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Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

May 2016

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

May 5, 2016 @ 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: Fred Conrad is a Research Professor in the University of Michigan’ Program in Survey Methodology (Institute for Social Research) and in the Joint Program in Survey Methodology at the University of Maryland, as well as a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan. His research interests include smart phone surveys, conversational interaction in survey interviews, adaptive interfaces in web surveys, and questionnaire pretesting methods. He regularly teaches courses on the psychological origins of survey responses and survey data collection methods.

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…

July 2016

Using RStudio

July 13, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
Presenters: Michael Clark

This talk will serve as an introduction to what RStudio can offer for those that do not use it, as well as a showcase for more advanced use for those…

September 2016

Data management and analysis with Python and Pandas

September 28, 2016 @ 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

Pandas aims to be the fundamental high-level building block for doing practical, real-world data analysis in Python. Topics will include how to read various dat formats (csv, excel, databases, etc),…

October 2016

Engaging the Web with R

October 19, 2016 @ 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

Well known for its statistical capabilities, R can also be used for web-scraping, connecting with websites via APIs, html documents and presentations, interactive visualizations, dashboards, and even building entire, possibly…

Numerical computing in Python with Numpy

October 26, 2016 @ 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

Numpy is the powerful and widely-used array and linear algebra library for Python. We will cover the basics of array manipulation using Numpy, and cover selected more advanced topics including…

November 2016

Info Session: Data Services at U-M

November 1, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

Representatives of Consulting for Statistics, Computing and Analytics Research (CSCAR) and the U-M Library (UML) will give an overview of services that are now available to support data-intensive research on…

Geospatial analysis with Python

November 2, 2016 @ 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

This workshop will cover basic geospatial analysis in Python. Topics covered will include reading and writing various GIS file formats (shapefile, KML, geojson, csv), geocoding, common geometric operations like finding…

Basic Go programming with data (part 1)

November 9, 2016 @ 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

Go (golang.org) is an open-source programming language that can yield very high performance for large-scale data processing applications.  This workshop is an introduction to programming in Go with data.  Participants…

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Become a Bayesian in 10 minutes: Stan and its use in R

November 16, 2016 @ 2:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

This workshop will provide a basic introduction to the probabilistic programming language Stan, specifically focusing on its usage via R.  A very brief overview of the Bayesian modeling approach will…

Basic Go programming with data (part 2)

November 30, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

This workshop continues our discussion of using the Go language for data processing.  We will introduce concurrent programming in Go, discuss data serialization, and talk through several case studies.

January 2017

Python Numpy

January 4, 2017 @ 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

This workshop will introduce the Numpy library in Python, which allows Python to be used for matrix algebra and other numerical tasks.  The workshop will give an overview of basic…

Calibration, inversion, and validation of models in earth system science

January 18, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

Models play an important role across a variety of disciplines and are an integral part of scientific investigations and predictions in earth system science. I will discuss the main principles…

Linux command line

January 25, 2017 @ 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

This workshop will cover the linux command line, with an emphasis on tools that are useful for manipulating data, and productive research workflows.  We will cover basic shell techniques including…

Image Processing Data Science Challenge

January 27, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

Image Processing Data Science Challenge Every Friday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm  in Earl Lewis Room, Rackham Building CSCAR is organizing a weekly group where participants can learn, sharpen, and…

March 2017

Developing R Packages

March 22, 2017 @ 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

Releasing code or data sets as R packages enables the bundling of code, data, documentation and testing into a coherent structure which is easy to share. Creating R packages has…

April 2017

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

April 19, 2017 @ 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.…

May 2017

Mixed models in Python

May 10, 2017 @ 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

Mixed models (also known as multilevel models or random effects models) are used in research involving data with repeated measures per observation unit.  The Python statsmodels package is able to…

Survival analysis in Python

May 11, 2017 @ 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

Survival analysis is used to model durations, such as the time to an event, or other values that for some reason may be right censored (i.e. we don’t observe the…

Multiple imputation and missing data methods in Python

May 25, 2017 @ 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

Multiple Imputation via Chained Equations (MICE) is a convenient and flexible approach to conducting statistical analysis with complex patterns of missing data.  In this workshop, we will review the key…

June 2017

Mediation analysis in Python

June 1, 2017 @ 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

Mediation analysis is a way to probe mechanistic hypotheses using data.  It takes a step beyond standard regression analysis, by considering whether certain independent variables may mediate the effects of…

Dimension Reduction Techniques

June 6, 2017 @ 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

This workshop will provide an overview of commonly used dimension reduction techniques such as principle components analysis (PCA), multi-dimensional scaling (MDS), and factor analysis. The focus will be on concepts…

Generalized estimating equations (GEE) in Python

June 14, 2017 @ 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

Generalized Estimating Equations (GEE) is a family of regression methods that can be used for analyzing various types of structured or dependent data (e.g. clustered data or longitudinal data). Many…

