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SPRING, 2013

January 11

Dr. Evan J. Ringquist: Meta-analysis

1:30-4 PM, Indiana Memorial Union, Oak Room

Dr. Ringquist is Professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University, where he is also Director of the PhD Programs in Public Affairs and Public Policy.

Flier | Slides |Video


January 18

Dr. Christian B. Hansen: The use of instrumental variables

1:30-4:30 PM, Indiana Memorial union, oak room

Dr. Hansen is Professor of Econometrics and Statistics in the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago

Flier | Slides |Video


January 25

Dr. Chunfeng Huang: Introduction to spatial statistics

2:30-4:30 PM, Woodburn Hall 101

Dr. Huang is Assistant Professor of Statistics at Indiana University.

Flier| Slides | Video


February 8

Dr. Roderick J. A. Little: Handling missing data

9:00-12:00, Woodburn Hall 101
1:30-4:30, Woodburn Hall 101

Please note: This is a six-hour workshop with a morning and an afternoon session, including a break for lunch.

Dr. Little is Richard D. Remington Collegiate Professor in the Biostatistics Department and the Statistics Department at the University of Michigan. He is also currently Associate Director for Research & Methodology and Chief Scientist at the United States Census Bureau.

Flier | Slides |Video 1 |Video 2


February 15

Thomas Jackson: Introduction to R

2:30-4:30, Wells Library 503 (Computer Lab)

This workshop will introduce the fundamentals of the R programming language. Participants will become familiar with the R user environment, basic data structures, and syntax. Methods for creating and importing data files will be covered, along with basic descriptive statistics.

Thomas Jackson is a senior consultant at the Indiana Statistical Consulting Center.

Click here for more information about this workshop: http://www.indiana.edu/~iscc/workshops.html.


February 22

Dr. Joseph Sudano and Dr. Adam T. Perzynski: Structural equation modeling

1:30-4:30 PM, Woodburn Hall 101

Dr. Sudano is Assistant Professor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University, where he is also Director of the Behavioral and Social Science unit in the Center for Health Care Research and Policy. Dr. Perzynski is Senior Instructor of Medicine in the Center for Health Care Research and Policy at Case Western Reserve University.

Flier | Slides 1 | Slides 2 | Video


February 26

Stephanie Dickinson: Your Statistical Tool Belt

2:30-4:00, Ballantine 006

This workshop will give an overview of how to identify what types of data analysis tools to use for a project. We will walk through a map of the most common analysis tools (ANOVA, Regression, Chi-square, etc), and how they should be selected based on the type of data and the types of research questions you have.

Stephanie Dickson is a senior consultant at the Indiana Statistical Consulting Center.

Click here for more information about this workshop: http://www.indiana.edu/~iscc/workshops.html.


March 1

Dr. Juan Carlos Escanciano: Semi- and non-parametric estimation

1:30-4:00 PM, Woodburn Hall 120

Dr. Escanciano is Assistant Professor of Economics at Indiana University.

Flier | Slides | Video


March 8

William Wyatt: Applications of Linear Models in R

2:00-4:00, Woodburn 120

This workshop will give a guided tour through using linear models in the R programming language. We will discuss why and how to use linear models along with how to interpret output from R. A wide range of topics will be covered including linear regression, ANOVA, and logistic regression.

Dr. William Wyatt is a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Statistics.

Click here for more information about this workshop: http://www.indiana.edu/~iscc/workshops.html.


March 22

Dr. David J. Harding: Causal inference in the social sciences – Estimating the effects of time-varying treatments in the presence of time-varying confounding: An application to neighborhood effects on high school graduation

2:30-4:30 P.M., Woodburn Hall 120

Dr. Harding is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Michigan.

Two examples of the application of these methods to the substantive question Dr. Harding addresses in his presentation: Example 1 | Example 2

Flier | Slides |Video


March 26

Stephanie Dickinson: Choose Your Own Statistical Adventure

2:30-4:00, Cedar Hall 112

This workshop will be an adventure through the path of the data analysis process: from the open fields of formulating your research questions, through the forest of selecting the appropriate analysis tools, wading through the necessary model assumptions and diagnostic tools, investigating relevant plots and tables, and crossing the final bridge for interpreting results and reporting conclusions.

Stephanie Dickinson is a senior consultant with the Indiana Statistical Consulting Center.

Click here for more information about this workshop: http://www.indiana.edu/~iscc/workshops.html.


March 29

Dr. Daniel Nagin: Group-based trajectory modeling.

10-11:30 A.M. Presentation, Woodburn Hall 120
1:00-2:30 P.M. Hands-on Workshop, Ballantine 006

Dr. Nagin is Teresa and H. John Heinz III Professor of Public Policy and Statistics at Carnegie Mellon University, where he is also Associate Dean of Faculty.

Flier | Slides | Information about the STATA plugin for estimating group-based trajectory models | Nagin & Odgers article on using group-based trajectory modeling in clinical research | Presentation Video | Workshop Video


April 5

Dr. Tim Liao: Visualizing sequences in the social sciences

1:30-3:00 P.M. Presentation, Woodburn Hall 120
3:15-4:45 P.M. Hands-on Workshop, Woodburn Hall 120

Dr. Liao is Professor of Sociology and Statistics at the University of Illinois.

Flier | Slides | Example data for hands-on workshop | Final graph from hands-on workshop | Presentation Video |Workshop Video | R Code


April 19

Dr. Pravin K. Trivedi: Analyzing count data.

Postponed until next academic year

Dr. Trivedi recently retired from Indiana University, where he was Distinguished Professor and J. H. Rudy Professor of Economics.


