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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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April 9, 2021
Author:
Renee Starowicz

Overview

This workshop will introduce students to the basics of designing a survey instrument using the Qualtrics platform, such as randomization and survey flow. We will also cover more advanced topics like implementing embedded data and using javascript, as well as tips and tricks on how to use your design to maximize the number of quality responses you get.

Workshop: R Visualization
April 9, 2021
Author:
Aniket Kesari

Overview

April 9, 2021
Author:
Evan Muzzall

Overview

An introduction to programming basics in Bash and GitHub that are often assumed, but that you might have never had good instruction on!

April 8, 2021
Author:
Claudia von Vacano

Qualitative Data Analysis (QDA) software is used to organize and structure data, codes, memos, and other components of a qualitative study, as well as support engagement in analysis. This workshop is for qualitative researchers, new and established, interested in learning about MAXQDA, a software for which D-Lab provides substantive support.

April 7, 2021
Author:
Aniket Kesari

Overview

April 6, 2021 to April 8, 2021
Author:
Brooks Jessup, Hikari Murayama

This workshop will introduce methods for working with geospatial data in QGIS, a popular open-source desktop GIS program that runs on both PCs and Macs as well as linux computers. Participants will learn how to load, query and visualize point, line and polygon data. We will also introduce basic methods for processing spatial data, which are the building blocks of spatial analysis workflows.

March 30, 2021
Author:
Lynn Cunningham

In this hands-on workshop, we will learn how to create web graphics for your digital publishing projects and websites. We will cover topics such as: image editing tools in Photoshop; image resolution for the web; sources for free public domain and Creative Commons images; and image upload to publishing tools such as WordPress. Please install Photoshop in advance of this workshop.

March 30, 2021
Author:
Patty Frontiera, Hikari Murayama, Katherine Wolf

Since 1790, the US Census has been THE source of data about American people, providing valuable insights to social scientists and humanists. Mapping these data by census geographies adds more value by allowing researchers to explore spatial trends and outliers. This workshop will introduce three key packages for streamlining census data workflows in R: tigris, tidycensus and tmap.

March 30, 2021 to April 6, 2021
Author:
Renee Starowicz, Hero Ashman

Overview

This three-part series will cover the following materials:

Part 1:  Introduction

March 29, 2021 to April 7, 2021
Author:
Renata Barreto, Frank Hidalgo

Overview

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.

March 29, 2021 to April 7, 2021
Author:
Jordan Weiss, Evan Muzzall

Overview

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!

March 19, 2021
Author:
Adam G. Anderson

Computational Text Analysis Working Group (CTAWG)

Title: AI and Archives: finding the optimal path from analog to digital

Presenter: Adam Anderson, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Digital Humanities, UC Berkeley

March 18, 2021
Author:
Pratik Sachdeva

Overview

For this workshop, we'll provide an introduction to visualization with Python. We'll cover visualization theory and plotting with Matplotlib and Seaborn, working through examples in a Jupyter (formerly IPython) notebook. The following plot types will be covered:

  • line

  • bar

March 18, 2021
Author:
Alex Stephenson

Overview

March 17, 2021
Author:
Michael Sholinbeck

Overview

Workshop: R Visualization
March 17, 2021
Author:
Lawrence Yin Tello

This workshop will provide an introduction to graphics in R with ggplot2. Participants will learn how to construct, customize, and export a variety of plot types in order to visualize relationships in data. We will also explore the basic grammar of graphics, including the aesthetics and geometry layers, adding statistics, transforming scales, and coloring or panelling by groups.

March 16, 2021
Author:
Emily Grabowski

Pandas is a Python package providing fast, flexible, and expressive data structures designed to make working with 'relational' or 'labeled' data both easy and intuitive. It enables doing practical, real world data analysis in Python.

In this workshop, we'll work with example data and go through the various steps you might need to prepare data for analysis.

March 16, 2021
Author:
Stacy Reardon, Rachael Samberg

If you are working on a computational text analysis project and have wondered how to legally acquire, use, and publish text and data, this workshop is for you! We will teach you 5 legal literacies (copyright, contracts, privacy, ethics, and special use cases) that will empower you to make well-informed decisions about compiling, using, and sharing your corpus.

March 16, 2021 to March 18, 2021
Author:
Gift Kiti, Alex Stephenson

Overview

March 15, 2021 to March 19, 2021
Author:
Renata Barreto, Evan Muzzall, Brooks Jessup

Part 1: 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) removal of stopwords, numbers, punctuation, b) tokenization, c) calculation of word frequencies / proportions, and d) part of speech tagging.

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