Workshops

The Iowa Social Science Research Center conducts workshops during the Fall and Spring Semesters. Workshops will be held in person for Fall 2021.  The Fall workshop information and registration links are posted below, as are links to previously recorded workshops.  

The Iowa Informatics Initiative also provides workshops on related topics. Click here for more information. 

Fall 2021 Workshops:

Introduction to Programming with Python
Sulyun Lee
Tuesday, September 28, 2021; 2:00-3:15 p.m.
C208 Pappajohn Business Building (PBB)

This workshop will discuss the basics of Python programming. You will be involved in installing and configuring Python environment, getting used to Python data structures, and creating simple Python scripts. The tutorials for the Python environment setting and example codes will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops to follow along.

https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8iTd3Phht6cRibc

ISRC Workshop: Introduction and Data Management Using R 
Hyein Ko
Wednesday, October 6, 2021; 1:30-2:45pm
60 Schaeffer Hall (SH)

This workshop will provide a basic introduction to the R programming languages. Starting with introducing the RStudio interface, this workshop will cover syntax, script files, and basic functions (e.g., opening a dataset, summary statistics, etc.). In addition, participants will learn how to manage single and multiple datasets. This is an introductory workshop appropriate for those who with limited or no familiarity with R. Example code will be provided.
https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3kidMWb7XAhXd7U

ISRC Workshop: Network Analysis Using Python NetworkX Library
Sulyun Lee
Tuesday, October 26, 2021; 2:00-3:15pm
C208 Pappajohn Business Building (PBB)

This workshop will discuss the basic network analysis using a NetworkX library provided by Python. NetworkX is a package that provides various built-in functions for dealing with network-structured data. You will be involved in generating networks from external data sources, computing basic network statistics, and analyzing/interpreting the networks. The example codes will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops to follow along.

https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9vOVAUO3v955E4S

ISRC Workshop: Introduction to Stata
Hyein Ko
Wednesday, October 27, 2021; 1:30-2:45pm
60 Schaeffer Hall (SH)

This workshop will offer 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.). We will also discuss 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.

https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_etVHZK8NfI6pyOq

ISRC Workshop: Spatial Analysis with R
Seungwon Kim
Thursday, October 28, 2021; 5:00-6:15pm
219 Jessup Hall (JH)

This is an advanced workshop designed for those who are familiar with regression analysis, providing the basics of spatial analysis using spdep packages in R. This workshop highlights why spatial models are necessary and further provide step-by-step guidelines on how to analyze geospatial data. In particular, participants will learn to test and visualize spatial dependencies in spatial data and perform spatial regression analysis. Some familiarity with spatial data and GIS software is recommended but not necessary. Datasets and slides will be provided.

https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eaCQ8LUR2SSaJW6

Recordings of previous workshops

Stata

R

Qualitative Research

Python

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