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September 7

Dr. J. Scott Long: Principles of workflow in data analysis

9–11:30 a.m., Indiana memorial union, Tree suite: Dogwood Room (Mezzanine)

Dr. Long is Distinguished Professor and Chancellor’s Professor of Sociology and Statistics at Indiana University.

Flier | Slides | Video


September 14

Dr. William Alex Pridemore: The mortality penalty of incarceration: Evidence from a population-based case-control study of working-age males

NOON–1:30 p.m., Schuessler Institute for Social Research Room 100 (red brick building at corner of 3rd and Hawthorne, across from Memorial Hall) MAP-building 143C

Dr. Pridemore is Professor at Indiana University, where he is also Director of the Workshop in Methods. The focus of this presentation is not methods. However, the presenter is the WIM Director and it employs case-control data, so please feel free to attend!


September 16

Thomas Jackson: Introduction to R I (part 1 of 2. See next event listed.)

NOON–2 p.m., Wells Library 402

Thomas Jackson is Senior Consultant at the Indiana Statistical Consulting Center. Registration required, $10 fee. Register now.

R is a free statistical programming language that provides many powerful tools for visualizing and analyzing data. R is used by statisticians around the world and is becoming increasingly popular in a variety of quantitative disciplines. R is used exclusively with programming syntax (i.e. no "point-and-click" interface) and therefore has a steep learning curve for new programmers.

This four-hour workshop (split into two sessions) will introduce the fundamentals of R. During the first session, participants will become familiar with the R user environment, basic data structures, and syntax. Additionally, methods for creating and importing data files and downloading and using additional packages will be covered. The second session will mainly focus on statistical topics: plotting data, computing descriptive statistics, and performing elementary statistical tests. As time permits, additional topics may include the general linear model (Regression and ANOVA) and writing functions.



September 23

Thomas Jackson: Introduction to R II (part 2 of 2. See previous event)

NOON–2 p.m., Wells Library 402

Thomas Jackson is Senior Consultant at the Indiana Statistical Consulting Center. Registration required, $10 fee. Register now.

R is a free statistical programming language that provides many powerful tools for visualizing and analyzing data. R is used by statisticians around the world and is becoming increasingly popular in a variety of quantitative disciplines. R is used exclusively with programming syntax (i.e. no "point-and-click" interface) and therefore has a steep learning curve for new programmers.

This four-hour workshop (split into two sessions) will introduce the fundamentals of R. During the first session, participants will become familiar with the R user environment, basic data structures, and syntax. Additionally, methods for creating and importing data files and downloading and using additional packages will be covered. The second session will mainly focus on statistical topics: plotting data, computing descriptive statistics, and performing elementary statistical tests. As time permits, additional topics may include the general linear model (Regression and ANOVA) and writing functions.


September 26 and October 3

Stephanie Dickinson: Equipping your statistical toolbelt

5:30–7:30 p.m., Wells Library 503

Stephanie Dickinson is Senior Consultant at the Indiana Statistical Consulting Center. Registration required, $10 fee. Register now.

This four-hour workshop (split into two sessions) will give an overview of the most common data analysis tools used in academic research. We will identify which tool should be used for each job, depending on the types of data and the types of research questions you might come across in your career. Analysis methods to work through will include descriptive stats, percentages, t-test, ANOVA, Repeated Measures, Regression, Correlation, Chi-square tests, and more. Examples will be done together in SPSS software as one of the most common and user-friendly statistical software packages. References will also be made to SAS, R, and Stata.


October 5

Dr. John K. Kruschke: Introduction to Bayesian analysis

2–4 p.m., Ballantine 006

Dr. Kruschke is Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University.

Flier | Slides | Video


October 19

Kevin Tharp, Lilian Yahng, and Ashley Bowers: How to design effective web surveys

Noon-1:30 p.m., WOODBURN 120

Kevin Tharp is Director of Technologies at IU’s Center for Survey Research. Lilian Yahng is Director of R&D and the Research Laboratory at IU’s Center for Survey Research. Ashely Bowers is Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University, where she is also Director of the Center for Survey Research.

Flier | Slides | Video


October 26

Dr. Philip Schrodt: A practical guide to generating and analyzing political event data

Time 2–5 p.m., SSRC (i.e., Woodburn 101)

Dr. Schrodt is Professor of Political Science at Pennsylvania State University.

Flier | Slides | Video


November 9

Dr. Peer C. Fiss: Qualitative comparative analysis

1-4 p.m., Woodburn 120

Dr. Fiss is McAlister Associate Professor of Business Administration at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.

Flier | Slides | Video


November 30

Dr. Michael Massoglia: Propensity score analysis

2:30-4:30 PM, Woodburn Hall 120

Dr. Massoglia is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the U. of Wisconsin.

Flier | Slides | Becker and Ichino article on estimating treatment effects using propensity scores | Video


December 7

Dr. William G. Jacoby: Multi-dimensional scaling

12-3 PM, WOODBURN HALL 120

Dr. Jacoby is Professor of Political Science at Michigan State University. He is also a Research Scientist at the University of Michigan and the Director of ICPSR’s Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research.

Flier | Website with materials for multi-dimensional scaling workshop | Slides | Video 1 | Video 2


December 7

Dr. William G. Jacoby: The ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research

3:15-4 PM, WOODBURN HALL 120

Dr. Jacoby is Professor of Political Science at Michigan State University. He is also a Research Scientist at the University of Michigan and the Director of ICPSR’s Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research.

Flier | Slides | Video


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