CSSCR Courses

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Winter Sessions

Introduction to SPSS
Instructor: Shin Lee
Date: Tuesday, January 20
Time: 5:00PM to 5:50PM
Place: Savery 121

This class introduces SPSS basic structure and layout. We will go over how to import, manage, and record data as well as do some descriptive statistics and simple analyses like t-test, correlation, and regression.

Introduction to SAS
Instructor: Tina Tian
Date: Wednesday, January 21
Time: 2:30PM to 3:30PM
Place: Savery 121

In this beginners' class, I'll demonstrate basic features of SAS and some data analysis procedures in SAS. The topics include: an overview of the SAS system; how to read/enter data, modify, explore and manage data; as well as some statistical procedures for regression analysis, including general linear model and logistic regression.

R: Beyond the Basics
Instructor: Stephanie Lee
Date: Thursday, January 22
Time: 12:00PM to 1:00PM
Place: Savery 121

This class is for those who have used R in the past but want to get more out of using R. We will cover indexing, functions, and other techniques useful for data cleaning and troubleshooting.

Statistics in Excel
Instructor: Linda Liaw
Date: Friday, January 23
Time: 11:30AM to 12:30PM
Place: Savery 121

The course will cover some basic spreadsheet functionality including descriptive statistics, analyzing data with pivot tables, basic automation using macros, and charts and graphs.

Advanced Excel
Instructor: Colin Beam
Date: Tuesday, January 27
Time: 1:30PM to 2:30PM
Place: Savery 121

This class will cover some of Excel's more advanced features including pivot tables, functions for data management/analysis, and how to find or create custom functions. Depending on time and interest, I will also discuss the Word equation tool and how the intuitive shortcut commands allow you to quickly write equations.

Introduction to Qualitative Research and Atlas.ti
Instructor: Carolina Johnson
Date: Wednesday, January 28
Time: 1:30PM to 2:30PM
Place: Savery 121

Survival Analysis in SAS
Instructor: Dr. Darryl Holman
Date: Wednesday, January 28
Time: 2:30PM to 3:30PM
Place: Savery 121

This course is a hands-on introduction to the survival analysis tools in SAS. Topics covered will include life tables (LIFETEST), parametric models (LIFEREG),and the semi-parametric Cox proportional hazards model (PHREG).

Introduction to GIS
Instructor: Will Brown
Date: Wednesday, February 4
Time: 2:30PM to 3:30PM
Place: Savery 121

This course will provide students with a broad overview of what geographic information systems (GISs) are and how social scientists can benefit from using them in their research. Students will explore basic GIS concepts through hands-on exercises using ArcGIS, a widely used GIS software package, as well as freely available data sets.

Introduction to R Graphics
Instructor: Sergio I. Garcia-Ramos
Date: Friday, February 27
Time: 3:30PM to 4:30PM
Place: Savery 121

This class is an introduction to creating graphics in R. R has a very powerful graphics engine and there are multiple ways to create graphs in R. Even using just the high-level function calls can produce some very useful and interesting graphs. However, in this class we will focus on the popular package ggplot2. Some knowledge of R is expected.

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