ITS Stats/Mapping Spring 2008 talks @ Bobst

Open to all NYU, all talks @ 4 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays starting February 5. Instructors interested in arranging introductory talks tailored for their classes using these statistical or GIS software are encouraged to contact data.services@nyu.edu.

All talks at Bobst BLCC (Bobst lower-level computer area seminar room)

SPSS, SAS, STATA, R, and QUICK MAP/Arc Intros and Intermediate Talks:

  • SAS Intros: Tues Feb 5, Tues Feb 14
  • SPSS Intros: Thurs Feb 7, Tues Feb 12
  • SPSS Inter: Tues Feb 19
  • QuickMap/Arc, Thurs Feb 21. Intro to using Census data and ArcMap. ESRI’s ArcView/ArcMap software is now available free for researchers and instructors may arrange free software and on-line courses for students. Contact data.services@nyu.edu for more info.
  • STATA Intro: Tues Feb 26.
  • R Intro: Thurs Feb 28. “R is a statistics package that, like SAS or SPSS, can be used for statistical analysis or statistics courses at any level. It is also much more: it is free and open source!” (from NYUConnect article – http://www.nyu.edu/its/pubs/connect/spring06/lopresti_r.html).
  • SPSS using GeoLytics and ICPSR data archives: Tues Mar 4. ICPSR (see icpsr.umich.edu) is the primary archive for many social science data sets. GeoLytics is an easy to use 5 decade value-added source of census data.
  • SPSS using Web and bubble questionnaires. Thurs Mar 6. An introduction to using Web-based SurveyMonkey and paper “fill-in-the-bubble” questionnaires – technology available to NYU researchers.
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