Events

 
  • 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.

  • Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

    This symposium focused on extreme weather events in Iowa and how communities might provide equitable responses, recovery and resilience.

  • Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

    5:30pm - 6:45pm

    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_6WshbbxxLx4PxiJ

  • Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

    The PPC is proud to co-sponsor this talk by US Senator Tom Udall (New Mexico). The event will be held at Boyd Law Building, Room 235 at 5:00pm on October 1.

    Public Policy Center Director Pete Damiano and College of Law Dean Kevin Washburn will lead a conversation with the senator.  They’ll talk about his time in DC,  the For the People Act, and his career in law and politics.

  • Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

    Tracy Osborn will present her research, which asks whether the proliferation of groups that recruit women candidates, or “women candidate groups,” increases women’s representation in political office.  Dr. Osborn will present results from a survey of groups in 2018.  This survey highlights the array of challenges facing groups who want to bring more women to office.

  • Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

    1:30pm - 2:20pm

    In this workshop the basics for conducting qualitative research will be covered. Participants will become familiar with the logic behind qualitative research methods. In addition, participants will be guided throughout the process of developing a qualitative research questions and choosing a research design that ensures sufficient scientific rigor. This is an introductory workshop appropriate to those with little to no familiarity with qualitative research.

  • Friday, September 20th, 2019

    Summer scholars-in-residence Sylvia Mikucki-Enyart, Assistant Professor in Communication Studies, and Kayla Reed-Fitzke, Assistant Professor in Couple & Family Therapy, will present their project, “Lunch & Learn: Utilizing Relational Turbulence Theory to Understand Intimate Partner Violence among Emerging Adult College Students.” 

  • Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

    1:30pm - 2:45pm

    This workshop aims to cover a basic introduction to Stata. Participants will be introduced to the Stata interface, command syntax, do-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 Stata. Example code will be provided.

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