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March 2017
Free

Data Science with Social Science data: An introduction to Pandas and StatsModels in Python

March 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This workshop introduces participants to Python’s NumPy, Pandas DataFrames, Matplotlib and StatsModels using an advertising dataset. Participants will use these tools to model (OLS) associations between advertising expenditures and product…

April 2017

Data Science with Social Science data: building predictive models using Python’s Scikit-learn

April 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

We will use Python’s Pandas DataFrames, Matplotlib and Scikit-learn to analyze census data. Participants will use Scikit-learn tools to predict whether income exceeds a particular dollar amount based on the census data. This workshop covers…

Introductory GIS

April 11 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This workshop will cover introductory GIS concepts, tools, and techniques. We will use ArcGIS (and QGIS) and learn basics of GIS by solving  specific problems.  You will also learn to…

Generalized Additive Models

April 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Presenters: Michael Clark

This workshop will introduce participants to generalized additive models (GAM) as a means to extend their efforts beyond the usual glm setting.  In addition, extensions and connections to other models…

Spatiotemporal analysis with remotely sensed solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence (SIF)

April 19 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

Recent innovations have made it possible to sense solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence from satellites and currently at least three SIF retrievals are available: from GOSAT, GOME-2 (MetOp-A and MetOp-B), and OCO-2.…

Supervised Machine Learning: Random Forests and Support Vector Machines

April 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This workshop will introduce participants to Random Forests (RFs) and Support Vector Machines (SVMs) using Python’s Scikit-learn library. We’ll introduce fundamental concepts related to machine learning (ML) and both RFs…

May 2017

Introduction to Survey Design: Data Collection, Questionnaire Design and Response Processes

May 9 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This lecture-format workshop will present an overview of available modes and methods of survey data collection as well as an introduction to the survey response process and implications for questionnaire…

Introduction to Stata

May 25 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Note: Topics are subject to change. The Stata Environment This portion introduces the Stata environment and command syntax, including a brief introduction to Stata .do files. Data Management I Entering…