Wednesday, March 18, 2015

2015 Sponsored 3- to 5-Day Workshops

Each year, the Summer Program offers several substantive, or sponsored, 3- to 5-day workshops, which are organized by topical archives within ICPSR and other organizations. Generally, each archive covers the registration fees for their substantive workshop. Participation in a sponsored workshop is limited to 20-25 individuals and is determined by a competitive application process.

In 2015, we will offer the following sponsored workshops:

June 8 - 12
Exploratory Data Mining Via SEARCH Strategies
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Instructor: John J. McArdle, University of Southern California
Description: This workshop provides an overview of current techniques in exploratory data mining for quantitative research in the social and behavioral sciences. Exploratory data mining uses computational methods on large amounts of data in order to construct predictive models of behavior, in contrast to the standard hypothesis testing of many standard statistical techniques. These data mining techniques can be used to model categorical choices, to classify groups, to discover patterns, and to model longitudinal data. Exploratory data mining techniques can be fruitful in most situations where categorical regression or many multivariate analytic techniques are used. This workshop will explore key algorithms, including regression trees and SEM models (CART, SEMtrees, PARTY, etc.). This work was initiated by the SAS algorithm SEARCH (Morgan & Sonnquest, 1963), and the workshop will begin here and then move to use of the free software modules in R that are currently used for exploratory data mining.
Application deadline: April 30, 2015
Sponsor: Institute for Social Research, Development Office

June 10 - 12
Transparency and Reproducibility Methods for Social Science Research
Location: Berkeley, California
Instructors: Katherine E. Casey, Stanford University; Garret Christensen, Clara Cohen, Solomon Hsiang, Edward Miguel, Leif Nelson, and Maya Petersen, University of California at Berkeley; Scott Desposato, University of California at San Diego; Eric Eich, University of British Columbia; and Nicole Janz, University of Cambridge
Description: Participants can expect to finish the program with a thorough overview and understanding of best practices for open, reproducible research, allowing them to remain in the vanguard of new scientific frontiers. They are encouraged to bring existing research questions and ideas based on their own interests, and seek support and feedback from instructors and other attendees.
Application deadline: April 5, 2015
Sponsor: Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences

June 22 - 24
Secondary Data Analysis and the National Addiction & HIV Data Archive Program (NAHDAP)
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Instructor: Lisa Dierker, Wesleyan University
Description: This workshop will support participants in planning and conducting secondary data analysis using data sets from the National Addiction and HIV Data Archive Program (NAHDAP). Sessions will include brief presentations focused on the nuts and bolts of secondary data analysis followed by hands on workshop sessions that include one-on-one consultation for conducting your own research.
Application deadline: May 3, 2015
Sponsor: NAHDAP

July 20 - 24
Advanced Topics in Using the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE)
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Instructors: Johanna Bleckman, ICPSR, and Rupa Datta, NORC at the University of Chicago
Description: Coming soon
Application deadline: Coming soon
Sponsor: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

August 3 - 7
Immigration, Immigrants and Health Conditions, Health Status, and Policies: Examining Multilevel and Multidimensional Models and Approaches
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Instructors: Gilbert Gee, University of California, Los Angeles; Krista M. Perreira, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Gabriel Sanchez, University of New Mexico; John A. Garcia, ICPSR
Description: This workshop is designed for individuals who are researching health disparities and conditions, as well as health equity as it pertains to immigrant populations. Topics covered include the following: "the Immigrant (epidemiological) health paradox"; health status and access factors; the role of culture, acculturation, and language; U.S. health policies, socio-political structures, and immigrants; capturing and measuring the multi-dimensional immigrant experience; transnational ties and health; health and countries of origin; data resources and limitations; and analytical approaches incorporating multilevel models.
Application deadline: May 1, 2015
Sponsors: Health and Medical Care ArchiveResource Center for Minority Data, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

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