Usability testing allows in-depth evaluation of how respondents and interviewers interact with questionnaires, particularly web and mobile surveys. Not all design guidelines work equally well for all surveys and all survey populations. Capabilities of computerized surveys are constantly emerging. It is critical for researchers to have the necessary tools to evaluate, test, and modify surveys to incorporate user-centered design in an iterative method as part of the survey pretesting process. More information

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Text Analysis Using R

February 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Room 219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Text analysis is a promising new approach that uses machine learning to discover patterns, trends, and other information by using text as data. Participants will develop the skills and understanding necessary to collect text data from a variety of sources, including websites and APIs. Participants will gain practical skills for completing their own analyses using text as data. Basic to intermediate knowledge of programming in R is required; no background in statistics is necessary. More information

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Logisitic Regression

February 25 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Room 219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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This short course provides an introduction to logistic regression. Model specification, identification, estimation, hypothesis-testing, and interpretation of results are covered. Software to estimate these models is discussed, but not demonstrated. This is not a course on software, but rather a course on the concepts and uses of logistic regression. No registration required. More information

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Designing Web Surveys

February 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Room 219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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The focus of this course is on the design of web survey instruments, appropriate choice and design of input tools, address layout and formatting of the instrument, including alignment of questions and response options, typeface, background color, the design of grids or matrix questions, as well as the design implications of browser-based mobile web surveys. The course will not address the technical aspects of web survey implementation, question-wording, sampling or recruitment issues. More information

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March 2020

Advanced Topics in Qualtrics

March 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Room 219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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This training will cover advanced features in building surveys in Qualtrics. Participants must already have a university Qualtrics account and solid working knowledge of Qualtrics. Some portions will be hands-on; others will be demonstration only. Please see course URL for topics to be covered.

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Stata Course

March 16 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on March 18, 2020 at 3:30 pm

One event on March 20, 2020 at 3:30 pm

Room 219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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This is a 3-part short course (held over three afternoons – 3/16, 3/18, 3/20). Stata part 1 will offer an introduction to Stata basics. Part 2 will teach entering data in Stata, working with Stata do files, and will show how to append, sort and merge data sets. Part 3 will cover how to perform basic statistical procedures and regression models in Stata. No registration required. Attendees should bring a flash drive to class. See course URL for handout links.

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Stata Course

March 18 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on March 18, 2020 at 3:30 pm

One event on March 20, 2020 at 3:30 pm

Room 219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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This is a 3-part short course (held over three afternoons – 3/16, 3/18, 3/20). Stata part 1 will offer an introduction to Stata basics. Part 2 will teach entering data in Stata, working with Stata do files, and will show how to append, sort and merge data sets. Part 3 will cover how to perform basic statistical procedures and regression models in Stata. No registration required. Attendees should bring a flash drive to class. See course URL for handout links.

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Stata Course

March 20 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on March 18, 2020 at 3:30 pm

One event on March 20, 2020 at 3:30 pm

Room 219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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This is a 3-part short course (held over three afternoons – 3/16, 3/18, 3/20). Stata part 1 will offer an introduction to Stata basics. Part 2 will teach entering data in Stata, working with Stata do files, and will show how to append, sort and merge data sets. Part 3 will cover how to perform basic statistical procedures and regression models in Stata. No registration required. Attendees should bring a flash drive to class. See course URL for handout links.

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Cognitive Interviewing: A Hands-On Approach

March 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Room 219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Cognitive interviewing has become a very popular method for pretesting and evaluating survey questionnaires. The current approach favored by Federal laboratories and private research institutions mainly emphasizes the use of intensive verbal probes that are administered by specially trained interviewers to volunteer respondents, often in a laboratory environment, to delve into the cognitive and socio-cultural processes associated with answering survey questions. More information

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April 2020

Introduction to Survey Management

April 9 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Room 219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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This course will focus on the application of project management principles and techniques to the management of survey research projects. The course will cover a broad range of survey management topics, including proposal preparation, work breakdown structures, Gantt charts, organization charts, staffing, budgeting, management tools to monitor the work and types of survey contracts. Course participants will receive a workbook containing all material presented in class. More information

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