The Center for Social Science Computation and Research

Workshops Descriptions

CSSCR Short Workshop Offerings
Winter 2021

(listed in order of scheduled appearance)

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:  Anwesha Pan, CSSCR Consultant
  • Date:  Wednesday, January 20, 2021
  • TIme:  2:30pm – 3:30pm
  • Format:  synchronous
  • Register here.

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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:  Friday, January 22, 2021
  • TIme:  2:30pm – 3:30pm
  • Format:  asynchronous – video distributed two days prior and this date provides Q&A opportunity. Must register to receive the video link.
  • 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, January 25, 2021
  • TIme:  10:30am – 12:00 (noon)
  • Format:  synchronous
  • 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:  Zhe Liu, CSSCR Consultant
  • Date:  Wednesday, January 27, 2021
  • TIme:  1:30pm – 2:30pm
  • Format:  synchronous
  • Register here.

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Basic Graphics in R

Description:   This CSCCR workshop 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:  Yuan Hsiao, CSSCR Consultant
  • Date:  Friday, January 29, 2021
  • TIme:  10:30am – 11:30am
  • Format:  synchronous
  • Register here.

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Direct Coding of Audio Data using ATLAS.ti

Description:   This workshop focuses on the ability to directly code audio data (e.g. interviews) using ATLAS.ti software.  Direct coding of the data can make transcripting unnecessary, hence, can be initiated soon after data collection.  If time permits, some visualization techniques ( such as Word Clouds) will be introduced.  The workshop assumes a base knowledge of ATLAS.ti (see an Introduction to ATLAS.ti workshop from Fall 2020 here). While the workshop does not require having access to Atlas-ti it is helpful.  For UW students/researchers/faculty access to ATLAS.ti on CSDE terminal server is available, please contact CSDE (Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology).

  • Instructor:  Baishakhi Basu, CSSCR Consultant
  • Date:  Tuesday, February 2, 2021
  • TIme:  2:30pm – 3:30pm
  • Format:  synchronous
  • Register here.

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Introduction to Python

Description:   This workshop will provide you the basics in getting started with Python for both data gathering from public sources and providing analyses.  No prior experience necessary.   

  • Instructor:  Mike Babb, CSSCR Consultant
  • Date:  Thursday, February 4, 2021
  • TIme:  11:30am – 1:30pm (2 hour workshop)
  • Format:  synchronous
  • Register here.

Again to register for any of the above workshops follow this link.