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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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
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.
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)
"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"
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
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.
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.
Instructor: Professor Till von Wachter Please join us at this workshop to learn more about the Census Research Data Center and German Data Center. Learn more about how to access […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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” 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 […]
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.
"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
2) Worked out examples from a UCLA IDRE workshop on R concepts
3) R 4 Data Science e-book
The workshop will include an overview of the review process, Center for Scientific Review, identifying a peer review “study section”, and the peer review process.
"Tips on Giving Effective PAA Presentations, Job Talks, and the Like: a Discussion Led by Prof. Donald J. (Don) Treiman"
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 […]
The workshop will include an overview of scored review criteria: Significance, investigators, innovation, approach, and environment, abstract, specific aims, biosketch/ personal statement, and environment.
The workshop will include an overview of significance vs. innovation and approach.
The workshop will include an overview of approach (2), statistical analysis and power.
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.
The workshop will include an overview of human subjects/UCLA IRB preaward, data sharing plan, multiple PI plan and clinical trials, Office of Contract and Grant Administration (OCGA), S2S Grants/Cayuse, E-pass and electronic submission, eDGE disclosure, submission deadlines to OCGA, and interacting with eRA Commons.
Ethical Issues in Public Presentations
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"
Instructor: Michael Tzen
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:
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 […]
"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.
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
Title: Getting All Your Research Computing Tools for Summer and Beyond - Hardware and Software Location: May 22, 2019 @ 12:00-1:30 PM 4240 Public Affairs Building CCPR Seminar Room Instructors: […]
Title: Getting The Data Yourself: A Web Scraping Code Through Location: May 29, 2019 @ 12:00-1:30 PM 4240 Public Affairs Building CCPR Seminar Room Instructors: Chad Pickering & Mike Tzen […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 Description: This talk will provide an introduction to the Library Data Science Center, the services and research support it provides. Tim Dennis is […]
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 […]