Welcome to the 2016-2017 academic year. The big news from this part of campus is that the Denny Hall remodel has been completed. Stop by and see the remarkable new interior with some great public spaces. Then walk down the hill and visit CSSCR in 110 Savery Hall. As always, we celebrate the start of the academic year with chocolate.
We will hold three short-course series this quarter. As in the past, we are offering a series of back-to-school courses on Monday, 26 September 2016. The courses are open to anyone in the University community. Times and registration informatino are given below.
During the first two weeks of the quarter, we will offer as series of R courses. Those will be announced in the next newsletter. Finally, we will offer additional courses later in the quarter. Those courses will be announced in a third newsletter.
Finally, CSSCR is pleased to host two workshops from the Census Bureau on Friday 30 September 2016. The them of the workshops is "Using the Census Bureau's Economic Data to Look at Washington's Healthcare Industry." Workshop descriptions and sign-up information are given below.
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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.
Working within R/Rstudio offer increasing opportunities to develop useful interactive graphics tools for data exploration and analysis. Interactive graphics can help communicate interesting patterns in data to a general audience, or even simply facilitate efficient preliminary exploration of data prior to starting structured causal analysis or hypothesis testing. This course will provide a brief introduction to two of the most popular packages for developing interactive graphics in R: plotlly and shiny. Basic familiarity with R and R graphics (particularly ggplot) recommended.
RATS! Repeated-measures ANOVA tutorial series: Mixed-effects models in R and SPSS
Mixed-effects models are appropriate for experimental designs that include both fixed and random factors. This type of design is common in psychology, medical research, and many other areas. Random factors are characteristic of repeated-measures designs, in which two or more observations are collected for each subject. In this session I will demonstrate how to implement mixed-effects models for a repeated-measures design using both R and SPSS.
Using Census Bureau Demographic and Economic Data to Spur Economic Development: Case Study on Washington's Healthcare Industry
This workshop will combine both presentation and lab formats to provide a deep, detailed dive into the data from selected monthly, quarterly, annual, and periodic economic programs conducted by the US Census Bureau that can be used by economic planners and development staff to promote economic growth in Washington. While focusing on the healthcare industry, Andy will show how the economic development landscape changes depending on whether you focus on employer businesses alone or include non-employer businesses. Attendees will learn how to use the data through hands on exercises.
Instructor: Andy Hait, Census Bureau Date: Friday, Sept 30, 2016 Time: 9:30am - 11:30am
Place: Savery 117 Register here.
Using Census Bureau Data for Business Development: Introducing Census Business Builder
Focusing on the healthcare industry, this workshop will continue to elaborate on topics touched on in the morning workshop and will show how grant writers, planners, and others can use information from the Census Bureau's economic and demographic programs. Local area data for Washington will be discussed that can help businesses better understand their customers and market as well as their competitors and industry. New features from the Census Business Builder: Small Business Edition and the Census Business Builder: the Regional Analyst Edition will be highlighted. Attendees will learn about the data and tools through hands on exercises.
Instructor: Andy Hait, Census Bureau Date: Friday, Sept 30, 2016 Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Place: Savery 117 Register here.To register for the above classes, follow this link.
The Center for Social Science Computation and Research (CSSCR)
is an interdepartmental computer center in the College of Arts and
Sciences at the University of Washington. CSSCR provides facilities and
consulting support for computing activity related to teaching and
research at the University.
Hours of Operation
Consulting and Computers: Monday to Thursday: 8:00am to 9:00pm, Friday: 8:00am to 5:00pm
Office: Monday to Friday: 8:00am to 12:00pm, 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Monday, Sept 26th, we are closed for training (except for our short courses).
We are closed weekends and for university holidays
you would like to request academic accommodations due to a disability,
please contact Disabled Student Services, 448 Schmitz, 543-8924 (V/TDD).
If you have a letter from Disabled Student Services indicating you have
a disability that requires academic accommodations, please present the
letter to Darryl Holman at CSSCR so we may discuss the accommodations
you might need for class.