2011 CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT & CALL FOR POSTER GIVERS
The 25th annual meeting of ASSESS, the SPSS Users' Group, will take place on
Friday 28th October 2011 in the Alcuin Research Resource Centre, University of York.
We are also aiming to have four half-day workshops on Thursday 27th October 2011
(ie the day before) in two parallel sessions (am and pm) at the same venue followed by some
software demonstrations (demos) and case studies in SPSS or R or Python software possibly with a discussion forum on the Friday 28th October 2011.
The committee welcomes contributions on SPSS-related topics (including R and Python) from all academic and professional fields.
We are particularly interested in posters although software demos, case studies, workshops or discussion groups are also welcome.
These may cover areas including medicine, marketing, business, government and the environment, illustrating
graphics such as SPSS Chart Builder, GIS Maps, statistical analyses such as multilevel modelling and
analysis of variance applied in SPSS or R, survey work, utility related analyses or data mining, perhaps, using Clementine.
Other areas of interest include practical SPSS or R syntax tips, teaching using SPSS or R,
practical examples of using the output management system (OMS) in SPSS, syntax, macros, Python and/or R with SPSS,
performing bootstrapping and simulations in SPSS or R, handling messy data such as Hospital Episode Statistics (HES),
spreadsheet management, tips on using SPSS or R and experience using SPSS or R products and procedures.
We are particularly keen to hear from any SPSS or R users who might be interested in giving a poster at our users meeting
on Friday 28th October. The posters would be displayed in the entrance foyer of the ARRC adjacent to the auditorium and would be viewed during morning coffee (20 minutes) and lunch (45 minutes). A prize will be given to the most popular poster. Poster givers would not pay the registration fee. Topics from previous meetings are on our website at http://www.spssusers.co.uk/.
If you would be interested in giving a poster (or even if you think you might but are not yet sure or would like to know more), please contact the
meeting organiser, Peter Watson (see below) by 31st March 2011. A printable form is provided below for your convenience.
The Alcuin Research Resource Centre (ARRC) is at the University campus located in Heslington,
2 miles to the south-east of the city centre. It takes 10-15 minutes in a taxi from the
railway station. Buses also go to the University
University Parking and location details are at http://www.york.ac.uk/np/maps/.
Accommodation is bookable via tourist information on (01904) 550099 or (01904) 554455.
The meeting is open to all current users of SPSS and anyone interested in SPSS.
Come along to
* hear SPSS users talk about applications, problems and solutions
* see users demonstrate using SPSS and R
* hear the latest news from SPSS UK staff about product developments
* obtain training in using SPSS and R
* exchange ideas with other SPSS users
* suggest ideas for a better user group.
Registration forms for the meeting will be available later.
PUT ASSESS 2011 (THURSDAY 27TH & FRIDAY 28TH OCTOBER 2011) IN YOUR DIARY NOW! A FORM IS GIVEN BELOW:
ASSESS: SPSS USER GROUP : CALL FOR POSTERS
Please complete this form to respond
25TH ANNUAL MEETING, FRIDAY 28TH OCTOBER 2011
ARRC, UNIVERSITY OF YORK, YORK, UK
The committee welcomes contributions on SPSS-related topics (including R and Python usage) from all
academic and professional fields, particularly software demonstrations
and case studies (in areas such as medicine, marketing, business, government and the environment) illustrating
applications in SPSS/R/Python including interpretation of any output, using graphics in R or SPSS such as SPSS Chart Builder,
practical SPSS or R syntax tips, GIS Maps, statistical analyses such as multilevel modelling and
analysis of variance applied in SPSS, survey work, utility related analyses, data mining, perhaps using Clementine,
text mining, teaching using SPSS, practical examples of using the output management system (OMS) in SPSS, syntax, macros,
using Python and/or R with SPSS, performing bootstrapping and simulations in SPSS or R, handling messy data particularly
Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), spreadsheet management and experience using SPSS or R products/procedures.
If you'd like to submit a poster for Friday 28th October please contact Peter Watson. We are particularly keen to hear from STUDENTS; Please don't be shy - we are a friendly group!
[ ] I am willing to submit a poster involving SPSS, R or Python for viewing on Friday 28th October 2011/at a future meeting
[ ] I may be able to submit a poster for viewing on Friday 28th October 2011/at a future meeting. Please contact me later.
Contact details (Include E-mail if possible):
Subject of poster:
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