GIS and point-pattern analysis

June 26, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

This is the first workshop in a series of three workshops that will cover spatial modeling of three broad classes of data: (i) spatial point pattern, (ii) discrete spatial variation…

GIS and spatial models for areal data

June 29, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

This workshop will develop introductory concepts, tools, and techniques to model spatially referenced data observed over a regular or irregular grid. We will cover models such as spatial autoregressive that…

An Introduction to Rcpp: Integrating C++ in R

June 30, 2017 @ 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

R is a powerful yet accessible tool for many aspects of data science.  However, user written functions in R can sometimes be prohibitively slow since R is an interpreted rather…

July 2017

GIS and models in geostatistics

July 6, 2017 @ 2:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

Geostatistics deals with continuous variation over space and emphasizes the idea of spatial correlation via covariance. It is widely used for spatial interpolation. We will use ArcGIS to explore and…

August 2017

Parallel Computing in R

August 9, 2017 @ 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

There are numerous packages supporting parallel computing in R. Rather than provide an exhaustive overview, we will focus on the use of the ’foreach’ and ‘multicore’ packages for running R…

September 2017

Matching with R

September 11, 2017 @ 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…

October 2017

Processing text files with Go

October 11, 2017 @ 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

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…

Cancelled: Geospatial Analysis with Google Earth Engine – II

October 20, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

Google Earth Engine combines a multi-petabyte catalog of satellite imagery and geospatial datasets with planetary-scale analysis capabilities. This is the second workshop in this series and will assume familiarity with the  introductory material…

January 2018

Statistics: A Review

January 16, 2018 @ 8:30 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…

Android Application Development: Why and How

January 23, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

Mobile app development is one of the biggest new industries of the last decade. As of 2017, Google has stated that over 2 billion devices around the world use the…

Introductory GIS

January 26, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

This workshop will cover introductory GIS concepts, tools, and techniques. We will use ArcGIS to learn basics of GIS by solving 2-3 specific problems. We will use the graphical user…

February 2018

Fourier transform and its applications in data analysis

February 28, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

Spectral decomposition of time series (1-D) and image (2-D) data is a commonly used technique across various disciplines that use sensors for data collection. Fourier analysis is the foundation of…

March 2018

A quick introduction to neural networks and a demonstration using PyTorch

March 19, 2018 @ 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
Presenters: Kiko Sagiyama, CSCAR

Neural networks are powerful tools that output predictions given data; interesting areas of application include image recognition and autonomous driving.   In this workshop we introduce the basic concept of…

Image processing III

March 30, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

If you use image data in your work, but are not trained to analyze it, this workshop could be for you. This is the third workshop and will build upon…

October 2018

Android Application Development: An Overview

October 1, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

Mobile app development is one of the biggest new industries of the last decade. As of 2017, Google and Apple (the creators of Android and iOS, respectively) confirmed a combined…

Compile or not compile — what is this question?

October 2, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

We will discuss the concepts of compiled vs interpreted (scripted) computer languages, and their comparative strengths and weaknesses in various scenarios. In the course of the discussion, the basic relevant…

Building software projects: automate with Make.

October 4, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

We will discuss the concept of software component dependencies, and why it is important to be aware of them. We will have a hands-on experience with tools to express those…

Building software projects: Use CMake to build the building plan!

October 11, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

This workshop is a continuation of the previous workshop "Building software projects: automate with Make". Make helps us to express dependencies within our projects, but what about external dependencies? Also,…

Regression Modeling in Stata

October 17, 2018 @ 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

In this session, we will discuss fitting traditional regression models in Stata, including linear regression, logistic regression, and time-allowing, poisson regression. We'll briefly introduce the theory behind the models, discuss…

Mixed Effects Modeling in Stata

October 24, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

We'll discuss mixed model regression (also known as multi-level models or hierarchical linear models) in this session which is used for repeated measures data or data which has a clustering…

Geostatistics

October 26, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

Geostatistics deals with continuous variation over space and emphasizes the idea of spatial correlation via co-variance. It is widely used for spatial interpolation. We will use R (and ArcGIS) to…

November 2018

SparkSQL and DataFrames with PySpark

November 13, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
Presenters: Alex Cao, Ellen Paquet and Seth Meyer

Apache Spark is a powerful open source processing engine built around speed, ease of use, and sophisticated analytics. Industry has quickly adopted Spark and deployed it at scale for processing…

Matching with R

November 16, 2018 @ 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 is used to improve balance between groups, typically in observational studies, by creating quasi-experimental strata of similar individuals. We…

December 2018

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

December 6, 2018 @ 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

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…

January 2019

Introduction to UNIX data processing tools

January 15 @ 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

This workshop will introduce the UNIX command line, with a focus on tools for working with data.  We will first review basic UNIX command line concepts including working with files…

Image Processing

January 17 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

This workshop will expose you to the introductory concepts and algorithms employed in image processing. I will cover basic concepts such as the types and storage of image data, image…

