Longitudinal Data Analysis

Michael Tzen May 21, 2015 2:00pm-5:00pm 2400 Public Affairs Building An increasing number of longitudinal datasets are being made available. The longitudinal nature of the dataset may be represented as […]

Bayesian Statistical Modeling Using Stan

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Daniel Lee June 23, 2015 10:00 AM-12:00 PM 4240 Public Affairs Building Stan is an open-source, Bayesian inference tool with interfaces in R, Python, Matlab, Julia, Stata, and the command […]

All California Labor Economics Conference 2015

UCLA Carnesale Commons

The All-California Labor Economics Conference (ACLEC) brings together the top labor economists in California annually to present recent research. This year’s conference will be hosted by UCLA on Thursday, September […]

Reproducibility of Statistical Results

CCPR Seminar Room 4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles

Presented By: Mark S. Handcock (Professor, Statistics) Jeffrey B. Lewis (Professor, Political Science) Marc A. Suchard (Professor, Biomathematics, Biostatistics and Human Genetics)   Reproducibility is one of the main principles […]

NBER Cohort Studies Data Users Conference

CCPR Seminar Room 4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles

CCPR is hosting the annual NBER Cohort Studies meeting which brings together researchers from different fields interested in aging related issues or in methodologies applicable to aging and has set […]

China Multigenerational Panel Datasets Workshop

CCPR Seminar Room 4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles

Co-sponsored with Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), the workshop will feature the China Multigenerational Panel Dataset-Shuangcheng (CMGPD-SC), the release of which is nearing completing, as well as […]

Completing an IRB application: Common mistakes and solutions.

CCPR Seminar Room 4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles

Todd Franke

Professor and Chair

Department of Social Welfare

UCLA - Luskin School of Public Affairs

About: This presentation will briefly go through the initial application process, amendments and continuing reviews with a focus on working with the IRB and the understandable but common mistakes in completing the various applications. It will include information on the process of obtaining and renewing CITI training for both PI’s and Faculty Sponsors.

Practical GIS for Demography

CCPR Seminar Room 4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles

Content: Geographically referenced data sets are becoming increasingly common.

In spatial analysis of demographic data, three common spatial indices are used: points, lines, and polygons. Through interspersed hands on exercises, we will: obtain, shape, and visualize demographic data over space. We will briefly discuss the motivation for incorporating geographic association into downstream models.

Below is an example of what we will produce with

1) Obtain GPS locations of In-N-Out's obtained from the Google Radar API

2) Compute their generated Voronoi Tesselation to address spatial competition

3) Aggregate Census 2010 tract-level population counts into these competing geographies

No background knowledge of will be required. The exercises are introductory. We will also highlight alternative software tools to achieve similar goals, such as GrassGIS and Stata

VIEW PODCAST HERE!

NBER Cohort Studies Meeting

CCPR Seminar Room 4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles

CCPR is hosting the annual NBER Cohort Studies meeting which brings together researchers from different fields interested in aging related issues or in methodologies applicable to aging and has set the seeds for synergistic relationships between economists, sociologists, demographers, psychologists, epidemiologists, and MDs. The meeting is funded in part by an NIH conference grant through NBER.

Preparing for the Job Market

CCPR Seminar Room 4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles

About: Panel of speakers will focus on key points and tips for graduate students preparing for the job market both in academia and the private sector.

Devin Bunten (Ph. D candidate, Economics)

Prof. Siwei Cheng (Assistant Professor, UCLA Sociology)

Mieke Eeckhaut (CCPR Postdoc)

Rosanna Smart (Ph. D candidate, Economics)

Ilan H. Meyer & Mark S. Handcock, UCLA

CCPR Seminar Room 4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles

"Innovative Sampling Approaches for Hard to Reach Populations: Design of a National Probability Study of Lesbians, Gay Men, Bisexuals, and Transgender Peoples and Network Sampling of Hard to Reach Populations"


Speakers:

Ilan H. Meyer, Williams Distinguished Senior Scholar for Public Policy at the Williams Institute

Mark S. Handcock, Professor of Statistics at UCLA and Director of the Center for Social Statistics


Description:


Come for the exciting seminar then stay for the free lunch and discussion. A seminar led by Ilan H. Meyer followed immediately by a Brown Bag Lunch led by Mark S. Handcock.

