Joli Holmes ’17 writes in:
DataFest is a data analysis competition where students are presented with a large, complex data set and work over the weekend to explore, analyze, and present their findings. Teams of 3-5 students work together and compete against other teams from Connecticut College, Yale, UConn, Trinity and Wesleyan. Prizes for best insight, best visualization, and best use of external data are awarded. Under the auspices of the American Statistical Association, the event is organized by the Quantitative Analysis Center (QAC) and begins on Friday, April 8th 2016 at 6pm. You are free to work with the data around the clock until Sunday, April 10th at noon. We will conclude at roughly 5pm on Sunday. Meals etc. will be available for participating students and advisers/consultants throughout the weekend.
THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MARCH 1st.
Follow this link to register: https://docs.google.com/a/wesleyan.edu/forms/d/1JCWWqZ0_c9KWbI7Kz6caiHfCtfyqNSLQ7G5dby750zU/viewform
To find out more: http://datafest.blogs.wesleyan.edu/
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, March 1
Event Dates: 6 PM, Friday, April 8 – 12 PM, Sunday, April 10
The Quantitative Analysis Center has added several new courses for the fall and spring semesters: one on data science, and four courses on GIS (Geographical Information Systems – above image).
These courses are:
QAC 211, Fall 2013: Digging the Digital Era: A Data Science Primer – A course in which students use R to access, organize, and analyze data through small projects to illustrate the application of techniques, and will also complete a semester-long project accessing and using data from Twitter to answer a research question. (Tuesday and Thursday, 1:10 – 2:30)
E&ES 322 and 324, Fall 2013: Introduction to GIS and GIS Service Learning Laboratory – A class and lab that must be taken in conjunction with one another. Students will use GIS (geographical information systems, tools that organize, analyze, and display spatial data). GIS is used in the class with a focus on how it can be used practically. In the lab component, students work together using GIS to answer local questions about environmental problems. No prior GIS experience is necessary. (Wednesday and Friday, 2:40 – 4:00, and Thursday, 1:10 – 4:00)
Spring courses past the jump:
By the Numbers is a seminar series sponsored by the Quantitative Analysis Center showcasing student research in the social sciences. This is a forum for students to present ongoing research and receive feedback from students and faculty. If you have done research, are currently doing research, or are just interested in learning more about contemporary topics in the social sciences, we hope to see you there!
Presentations will be by Eric Stephen ’13 and Catherine Doren ’13. Pizza will be provided. More details after the jump:
Do you like numbers hidden in social research the way some people like veggies hidden in meatloaf? The numbers are coming to you tomorrow. From Rosa Hayes ’13:
By The Numbers is a twice-monthly seminar series sponsored by the Quantitative Analysis Center showcasing student research in the social sciences. This is a forum for students to present ongoing research and receive feedback from students and faculty. If you have done research, are currently doing research, or are just interested in learning more about contemporary topics in the social sciences, we hope to see you there!
If you look like you belong in a Clip Art illustration of an interview in progress, you may be a great fit for this paid opinion research opportunity, which comes from Rosa Hayes ’13:
Are you interested in the 2012 election, the role of interest groups, or foreign policy issues Looking for a great resume line? Register to participate as a paid interviewer for an opinion research project
We are looking for students who can be interviewers for an opinion research project sponsored by the Wesleyan Media Project, the
Quantitative Analysis Center, and Professors Fowler, Foyle and Long. We be conducting the interviews October 17 to November 5 from 5:00 pm to midnight (Monday-Friday and Sunday) and from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm on Saturday. If you are interested in participating please complete this form, so that we can contact you to discuss scheduling. Interviewers will be paid $8.5/hour.
Aubrey Hamilton ’12 wants to know if you’re interested:
Are you interested in social media, educational inequalities, terrorism, or perceptions of current policy issues including protests domestically and in the Middle East?
THIS IS THE LAST WEEK to participate as a PAID interviewer for an opinion research project sponsored by the Wesleyan Media Project, the Quantitative Analysis Center, and Professors Fowler and Long.
Want to make some EXTRA MONEY for Spring? The number of hours and schedule is up to you. Pays $8.50/hr.
If you are interested in participating please contact ahamilton[at]wesleyan[dot]edu or rchayes[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.