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February 2019

Workshop: Tips for Success in Publishing in Peer Review Journals: An Editor’s Perspective

February 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
4240 Public Affairs Bldg

Workshop: Tips for Success in Publishing in Peer Review Journals: An Editor’s Perspective Presentation by Prof. Gilbert Gee Prof. Gee Dr. Gee is currently the Editor of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.  He has also been a guest editor for Child Development, Asian American and Pacific Islander Nexus Journal, and the Asian American Journal of Psychology.  

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January 2019

Workshop: Merging Entities – Deterministic, Approximate, & Probabilistic

January 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4240 Public Affairs Bldg

Instructor: Michael Tzen Title: Merging Entities: Deterministic, Approximate, & Probabilistic Location: January 31, 2019, 2:00-3:00 PM 4240 Public Affairs Building CCPR Seminar Room Content: Combining information from different groups is a fundamental procedure in the data analysis pipeline. Using NBA and NCAA data, we will walk through deterministic, approximate, and probabilistic methods to merge entities from the different data sources. Is Luc Richard Mbah a Moute playing in the NBA the same Luc Mbah a Moute who played for the University of…

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Lars Vilhuber, Cornell University

January 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
4240 Public Affairs Bldg

Prof. Lars Vilhuber, Cornell University “Replication and Reproducibility in Social Sciences and Statistics: Context, Concerns, and Concrete Measures” Abstract: Replicability is at the core of the scientific enterprise. In the past 30 years, recurring concerns about the extent of replicability  (or lack thereof) of the research in various disciplines have surfaced, including in economics. In this talk, I describe the context in which the current discussion in the social science is occurring: what are the definitions of replicability and reproducibility, what…

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June 2018

Dr. Henry F. Raymond, Rutgers University & UC San Francisco

June 18, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

“Sampling Hidden Populations: Respondent Drive Sampling”  Abstract: Dr. Raymond will discuss the background and implementation of Respondent Driven Sampling (RDS) studies which is wide use among hidden populations the world over. He will review the theoretical basis of RDS including what biases RDS analysis corrects for. Dr. Raymond will share some examples of RDS analysis using RDS Analyst.

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April 2018

Workshop: Bayesian Concepts for Data Analysis

April 12, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Instructor: Michael Tzen Content: This 1 hour workshop will provide a sampling of introductory concepts for bayesian analysis. We will use Bayes Rule (and its implications) to think about data analysis. When used as a framework to model phenomenon, the analyst gets to work with 4 useful distributions: the prior, posterior, prior predictive, & posterior predictive. We will predict what clothing size 2Chainz wears. We’ll also look at the Gompertz Rule from demography. In both examples, the bayesian framework allows…

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February 2018

Ethical Issues in Public Presentations

February 7, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, United States Los Angeles, CA United States

Oftentimes in public presentations, from lectures to seminars to conference presentations, sensitive topics arise. These may involve race, gender, sexuality, nationality, religion, or any number of additional topics. We will have an open forum discussion of examples of these types of topics arising, and how well speakers address them. What are some best practices for discussing sensitive topics? What are some examples of practices you would like to avoid in your own presentations?

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October 2017

Tips on Giving Effective PAA Presentations, Job Talks, and the Like

October 18, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tips on Giving Effective PAA Presentations, Job Talks, and the Like:  a Discussion Led by Prof. Donald J. (Don) Treiman

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Workshop: Useful R 4 Stata Users Brown Bag

October 13, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Instructor: Michael Tzen This workshop is a brown bag forum. Participants are encouraged to bring in tangible questions they wish to explore using R. To serve as a background road map, the instructor will provide an abbreviated sample of what he thinks are the most useful features of R. However, the goal is to have participants ask questions that the collective group can figure out using R. Any R question is fair game, for example: questions about fundamental R concepts…

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Workshop: R 4 Stata Users Brownbag

October 13, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

  CCPR Workshop: R 4 Stata Users This workshop is a brown bag forum. Participants are encouraged to bring in tangible questions they wish to explore using R. To serve as a background road map, the instructor will provide an abbreviated sample of what he thinks are the most useful features of R. However, the goal is to have participants ask questions that the collective group can figure out using R. Any R question is fair game, for example: questions…

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