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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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May 3, 2018
Author:
Geoff Bacon

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.

May 3, 2018
Author:
Patty Frontiera

Come learn how to turn your data into beautiful webmaps using R and Leaflet, one of the most popular libraries for creating web maps. We’ll cover how to build the entire workflow from raw data to interactive map all within R, so your analysis and mapping are entirely reproducible.

May 3, 2018
Author:
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.

May 2, 2018
Author:
Drew Hart

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.

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May 2, 2018
Author:
Josué Meléndez Rodríguez

This workshop focuses on how to organize and code qualitative data in MaxQDA. The training will outline key decisions researchers must make in the coding process, as well as review how to start a new project and engage in basic tasks. 

May 2, 2018
Author:
Geoff Bacon

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

May 2, 2018
Author:
Hoda Magid

R FUN!damentals Part 2: Subsetting and Reshaping

May 1, 2018
Author:
Stacy Reardon

You've invested a lot of work in creating a digital project, but how do you ensure it has staying power? We'll look at choices you can make at the beginning of project development to influence sustainability, best practices for documentation and asset management, and how to sunset your project in a way that ensures long-term access for future researchers.

May 1, 2018
Author:
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.

May 1, 2018
Author:
Soumya Gupta

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:

May 1, 2018
Author:
Geoff Bacon

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.

May 1, 2018
Author:
Patty Frontiera

Geospatial data are an important component of social science and humanities data visualization and analysis. The R programming language is a great platform for exploring these data and integrating them into a research project. 

Geospatial Data in R, part 2: Geoprocessing and analysis

May 1, 2018
Author:
Hoda Magid

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 at the free D-Lab R workshops!

April 30, 2018
Author:
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 considerations regarding research, (b) qualitative methodologies and methods, and (c) ways in which technology can aid the qualitative research process.  

April 30, 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.  

April 30, 2018
Author:
Patty Frontiera

Geospatial data are an important component of social science and humanities data visualization and analysis. The R programming language is a great platform for exploring these data and integrating them into your research. 

Geospatial Data in R, part I: Getting started with spatial data objects

April 30, 2018
Author:
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:

April 24, 2018
Author:
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.

April 23, 2018
Author:
Zawadi Rucks-Ahidiana

Join Zawadi Rucks-Ahidiana, previously the Qualitative Research Lead at D-Lab and currently a PhD Candidate in the Sociology Department, to learn about her engagement in multi-method analysis with newspaper articles as qualitative data sources. Zawadi will discuss her work, specifically her dissertation research, before engaging in an extensive Q&A with attendees.

April 19, 2018
Author:
Armando Lara-Millan, Brian Sargent

Join Prof. Armando Lara-Millan, from UC Berkeley's Sociology Department, and Dr. Brian Sargent, from University of Washington's Department of Sociology, to learn about their engagement in research as ethnographers and historical sociologists. Prof. Lara-Millan and Dr.

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