Linear regression analysis in Python

January 22 @ 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

This workshop will cover regression analysis using linear models and least squares in Python.  We will discuss the goals and main use-cases for linear regression, and how to interpret a…

Regression analysis with Generalized Linear Models in Python

January 29 @ 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

This workshop will cover fitting generalized linear models (GLMs) in Python, using the Statsmodels package.  We will cover logistic regression, but the majority of the time we will focus on…

February 2019

Regression Modeling in Stata

February 1 @ 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

In this session, we will discuss fitting traditional regression models in Stata, including linear regression, logistic regression, and time-allowing, poisson regression. We'll briefly introduce the theory behind the models, discuss…

Data Visualization With 3D Graphics Using Unity3D

February 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

Video game development is more accessible than ever thanks to advanced software tools. Unity3D is one of the most popular game engines available, thanks to its ease of use, support…

Generalized estimating equations in Python

February 5 @ 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

GEE is an extension of the generalized linear modeling (GLM) framework for dependent data.  GEE can be used with longitudinal data, clustered data, and other forms of dependent data where…

Mixed Effects Modeling in Stata

February 8 @ 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

We'll discuss mixed model regression (also known as multi-level models or hierarchical linear models) in this session which is used for repeated measures data or data which has a clustering…

Multilevel models in Python

February 12 @ 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

Multilevel modeling is the state-of-the-art approach for handling data with complex dependence structure in a regression analysis.  This workshop will discuss fitting multilevel models in Python using the Statsmodels package.…

Survival analysis in Python

February 19 @ 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

Survival analysis is used when working with data that may be censored, as often is the case in studies of human subjects with incomplete follow-up.  The presence of censoring makes…

Geospatial Analysis with Google Earth Engine

February 27 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

Google Earth Engine combines a multi-petabyte catalog of satellite imagery and geospatial datasets with planetary-scale analysis capabilities. This hands-on workshop will help you understand the power (and limitation) of GEE…

March 2019

Open Source GIS

March 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

This workshop will cover introductory GIS concepts and techniques using open source tools. We will use QGIS and R and learn the basics of GIS by solving a number of…

Go for data processing 1/2/3

March 19 @ 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

This is a three-session workshop on the use of Go for data processing.  Go is an open source language developed for general-purpose programming.  It is not more difficult to learn…

Go for data processing 1/2/3

March 26 @ 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

This is a three-session workshop on the use of Go for data processing.  Go is an open source language developed for general-purpose programming.  It is not more difficult to learn…

April 2019

Go for data processing 1/2/3

April 2 @ 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

This is a three-session workshop on the use of Go for data processing.  Go is an open source language developed for general-purpose programming.  It is not more difficult to learn…

Mediation analysis in Python

April 9 @ 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

Mediation analysis is a set of tools for exploring hypotheses about causal pathways, with a special focus on differentiating “direct” from “mediated” associations between an exposure and an outcome.  Many…

Open Source GIS and Geometric Network Analysis

April 12 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

This workshop will cover GIS concepts and techniques for analyzing geometric networks embedded in geographical space. We will mainly focus on road network, but the ideas and techniques apply to…

Statistical analysis with missing data in Python

April 16 @ 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

Missing data arise in many fields of research, and a large body of statistical tools has been developed to facilitate statistical analysis in the presence of missing data.  Here we…

Hands-on session with Python Statsmodels

April 23 @ 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

This semester, a series of seven workshops was offered by CSCAR illustrating various approaches to statistical analysis using the Python Statsmodels package.  In this session, we will provide an open…

May 2019

Dimension Reduction with Python

May 21 @ 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

This workshop will cover dimension reduction techniques for data analysis in Python, focusing on Principal Component Analysis (PCA), factor analysis, and canonical correlation analysis (CCA).  Depending on audience interest, dimension…

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

May 22 @ 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: Fred Conrad is a Research Professor in the University of Michigan’ Program in Survey Methodology (Institute for Social Research) and in the Joint Program in Survey Methodology at the University of Maryland, as well as a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan. His research interests include smart phone surveys, conversational interaction in survey interviews, adaptive interfaces in web surveys, and questionnaire pretesting methods. He regularly teaches courses on the psychological origins of survey responses and survey data collection methods.

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…

Simulation studies in Python

May 28 @ 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

Simulation studies are used to understand the properties of statistical procedures.  This technique is widely used when conducting power analysis for research studies,  which is one focus for this workshop. …

Introduction to GIS

May 30 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

This workshop will cover introductory GIS concepts, tools, and techniques. We will use QGIS (and ArcGIS) and learn the basics of vector- and network-data GIS by solving problems.  You will also…

June 2019

Multiple testing and large-scale inference in Python

June 4 @ 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

This workshop will cover techniques for conducting large-scale inference, using Python and its libraries.  We will cover the principals of how large scale inference is different from classical inference, and…

Modeling spatially correlated data

June 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

This workshop will cover introductory concepts, tools, and techniques to model spatially referenced data observed over a regular or irregular grid. We will cover models such as spatial autoregressive that…