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November 14, 2018
Author:
Caroline Le Pennec

This hands on workshop builds on part 2 by introducing the basics of Python's scikit-learn package to implement unsupervised text analysis methods. This workshop will cover a) vectorization and Document Term Matrices, b) weighting (tf-idf), and c) uncovering patterns using topic modeling.

November 13, 2018
Author:
Stacy Reardon

If you've tinkered in WordPress, Google Sites, or other web publishing tools, chances are you've wanted more control over the placement and appearance of your content. With a little HTML and CSS under your belt, you'll know how to edit "under the hood" so you can place an image exactly where you want it, customize the formatting of text, or troubleshoot copy & paste issues.

November 13, 2018
Author:
Evan Muzzall

This four-part, interactive workshop series is your complete introduction to programming Python for people with little or no previous programming experience. By the end of the series, you will be able to apply your knowledge of basic principles of programming and data manipulation to a real-world social science application.

Part 3 Topics:

November 13, 2018
Author:
Max Sgro

This class will cover the basics of Excel, from simple formulas (SUM, COUNTIF) to more complex Excel features like Macros and the Data Analysis ToolPak. By the end of both sections, students will be able to employ Excel skills to open source policy data sets. These skills are transferrable to any sector.

Topics Covered Will Include:

November 9, 2018
Author:
Evan Muzzall

R Fundamentals Part 4: Putting it all together

In the final part, we will review data importation, subsetting, and visualization. Students will then be given the majority of time to reproduce a workflow on two different datasets, ask questions, and review the solutions as a group.

 

November 8, 2018
Author:
Evan Muzzall

R Fundamentals Part 3: Data Exploration and Analysis

Students will be introduced to data exploration and analysis in R. You will learn how to summarize data and explore it with histograms, scatterplots, and boxplots. You will also be introduced to coding statistical data analysis via t-tests, analyses of variance, correlation, and linear regression.

November 8, 2018
Author:
Evan Muzzall

This four-part, interactive workshop series is your complete introduction to programming Python for people with little or no previous programming experience. By the end of the series, you will be able to apply your knowledge of basic principles of programming and data manipulation to a real-world social science application.

Part 2 Topics:

November 6, 2018
Author:
Evan Muzzall

This four-part, interactive workshop series is your complete introduction to programming Python for people with little or no previous programming experience. By the end of the series, you will be able to apply your knowledge of basic principles of programming and data manipulation to a real-world social science application.

Part 1 Topics:

November 5, 2018
Author:
Dr. Michael Samuel

This workshop will cover theory and techniques for maximizing the effectiveness of figures used for visualizing information. Rather than teaching any particular visualization software, this course will teach students about the "nuts and bolts" of effective data visualization.  

November 5, 2018
Author:
Jackie Ferguson

This three-part series will cover the following materials:

Part 1:  Introduction

November 2, 2018
Author:
Evan Muzzall

R Fundamentals Part 2: Subsetting and Reshaping

November 2, 2018 to November 9, 2018
Author:
Beki McElvain, Patty Frontiera

This 2-part workshop will introduce the ArcGIS Online (AGOL) platform. AGOL is a web-based mapping software that allows you to build maps and explore data online. Topics to be covered include how to construct a simple web map from a spreadsheet of data, perform basic spatial analysis and queries, and publish the map to the web.

November 1, 2018
Author:
Josué Meléndez Rodríguez

This is a three-part series for qualitative researchers interested in learning about MAXQDA, a qualitative data analysis (QDA) software program for which D-Lab provides substantive support. Participants who do not have MAXQDA are encouraged to download the trial and use their own data sets to engage in hands-on learning durng the workshop.

November 1, 2018
Author:
Josh Quan

This workshop will provide a comprehensive overview of graphics in R, including base graphics and ggplot2. Participants will learn how to construct, customize, and export a variety of plot types in order to visualize relationships in data.

November 1, 2018
Author:
Kari Peterson

Add data visualization to your communication toolbox without learning to code. Tableau cuts down the time you need to spend creating visualizations through an intuitive graphical user interface. Learn the basics in this hands-on, two-part workshop.

Knowledge Requirements: No prerequisites

October 31, 2018
Author:
Caroline Le Pennec

This hands on workshop goes through the common “preprocessing recipe” that is used as the foundation for a variety of other applications as well as some basic natural language processing techniques.  These include: a) digitization (utf 8), b) removal of stopwords, numbers, punctuation, c) tokenization, d) calculation of word frequencies / proportions, e) part of speech tagging, and f) concordan

October 30, 2018
Author:
Josh Quan

It is often said that 80% of data analysis is spent on the process of cleaning and preparing the data. This workshop will introduce tools (notably dplyr and tidyr) that makes data wrangling and manipulation much easier. Participants will learn how to use these packages to subset and reshape data sets, do calculations across groups of data, clean data, and other useful stuff.

October 30, 2018
Author:
Kari Peterson

Add data visualization to your communication toolbox without learning to code. Tableau cuts down the time you need to spend creating visualizations through an intuitive graphical user interface. Learn the basics in this hands-on, two-part workshop.

Knowledge Requirements: No prerequisites

October 29, 2018
Author:
Evan Muzzall

Data are the foundations of the social and biological sciences. Familiarizing yourself with a programming language can help you better understand the roles that data play in your field. Learn to develop and train your data skills for free at our R workshops!

October 29, 2018
Author:
Isabelle Cohen

This three-part series will cover the following materials:

Part 1:  Introduction

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