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Getting Started with Machine Learning at the D-Lab

Posted: Jan, 12, 2017

By: Patty Frontiera

Getting Started with Machine Learning at the D-Lab

January 8, 2017

Evan Muzzall, Chris Hench, Chris Kennedy

 

Machine learning is a high-value concept for the social sciences and humanities. Classification and regression models are becoming more common in these disciplines and student interest is rapidly growing. However, machine learning has a steep (if not frightening) learning curve that dissuades many from pursuing these interests.

 

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D-Lab is Hiring Instructors and Consultants

Posted: Dec, 01, 2016

By: Patty Frontiera

The D-Lab is hiring instructors and consultants for the Spring semester to teach introductory, advanced beginner, and intermediate workshops and / or provide consulting. If you feel inspired to help fellow researchers and students learn about and work research tools, methods & techniques, we're interested in hearing from you. D-Lab is an open, inclusive culture that values diversity and open exchange. We will let you develop leadership in your particular area while working collaboratively with other students and staff.

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Online Access to OCR Software Now Available

Posted: Dec, 01, 2016

By: Patty Frontiera

Data comes in many formats, some more useful than others. Many researchers -- particularly those who work in archives -- have to convert images or PDFs of text into usable, editable text using optical character recognition (OCR). Adobe Acrobat has very basic OCR functionality, which may be sufficient for clearly-typed text in English or a small handful of other languages. If your document has complex layout (e.g. tables or columns) or text formatting, or uses languages not supported by Adobe Acrobat, ABBYY FineReader may be a better option.

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D-Lab is hiring work-study students to join the D-Lab Team

Posted: Sep, 15, 2016

By: Susan Ayasse Grand

We are a vibrant workplace with lots of people coming through, asking lots of questions, so lots of moving parts. We thrive on problem solving, open exchange, and diverse experiences.

If:
You are service-oriented and detail-oriented & You are interested helping students & You like to ask questions & You are interested in data science…

Then:
You’ll like D-Lab.

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Choosing a QDA software

Posted: May, 09, 2016

By: Zawadi Ahidiana

Do you have data in hand and are ready to start coding?  In the past, qualitative researchers' main tools for qualitative coding included scissors and colored highlighters, but today many choose to use a Qualitative Data Analysis (QDA) software package instead.  

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D-LAB IS LOOKING FOR GRAD STUDENTS TO JOIN US FALL 2016

Posted: May, 03, 2016

By: Susan Ayasse Grand

Are you inspired to help fellow researchers and students learn about and work with research methods and tools? If so, we're interested in hiring you.

The D-Lab supports quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods research at each stage of the process—from research design to data analysis. The D-Lab culture embraces diversity and open exchange.

We are seeking new team members to begin working with us this Fall in a variety of roles.

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CORNERSTONE RESEARCH – CAREER EVENING AND ECONOMIC CONSULTING DATATHON, APRIL 28 & APRIL 30

Posted: Apr, 11, 2016

By: Colleen Kredell

Introducing the Cornerstone Research Economic Consulting Datathon

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Join the D-Lab Qualitative Data Analysis Team

Posted: Mar, 03, 2016

By: Susan Ayasse Grand

D-Lab is seeking a new graduate student team member to implement our qualitative data analysis vision for a spectrum of services, including workshops, consulting and the Qualitative Methods Group (QMG).

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The Future of Qualitative Data Analysis at the D-Lab

Posted: Feb, 04, 2016

By: Zawadi Ahidiana

This semester, the D-Lab plans to expand our qualtiative data analysis offerings in response to the high demand for our workshops and the Qualitative Methods Group (QMG) activities.  The expansion includes new workshop leaders and additional workshops, which will also add to the available qualitative consultants.  Over the course of this semester, we hope to achieve a new level of resources for qualitative social scientists across campus!  

The Vision for D-Lab's Expansion of Qualitative Data Analysis Offerings

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Join the D-Lab Workshop Production Team

Posted: Feb, 02, 2016

By: Susan Ayasse Grand

If you feel inspired to help fellow researchers and students learn about and work with research methods and tools, we're interested in hiring you. The D-Lab supports quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods research at each stage of the process—from research design to data analysis. We have an open, inclusive culture that values diversity and open exchange. At D-Lab, you will have the opportunity to develop leadership while working collaboratively with other students and staff.

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