The Center for Social Science Computation and Research

Workshops Descriptions

CSSCR Short Workshops for Autumn Quarter 2021

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Introduction to GIS/ArcGIS

Description:   This course will provide students with a broad overview of what geographic information systems (GISs) are and how social scientists can benefit from using them in their research. Students will explore basic GIS concepts through hands-on exercises using ArcGIS, a widely used GIS software package, as well as freely available data sets.

  • Instructor:  Aya Masilela, CSSCR Consultant
  • Date:  Tuesday, October 19, 2021
  • TIme:  9:30am – 10:30am
  • Location:  Savery 117 (Big Lab)
  • Register here.

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Introduction to Qualitative Analysis using ATLAS.ti

Description:   This workshop provides a brief, practical introduction to working in ATLAS.ti, covering basic terminology and functionality of the program. This will include importing text documents, coding and annotating documents, and exploring relationships through analysis and query tools. The course assumes no familiarity with Atlas.ti

  • Instructor:  Baishakhi Basu, CSSCR Consultant
  • Date:  Tuesday, October 19, 2021
  • TIme:  3:30pm -4:30pm
  • Location: Savery 117 (Big Lab)
  • Register here.

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Backing Up Data and File Redundancy

Description:   This one-hour workshop will introduce attendees to several techniques for backing up data and maintaining file redundancy. The first half of the workshop will showcase a backup and file redundancy system that uses a combination of manual and automated techniques to replicate data and code. Several pieces of software and cloud-based services will be introduced. The second half of the workshop will invite attendees to share best practices and favorite techniques. This workshop is intended for all skill levels and will demonstrate a backup and file redundancy system for a single person. This workshop will be especially helpful for graduate students writing a thesis or a dissertation.

  • Instructor:  Michael Babb, CSSCR Consultant
  • Date:  Wednesday, October 20, 2021
  • TIme:  10:30am -11:30am
  • Location: Savery 117 (Big Lab)
  • Register here.

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Introduction to R using R Studio

Description: This workshop will teach you how to get started with R using the free integrated development environment called Rstudio. The workshop will cover the basic organization of R and RStudio, where to find good help references, and how to begin a basic analysis. This class is ideal for users who have little or no experience with R.

  • Instructor:  Victoria Sass, CSSCR Consultant
  • Date:  Thursday, October 21, 2021
  • TIme:  2:30pm – 3:30pm
  • Location: Savery 117 (Big Lab)
  • Register here.

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Data Wrangling in R

Description:   This workshop will cover some of R’s useful tools for data management and exploration. Most of class will be devoted to learning Hadley Wickham’s excellent “tidyr” and “dplyr” packages. Attendees are assumed to have basic familiarity with R/Rstudio.

  • Instructor:  Youngwon Kim, CSSCR Consultant
  • Date:  Monday, October 25, 2021
  • TIme: 2:30pm – 3:30pm
  • Location: Savery 117 (Big Lab)
  • Register here.

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Introduction to Stata

Description:   This workshop is designed to introduce you to the basic Stata statistical package including reading in Stata datasets, basic data manipulation in Stata, and common statistical procedures.

  • Instructor:  Kovid Puria, CSSCR Consultant
  • Date:  Tuesday, October 26, 2021
  • TIme:  3:30pm – 4:30pm
  • Format:  synchronous
  • Register here.

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Introduction to R using R Studio

Description: This workshop will teach you how to get started with R using the free integrated development environment called Rstudio. The workshop will cover the basic organization of R and RStudio, where to find good help references, and how to begin a basic analysis. This class is ideal for users who have little or no experience with R.

  • Instructor: Zhaowen Guo, CSSCR Consultant
  • Date: Thursday, October 28, 2021
  • TIme: 3:30pm – 4:30pm
  • Location: Savery 117 (Big Lab)
  • Register here.

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