Workshop Series

2014 Summer

Get It Published! Tips from a Deputy Editor
Learn about the publication process from Demography Deputy Editor Susan Brown. She will share insights on how to successfully submit, revise, and publish your manuscripts in academic journals.
        Instructor: Dr. Susan Brown, Deputy Editor of Demography
        Monday, June 9, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
        CFDR Conference Room, 7C Williams

Introduction to the Health and Retirement Study
The Health and Retirement Study (HRS) is a longitudinal panel study that interviews a nationally representative sample of more than 26,000 Americans over age 50 every two years. The survey consists of rich data not only on labor force participation and health transitions but also on family relationships. This one-day seminar is intended to give participants an introduction to HRS that will enable them to use the data for research. The morning lecture covers basic study design and survey content that are pertinent to family research; the afternoon session provides hands-on exercises for participants to learn how to work with the data using Stata.
        Instructor: Dr. I-Fen Lin
        Monday, June 30, Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
        CFDR Conference Room (morning session) and 205 Williams Hall (afternoon session)
        Pre-registration is required as space is limited

Making Graphs with Excel
Go beyond tables. Get helpful and practical tips on presenting univariate, bivariate, and other statistics in graphs and figures using Microsoft Excel. Learn how to present your work in possibly new and refreshing ways for academic and lay audiences. Vanquish the verbose and get comfortable with concise data presentation.    
        Tuesday, July 15, 11:30–12:30 pm
        Instructor:  Dr. Krista Payne
        CFDR Conference Room, 7C Williams
Workshop notes.     Chart examples.     Predicted Probability example.

Growth Curve Modeling
Latent Growth Curve Model (LGCM) is an advanced statistical technique that allows researchers to describe how individuals change over time and examine what factors may be associated with these changes. This workshop provides an introduction to why social scientists need LGCM, its strengths and weaknesses, what basic LGCM models are, and how to use SAS and Stata to run LGCM models.
        Instructor: Hsueh-Sheng Wu
        Monday, August 4, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
        CFDR Conference Room, 7C Williams

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