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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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January 14, 2015
Coordinator:
Clara Cohen

This workshop assumes a basic familiarity with R, specifically with respect to adding columns and subsetting dataframes. In this workshop we will cover the following topics: 1) summarizing patterns of data in dataframes; 2) basic plotting of data; and 3) techniques for how to create professional-looking plots to illustrate data patterns.

January 13, 2015 to January 16, 2015

Get an orientation to the basics of working with social science data in python. We'll start from the ground up, from the basics of naming variables, making decisions, and repeating operations to making informative (or at least fun) pictures on your screen.

Watch this space for more information as the course develops.

Workshop: R for Beginners
January 13, 2015
Coordinator:
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.

January 12, 2015
Coordinator:
Rochelle Terman

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 R or python), follow instructions and documentation online (e.g. StackExchange), and communicate better with your collaborators who are programming.

December 16, 2014
Coordinator:
Clara Cohen

This workshop assumes a basic familiarity with R, specifically with respect to adding columns and subsetting dataframes. In this workshop we will cover the following topics: 1) summarizing patterns of data in dataframes; 2) basic plotting of data; and 3) techniques for how to create professional-looking plots to illustrate data patterns.

December 12, 2014
Coordinator:
Dav Clark, Aaron Culich

The Berkeley Common Environment (BCE) is a standardized virtual machine (VM). You and your students can run it on your laptops, or in the cloud (currently the Amazon cloud). What's the value of standardization? If you get your code running on your copy of BCE, then it'll run for your students too!

Workshop: Beginning Stata
December 12, 2014
Coordinator:
Liana Prescott

This very basic STATA workshop will cover:

December 11, 2014
Coordinator:
Zawadi Rucks-Ahidiana

This workshop covers how to organize and analyze qualitative data in Atlas.TI.  Both researchers new to qualitative methods and experienced qualitative researchers are encouraged to attend.  The training will outline the key decisions the researcher must make about the unit of analysis, their coding approach, and what data is most relevant, as well as review the use of folders, codes, attribute

December 8, 2014
Coordinator:
Patty Frontiera

This workshop will introduce address geocoding - the process of determining the geographic location of a street address - using ArcGIS. The first part of this workshop will be an introduction to the process of geocoding and the various online and desktop tools available for geocoding.

December 5, 2014
Coordinator:
Garret Christensen

This Intermediate Stata wokshop is designed to build upon knowledge learned in the Very Basic Stata workshop.

Students will receive a quick (30 minute) review of concepts and procedures introduced in the Very Basic workshop. Then, Garret (the Instructor) will introduce commands associated with:

December 4, 2014
Coordinator:
Nikki Jones

Join the Qualitative Data Analysis Working Group (QDAWG) for a conversation with Dr. Nikki Jones about ethnographic research.

Dr. Jones' talk will be followed by a reception.

Note QDAWG time change!

November 21, 2014
Coordinator:
Nick Adams

This workshop will explain how to recruit, manage, and mentor undergraduate research teams, and even how to decide whether or not your project would benefit from undergraduate research assistants.

November 21, 2014
Coordinator:
Nick Adams, Claudia von Vacano, Sebastian Benthall, Juan Shishido

The D-Lab is hosting an orientation where graduate students interested in working at the D-Lab can come and learn more about the D-Lab, open positions, and the D-Lab Culture. Join past and current D-Lab grad students for 30 minutes of introduction and 30 minutes of Q&A.

November 20, 2014
Coordinator:
Cybelle Fox

Join the Qualitative Data Analysis Working Group (QDAWG) for a conversation with Dr. Cybelle Fox about analyzing archival documents.

November 20, 2014
Coordinator:
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.

November 20, 2014
Coordinator:
Nick Adams

This workshop will give users a familiarity with various automated text analysis approaches including classification (machine learning), clustering/topic modelling, and TF-IDF. The workshop will begin with a theoretical explanation of each approach and then provide an example derived from texts of the feminist movement.

November 17, 2014
Coordinator:
Susan Powell

This workshop will introduce 3 different web platforms for exploring and mapping demographic data - SimplyMap, Social Explorer, and Policy Map. While there is some overlap between the different applications, each has its own strengths and unique features. For each platform I will provide a short demo, followed by some time to explore the data and visualization tools that each offers.

November 14, 2014
Coordinator:
Christopher Paciorek

The Statistics Department is offering a two-session workshop on distributed computing using Spark.  Spark is the Berkeley AmpLab's variant on Hadoop that allows for Map-Reduce calculations to be done in computer memory when possible, speeding computation.

November 13, 2014
Coordinator:
Garret Christensen

This very basic STATA workshop will cover:

November 12, 2014
Coordinator:
Sebastian Benthall

Mailing lists, or listserves, are a fascinating wealth of social scientific data that can be used to answer questions from fields as diverse as linguistics and sociology. Much of this data is publicly available through the Web. But mailing list data can also be messy and hard to work with.

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