Cairo University, Egypt
Data Analysis and Data Collection Methods – Spring 2020
The Centre for Political Research and Studies and Intercultural Dialogue (CPRSID) at Cairo University’s Faculty of Economics and Political Science (FEPS) organized a series of six workshops on data analysis and data collection methods with the aim of helping graduate students and junior faculty members in their respective research. The workshops comprised both qualitative (interviews, focus groups and archival analysis) as well as quantitative (surveys, and experiments) data collection tools. The training program was attended by 12 participants, who were selected based on the relevance of their research to the workshops. The final two sessions took place over Zoom due to the restrictions imposed by COVID-19.
R Workshop – September 2019
The Centre for Political Research and Studies and Dialogue of Cultures (CPRSID) at Cairo University’s Faculty of Economics and Political Science (FEPS) organized a 4-day training course on R. The workshop was led by Mohamed Ezzat (European University Institute and Cairo University), and attended by 35 participants from different disciplines and institutions. The training covered basic functions in R (arithmetic operations, vectors, objects), data management, analysis and visualization. The program also included intro to statistics and basic graphs in R.
Workshop on Quantitative Text Analysis – April 2019
APSA partnered with Mazen Hassan (Cairo University) to organize a workshop on Quantitative Text Analysis led by Richard Nielsen (MIT). The workshop provided training in new software for analyzing digitized data in Arabic. The 5-day program was attended by over 40 scholars whose backgrounds varied from political science, to economics, to psychology, and computer science. In addition to students and faculty, the workshop was also attended by NGO workers and other private sector professionals.
Data Analysis Short Courses – November 2018 through January 2019
APSA supported Mazen Hassan (Cairo University) in organizing a series of one day workshops for graduate students and faculty hosted by the Centre for Political Research and Studies and Intercultural Dialogue (CPRSID) at the Faculty of Economics and Political Science (FEPS), Cairo University. The workshops addressed the use of several essential software programs used for qualitative and quantitative data analysis and citation organization (STATA, Zotero, NVivo, LaTex). The workshops were led by local experts and attended by 47 scholars.