Workshops and Events

Overview

DDSS Workshops

Advanced Geospatial I: Analysis with R
Feb 26, 2024, 4:30 pm

This workshop covers topics for advanced geospatial analysis in R, with an emphasis on incorporating analyses into existing R workflows without the need for bindings to standalone GIS software. Covered material will include spatial density and concentration analysis, spatial autocorrelation, identification of local clusters or outliers, and…

Location
Bendheim House, Room 103
Advanced Geospatial II: Large Data Processing with R and SQL
Mar 4, 2024, 4:30 pm

This workshop introduces researchers to tools for large geospatial data processing in R and SQL. Before researchers can conduct statistical analyses, they often first need to standardize and geolocate a list of addresses, then perform one or more common operations, such as spatial joins, identifying and aggregating covariates from nearest…

Location
Bendheim House, Room 103

Coffee Hour

Graduate Fellows Coffee Hour
Feb 27, 2024, 4:30 pm
Location
Louis A. Simpson International Building, Room 271
Graduate Fellows Coffee Hour
Mar 19, 2024, 4:30 pm
Location
Louis A. Simpson International Building, Room 271
Graduate Fellows Coffee Hour
Apr 11, 2024, 4:30 pm
Location
Louis A. Simpson International Building, Room 271
Graduate Fellows Coffee Hour
Apr 23, 2024, 4:30 pm
Location
Louis A. Simpson International Building, Room 271
Graduate Fellows Coffee Hour
May 16, 2024, 4:30 pm
Location
Louis A. Simpson International Building, Room 271

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Events Archive

Record Linkage II: Implementation
Feb 19, 2024

This workshop briefly introduces participants to several R tools for record linkage. We then discuss Splink, an increasingly popular Python package for record linkage and deduplication. Following a brief (re)introduction to the underlying probabilistic framework, a code-along will demonstrate an example use case, highlighting the package’s…

Record Linkage I: Overview
Feb 12, 2024

Researchers often need to merge or deduplicate datasets that lack common identifiers for unique individuals or entity names. A researcher’s choice of solution to this problem can often affect downstream analyses, and researchers may also wish to incorporate uncertainty from this stage into their analyses. In this workshop, we introduce record…

How to Package and Publish Your Python Code
Jan 18, 2024

Are you looking to share your Python code? This workshop will show participants the best practices for making a compatible and installable Python package. Participants will work through a set of hands-on exercises that cover the various steps required to publish a package on the Python Package Index (PyPI).
 

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Introduction to Interactive Data Visualization in Python
Jan 15, 2024

This workshop gives the introduction to create interactive plots for data visualization in Python. Without the need to delve into more complex programming languages like JavaScript and HTML, you would just learn a few straightforward functions to generate plots and even dashboard to visualize the research data in interactive ways! The…

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tigeRs Fall R Lightning Talks
Nov 30, 2023

The Princeton R Group will be hosting its final event of the semester with a set of lightning talks! These are informal talks where people across policy and the social sciences can come showcase an interesting application of R for their work. Speakers will present for 10-15 minutes and take questions at the end of their talk. The goal is to…

Embedding Regression: Models for Context-Specific Description and Inference
Nov 14, 2023

We show how applied researchers can estimate differences between groups in terms of those groups' "understandings" of terms.  We present inferential machinery for this, along with a convenient R package. We show how these ideas can be extended to non-English languages.

*Lunch will be provided!*  Please RSVP below…

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Collecting and Processing Historical Documents with R
Oct 24, 2023

Many researchers are interested in conducting statistical analysis of large-scale data contained in scanned books or other documents. While OCR technology is increasingly capable of producing text versions of scanned documents, its unstructured (and often typo-ridden) products can be challenging to analyze. This talk will discuss how to…

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Using ChatGPT and R for Effective Research and Teaching
Sep 28, 2023

This lunch-n-learn workshop is the first in a series of workshops hosted by tigeRs, the Princeton R Group, during the Fall 2023 semester.


ChatGPT and generative AI tools offer an opportunity for researchers to do their work more effectively, but social scientists, researchers, and policy analysts aren't always sure where to…

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GPT for Social Research: How and Whether Large Language Models Can Help Social Scientists
Apr 3, 2023

The ability of GPT-3 and its "cousins" to generate texts for a broad range of tasks–from summarization to question-answering and information retrieval—via an intuitive natural language interface—may hold great promise for social science research. Already, researchers are using GPT-3 for tasks ranging from optical character recognition (OCR)…

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R Lightning Talks
Mar 24, 2023

Graduate students wil talk about interesting applications of R in their work and see how you too can use R for social science and policy research! Please contact Angela Li  or DDSS Graduate Fellow Kim Kreiss&nbsp…

Demystifying Deep Learning: An Intuitive Introduction to Neural Networks (Part 1)
Mar 23, 2023

This two-part workshop goes from a gentle introduction to key concepts in deep learning to the mechanics of advanced architectures used in the cutting edge of research. In Part 1, we will cover the core building blocks of neural networks models, and gain an understanding of the key intuitions behind using neural networks to model data.

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Creating Engaging Data Visualizations in R with ggplot2
Feb 24, 2023

Creating engaging and accessible data visualizations is an essential tool for policy and research communication. We will discuss the main concepts of the grammar of graphics and use applied examples to explore ggplot2’s ability to create multi-layered and complex graphs. The workshop provides a short overview of the basics of ggplot2 for data…