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December 6, 2018
Author:
Drew Hart

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

December 5, 2018
Author:
Josué Meléndez Rodríguez

This is a two-part series for qualitative researchers interested in learning about MAXQDA, a qualitative data analysis (QDA) software program for which D-Lab provides substantive support.

This session introduces the basic features of MAXQDA, including how to add data sources, set up the coding scheme, and apply codes.

December 5, 2018
Author:
Jackie Ferguson

This three-part series will cover the following materials:

Part 1:  Introduction

December 4, 2018
Author:
Josué Meléndez Rodríguez

This session focuses on teaching how to create, organize, and apply codes for different kinds of qualitative research projects and will introduce qualitative data analysis (QDA) software, noting benefits and providing an overview of the four most popular programs (ATLAS.ti, Dedoose, NVivo, and MAXQDA).

December 4, 2018
Author:
Evan Muzzall

R Fundamentals Part 2: Subsetting and Reshaping

December 4, 2018
Author:
Isabelle Cohen

This three-part series will cover the following materials:

Part 1:  Introduction

December 3, 2018
Author:
Josué Meléndez Rodríguez

This session provides a brief introduction to qualitative research, including an overview of the general process and review of methodologies. Participants will also develop an understanding of coding within the context of qualitative research.

The presenter will remain available after the workshop to provide consultations on a first-come, first-served basis.

December 3, 2018
Author:
Evan Muzzall

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!

December 3, 2018
Author:
Jackie Ferguson

This three-part series will cover the following materials:

Part 1:  Introduction

November 29, 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:

November 29, 2018
Author:
Chris Kennedy

Machine learning often evokes images of Skynet, self-driving cars, and computerized homes. However, these ideas are less science fiction as they are tangible phenomena that are predicated on description, classification, prediction, and pattern recognition in data.

November 28, 2018
Author:
Caroline Le Pennec

In this workshop we will cover two main supervised text analysis methods, the dictionary method, and supervised classification. We will use list comprehension to implement the dictionary method, using sentiment analysis as our example.

November 28, 2018
Author:
Evan Muzzall, Chris Kennedy

This workshop introduces the basic concepts of Deep Learning - the training and performance evaluation of large neural networks, especially for image classification, natural language processing, and time-series data.

November 27, 2018
Author:
Patty Frontiera

Geospatial data are an important component of social science and humanities data visualization and analysis. This workshop will introduce basic methods for working with geospatial data in Python using GeoPandas, a relatively new Python library for working with geospatial data that has matured and stabilized in the last few years.

November 27, 2018
Author:
Kate Beck

Crowdsourcing is a method increasingly used in qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods research. However, many researchers remain unclear about what this method is, when it may be appropriate to use, and how it could be implemented.

November 27, 2018
Author:
Chris Kennedy

Machine learning often evokes images of Skynet, self-driving cars, and computerized homes. However, these ideas are less science fiction as they are tangible phenomena that are predicated on description, classification, prediction, and pattern recognition in data.

November 26, 2018
Author:
Evan Muzzall

Machine learning often evokes images of Skynet, self-driving cars, and computerized homes. However, these ideas are less science fiction as they are tangible phenomena that are predicated on description, classification, prediction, and pattern recognition in data.

November 16, 2018
Author:
Drew Hart

Raster data are used to represent geographic phenomena that are present and can be measured anywhere in a study area, like elevation, temperature, rainfall, land cover, soil type, etc. These data are a valuable resource for social scientists, planners, and engineers as well as natural scientists. This workshop will introduce basic raster concepts and methods for working with raster data in R.

November 15, 2018
Author:
Evan Muzzall

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, 2018
Author:
Max Sgro

This class will cover the basics of Excel, from simple formulas (SUM, COUNTIF) to more complex Excel features like Macros and the Data Analysis ToolPak. By the end of both sections, students will be able to employ Excel skills to open source policy data sets. These skills are transferrable to any sector.

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