Dr. Meyer is Principal Investigator of the Generations and TransPop Surveys. Generations is a survey of a nationally representative sample of 3 generations of lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals. TransPop is the first national probability sample survey of transgender individuals in the United States. Both studies attempt to obtain large nationally representative samples of hard to reach populations. Dr. Meyer will review sampling issues with LGBT populations and speak on the importance of measuring population health of LGBTs and the underlying aspects in designing a national probability survey.

From a contrasting perspective, the field of Survey Methodology is facing many challenges. The general trend of declining response rates is making it harder for survey researchers to reach their intended population of interest using classical survey sampling methods.

In the followup Brown Bag Lunch, led by Mark S. Handcock, participants will discuss statistical challenges and approaches to sampling hard to reach populations. Transgenders, for example, are a rare and stigmatized population. If the transgender community exhibits networked social behavior, then network sampling methods may be useful approaches that compliment classical survey methods.
Participants are encouraged to speak on ideas of statistical methods for surveys.

So you want to be a researcher? Principles and practical data tools to help you fly transparently

CCPR Seminar Room 4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles

Content: Researchers go through fundamental steps in a data analysis project. This workshop highlights key steps in a data analyst's workflow and encourages transparency in each of the steps. Throughout this workshop, we go through hands on exercises that integrate: a transparency engine, obtaining federal API data, producing useful intermediate data structures, and sharing analysis results. We will use Jupyter notebook for literate coding and if time allows demonstrate the Rstudio environment for reproducible development.

Brown Bag on Web Scraping Essentials: Bring Your Own Lunch + Website

CCPR Seminar Room 4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles

Brown Bag on Web Scraping Essentials: Bring Your Own Lunch + Website Presenter: Mike Tzen Abstract: In this bring your own lunch brown bag, we’ll discuss the essentials of getting […]

High Performance Computing for Demographers

CCPR Seminar Room 4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles

Presenters: Edward Moss  Assistant Director for Computing Services California Center for Population Research Mike Tzen  Assistant Director for Statistics and Methods Services California Center for Population Research    Data analysis […]

Analysis of Complex Surveys using R and Stata

CCPR Seminar Room 4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles

Instructors: Michael Tzen, CCPR UCLA Andy Lin, IDRE UCLA Location: May 19, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm 4240 Public Affairs Building Abstract: In this workshop, attendees will learn how […]

Research Ethics: The Use of Big Data

CCPR Seminar Room 4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles

The use of big data has become increasingly common in social and health research, raising a series of new and difficult questions about research ethics.  In this informal workshop, a […]

Fragile Families Challenge: Getting Started Workshop

CCPR Seminar Room 4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles

“Fragile Families Challenge: Getting Started Workshop” Ian Lundberg Ph.D. Student, Sociology and Social Policy,  Princeton University The Fragile Families Challenge is a scientific mass collaboration that combines predictive modeling, causal inference, and […]

CCPR Grant Writing Workshop Session I: Planning an NIH grant proposal

CCPR Seminar Room 4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles

Grant Writing Workshop Series:
The workshop will include an overview of the basics, including NIH funding mechanisms, types of grant programs (we will focus on the R series with some discussion of K series), finding a funding opportunity (FOA): Parent Announcements, Program Announcements (PAs) vs. Request for Applications (RFAs) Administrative and other supplements Roles on a grant (PI, Co-PI, Co-Investigator, others), the process of preparing NIH proposals, identifying NIH institute (NIH matchmaker), working with NIH staff, due dates and the application to funding timeline, applications & resubmissions.

Workshop: Useful R 4 Stata Users Brown Bag

CCPR Seminar Room 4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles

"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 about fundamental R concepts or even questions about how to run Stata-equivalent R commands. Participants will be provided access to Rstudio, so please bring a laptop.

This CCPR brown-bag is intended to be an open forum that complements the 3 great resources below. Please see the resources, especially the first one.

1) 10 minute demo: interactive call–response slideshow of R basics
http://tryr.codeschool.com/

2) Worked out examples from a UCLA IDRE workshop on R concepts
https://stats.idre.ucla.edu/r/seminars/intro/

3) R 4 Data Science e-book
http://r4ds.had.co.nz/

Workshop: Transparent Data Analysis Workflow

CCPR Seminar Room 4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles

Instructor: Michael Tzen PLEASE BRING A PERSONAL LAPTOP Content: Researchers go through fundamental steps in a data analysis project. This workshop highlights key steps in a data analyst's workflow and […]

CCPR Grant Writing Workshop Session IV

CCPR Seminar Room 4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles

The workshop will include an overview of significance vs. innovation and approach.

