Past Computing and Research Services Workshops

2012

Wednesday January 11, 2012, 9:30 AM to 3:15 PM, IBS Computer Lab, Room 150
Introduction to R
Matt Keller, Assistant Professor of Psychology at UCB and a fellow at the Institute for Behavioral Genetics & Elisabeth Root, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography at UCB and Faculty Research Affiliate, IBS
Registration and Workshop Materials
Workshop sponsored by Computing and Research Services.
Thursday, Feb 9, 2012, 12:00 to 1:00 PM, IBS Room 155B
Supercomputing in the Social Sciences: The When, Where, and How
Ben Domingue
Workshop Materials
Workshop sponsored by CUPC and Computing and Research Services.
Thursday, April 5, 12:00 to 1:00 PM, IBS Room 155B
An Introduction to Bayesian Estimation: Illustrations Using the General Linear Model
Ben Domingue
This presentation has been cancelled.
Short Course: Introduction to Spatial Demography: Geospatial Data and Spatial Regression ~ CU Population Center
May 23-25, 2012
Instructors: Paul Voss, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Seth Spielman, Elisabeth Root, University of Colorado Boulder
This course will provide an overview of spatial analysis in population and health, with an emphasis on spatial statistics and regression.
Class Website
Flyer
Tuesday, Sept 25, 3:00-4:30 PM, IBS Computer Lab, 150
EndNote Web
Jennifer Knievel and Mark Mabbett
Registration and Workshop Materials
Tuesday, Oct 2, 12:00 to 1:00 PM, IBS Room 155B
An Introduction to Bayesian Estimation: Illustrations Using the General Linear Model
Ben Domingue
This talk will be a basic introduction to Bayesian estimation through a series of illustrations with a linear modelling problem. In particular, a little of the mathematics and a lot of the estimation behind the Metropolis-Hastings algorithm and Gibbs sampling (the two most common Bayesian estimation methodologies) will be compared to OLS and maximum likelihood (two common frequentist approaches).
Presentation slides (pdf) and Source (R)
Sponsored by CUPC and Computing and Research Services.
Thursday, Nov 8, 12:00 to 1:00 PM, IBS Room 155B
Propensity Score Matching from a Potential Outcomes Framework
Liz Lawrence
Propensity score matching can indicate causality in observational studies where selection is a problem. This talk will review what propensity score matching is and its advantages, as well as the assumptions that limit the approach. I will also discuss packages in R that perform matching, going through command options and resulting output.
Presentation slides (pdf)
Sponsored by CUPC and Computing and Research Services.

2011

Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday, January 5- 7, 2011, IBS Computer Lab, 150
Presented by Computing and Research Services
Introduction to R
Workshop Materials
Monday, January 31, 2011, IBS Computer Lab, 150
Introduction to Nvivo 9
Kristi Jackson (QUERI, Inc)
Workshop Materials
Wednesday, March 2, 2011, IBS Computer Lab, 150
EndNote Web
Jennifer Knievel and Stephanie Alexander
Workshop Materials
Wednesday, March 9, 2011, IBS Computer Lab, 150
Health Research Tools: PubMed and Zotero
Megan Bresnahan, Engineering Research and Instruction Librarian
Workshop Materials
Wednesday, August 17, 2011, 9:00am - 12:00 noon, IBS Computer Lab, 150
Introduction to Nvivo 9
Kristi Jackson (QUERI, Inc)
Registration is required for attendance at this workshop. Workshop is full; registration is closed.
More information about Nvivo
Workshop sponsored by Computing and Research Services.
Thursday, Nov 3, 2011, 12:00noon - 1:30 PM, IBS Room 155A
Exchange Email Tech Talk: How to Optimize the Email and Calendaring Features of Outlook Exchange (Web Access and for Windows)
Daniel Rosson and Lisa Deutchman, Tech Learning Analysts, Office of Informational Technology (OIT)
More information
Sponsored by Computing and Research Services.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 3:00 to 4:30 PM, IBS Room 155B
Introduction to Multiple Imputation of Missing Data
Patrick Krueger
Missing data is a common problem in social and behavioral data. Many commonly used methods for dealing with missing data can result in seriously biased coefficients and standard errors that do not accurately reflect our uncertainty about the estimate. Although no method for dealing with missing data is perfect, multiple imputation (MI) is relatively easy to implement and provides a substantial advance over prior methods. This talk offers an introduction to the logic behind multiple imputation, and presents a simple example from Patrick's data.
Workshop Slides (pdf)
Workshop Example (pdf)
Workshop sponsored by CUPC and Computing and Research Services.

