Announcements

Web Scraping and Text Processing 2016

April 8, 2016

Dates: Monday, May 23 - Friday, May 27, 2016
Morning Session | 10:00am - 12:00pm
Afternoon Session | 1:00pm - 3:00pm+
Location: Sherrerd 101 (May 23-26); Corwin 127 (May 27)
Instructor: Will Lowe & Hubert Jin

Over the last decade, both the variety and amount of data available to social scientists have expanded. These new data sources include administrative records e.g., voter files, campaign finance and lobbying records, geo-referenced data e.g., satellite maps, geocoded event data, and texts e.g., speeches, court rulings, legislative...

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Statistical Programming Camp 2016

November 17, 2015

Dates: Sunday, January 24 - Friday, January 29, 2016
Morning Session | 10:00am - 12:00pm
Afternoon Session | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Bendheim Center Room 103
Instructors:  Elisha Cohen and Ted Enamorado

This camp will prepare students for POL 572 and other quantitative analysis courses offered in the Politics department and elsewhere. Although participation in this camp is completely voluntary, the materials covered in this camp are a pre-requisite for POL 572. Students will learn the basics of statistical programming using R, an open-source...

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Advanced Statistical Programming Camp 2016

November 5, 2015

Dates: Monday, January 25 - Friday, January 29, 2016
Session: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Sherrerd Hall 101
Instructor: Hubert Jin and Will Lowe

The Advanced Statistical Programming Camp builds on the Introductory Statistical Programming Camp by expanding the computing toolsets of researchers.  The camp provides tools which can help analyze big datasets, e.g. voter files across many states, micro-level international trade data, large federal personnel databases, and employ computationally intensive methods, e.g. Monte Carlo simulations, Bayesian...

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Web Scraping and Text Processing with Python 2015

March 12, 2015

Dates: Tuesday, May 26 - Friday, May 29, 2015
Morning Session | 10:00am - 11:30am
Afternoon Session | 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Location: Sherrerd Hall 101
Instructor: Hubert Jin

Over the last decade, both the variety and amount of data available to social scientists have expanded. These new data sources include administrative records (e.g., voter files, campaign finance and lobbying records), geo-referenced data (e.g., satellite maps, geocoded event data), and texts (e.g., speeches, court rulings, legislative bills). Many of these data sources can be accessed through the World...

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Advanced Statistical Programming Camp 2015

December 19, 2014

Dates: Monday, January 26 - Friday, January 30, 2015
Morning Session | 9:30am - 10:30am
Afternoon Session | 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: Sherrerd Hall 101
Instructor: Hubert Jin

The Advanced Statistical Programming Camp builds on the introductory Statistical Programming Camp by expanding the computing toolsets of researchers. The camp provides tools which can help analyze big datasets (e.g., voter files across many states, micro-level international trade data, large federal personnel databases) and employ computationally intensive methods (e.g., Monte...

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Politics Statistical Programming Camp 2015

November 20, 2014

Dates: Monday, January 26 - Friday, January 30, 2015
Morning Session | 10:00am - 12:00pm
Afternoon Session | 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Location: Wallace 300
Instructors:  Katie McCabe and Carlos Velasco Rivera

This camp will prepare students for POL 572 and other quantitative analysis courses offered in the Politics department and elsewhere. Although participation in this camp is completely voluntary, the materials covered in this camp are a pre-requisite for POL 572. Students will learn the basics of statistical programming using R, an open-...

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