QIPSR Software Festival

One of QIPSR's primary initiatives is providing statistical software training to the UK community. At the start of each semester we have advanced graduate students offer a series of introductory or advanced workshops on different commonly used software packages. Below, you can see brief descriptions of the various software packages for which we provide instruction, as well the types of workshops we have offered and related materials. If you are interested in offering a software workshop or if you would like to see a new topic offered, please email Chris Ledford. The next festival will take place at the start of the Fall 2017 semester and information about topics, times, and dates will be posted on the QIPSR website in late summer.

Software Packages and Previous Offerings
R and R Studio: R is a very powerful and commonly used open-source (i.e., free) statistics program. Widely used across multiple subfields and has many user-written packages that produce great graphics, output, and cutting-edge analytical capabilities R Studio is an open-source user-interface designed to make code editing and visualization easier in R. 

Stata: A very powerful and commonly used statistics program, but not free. UK does not currently offer licenses and there are no demo versions. Expect to use this in Economics, the Martin School, Political Science, Sociology, etc.

SPSS: A powerful and commonly used statistics program. UK does offer renewable annual licenses. SPSS is very popular in Psychology and is used by scholars trained in psychometrics. Also widely used in government.

SAS: A very powerful and commonly used statistics program. UK does offer renewable annual licenses. SAS is often used in industry, biostatistics, and statistics.

QGIS: A very powerful geographic information system (GIS) application that is open-source (i.e., free) and supports data-viewing, editing, and analysis. 

Mplus: A powerful statistics program used mostly to estimate models containing latent variables. UK does not currently offer licenses, but there is a free demo. Mplus can handle SEM models with both continuous and categorical latent variables. Very popular among psychologists

UCINET: A network analysis program with comparisons to other software. This software was built by UK's Steve Borgatti who is a well-known expert on network analysis. The software can be used free for 3 months and full licenses are inexpensive.

Beamer: A LaTeX class used to create powerful, flexible, and professional looking presentations. Has various advantages over PowerPoint and other presentation software

LaTeX: A high-quality and free typesetting system designed for the production of technical and scientific documentation. LaTeX is the industry standard for in the publication of scientific documents.

Workshop topic Last Offered Last Offered By: Workshop Materials
Intro to Stata SPRING 2017
(Offered every semester)
Gabby Rangel
(Political Science)
Spring 2017 
Fall 2016
Spring 2016
Stata Graphics SPRING 2017
(Offered every semester)
John Poe
(UK Center for Public Health Svcs. & Sys. Research)
Spring 2017 
Fall 2016
Regression in Stata SPRING 2017
(Offered every semester)
John Poe
(UK Center for Public Health Svcs. & Sys. Research)
Spring 2017
Intro to R SPRING 2017
(Offered every semester)
Jin Xie
(Statistics; Applied Statistics Lab)
Spring 2017 
Fall 2016 
Spring 2016
R Graphics SPRING 2017
(Offered every semester)
Jin Xie
(Statistics; Applied Statistics Lab)
Spring 2017 
Fall 2016
Data Analysis in R SPRING 2017
(Offered every semester)
Sarah Janse
(Statistics; Applied Statistics Lab)
Spring 2017
Intro to SPSS FALL 2016
(Typically every semester)
Eric Haak
(Psychology)
Fall 2016 
Spring 2016
Intro to SAS SPRING 2017
(Typically every semester)
Eric Roemmele
(Statistics; Applied Statistics Lab)
Spring 2017 
Fall 2016 
Spring 2016
Intro to Mplus SPRING 2017
(Typically every semester)
Albert Ksinan
(Family Sciences)
Spring 2017
Intro to QGIS SPRING 2017
(Offered every semester)
Jessica Breen
(Geography; UK Mapshop)
Spring 2017
Fall 2016
Networks in R SPRING 2015 Jesse Fagan
(Gatton - Business Admin.)
 
Intro to Beamer SPRING 2016  Gabby Rangel
(Political Science)
Spring 2016
Intro to ARCGIS FALL 2014 Jessica Breen
(Geography; UK Mapshop)
 
Intro to UCINET SPRING 2015 Adam Jonas
(Business Administration & Management)
Spring 2016
Intro to LATEX FALL 2013 Yu Ouyang
(Political Science)
 

 

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