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January 2022

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

January 27 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This course will provide a broad overview of considerations and approaches for capturing sexual orientation and gender identity. This includes examining the current best practices and approaches, and considerations for sampling & other key design considerations when researching these populations. The course is intended to give an opportunity to better understand the various current approaches to measuring SOGI, and hands-on practice developing responsive best-practice versions of SOGI questions. Learn more and register.

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February 2022

Discussion and Practical Discussion of Data Visualization Best Practices Using Survey Data

February 8 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on February 10, 2022 at 1:00 pm

The purpose of this course is to present best practices for creating graphics from survey data and provide guidance for developing a critical eye that will allow attendees to best evaluate data visualizations for quality and accuracy. This short course will demonstrate how good data visualization can be used to explore relationships in survey data, and produce visual displays that enhance project reports and presentations. This is a 2-day course (2/8 & 2/10). Learn more and register.

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Advanced Qualtrics

February 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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. Topics will include some but not all of the following: adv features of survey flow, creating & using embedded data, loop & merge, survey authenticators, calculations, scoring, cond survey termination/screenouts, etc. Learn more and register.

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Discussion and Practical Discussion of Data Visualization Best Practices Using Survey Data

February 10 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on February 10, 2022 at 1:00 pm

The purpose of this course is to present best practices for creating graphics from survey data and provide guidance for developing a critical eye that will allow attendees to best evaluate data visualizations for quality and accuracy. This short course will demonstrate how good data visualization can be used to explore relationships in survey data, and produce visual displays that enhance project reports and presentations. This is a 2-day course (2/8 & 2/10). Learn more and register.

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Introduction to Python

February 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This course aims to offer an introduction to Python with a focus on data and data analytics. It will introduce basic Python programming logic, approaches to create, store, and interact with data, the building of data applications, and use of the Pandas library. With the skills learned here, you will be able to work with data in a Python environment and have the foundation to continue your education and further develop your skills. Therefore, this course is aimed at beginners.…

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Stata

February 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on February 23, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on February 25, 2022 at 10:00 am

This three-day (2/21, 2/23 and 2/25) course introduces students to Stata and data management. It is tailored for beginners and researchers who want to learn how to manage data more effectively. Each day, the class will demonstrate how to use the commands, followed by hands-on exercises using sample datasets. Learn more and register.

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Introduction to Focus Groups

February 22 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on February 24, 2022 at 1:00 pm

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 2-day (2/22 & 2/24) course. Learn more and register.

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Equity Consideration for Scholars: Taking a Critical Approach to Research

February 22 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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. Learn more and register.

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Stata

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on February 23, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on February 25, 2022 at 10:00 am

This three-day (2/21, 2/23 and 2/25) course introduces students to Stata and data management. It is tailored for beginners and researchers who want to learn how to manage data more effectively. Each day, the class will demonstrate how to use the commands, followed by hands-on exercises using sample datasets. Learn more and register.

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Introduction to Focus Groups

February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on February 24, 2022 at 1:00 pm

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 2-day (2/22 & 2/24) course. Learn more and register.

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Stata

February 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on February 23, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on February 25, 2022 at 10:00 am

This three-day (2/21, 2/23 and 2/25) course introduces students to Stata and data management. It is tailored for beginners and researchers who want to learn how to manage data more effectively. Each day, the class will demonstrate how to use the commands, followed by hands-on exercises using sample datasets. Learn more and register.

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March 2022

Analyzing Large Datasets with the Julia Language

March 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

This course will teach participants how to use the programming language Julia to load, clean, plot, and analyze social-science data. Julia is a newer programming language with a focus on high-performance scientific computing, and it allows efficient manipulation of large datasets. The course will cover the basics of loading tabular data; cleaning, filtering, and joining that data; calculating descriptive statistics; and estimating statistical models. Learn more and register.

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Introduction to Program Evaluation

March 7 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

This course provides training on evaluating public services and programs. At the end of the course, participants will understand and be able to describe program evaluation, and how it can help you understand the basics of assessing program impact. No prior experience is necessary. This course will not teach specific statistical or qualitative methods, but how to best determine which might be the best for measuring success as you have defined it. Learn more and register.

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Logistic Regression

March 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This course teaches students when and how to use logistic regression models. At the end of the course, students will be able to fit models, estimate and interpret results in terms of probabilities, odds, and logit coefficients using Stata. To achieve this end, students will learn to perform diagnostic tests: multicollinearity, discrimination, residuals, influential observations. Please see course requirements on the course website. Learn more and register.

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An Introduction to Statistical Machine Learning Using R

March 22 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

This short course will provide an overview of statistical machine learning and data mining techniques with applications to the analysis of real data. Supervised learning techniques will be covered, including penalized regression such as LASSO and its variants, support vector machines. The main emphasis will be on the analysis of real data sets from various scientific fields. The techniques discussed will be demonstrated in R. Please see the course website for prerequisites. More information and registration.

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