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August 2017

Programming: best practices

August 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Presenters: Michael Clark, Alexander Gaenko, Marcio Duarte Albasini Mourao

This workshop will introduce participants to several good programming practices. Topics include: proper use of identifier names and comments; self-documenting code; modularization; use of tests and assertions; debugging, profiling code; and version control. For demonstration…

September 2017

Matching with R

September 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

An introduction to matching, such as propensity score matching, using R's "optmatch" package. Matching can be used to try and improve covariate balance between treatment and intervention group in observational…

Statistics: A Review

September 12 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
Presenters: Kerby Shedden is a professor in the department of Statistics at the University of Michigan; He has extensive experience as a statistical consultant in studies both on and off campus. Brenda Gillespie is the Associate Director of CSCAR and Assistant professor in the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Michigan. She has extensive experience as a statistical consultant, and specializes in ANOVA, survival analysis, design of experiments, and clinical trials. Corey Powell is a Statistical Consultant at CSCAR.

A one-day, intensive review of common statistical methods of design, measurement analysis and presentation of scientific investigations.  The workshop is designed for any scholar engaged in quantitative research. Statistics: A…

SPSS I Introduction to SPSS

September 20 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Presenters: Josh Errrickson is a statistical consultant at CSCAR.

Note: Topic order is subject to change. This workshop is designed to introduce participants to SPSS. It will cover the fundamentals of SPSS, within-case transformations, data management with multiple files,…

Unix command line and Gnu core utilities

September 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, West Conference Room, Fourth Floor, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

This is an introductory workshop on using the Unix command line.  After introducing basic techniques for managing processes and files, we will cover some of the core utilities that are…

Mixed Models with R

September 21 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Mixed models are an extremely useful modeling tool for situations in which there is some dependency among observations in the data, where the correlation typically arises from the observations being…

Processing text files with Go

September 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, 4th Floor East, 915 E. Washington
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

This is an introduction to the Go programming language, using text file processing to provide focus for a short workshop.  We will cover the basics of Go and illustrate a…

Stata 1: Introduction to Stata

September 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Note: Topics are subject to change. Topics: Basics – Interfacing with Stata, Do-files, getting help. Working with Data Sets – Importing, opening, and saving data files. Data Management – Getting…

SEM Series I: Graphical Models

September 28 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This workshop will help participants develop skills in understanding graphical models, and specifically from the perspective of structural equation modeling (SEM). After a general overview of concepts, regression approaches with…

October 2017

Applied Survival Analysis (Event History, Reliability Analysis)

October 2 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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October 3, 2017 Two full days
Presenters: Chris Andrews is a Statistician in the UM Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and formerly Research Assistant Professor at the State University of New York, University at Buffalo. He currently is the lead statistician for the Northeast Regional Core of the Women’s Hand and has additional experience as a statistical consultant for Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

This 2-day workshop (October 2 and 3) covers basic concepts and common analytical approaches for time-to-event data, known variously as survival analysis (in biological and medical sciences), event history analysis (in social sciences),…