Workshop Series

2018 Fall

Introduction to the American Community Survey (ACS)
Instructor: Hsueh-Sheng Wu
Monday, September 24, 12:30-1:30 pm
CFDR Conference Room, 7C Williams Hall

The ACS is a nationwide survey providing yearly information on social, economic, demographic, and housing characteristics of the population. The ACS surveys people living in housing units and group quarters throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. To date, ACS provides annual data from 2007 through 2017. This workshop provides an introduction to ACS 2017 data and demonstrates how to download, manage, and analyze the data.


How to Model Moderating and Mediating Effects

Instructor: Hsueh-Sheng Wu
Monday, November 19, 12:30-1:30 pm
CFDR Conference Room, 7C Williams Hall

Moderation and mediation are two important concepts that social scientists often use to theorize how the association between an independent variable and a dependent variable is related to the presence of a third variable. This workshop reviews what conceptual differences between moderating variables and mediating variables are, how to test moderating effects and mediating effects, and how to incorporate moderating variables and mediating variables into the same model.

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