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
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.
ISRC Workshop: Introduction and Data Management Using R
Wednesday, October 6, 2021; 1:30 - 2:45pm
151 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.
ISRC Workshop: Survey Building in Qualtrics
Thursday October 21, 2021; 2:30 - 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.
ISRC Workshop: Network Analysis Using Python NetworkX Library
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.
ISRC Workshop: Introduction to Stata
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.
ISRC Workshop: Spatial Analysis with R
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.
Recordings of previous workshops
- Introduction to Stata 1
- Introduction to Multi-Level Modeling Using Stata
- Intro to Data Visualization Using Stata
- Introduction to R
- Data Management Using R
- Network Visualization Using R
- Network Analysis Using R
- Advanced Spatial Analysis with R
- Bayesian Disease Mapping with R and OpenBUGS
- Introduction to Programming in Python
- Data Management and Analysis with Python
- Network Analysis using Python Networkx
- Advanced Data Management and Analysis in SPSS
- Introduction to ArcMap
- Spatial Analysis with GeoDa
- Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants by the National Science Foundation (sign in with Hawk ID)
- Data Resources at the University of Iowa and accessing data through the ICPSR