2010

Monday, February 15, 3:00-4:30, Norlin Commons E113
Presented by Norlin Library, Dept. of Research & Instruction
EndNote Web

2008

Friday, January 18, 12:00-1:30, Ketchum 117A
Nancy Thorwardson, IBS Computing and Research Services
Mapping Social Data with ArcGIS: An Introduction
Workshop Materials
Friday, January 25, 12:00-1:30, Ketchum 117A
Jani Little, IBS Computing and Research Services
Sources of Geographic Data for Social Scientists
Friday, February 1, 12:00-1:30, Ketchum 117A
Nancy Thorwardson, IBS Computing and Research Services
Mapping Social Data with ArcGIS: Part II
Workshop Materials
Friday, February 15, 12:00-1:30, Ketchum 116
Elaine Fischer, Social Science Data Laboratory
DataVerse: An Emerging Data Archive
Tuesday, March 11, Lab and Lecture, Ketchum 117A
Marcia Castro, Harvard School of Public Health
GIS and Spatial Statistics
Lecture: 11:00-12:00, GIS and Spatial Statistics: Methods and Applications in Public Health
Lab: 12:00-1:30, GIS and Spatial Statistics: Spatial Statistics Software (ArcGIS, GeoDa, PPA)
Workshop Materials
Co-sponsored by the Social Sciences Data Lab
Friday, May 16, 3:30, IBS #4 (1220 Grandview Ave.)
Gabe Westmaas, Goodbye
We meet to celebrate Gabe Westmaas, who has just accepted a position out-of-state. Very bad for us--very good for him! So mark your calendar and come to the party.
Friday, October 10, 12:00-1:30, Ketchum 117A
Casey Blalock, Population Program
Introduction to R
Workshop Materials
Friday, October 17, 12:00-1:30, IBS #3 Conference Room
Ying Lu, Population Program and Social Science Data Lab
Becoming a Bayesian
Friday, October 24, 12:00-1:30, Ketchum 117A
Ying Lu, Population Program and Social Science Data Lab
Introduction to R for Bayesian Statistics
Workshop Materials

2006

Tuesday, Jan 31, 3:00-5:00, CRS Computer Lab, IBS Building #4
Gabe Westmaas
Backing Up Your Files: Strategies and Available Options
Workshop Notes
Tuesday, Feb 7, 3:00-5:00, CRS Computer Lab, IBS Building #4
Tom Dickinson
Poster Sessions: Designing and Printing Posters
Workshop Materials
Tuesday, Feb 21, 3:00-5:00, CRS Computer Lab, IBS Building #4
Nancy Thorwardson
Beginning Photoshop: Editing Photos and Building Collages
Workshop Materials
Thursday, Apr 20, 3:00-5:00, IBS 4, CRS Computer Lab
Jani Little
The American Community Survey
Sponsored by the Computing and Research Services
Workshop Materials

2003-2004

Geographically Weighted Regression
Time: Tues, Feb 3, 3:00PM-5:00PM
Instructor: Lisa Jordan (CRS and Pop Program)

This workshop will introduce the GWR technique and will provide hands-on experience using software available in the CRS lab. In general, the GWR technique is used to estimate geographically varying regression parameters. For a brief summary of GWR…

GIS Techniques: Introduction to Thematic Mapping and Spatial Analysis
Times: Thurs, Feb 19 and 26, 3:00PM-5:00PM
Instructor: Tom Dickinson (CRS)

This two-session workshop is a "hands-on" introduction to GIS, oriented toward using spatial data for research. In the first session, a series of exercises provides an overview of basic GIS concepts, thematic mapping of geographic data and creating printable thematic maps. The second session focuses on spatial analysis techniques and data formats, with exercises on using common GIS data types and map projections; how to find and use geographic data in your projects; importing spreadsheet data from statistical packages and other sources into a GIS; and spatial analysis and modeling. The exercises utilize ArcView 3.3.

