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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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Workshop: Education Data
April 9, 2014
Author:
Nora Broege

This workshop will provide an introduction to the myriad of education data sources available for analysis. Discussion will include national and international data that are both public- and restricted-use. 

April 8, 2014
Author:
Carlos Sandoval

In this workshop, we will use grasshopper, a graphical scripting interface for Rhino, as an engine to parse and related diverse data sets with each other, and create a wide range of data visualizations. Emphasis will be placed on the interdisciplinary applications for data visualization.

April 6, 2014
Author:
Carlos Sandoval

In this intensive workshop we will introduce the general workflow in grasshopper, a graphical scripting interface for Rhino. We will introduce the general commands and data-types, list and data management in Grasshopper, and an overview of computational geometry.

April 3, 2014
Author:
Geoff Boeing

This is an overview presentation of using web scraping for urban data.  How does web scraping work and what are the issues surrounding it?  I will present on some of my prior work creating, customizing, and running a scraper.  Finally, I will demonstrate how to visualize the scraped data. This is a presentation talk of web scraping and does not require attendees to bring a computer.

April 1, 2014
Author:
Carlos Sandoval

In this presentation, we will introduce Grasshopper, a graphic algorithmic interface. Originally conceived as a tool for designers, due to its ease of learning and capability to handle data, its potential goes beyond the design domain. We will show usage examples that can be related to a number of fields, and stress an interdisciplinary approach to data analysis and data visualiztion.

April 1, 2014
Author:
Kelly Clonts

The goal of this lab is to understand basic concepts and functions of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and produce geo-coded maps (displaying data) using ArcGIS. We will go over the very basics of spatial data and coordinate systems used in GIS, and then create thematic maps with demographic data representing the Bay Area from the US Census Bureau.

Workshop: Dedoose Webinar
April 1, 2014
Author:
Eli Lieber

Dedoose is a cross-platform application for analyzing text, video, and spreadsheet data for qualitative and mixed methods research. D-Lab is sponsoring this webinar so that campus users can get experience with one of the newer software offerings in this domain.

March 20, 2014 to April 17, 2014
Author:
Zawadi Rucks-Ahidiana

This introductory workshop will introduce attendees to the reason for using a qualitative data analysis package for the coding and analysis process.  We will begin by discussing the distinction between coding and analysis, the benefits of using a QDA package, and then view a brief demonstration of a specific program.

March 19, 2014
Author:
Pat Hastings

This very basic STATA workshop will cover:

  • Opening a Stata file in stata.
  • Using the menu bar and a do file.
  • Using a help file.
  • Generating or recoding new variables from old variables.
  • Labeling variables, values, and missing data.
  • Summarizing a variable (mean, median, standard deviation).
  • Making a cross tabulation.
March 19, 2014
Author:
Rochelle Terman

This training is meant for those tasked with administering a Wordpress site but are new to Wordpress (or want to level up their skills.)  We will be going over topics such as backwards engineering, Wordpress content artchitecutre (posts, pages, tags, categories, media), free and premium themes, site building elements (widgets, menus, shortcodes), plugins and special features, and migrating your

March 19, 2014
Author:
Clara Cohen

This 2-hour workshop introduces the basics of data analysis in R, a powerful and free open-source programming environment. You will learn the core properties of the R programming language through step-by-step examples and scaffolded exercises with data provided by the instructor.

March 18, 2014
Author:
Kelly Clonts

This workshop will focus on becoming familiar with searching and downloading the data published by the US Census Bureau. This will include understanding the data format, Census region mapping, the different surveys used in the US Census, and statistical concept of sampling error in the American Community Survey.

March 13, 2014
Author:
Zawadi Rucks-Ahidiana

This workshop is designed for the Graduate School of Education participants in Professor Erin Murphy Graham's Introduction to Qualitative Methods course. This workshop is about how to approach the qualitative analysis process.  Once you have your data, organization is the first step to analysis.

March 12, 2014
Author:
Dav Clark

An introduction to fundamental aspects of computing with data, including the following topics:

March 11, 2014
Author:
Aaminah Norris, Katy Pool

This introductory workshop will introduce attendees on how to use Scrivener Software to complete a first draft of a lengthy writing project such as a dissertation or a research proposal. Attendees will learn how to upload working documents including chapters and research pdfs, software, write and edit in Scrivener, and to compile a completed first draft.

March 7, 2014
Author:
Sebastian Benthall, Cyrus Dioun

This 2-hour workshop is for social and behavioral scientists who want to gain access to and use Twitter data in their research. The first hour is geared towards researchers that do not have extensive knowledge of how Twitter tweets may be turned into an empirical source.

March 5, 2014
Author:
Chris Krogslund

This 2-hour workshop is geared towards applied researchers looking to use R for basic data analysis. It will introduce participants to the basics of data manipulation (notably using plyr and reshape2), regression, and regression diagnostics.

March 5, 2014
Author:
Raymond Yee, Dav Clark

Have you seen fancy visualizations in web browsers and though, "Hey, I want to do that!" Coding for the browser can be daunting - there are many moving pieces. But the results can be amazing and engaging!

February 25, 2014
Author:
Phil Spector

The workshop will cover the philosophy behind LaTeX, including how it's different from other word processing programs, documentation preparation with LaTeX, including mathematical typesetting, and an introduction to creating bibliographies with BibTeX.

February 21, 2014
Author:
Doug Ahler

This workshop will provide an introduction to the design and implementation of online surveys and survey experiments. Participants will learn how to create surveys in Qualtrics, recruit experimental subjects through Amazon's Mechanical Turk, and analyze experimental data. Foundational survey experimental techniques will be introduced and demonstrated in Qualtrics.

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