Summer Workshops

Summer Workshops on Innovative Research Methods

 

Workshops run from 9:30am to 4:30pm, on the Morningside Heights campus, and are not limited to Columbia students -- all those who will be in New York City on these dates are encouraged to apply as well.

 

Workshop 1:  Introduction to Quantitative Text Analysis (May 30th, Wednesday)

 

Have you heard about, but are not sure how to perform, text analysis on digital data?  If so, this workshop is for you.  How can we discover which words are most likely to be spoken by men vs. women, or Republicans vs. Democrats?  Which conversation topics are most likely to go together in a discussion on Twitter or in a focus group?  How do people's tones change in the wake of a national tragedy?  How can we see new terms, emojis or acronyms taking hold in popular culture or even in expert institutions (like regulatory agencies)?  This workshop will allow you to start answering these questions.  

About the instructor: Gregory M. Eirich is the Director of the Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences (QMSS) MA program at Columbia and teaches many courses for the program on various quantitative methodologies.

In preparation, participants should download and install R and RStudio on your laptop

Click here to register for this event: https://events.columbia.edu/go/textanalysis

 

 

Workshop 2: Introduction to Principles of Data Visualization (June 20th, Wednesday)

 

Do you work with data and need to present it persuasively, but have only worked with basic “point-and-click” software like Excel or Tableau?  If so, this workshop is for you.  How can I best convey my message with data?  Should I only make one point with a graph or multiple ones?  What is the right way to add interactivity to a graphic?  How can I show different results for different groups on the same chart or not?  Is it really never okay to use a pie chart?  Is there a role for commentary somewhere on a data visualization?  This workshop on the principles of data visualization will allow you to start answering these types of questions.  

About the instructor: Thomas Brambor teaches courses in the politics department at NYU, the Center for Data Science at NYU and the QMSS MA program at Columbia. 

In preparation, participants should download and install R and RStudio on your laptop

Click here to register for this event: https://events.columbia.edu/go/dataviz

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