Learn strategies for locating numeric data for term papers, senior theses, dissertations, or other research purposes. Taught by a Data Librarian from the Harvard College Library Numeric Data Services, this course covers everything from quick look-up sources to micro-level datasets in the social sciences, including those found in the IQSS Dataverse Network. Undertake hands-on practice using Harvard e-resources in Economics, Government and Political Science, Sociology, and Health. Both sessions cover the same material
This class will introduce common data management techniques in Stata. Topics covered include basic data manipulation commands such as: recoding variables, creating new variables, working with missing data, and generating variables based on complex selection criteria. Participants will be introduced to strategies for merging datasets (adding both variables and observations), and collapsing datasets. This workshop is intended for users who have an introductory level of knowledge of Stata software.
This hands-on class will provide a comprehensive introduction to graphics in Stata. Topics for the class include graphing principles, descriptive graphs, linear regression, factor variables, and post-estimation graphs. This is an introductory workshop appropriate for those with only basic familiarity with Stata. Prerequisite: a general familiarity with Stata (such as taking the Introduction to Stata workshop).
Get an introduction to R, the open-source system for statistical computation and graphics. With hands-on exercises, learn how to import and manage datasets, create R objects, install and load R packages, conduct basic statistical analyses, and create common graphical displays. This workshop is appropriate for those with little or no prior experience with R.
This hands-on, intermediate R course will demonstrate a variety of statistical procedures using the open-source statistical software program, R. Topics covered include multiple regression, multilevel models, and multiple imputation. We expect that users enrolled in this course are already familiar with the statistical processes that we cover and are interested in learning how to run these procedures in R. Prerequisite: Basic familiarity with R, such acquired through an introductory R workshop.
This introduction to the popular ggplot2 R graphics package will show you how to create a wide variety of graphical displays in R. Topics covered included aesthetic mapping and scales, faceting, and themes. This is an intermediate level workshop appropriate for those already familiar with R. Participants should be familiar with importing and saving data, data types (e.g., numeric, factor, character), and manipulating data.frames in R.