Love Data Week Workshops Feb 10-Feb 14

To celebrate Love Data Week (February 10 – February 14, 2020) the Digital Scholarship Center (DiSC) will be running a series of workshops focusing on getting started with R, python, GIS, text analysis, using secondary data, and managing data projects. The workshops will take place in the DiSC Lab, Room 2701A Fenwick Library. All are welcome to attend these workshops regardless of skill level. Registration is strongly encouraged. Click on the time links below to register.

Working With and Analyzing Secondary Data – Monday, February 10, 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM
Using Voyant for Text Analysis – Tuesday, February 11, 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM
R/Python: How and Why to Get Started – Wednesday, February 12, 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM
OSF 101: Introduction to the Open Science Framework – Thursday, February 13, 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM
Introduction to GIS and Mapping – Friday, February 14 at 1:00 PM

On Monday, February 10 at 1 PM and 5 PM, Wendy Mann will lead a workshop on Working With and Analyzing Secondary Data. She will discuss how to acquire, review, and analyze secondary data. Participants will learn how to prepare this kind of data for analysis and bring it into a statistical package. Reviewing datasets and documentation will also be covered.

Learn how to Use Voyant for Text Analysis on Tuesday, February 11 at 1 PM and 5 PM. Alyssa Fahringer will provide an overview of Voyant, showcase projects that utilize the platform, and discuss use cases. She will walk attendees through how to upload and explore a corpus in Voyant as well as how to embed and export your data.

On Wednesday, February 12 at 1 PM and 5 PM, Debby Kermer will go over How and Why to Get Started with R and Python. She will cover when those languages should be used, what to know about them prior to getting started, and resources for learning them. The final half hour of the workshop will be devoted to answering questions and assisting with software installation and hands-on learning.

Come for an Introduction to the Open Science Framework on Thursday, February 13 at 1 PM and 5 PM. Margaret Lam and Carl Leak will discuss how to navigate and create projects on the Open Science Framework (OSF). Attendees will learn how to reproduce research practices, track activity, and use Templates and Forks in OSF to make new projects.

On Friday, January 14 at 1 PM, Joy Suh will lead an Introduction to GIS and Mapping. Participants will learn the basics of visualizing geographic information and creating maps in a GIS. She will talk about how to understand geospatial data, where to find mapping source data, and how to use ESRI ArcGIS. Additionally, attendees will learn how to read and interpret maps and data, and how to use cartographic principles to create maps for presentations and publications.