• Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

    This event brought 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, hosted 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.

  • 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

    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

    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

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.  

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  • 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 to sign up.