CCPR Grant Writing Workshop Session V

CCPR Seminar Room 4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles

The workshop will include an overview of approach (2), statistical analysis and power.

CCPR Grant Writing Workshop Session VI: Preparing a Budget

CCPR Seminar Room 4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles

The workshop will include an overview of personnel time on the project, salaries and benefits, other than personnel services (OTPS), consultants, equipment, patient care, alterations and renovations, consortium/contractual costs, budget justification, direct/modified direct/indirect costs.

Graduate Student Workshop on Refugee Movements and Refugee Policy

CCPR Seminar Room 4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles

The UCLA Center for the Study of International Migration invites graduate student applicants for an-all day workshop on Refugee Movements and Refugee Policy. Immediately preceding a one day conference on the same topic, the workshop is designed to take advantage of the presence of an international and interdisciplinary group of refugee scholars to provide graduate-level instruction on this essential topic, but one that is rarely addressed by courses offered on our campus.

Workshop: Bayesian Concepts for Data Analysis

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"Workshop: Bayesian Concepts for Data Analysis"

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 us to clearly express the estimand, information from data, information from prior knowledge, and the estimator.

This workshop is the first of a two part series. The first workshop is conceptual while the second workshop will focus on software. The date for the second workshop is TBD.

Please RSVP Here:

https://goo.gl/forms/CF4wuaobfqpug9Js1

Workshop: Bayesian Software for Data Analysis

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Instructor: Michael Tzen Content: We will implement the Gompertz Rule and the 2Chainz examples through software commands. Please bring a laptop. We will use the R package `brms` which provides a […]

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

4240 Public Affairs Bldg

"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.

Workshop: Getting your Computational Tools for Research

CCPR Seminar Room 4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles

Instructor: Michael Tzen Title: Getting your Computational Tools for Research Location: October 25, 2018, 2:00-3:00 PM 4240 Public Affairs Building CCPR Seminar Room Content: We'll get you started on Github, […]

Workshop: Practical Survey Analysis

Instructor: Michael Tzen Title: Practical Survey Analysis Location: November 15, 2018, 2:00-3:00 PM 4240 Public Affairs Building CCPR Seminar Room Content: We'll walk thru key steps of a data analysis […]

Workshop: Information Session – Census Data & German Data

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Information session on data available at the Census Research Data Center (RDC) at UCLA and how to access it: Data availability of five types of confidential government data available in […]

Lars Vilhuber, Cornell University

4240 Public Affairs Bldg

"Replication and Reproducibility in Social Sciences and Statistics: Context, Concerns, and Concrete Measures"

Workshop: Merging Entities – Deterministic, Approximate, & Probabilistic

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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 […]

Workshop: Grad Student Panel Discussing the Causal Toolkit

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Title: Grad Student Panel Discussing the Causal Toolkit Location: February 27, 2019, 2:00-3:30 PM 4240 Public Affairs Building CCPR Seminar Room Content: Focusing on the uses of the causal toolkit, […]

Workshop: UCLA IRB Application Process

Workshop: UCLA IRB Application Process Presentation by Moore Rhys Assistant Director, Education and Quality, Office of the Human Research Protection Program, UCLA This workshop will provide an overview of the […]

Workshop: Data Carpentry for Social Science

Data Carpentry develops and teaches workshops on the fundamental data skills needed to conduct research. Its target audience is researchers who have little to no prior computational experience, and its […]

Statistical Computing Part 1

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Instructor: Matt Lahmann We'll get you signed up for hoffman2 and TS2. With Hoffman2 and TS2, you'll have state of the art hardware resources and most software you'll ever need […]

Statistical Computing Part 2

Instructor: Mike Tzen Using a very common data analysis scenario of "Group-(Split)-Apply-Combine", we'll show you how to make the most of cutting edge powerful hardware in both Hoffman2 and TS2. […]

Multilevel Structures in Statistics and Data Science

We’ll look at how different multilevel groupings are used in different analysis methods. As examples, Longitudinal, Hierarchical, and Crossed grouping structures have been used in Sports, Survey, Time till Event, […]

An introduction: The Library Data Science Center

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An Introduction: The Library Data Science Center Description: This talk will provide an introduction to the Library Data Science Center, the services and research support it provides. Tim Dennis is […]

Workshop: Homelessness M4H UCLA/VA

The goal of this workshop is to share information among a broad group of investigators who are employing mobile technology to study persons who have experienced homelessness. Projects discussed will […]

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