Events

 
  • Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

    10:30am - 11:20am

    In this workshop you'll be introduced to the "life cycle" of survey research. This involves two key sides of survey research: representation and measurement. There are numerous steps and decisions researchers make and these introduce the possibility of errors. The focus in this workshop will be on understanding these errors holistically, strategies to minimize them, and when they may impact statistical estimates

  • Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

    George Wehby, PhD, professor of health management and policy at the University of Iowa College of Public Health, and researcher in the PPC health policy research program, will present the 2019 Distinguished Faculty Lecture, "Poverty, Child Health, and the Minimum Wage."

    This event is free and open to the public.

  • Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

    1:30pm - 2:45pm

    This workshop aims to cover a comprehensive introduction to analyzing network data. Participants will be introduced to techniques of network analysis such as network visualization, calculating network statistics (e.g. transitivity, dyad and triad census), basic network regression, and exponential random graph models (ERGMs). I assume that participants have no prior knowledge of network analysis and only basic familiarity with R. Example code will be provided.

  • Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

    This event brings together a panel of experts to discuss the burden of American gun violence and the potential for evidence-based public policy solutions.

    The PPC’s Crime & Justice Policy research program, directed by Mark Berg, is hosting this panel as part of the Run Up to the 2020 Caucus – a series designed to examine different policy topics that will be discussed during the campaign.

  • Thursday, October 24th, 2019

    The PPC is proud to co-sponsor this event.

  • Thursday, October 24th, 2019

    The PPC is proud to co-sponsor this event as part of our Run Up to the Caucus series of events.

    Tracy Osborn, associate professor of Political Science and director of the PPC's Politics and Policy Research program, will talk about the current status of women in politics. This event is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Johnson County.

    The event begins at 7:30pm.

  • Friday, October 25th, 2019

    Summer Scholar teamSato Ashida (Community and Behavioral Health), Caitlin Ward (Biostatistics), Tessa Heeren (Public Policy Center), and Daniel Sewell (Biostatistics) will present a Lunch and Learn session on Accountable Communities of Health.

  • Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

    5:30pm - 6:45pm

    This workshop aims to provide a quick introduction to ArcMap. Participants will learn to set workspace environments for projects, generate and manipulate spatial data, combine spatial datasets with data from different sources (i.e., *.txt or *.csv), visualize and publish maps. Participants are encouraged to bring up questions on spatial aspects of their research. No prior knowledge of ArcMap is required. Datasets will be provided. 

  • Monday, November 4th, 2019

    2:30pm - 3:20pm

    This workshop provides a brief introduction to the basics of SPSS. We will cover the following topics: (1) How to import data, (2) How to transform data and create new variables, and (3) How to do analyses such as descriptive statistics, correlations, and mean comparisons. No previous SPSS experience is necessary! Bringing a laptop to follow along is encouraged, but not necessary.  

    Register here: https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8raP2IVw9BzmYbr

  • Monday, November 4th, 2019

    As part of the University of Iowa 100 year commemoration of the 19th Amendment, Stacey Abrams will visit the UI campus to discuss voting rights.

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  • Thursday, October 17th, 2019

    12:30pm - 1:45pm

    In this workshop you will learn the basics of survey development. You will be introduced to best practices for writing questions about attitudes, behaviors, knowledge, and demographics. We will also discuss how to compile questions into a functional survey and how to evaluate a final survey.

    Register here: https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1RhVdH0rGUlpDQp

  • Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

    11:00am - 12:15pm

    This workshop will provide a basic introduction to graphics in Stata. Topics for this workshop primarily covers creating and editing presentation-quality graphics (e.g. bar graphs, box plots, scatterplots) using stata code. This is an introductory workshop appropriate for those with only basic familiarity with Stata. Example code will be provided.

    Register here: https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_831fla5NGf8E0mx

  • Friday, October 11th, 2019

    PPC summer scholars-in-residence, Leslie Locke, Gerta Bardoshi, and Jeremy Swanston will display the work that came out of their project, "PhotoVoices: Amplifying the Perspectives of Latinx Students Identified as Academically At-Risk in a Rural Iowa High School." To read the policy brief that came out of the same project, click here.

  • Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

    12:30pm - 1:20pm

    In this workshop you will learn the basics for conducting qualitative research analysis using Nvivo. You will gain hands-on experience in developing a codebook, coding audio-transcriptions, and analyzing data using Nvivo. This is an introductory workshop appropriate to those with little to no familiarity with Nvivo.  

    Register here: https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9N7xbdhkkqv5UCV

  • Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

    The Public Policy Center is proud to support the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council luncheons.

    Nick Yu, joins us this fall from the People’s Republic of China. His professional titles include: Artistic Director of the Shanghai Dramatic Arts Center, Artistic Director of the Shanghai International Comedy Festival, and Co-director of the Shanghai Performing Arts Group.

  • Saturday, October 5th, 2019

    Spend the morning learning about what it means to caucus in Iowa, hearing from local leaders in the Democratic and Republican parties, and finding out how you can get involved. All students are welcome - come to learn or share your own experience! E-mail rene-arps@uiowa.edu to sign up.

  • Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 to Saturday, October 5th, 2019

    The PPC is proud to co-sponsor this year's Iowa Harm Reduction Coalition annual summit.

  • Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

    1:30pm - 2:45pm

    This workshop aims to cover a basic introduction to the R programming language. Participants will be introduced to the RStudio interface, syntax, script files, and basic functions (e.g., opening a dataset, summary statistics, etc.). In addition, participants will also learn how to manage single and multiple datasets. This is an introductory workshop appropriate for those with limited or no familiarity with R. Example code will be provided.

  • Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

    The PPC is proud to sponsor this luncheon series.

  • Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

    10:00am - 11:15am

    In this workshop, you will learn the basics of Python that are required to manage data. You will be involved in installing and configuring Python environment, assigning variables, and using the data structures.  Then, you will also learn formatting datasets using Pandas Python package. Several useful Python packages will be introduced with the example codes. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops to follow along.

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