Special Events

GradQuant occasionally organizes special events, such as guest speaker presentations and training opportunities, for the UCR research community. Here is a short list of special events we organized before: 

  • Guest speaker presentations (past speakers from Stata and MathWorks)
  • MATLAB training & competition in collaboration with UCR Library
  • Academic guest speaker presentations

See below for information about our guest speaker events. 

Guest Speakers

  • Fall 2022 - Qualitative Data Analysis Workshop Series with Dr. Sara Grummert

    Qualitative Data Analysis Workshop Series, Fall 2022

    with Dr. Sara Grummert (from Dedoose)


    Tuesday, November 8th and Thursday, November 10th - 10:00am - 11:50am on Zoom

    A recording of each workshop will be made available.

    Dr. Sara Grummert from Dedoose will present a workshop series on Zoom this Fall on qualitative data analysis using Dedoose:  
    • Getting Started with Dedoose (Tues, Nov 8th, 10:00am - 11:50am on Zoom)
    • Exploring Patterns and Relationships (Thurs, Nov 10th, 10:00am - 11:50am on Zoom)

    Workshop descriptions are below. 

    Speaker's Bio
    Sara Grummert
    Dr. Sara Grummert, Director of Academic Engagement, Dedoose

    Dr. Sara E. Grummert holds a dual appointment with Dedoose and the Institute for Mixed Methods Research. She leads strategy around how Dedoose engages and supports the larger academic and research community, with a focus on curating learning resources, conducting methods consultations, and training social scientists in how Dedoose can support more nuanced analyses. 

    Dr. Grummert earned her doctorate at the University of California, Riverside in the field of higher education administration and policy. Her areas of expertise include qualitative research design, qualitative data analysis, and advancing the use of visual methods.


    Session Information
    Getting Started with Dedoose: Project Set-up, Data Preparation, and Coding
    Tues, Nov 8th, 10:00am-11:50am on Zoom

    This interactive workshop introduces participants to managing and analyzing qualitative and mixed methods data using Dedoose. Qualitative analysis strategies and theoretical foundations will be woven throughout the session. Participants will gain skills related to: data preparation and import, excerpting and coding, coding and codebook management, and memoing.

    Exploring Patterns and Relationships: Advanced Tools in Dedoose
    Thurs, Nov 10th, 10:00am-11:50am on Zoom

    Building on the previous workshop, this workshop introduces participants to advanced data analysis concepts and tools in Dedoose, and how to add quantitative dimensions to analysis. Participants will gain skills related to descriptors and demographics, data visualizations, survey data, and data filtering.




  • Spring 2023 - Stata Workshops with Dr. Chuck Huber

    Stata Workshop Series, Spring 2023

    with Dr. Chuck Huber (from StataCorp and New York University)


    Tuesday, May 09 2023 10:00 am - 3:00 pm In-Person (LFSC 1425)

    Four workshops: 10:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, and 2:00pm (see below)
    All workshops will be in-person in Life Sciences 1425 (LFSC 1425)

    Dr. Chuck Huber from StataCorp will present a workshop series in person this Spring on statistical analysis and programming using Stata:
    • 10:00AM - 11:00AM:  How to Create Basic Stata Commands
    • 11:00AM - 12:00AM:  How to Create Basic Stata Estimation Commands
    • 1:00PM - 2:00PM:  Linear Regression, Margins, and Marginsplot
    • 2:00AM - 3:00PM:  Introduction to Customizable Tables

    Workshop descriptions are below. 

    Speaker's Bio
    Chuck Huber
    Dr. Chuck Huber, Director of Statistical Outreach, StataCorp

    Chuck Huber is Director of Statistical Outreach at StataCorp and Adjunct Associate Professor of Biostatistics at New York University. In addition to working with Stata’s team of software developers, he produces instructional videos for the Stata Youtube channel, writes blog entries, develops online NetCourses and gives talks about Stata at conferences and universities. Most of his current work is focused on statistical methods used by behavioral and health scientists. He has published in the areas of neurology, human and animal genetics, alcohol and drug abuse prevention, nutrition and birth defects.



    Session Information
    How to Create Basic Stata Commands
    Tuesday, May 09, 10:00AM - 11:00AM,  In-Person LFSC 1425
    This talk will introduce the basics of creating custom Stata commands. You will learn how to store things in memory, where Stata stores things in memory and how to access them, how to handle conditions and branching, and how to use loops.  We will then demonstrate how to use these tools with to write custom Stata commands using -program-, -args-, and -syntax-. You will learn how to write commands to perform simple calculations, post-estimation calculations, and create your own graphics commands. Note that this talk does not demonstrate how to create your own estimation commands.
    How to Create Basic Stata Estimation Commands
    Tuesday, May 09, 11:00AM - 12:00AM,  In-Person LFSC 1425
    This talk is a continuation of How to Create Basic Stata Commands. I will demonstrate how to create a basic estimation command for personal use.  You will learn how create a command to convert Stata variables to matrices, use matrix calculations to to fit models, display the results in standard Stata output. Then you will learn how to create commands that use -ml- to maximize likelihood functions.  We will also demonstrate how to adapt your commands to handle survey weights.
    Linear Regression, Margins, and Marginsplot
    Tuesday, May 09, 1:00PM - 2:00PM, In-Person LFSC 1425
    In this talk I demonstrate how for fit linear regression models which include continuous, binary, and categorical covariates. I show how to use Stata's factor variable notation to fit models with interactions, and how to use Stata's -margins- and -marginsplot- commands to visualize the results of the models.
    Introduction to Customizable Tables
    Tuesday, May 09, 2:00AM - 3:00PM, In-Person LFSC 1425
    This talk will introduce the new customizable tables in Stata 17. You will learn how to easily create cross tabulations, tables of summary statististcs, and tables of regression results using the updated -table- command. You will also see how you can create customized tables after you collect results from any Stata command. This means your table can include summary statistisics, results of standard hypothesis tests, regression results, and results of tests and fit statistics obtained after model fitting. With the results collected from Stata commands, you will learn how to specify a table layout---what belongs on the rows and columns---and how to customize the look of the table. You can modify labels in headers, numerical format, text alignment, cell shading, border lines, and much more. You will also learn how to export your customized tables to Word, Excel, PDF, LaTeX, HTML, Markdown, SMCL, and plain text.


  • Spring 2023- Bringing Satellite Data Down to Earth with Guest Speaker (from Department of Computer Science and Engineering)

    Bringing Satellite Data Down to Earth Workshop, Spring 2023

    with Guest Speaker (from Department of Computer Science and Engineering)


    Wednesday, May 17, 2023 - 10:00AM - 12:00PM In-Person (LFSC 1425)
    Our Guest Speaker from Department of Computer Science and Engineering  will present a workshop in person this Spring on data analysis with  satellite image:
    Bringing satellite data down to Earth
    Wednesday, May 17, 10:00AM - 12:00PM, In-Person (LFSC 1425)
    Workshop Descriptions

    Check out this workshop to explore satellite images! We will play with general operations that data scientists will do, and then we will introduce the going on research work in handling large scaled satellite images from UCR Big-Data-Lab.