Programming Languages

R Geospatial Fundamentals: Raster Data

April 12, 2022, 2:00pm
Geospatial data are an important component of data visualization and analysis in the social sciences, humanities, and elsewhere. The R programming language is a great platform for exploring these data and integrating them into your research. This workshop focuses on fundamental operations for reading, writing, manipulating and mapping raster data, which typically represents geographic information in a grid of regular sized cells.

Qualtrics Fundamentals

April 21, 2022, 2:00pm
Qualtrics is a powerful online tool available to Berkeley community members that can be used for a range of data collection activities. Primarily, Qualtrics is designed to make web surveys easy to write, test, and implement, but the software can be used for data entry, training, quality control, evaluation, market research, pre/post-event feedback, and other uses with some creativity.

Python Fundamentals: Parts 1-4

April 5, 2022, 9:00am
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.

R Fundamentals: Parts 1-4

April 4, 2022, 9:00am
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 Fundamentals: Parts 1-2 (4pm-7pm)

March 29, 2022, 4:00pm
Evening workshop 4-7pm. This two-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 Text Analysis: Word Embeddings

April 6, 2022, 3:00pm
How can we use neural networks to create meaningful representations of words? The bag-of-words is limited in its ability to characterize text, because it does not utilize word context.

Python Text Analysis Fundamentals: Parts 1-2

March 28, 2022, 3:00pm
This two-part workshop series will prepare participants to move forward with research that uses text analysis, with a special focus on humanities and social science applications.

Python Deep Learning: Parts 1-2

March 28, 2022, 9:00am
This workshop presents a brief history of Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) and an explanation of the intuition behind them; a step-by-step reconstruction of a very basic ANN, and then how to use the scikit-learn library to implement an ANN for solving a classification problem.

R Fundamentals: Parts 1-2 (5pm-8pm)

March 28, 2022, 5:00pm
Evening workshop 5-8pm. This workshop is a two-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 Data Wrangling and Manipulation with Pandas (5pm-8pm)

March 29, 2022, 5:00pm
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.