The Center for Social Science Computation and Research

Workshops Descriptions

CSSCR Workshops, Autumn Quarter 2019

(listed in order of scheduled
appearance)

Introduction to R using Rstudio

Description:
This class will teach you how to get started
with R using the free integrated development environment called Rstudio. The
course 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: Jasmine Jiang, CSSCR Consultant
Date: Monday, October 7, 2019
Time: 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Place: Savery 121
Register here.

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: Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Place: Savery 121
Register here.

Introduction to R using Rstudio

Description:
This class will teach you how to get started
with R using the free integrated development environment called Rstudio. The
course 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: Anwesha Pan, CSSCR Consultant
Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Time: 9:30am – 10:30am
Place: Savery 121
Register here.

Introduction to SPSS

Description:
This courses introduces the SPSS statistical package including reading in datafiles as well as basic data management and introductory statistical procedures. Additional topics include computing and recoding variables and selecting and filtering cases.

Instructor: Youngwon Kim, CSSCR Consultant
Date: Thursday, October 17, 2019
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am
Place: Savery 121
Register here.

Data Manipulation/Data “Wrangling” in R

Description:

This course 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: Yuan Hsiao, CSSCR Consultant
Date: Thursday, October 17, 2019
Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Place: Savery 117
Register here.

Basic Graphics in R

Description:
This course introduces students to ways of producing effect graphs in R.  Topics covered will include basic plotting functions (e.g. histograms, scatter plots), production of multi-panel graphs, and various means of exporting graphs to other presentation packages.

Instructor: Yunkang Yang, CSSCR Consultant
Date: Monday, October 21, 2019
Time: 8:30am – 9:30am
Place:  Savery 121

Register here.

Introduction to Python

Description:
This class will provide you the basics of PYTHON for both gathering data from public sources and providing analyses.

Instructor: Mike Babb, CSSCR Consultant
Date: Monday, October 21, 2019
Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Place: Savery 121
Register here.

Description:
This class will teach you how to get started
with R using the free integrated development environment called Rstudio. The
course 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: Jasmine Jiang, CSSCR Consultant
Date: Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Time: 11:30am- 12:30pm
Place: Savery 121
Register here.

Introduction to Python

Description:
This class will provide you the basics of PYTHON
for both gathering data from public sources and providing analyses.

Instructor: Mike Babb, CSSCR Consultant
Date: Monday, July 15, 2019
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am
Place: Savery 117
Register here.

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: Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am
Place: Savery 117
Register here.

Introduction to R using Rstudio

(NOTE: THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CHANGED FROM ITS ORIGINAL DATE)

Description:
This class will teach you how to get started with R using the free integrated development environment called Rstudio. The course 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: Yunkang Yang, CSSCR Consultant
Date: Thursday, July 25, 2019
Time: 12:00pm- 1:00pm
Place: Savery 117
Register here.

Introduction to STATA

Description:
This course will introduce you to the basic Stata statistical package including
reading in STATA datasets, basic data manipulation in Stata, and common
statistical procedures.

Instructor: Anwesha Pan, CSSCR Consultant
Date: Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Place: Savery 121
Register here.

Data Wrangling in R

Description:

This course 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: Yuan Hsiao, CSSCR Consultant
Date: Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Time: 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Place: Savery 117.
Register here.

Introduction to Qualitative Research and ATLAS.ti

Description:
This course 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. Time permitting, we may also
briefly discuss best practices for data management. The course assumes no prior
use of Atlas-ti.

Instructor: Riddhi Mehta-Neugebauer, CSSCR Consultant
Date: Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Place: Savery 121
Register here.