Events & Workshops

The TXRDC regularly hosts presentations, workshops, and occasional special events to benefit researchers who are involved with or interested in learning about RDC-based research.

The discussion and speaker series runs during the regular academic year. Other events included Proposal Development Workshops (held at least once a semester) and occasional special events often including visitors from the U.S. Census Bureau and from other RDCs in the national RDC network.

We distribute email reminders and flyers before events. Send a brief note to here to be included in the distribution list.


UPCOMING EVENTS:


 

September 25, 2015 - Proposal Development Workshop

 

Time: Friday, September 25, 11:45-3:00PM

 

Location: Room 103 Donald L. Houston Building

 

Lunch will be provided.

Please click here  to RSVP for lunch.

Please click here  for resources presented at the workshop.

 


RECENT EVENTS:


 

May 8, 2015 - Proposal Development Workshop

 

Time: Friday, May 8, 11:45 - 3:00 PM

 

Location: Room 103 Donald L. Houston Building

 

Speaker(s): Mark Fossett,

 

Lunch will be provided.

Please click here to view the latest call for seed grant proposals.

Please click here for a flyer with a description of the workshop and the workshop agenda.

Please click here  for resources presented at the workshop.

 


 

May 8, 2015 - Researcher Appreciation Reception

 

Time: Friday, May 8, 4:30-6:30PM

 

Location: University Club, Rudder Tower

 

Please join us for an end-of-the year gathering to show appreciation to researchers who have moved forward with RDC projects, proposals, and proposal development efforts. All friends of the TXRDC are invited to join us for assorted drinks and finger food. There will be very brief ceremony to note significant developments over the past year, but the primary purpose of the gathering is to give TXRDC researchers and potential researchers the opportunity to meet and mingle.

 


 

April 16, 2015 - Workshop: Estimating Multi-Level Models using Restricted Data in the RDC: Examples using SAS, Stata, and R

 

Time: Thursday, April 16, 2:45PM

 

Location: Room 103 Donald L. Houston Building

 

Speaker(s): Dr. Oi-Man Kwok , Professor of Educational Psychology, Texas A&M University.

 

Please click here for additional information.

Please click here for the presentation multi-level modeling materials.

 


 

March 12, 2015 - Residential Segregation of Multiracial Households in US Urban Areas

 

Time: Thursday, March 12, 3:30 - 4:45PM

 

Location: Room 103 Donald L. Houston Building

 

Speaker(s): Dr. Mark Ellis , Executive Director, Northwest Census Research Data Center, Professor of Geography

 

Please click here for additional information.

Please click here for slides from the presentation.

 


 

February 18-19, 2015 - Project Management Workshop

 

Time: Wednesday, February 18, Afternoon Session 1, 3:30 - 4:45PM

Thursday, February 19, Morning Sessions 2 & 3, 9:30AM - 11:45AM, lunch, Noon - 12:45PM

Thursday, February 19, Afternoon Sessions 4 & 5, 1:00PM - 4:30PM

 

Location: Room 103 Donald L. Houston Building

 

Speaker(s): Dr. Scott Long , Indiana University, Distinguished Professor and Chancellor's Professor, Departments of Sociology and Statistics

 

This is a two-day workshop that will review best practices for managing social science research projects. It will feature selected coverage of material from the book "The Workflow of Data Analysis Using Stata" by Scott Long. It covers topics beginning with data set creation and documentation, to managing intermediate work files, preparation of analysis data sets, organizing run streams for reproduceable results, and related issues.

Please click here  for a flyer with the workshop agenda.

Please click here for slides from Session 1 , Session 2 , Session 3 , Session 4 , and Session 6 .

 


 

January 30, 2015 - Project Management Workshop Preview

 

Time: Friday, January 30, 11:45AM-3:00PM

 

Location: Room 103 Donald L. Houston Building

 

Speaker(s): Dr. Mark Fossett, Director, Texas Census Research Data Center, and Nathaniel Rosenheim, TXRDC Research Associate

 

This workshop provides an introduction to best practices for managing social science research projects. It previews the upcoming Scott Long Workshop on project management and reviews basic issues in project management with introductions to and applications using SAS, Stata, and R.

Please click here   for the Stata, SAS, and R program reviewed during the workshop.

Please click here for part I and part II of the workshop slides.

 


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