Events

 
  • Thursday, January 24th, 2019

    Introduction to Data Management using Stata
    Scott LaCombe
    January 24, 1:30pm-2:45pm

    143 Schaeffer Hall

  • Friday, January 25th, 2019

    Accessing Data through ICPSR and CPRDC
    Giang Rudderham
    January 25, 2:30pm -3:20pm
    150 Schaeffer Hall

    The workshop will discuss research data resources that are available through the University of Iowa, specifically the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) and the Central Plains Research Data Center (CPRDC). There will be an overview of each resource including what types of data are available followed by a demonstration of how to navigate and search for data.

  • Monday, January 28th, 2019

    Founded in 1963, the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Summer Program offers rigorous, hands-on training in statistics, quantitative methods, and data analysis for students and researchers of all skill levels and backgrounds. Participants in the ICPSR Summer Program learn how to understand data and gain valuable research skills that help them to advance their education and careers. The ICPSR Summer Program is world-renowned for its premier quality of instruction, fun learning environment, and unparalleled networking opportunities. 

  • Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

    Introduction and Data Management Using R
    Desmond D. Wallace
    January 30, 1:30pm - 2:45pm
    61 Schaeffer Hall 

  • Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

    Introduction to ArcMap 
    Seungwon Kim
    February 5, 5:30pm - 6:45pm
    243 Jessup Hall

    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. 

  • Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

    Geographic Data Visualization Using ArcMap
    Seungwon Kim
    February 13, 5:30pm - 6:45pm
    243 Jessup Hall

    This workshop focuses on geographic data visualization using ArcMap. Participants will learn to manipulate and visualize spatial data, which allows us to examine geographic patterns in our datasets. Further, basic spatial analysis methods for identifying clusters and spatial dependency will be discussed. Lastly, tips for making beautiful maps will be provided.

  • Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

    Basic Data Visualization Using R 
    Desmond D. Wallace
    February 20, 1:30pm - 2:45 pm
    61 Schaeffer Hall

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

  • Thursday, February 21st, 2019

    Spatial Regression with GeoDa and ArcMap 
    Seungwon Kim
    February 21, 5:30pm - 6:45pm
    243 Jessup Hall 

    The workshop will provide a brief introduction to spatial analysis, focusing on spatial regression using GeoDa, a free software package. Participants will learn to identify spatial dependency in the spatial datasets, visualize spatial autocorrelation and run spatial regression models. 

  • Monday, February 25th, 2019

    Intro to Data Visualization Using Stata 
    Scott LaCombe
    February 25, 1:30pm - 2:45pm
    13 Schaeffer Hall 

    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.

  • Friday, March 8th, 2019

    Scraping in Python 
    Zhiya Zuo
    March 08, 12:30pm - 2:20pm
    C208 Pappajohn Business Building 

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  • Friday, January 18th, 2019

    Survey Building with Qualtrics
    Giang Rudderham
    January 18, 2:30pm - 3:20pm
    150 Schaeffer Hall

    In this workshop you’ll learn to create, customize, and distribute Qualtrics surveys. There will be an overview of basic elements of Qualtrics and a demonstration of building a Qualtrics survey. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop and follow along. No knowledge of Qualtrics is required.  

  • Thursday, January 10th, 2019

    The Data Science Institute is a four-day series of workshops that teaches participants the basic building blocks of coding in the fields of Biological, Physical, and Social Sciences, and Digital Humanities. 

    On January 10, 2018, 8:30am to 12:15pm, Dr. Sai Kumar Ramadugu will teach participents how to use Argon.  The session includes:

  • Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

    The Data Science Institute is a four-day series of workshops that teaches participants the basic building blocks of coding in the fields of Biological, Physical, and Social Sciences, and Digital Humanities. 

    On January 9, from 8:30am to 12:15pm, Dr. Frederick J. Boehmke will cover the basics of data preparation and manipulation in Stata. Topics will include importing data, merging and combining data sets, cleaning data, variables, variable manipulations, loops, and data visualization.

  • Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

    The Data Science Institute is a four-day series of workshops that teaches participants the basic building blocks of coding in the fields of Biological, Physical, and Social Sciences, and Digital Humanities. 

  • Monday, January 7th, 2019

    The Data Science Institute is a four-day series of workshops that teaches participants the basic building blocks of coding in the fields of Biological, Physical, and Social Sciences, and Digital Humanities. 

  • Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

    Mercedes Niño-Murcia, Professor, UI Department of Spanish and Portuguese, will present.

    The PPC is a co-sponsor of the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC) community luncheons, which seek to promote understanding of international issues with expert speakers from around the world.

    The events take place at the Congregational Church Fellowship Hall, 30 N Clinton Street, Iowa City, from 12:00pm - 1:15pm. Registration is required. More information is available on the ICFRC website.

  • Thursday, December 6th, 2018

    Don Gurnett, JA Van Allen/RJ Carver Professor of Physics and Astronomy, will present.

    The PPC is a co-sponsor of the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC) community luncheons, which seek to promote understanding of international issues with expert speakers from around the world.

    The events take place at the Congregational Church Fellowship Hall, 30 N Clinton Street, Iowa City, from 12:00pm - 1:15pm. Registration is required. More information is available on the ICFRC website.

  • Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

    This workshop will introduce participants to the basics of network analysis. Specific focus is given to importing and manipulating network data, network visualization, and calculating basic network statistics (e.g., density, centrality). This is an introductory workshop appropriate for those with only basic familiarity with R. Example code will be provided.

    Register here: https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_d0R1gZb4SP5eLFb

  • Thursday, November 29th, 2018

    A series of public forums on different social issues in Iowa are free and available to the public.

  • Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

    Sunny Ho, Doctoral Candidate, UI Counseling Psychology, Ching-Lan Lin, and Yunkgyoung Garrison, will present.

    The PPC is a co-sponsor of the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC) community luncheons, which seek to promote understanding of international issues with expert speakers from around the world.

    The events take place at the Congregational Church Fellowship Hall, 30 N Clinton Street, Iowa City, from 12:00pm - 1:15pm. Registration is required. More information is available on the ICFRC website.

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