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This is an archive of our past training offerings. We are looking to include workshops on topics not yet covered here. Is there something not currently on the list? Send us a proposal.

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December 4, 2017
Coordinator:
Josué Meléndez Rodríguez

This workshop will introduce participants to the use of qualitative data analysis (QDA) software and provide an overview of popular programs. This workshop is ideal for researchers who are new to the idea of using QDA software.

December 4, 2017
Coordinator:
Evan Muzzall

An intro to the basics that instructors often assume you know, but that you probably never had good instruction on! After this course, you should be able to more easily start learning to program (e.g., in our R or Python Fundamentals series), follow instructions and documentation online (e.g., StackExchange), and communicate better with your collaborators who are programming.

December 4, 2017
Coordinator:
Ben Gebre-Medhin

This non-technical workshop provides an overview of computational text analysis methods and tools. No experience in this area is expected or required. The goal is to provide an orientation for those wishing to go further with text analysis and interpret results of these methods.

December 4, 2017
Coordinator:
Josué Meléndez Rodríguez

This workshop offers a very basic introduction to qualitative research. First, an overview of the qualitative research process will be presented. Then, attendees will briefly explore (a) philosophical and conceptual considerations regarding research, (b) qualitative methodologies and methods, and (c) ways in which technology can aid the qualitative research process.

 

November 30, 2017
Coordinator:
Thomas Huot-Marchand

Since its creation in 1538, the Imprimerie Nationale in Paris has hosted non-Latin typefaces: among the treasures of its collection are the Grecs du Roy, cut by Claude Garamont between 1546–1550, and the Buis du Régent, 86,000 Chinese woodcut characters from 1715–1742.

November 30, 2017
Coordinator:
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 29, 2017
Coordinator:
Chris Hench, Nick Adams

This semester's TextXD event will be our biggest yet!

November 29, 2017
Coordinator:
Evan Muzzall

R FUN!damentals Part 4: For-loops and Functions

Students will learn how to write for-loops and functions in R. You will learn how to personalize functions via control structures such as ‘if’ and ‘else’. These learning objectives will be exemplified through introduction to the construction and graphical representation of Monte Carlo resampling simulation.

November 27, 2017
Coordinator:
Geoff Bacon

Are you trying to search for or clean up certain segments of text in your documents or data files, but it's taking hours to search and replace, because you have to type many slightly different versions of the keywords you're searching for? Perhaps you need to replace month names with just the first three letters, but you don't want to do this 12 times (once for each month), for lowercase, capit

November 21, 2017
Coordinator:
Cody Hennesy, Stacy Reardon

Where and how can you access large collections of text for computational analysis? This session will outline the landscape of corpora available in the public domain and as library-licensed resources. We'll discuss licensing and copyright restrictions, as well as common modes of access and non-consumptive research tools provided by the HathiTrust Research Center, JSTOR, and more.

November 21, 2017
Coordinator:
Jackie Ferguson

This three-part series will cover the following materials:

Part 1:  Introduction

November 20, 2017
Coordinator:
Nick Zoghb

The Introduction to Smart Contracts workshop aims to paint a picture of what it's like to develop on the Ethereum Blockchain. In an effort to cater to all experience levels, the workshop will open with a module of contextual information and tools for those new to Ethereum and the general blockchain ecosystem.

November 20, 2017
Coordinator:
Geoff Bacon

Git is a powerful tool for keeping track of changes you make to the files in a project. You can use it to synchronize your work across computers, collaborate with others, and even deploy applications to the cloud. In this workshop, we'll learn the basics of understanding and using Git, including working with the popular "social coding" website, GitHub.

November 16, 2017
Coordinator:
Qingkai Kong

This workshop introduces Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs), a group of popular machine learning algorithms. No prior knowledge is required, though previous experience with other machine learning algorithms would be helpful. The workshop will be divided into three parts:

November 15, 2017
Coordinator:
Rachel Jansen

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.

November 15, 2017
Coordinator:
Zawadi Rucks-Ahidiana

This workshop has been cancelled. The workshop will be offered again during RRR week. Stay tuned for details. Our most sincere apologies for any inconvenience. Feel free to contact D-Lab's Qualitative Research Lead, Josué Meléndez Rodríguez, at melendez@berkeley.edu with any questions or concerns.

November 15, 2017
Coordinator:
Evan Muzzall

R FUN!damentals 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 15, 2017
Coordinator:
Susan Powell

This workshop will cover the basic concepts involved in georeferencing, or georectifiying, a digital image and provide hands-on practice using a web-based interface.

November 14, 2017
Coordinator:
Jackie Ferguson

This three-part series will cover the following materials:

Part 1:  Introduction

November 13, 2017
Coordinator:
Rachel Jansen

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:

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