Tuesday, April 17, 2012

ICPSR summer workshops at UC Berkeley

As part of Armacost Library's subscription to the ICPSR database of social science data sets, students and faculty at the University of Redlands are eligible to apply for summer workshops in quantitative research methods. This summer, two workshops will be held at UC Berkeley. Here's more information from ICPSR:

UC DATA is proud to be the local host for ICPSR Summer Workshops at UC Berkeley.

Two workshops are being offered:

Causal Inference in the Social Sciences: Matching, Propensity Scores and Other Strategies

Dominik Hangartner, London School of Economics

Marco Steenbergen, University of Bern

July 9 – 13, 2012 (5-day workshop)

This course provides an introduction to statistical methods used for causal inference in the social sciences. Using the potential outcomes framework of causality, we discuss designs and methods for data from randomized experiments and observational studies. In particular, the designs and methods covered in the course include (propensity score) matching, instrumental variables, difference-in-difference, synthetic control, and regression discontinuity. Examples are drawn from across the social science disciplines

The R Statistical Computing Environments: The Basics and Beyond

John Fox, McMaster University

August 6 - 9, 2012 (4-day workshop)

The goal of this four-day workshop is to introduce R and R programming. Each day will combine five to six hours of lectures and demonstrations with two to three hours of hands-on labs. We will begin with a basic overview of, and introduction to, R including statistical modeling - in effect, using R as a statistical package. After that, the workshop picks up where the basic material leaves off, and provides the background required to use R seriously for sophisticated data analysis and presentation. Topics to be covered in the workshop include an introduction to R programming, the design of custom statistical graphs, and unlocking the power of the R statistical programming environment.

More information and registration is at : http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/sumprog/

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Scenes from the ALURA Reception

Dr. John Glover, Bill Kennedy, Dr. James Sandos, Dr. Matthew Raffety, and Dr. Katherine Baber listen to ALURA recipient Bernadette Magallanes talk about her research.

Janelle Julagay, Director of the Library Gabriela Sonntag, and Bernadette Magallanes' parents listen to Dr. John Glover talk about the research process.

ALURA recipient, Bernadette Magallanes, pictured with her faculty advisers John Glover, Matthew Raffety, and Jim Sandos.

Jeff Martinez, Director of Physical Education and Athletics, pictured with ALURA recipient Bernadette Magallanes. Bernadette is a veteran sprinter on the Track & Field team.

Bernadette with members of the ALURA Selection Committee: Paige Mann (Librarian), Katherine Baber (School of Music), Janelle Julagay (Librarian), and Shana Higgins (Librarian).