Population Program Past Conferences, Short Courses, Workshops


2012

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.
Friday & Saturday, Oct 5 & 6, 12:00 to 1:00 PM, IBS Room 155
Measuring People in Place
Seth Spielman
Workshop agenda and materials
Sponsored by CUPC.
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.
Conference: Integrating Genetics and the Social Sciences ~ CU Population Center
August 15-16, 2012
Supported by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development and the Population Association of America, with additional funds provided by the NICHD funded CU Population Center, the Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research, and the Institute of Behavioral Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
IGSS 2012 Conference Website
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
Workshop: CUPC-NCAR Workshop on Migration, Urbanization and Climate Change ~ CU Population Center
May 7-8, 2012
Boulder, Colorado
Lori Hunter and Patricia Romero-Lankao - Organizers
Workshop Website
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.
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.

2011

Conference: Integrating Genetics and the Social Sciences
May 31 - June 1, 2011
Supported by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development and the Population Association of America, with additional funds provided by the NICHD funded CU Population Center, the Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research, and the Institute of Behavioral Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
IGSS 2011 Conference Website
Short Course: APS Short Course: Longitudinal Data Management & Analysis ~ SOCY 7171
July 11-22, 2011
Jani Little, Jill Williams, and Jane Menken - Instructors
Casey Blalock, Laura Patterson, and Christie Sennott - Teaching Assistants
Course Description and Preliminary Syllabus (pdf)
Class Website (password protected site)
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.
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 and earlier

Conference: Integrating Genetics and the Social Sciences
June 2-3, 2010
Sponsored by the Population Association of America
and the C U Population Center
IGSS 2010 Conference Website
Short course: Longitudinal Data Analysis: Hazard Models ~ GEOG 6180 ~ University of Colorado Population Center Summer Short Course
June 17-19, 2009
Boulder, Colorado
Dan Powers, Fernando Riosmena, and Jani Little - Instructors
Class Website
Short course: Environmental Demography ~ University of Colorado Population Center Summer Short Course
July 16-18, 2008
Boulder, Colorado
Lori Hunter, Barbara Entwisle, David Carr, Liam Downey, Nizam Khan, and Nancy Thorwardson - Instructors
Class Website
Short course: Longitudinal Data Management & Analysis ~ APS Short Course
June 23-July 4, 2008
Jani Little, Georges Reniers, Nizam Khan, Edmore Marinda, Jill Williams, and Jane Menken - Instructors
Class Website (password protected site)
Short course: Longitudinal Data Management & Analysis: Exploring Developing Countries' Rural Population and Health Issues ~ Sociology 5161
July 2-13, 2007
Jani Little, Jill Williams, Jane Menken, and Nizam Khan - Instructors
Class Website (password protected site)
Short course: Biodemography ~ University of Colorado Population Center Summer Short Course
June 11-13, 2007
Boulder, Colorado
Maxine Weinstein, Michael Stallings, Eileen Crimmins, Noreen Goldman, Tom Johnson, Deqing Wu, Matt McQueen, and Jane Menken - Instructors
Class Website
Conference: Research on AIDS and Aging in Africa
January 11 - 12, 2007
Jane Menken, John Knodel, Jere Behrman, Sangeetha Madhavan, Sam Clark, David Lam, Enid Schatz, Susan Watkins, Lisa Cliggett, Kathleen Beegle, and Giovanna Merli - Presenters
Conference Agenda (pdf) ~ List of Participants (pdf)
Short course: Longitudinal Data Management & Analysis - Exploring Developing Countries' Rural Population and Health Issues ~ Sociology 5161
June 10 - 30, 2006
Jill Williams, Enid Schatz, Jane Menken, and Jani Little - Instructors
Class Website (password protected site)
Short course: Economic Demography
May 15 - 19, 2006
Laura Argys - Instructor
Class Photos
This course is designed to familiarize students with the theoretical and empirical approaches to demographic topics from an economic perspective. Theoretical techniques will include cost-benefit analysis and models of utility maximization. Regression techniques and modifications to account for endogeneity make up the empirical focus of the course. These methods will be applied to the economics of marriage and divorce, fertility, and migration. Class time will be spent on introductory lectures describing theoretical models and empirical methods and discussions of applications of these methods in journal articles. Students will have an opportunity to discuss their own research ideas in class and gain an understanding of how economics might inform their research question.
Conference: Third Annual Wits-Brown-Colorado-APHRC Colloquium: Current Issues in Health and Population Studies
April 4-5, 2005; Boulder, Colorado
Population Studies is a broad, dynamic, and evolving field. Although quantitative and demographic methods are the core of Population Studies, the field draws on the perspectives of many disciplines. This two day colloquium will facilitate interaction, collaboration, and learning among international colleagues on a broad range of academic work related to health and population.
Conference: Colorado Conference on the Estimation of Migration
Co-sponsored with the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the National Institute on Aging, September 2004
Short course: Topics in Applied Statistics
July 2000, one week course
Cristobal Ridao-Cano - presenter
Course Notes (pdf)
Short course: Loglinear Modeling and Missing Data
July 1999, one week course
Frans Willekens - presenter
Course PowerPoint Presentations