What Is WebCal, and Why Do You Need It?
Time: Wed, Feb 25, 3:00PM-4:00PM
Instructor: Gabe Westmaas (CRS)

WebCal is the web-based calendar system for CU. It is designed to be used for personal, group and resource scheduling. The workshop will provide a demonstration of its capabilities and a brief tutorial for setting up a calendar.

Managing Bibliographic References with EndNote (for Researchers)
Time: Thurs, March 11, 3:00PM-4:00PM
Instructors: Jani Little (CRS) and Sugandha Brooks (Admin)

This workshop is designed to teach researchers how to start using EndNote. The workshop will include a hands-on example of setting up an EndNote library. Participants will then write a short paper in Word, inserting citations and formatting references. For more information on EndNote ...

More about WebCal and how to use it
Time: Thurs, Mar 18, 3:00PM-4:00PM
Instructor: Gabe Westmaas (CRS)

WebCal is the web-based calendar system for CU. It is designed to be used for personal, group and resource scheduling. The workshop will provide a demonstration of its capabilities and a brief tutorial for setting up a calendar.

Managing the IBS Publication Database with EndNote (for IBS Program Assistants)
Time: Tues, March 23, 9:30AM-11:00AM
Instructors: Jani Little (CRS) and Sugandha Brooks (Admin)

This workshop will be a training session for staff involved in project to create a database of all IBS publications. They will be taught how to find all publications of a single author using the Web and how to enter them into an EndNote library

On-line Data Collection Capabilities at IBS
Time: Thurs, April 8, 3:00PM-4:00PM
Instructor: Jani Little (CRS)

CRS recently completed a prototype for online data collection. It is based on a complex social-psychological study of family relationships. This workshop will be a demonstration of the online data collection methods now available to IBS research projects.


2002-2003

Excel Techniques Workshop Series:

Basic Spreadsheet Functions in Excel
January 13
Instructor, Jani Little, CRS
Introduction to Tables with Excel
January 16
Instructor, Patrick Krueger, CRS and Population Program
Introduction to Graphs with Excel
January 23
Instructor, James Raymer, Population Program
GIS Techniques: Introduction to Thematic Mapping and Spatial Analysis
January 22 and 29
Instructor, Tom Dickinson, CRS
Migrating to WebMail and Using the WebMail Interface
April 15, 3:00-4:00 PM
Instructor, Jani Little, CRS
Using the GeoLytics CDs for Extracting Census Data
April 22, 3:00-4:00 PM
Instructor, Jani Little, CRS

Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) Workshop Series:

Introduction to SEM and Amos
Aug 15, 10:00 to 12:00
Instructor, Jani Little, CRS
Measurement Models and Amos
Aug 20, 10:00-12:00
Instructor, Mark Turbin, Problem Behavior
Modeling Change in Longitudinal Studies
Aug 28, 12:00-2:00
Instructor, Angela Bryan, Health Behavior
Managing Bibliographic References with EndNote
Oct 16, 2:00-3:00 PM
Instructor, Jeannette Sutton, Environment and Behavior
An Introduction to Web Design and HTML
Oct. 1, 2:00-5:00 PM
Instructor, Tom Dickinson, CRS

Microsoft Tools Workshop Series:

Generating and Editing Equations in MS Word
Oct. 30, 2:00-3:00 PM
Instructor, Randall Kuhn, Population Program
Generating and Editing Schematic Diagrams in MS Word and PowerPoint
Dec. 11, 2:00-3:00 PM
Instructor, Randall Kuhn, Population Program

Before Fall 2002

Computer Practices and Skills:
Internet Library Skills
Introduction to Excel
Basic Computer Security
From Windows '98 to Windows 2000: What are the Differences?
Introductions to Statistical Software:
Introduction to Stata
Introduction to SPSS
Introduction to Statistical Analysis with S-Plus
Introduction to Statistical Analysis with SAS
Spatial Analysis within Statistical Software Packages:
Introduction to Spatial Statistics with S-Plus
Introduction to Spatial Regression with SpaceStat
Introduction to Multilevel Models
Data Acquisition and Usage:
Census 2000