Workshops IMPRS conference 2020

Below you can find information about the workshops we offer during the conference. The websites of the workshop leaders are linked in case you would like to read more about one of the them.

Details about how the virtual workshop sessions will be hosted can be found in our booklet.

Workshops session 1: Wednesday June 3rd, 15:00 - 17:30

Power analyses with Andrew Jessop

AndrewJessop Title: Power analyses and simulations in R
Abstract: This workshop will cover how to design and run simulations in R, with a focus on estimating statistical power and sample size requirements for experiments. We will work through examples covering different experimental designs, and attendees will be invited to suggest examples from their own research or bring data to work on during the workshop.
Necessary equipment: Laptop + power cable with R and RStudio installed, if possible: own data

Git version control with Kristijan Armeni & Sophie Arana

Kristijan Armeni & Sophie Arana Title: Git & Github for collaborative work
Abstract: In this workshop, we will set you up with the minimal basics needed to start using Git and GitHub for version control in your projects. In a hands-on session you will work on issues, pull changes from others to your repo, push your changes to the remote, make a PR, review your colleagues’ contributions and merge the changes (as a bonus, you’ll get tons of new jargon to throw around!).
Necessary equipment: Laptop + power cable. Make sure you have a GitHub account before the start of the workshop

Virtual Reality with Eleanor Huizeling & Evelien Heijselaar

EleanorHuizeling&EvelienHeijselaar Title: Virtual Reality: A multimodal tool for language research
Abstract: This workshop will introduce the benefits and challenges of using VR as a dynamic and multimodal tool to investigate language in naturalistic environments. The session will include a tour of our virtual reality facilities and a discussion on applications of virtual reality in language research.
Necessary equipment: none

Workshops session 2: Friday June 5th, 16:15 - 18:00

Data visualization with Laurel Brehm

LaurelBrehm Title: Visualizing data with ggplot
Abstract: A compelling graphic is a hook to get other researchers looking at your paper, poster, or talk! This workshop provides a taxonomy of visualizing data with ggplot, an R package, with a focus on what messages are conveyed with each graphic type and the way to implement them yourself.
Necessary equipment: Laptop + power cable with R and RStudio installed, if possible: own data

Improving your productivity with Marisha Manahova

MarishaManahova Title: Setting Your Priorities and Improving Your Productivity
Abstract: Do you feel like you have lots to do but not enough time? And even when you're busily trudging along, you still somehow don't get the important things done? In this workshop, we will discuss how to get things done in accordance with what you find important. We will also discuss how to manage your time and your projects, so you can flourish professionally, take care of yourself, and enjoy your life.
Necessary equipment: none

Open Science with Eirini Zormpa

EiriniZormpa Title: Reproducible analyses in R
Abstract: For science to be verifiable it needs to be, minimally, reproducible; running the same analysis on the same data should give the same results. This may sound easy but it's really not! In this workshop we'll cover why reproducibility is important and how you can make your R code more reproducible.
Necessary equipment: Laptop with R and RStudio installed, power cable, preferably have a GitHub account