Data Science

Python Fundamentals: Parts 1-4

February 1, 2022, 2:00pm
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.

GPT Fundamentals

April 17, 2024, 3:00pm
This workshop offers a general introduction to the GPT (Generative Pretrained Transformers) model. We will explore how they reflect and shape our cultural narratives and social interactions, and which drawbacks and constraints they have.

R Fundamentals: Parts 1-4

January 24, 2023, 2:00pm
This workshop is a four-part introductory series that will teach you R from scratch with clear introductions, concise examples, and support documents. You will learn how to download and install the open-sourced R Studio software, understand data and basic manipulations, import and subset data, explore and visualize data, and understand the basics of automation in the form of loops and functions. After completion of this workshop you will have a foundational understanding to create, organize, and utilize workflows for your personal research.

R Fundamentals: Parts 1-4

March 8, 2022, 10:00am
This workshop is a four-part introductory series that will teach you R from scratch with clear introductions, concise examples, and support documents. You will learn how to download and install the open-sourced R Studio software, understand data and basic manipulations, import and subset data, explore and visualize data, and understand the basics of automation in the form of loops and functions. After completion of this workshop you will have a foundational understanding to create, organize, and utilize workflows for your personal research.

Python Machine Learning Fundamentals: Parts 1-2

October 2, 2023, 2:00pm
This workshop introduces students to scikit-learn, the popular machine learning library in Python, as well as the auto-ML library built on top of scikit-learn, TPOT. The focus will be on scikit-learn syntax and available tools to apply machine learning algorithms to datasets. No theory instruction will be provided.

Python Text Analysis: Topic Modeling

April 13, 2022, 3:00pm
In this part, we study unsupervised learning of text data. This is a stand alone work that builds from the two-part text analysis series.

Python Data Wrangling and Manipulation with Pandas

November 15, 2023, 9:00am
Pandas is a Python package that provides 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.

Python Fundamentals: Parts 1-3

June 13, 2023, 11:00am
This three-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.

Python Fundamentals: Parts 1-4

June 21, 2022, 1:00pm
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.

Python Web APIs

February 8, 2024, 10:00am
In this workshop, we cover how to extract data from the web with APIs using Python. APIs are often official services offered by companies and other entities, which allow you to directly query their servers in order to retrieve their data. Platforms like The New York Times, Twitter and Reddit offer APIs to retrieve data.