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Reproducible Research with R : Data Demo by Claudia Engel

Data Demo by Claudia Engel at 2019 Gear Up for Social Science Data Extravaganza 

The goal of reproducible research is to improve scholarship by documenting data, code, and methods so results can be replicated and be subjected to scrutiny. R supports reproducible research through the creation of documents that combine content and code. This session will provide an overview of how to generate these documents and review some of the relevant R packages.

Qualitative Research Tools: NVivo, Taguette, Python : Data Demo with Alesia Montgomery

Data Demo for Qualitative Data Research: NVivo, Taguette, Python

Do you have “unstructured data” (e.g., government documents, interview transcripts, site videos) that you want to analyze qualitatively? Are you unsure about which tools fit your needs (small or large dataset, solo or team project) and how to use them?

What Is A Public Intellectual Today: Jill Lepore

Professor Jill Lepore, the David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History at Harvard University, will join Stanford’s own history professor Ana Raquel Minian for a conversation on the writing process. Lepore is also a staff writer at The New Yorker, to which she has contributed since 2005Her latest book is This America: The Case for the Nation (2019). Her 2018 book, These Truths: A History of the United States, was a New York Times bestseller, widely translated and published around the world.

What Is A Public Intellectual Today: Jia Tolentino

Jia Tolentino, a staff writer at the New Yorker and the author of the widely acclaimed essay collection Trick Mirror, will join Stanford’s English professor Mark Greif for a conversation about her craft and careerFormerly, Tolentino was the deputy editor at Jezebel and a contributing editor at the Hairpin. She grew up in Texas, went to University of Virginia, and received her MFA in fiction from the University of Michigan. Her work has also appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Grantland, and Pitchfork, among other places. She lives in Brooklyn.

What Is A Public Intellectual Today: Tressie McMillan Cottom

Tressie McMillan Cottom, PhD, is an assistant professor of sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University and is nationally recognized for both her academic and her popular writing. She is co-editor of two volumes on technological change, inequality and institutions: Digital Sociologies (2016, UK Bristol Policy Press) and For-Profit Universities: The Shifting Landscape of Marketized Higher Education (2017, Palgrave MacMillan).

Write a Stand Out Cover Letter Engineering and SE3 (Undergraduate and Masters)

I’m an engineering student, do I need a cover letter? Yes, your cover letter introduces you to the hiring committee and connects your skills, knowledge and abilities to their open positions. This session will review tips for writing stand out cover letters, as well as provide ample time to work on your cover letter(s). You will get feedback from your peers. Bring your laptop, drafts of letters, and the job announcements you are applying to. A Career Coach is available to answer your questions. Location: BEAM , 563 Salvatierra Walk, 1st Floor Conference Room

Academic Job Search: Writing an Effective Diversity Statement (PhDs & Postdocs)

More and more institutions ask for a diversity statement as part of their faculty application package. An effective diversity statement gives a perspective on your past, present, and future aspirations and contributions to promoting equity, inclusion, and diversity in your career. Experienced career coach Urmila Venkatesh, will help you articulate your commitment to inclusion and diversity in your work as a faculty member: through teaching, mentoring, outreach and research. We will look at examples of successful statements and start drafting your own.

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