Workshop

Friday Sept. 21
3 to 5 p.m.
Perry-Castañeda Library

The importance of metadata is often misunderstood or underestimated. Metadata helps people find resources and determine their value. Learning basic concepts and understanding the purpose of standards can help you streamline your research and data management methods. If you've ever had difficulty finding relevant and reliable resources, or sifting through your own research data, you'll appreciate this session. Event Details

Wednesday Sept. 26
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Perry-Castañeda Library | Benson Latin American Collection

With the proliferation of digital collections, there is a growing interest in using automatic data mining methods to analyze and visualize large corpora of texts for new insight. Jennifer Isasi (CLIR/DLF Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Curation) will teach the basics on how to explore and discover overarching themes in texts using Mallet, a topic modeling tool. Event Details

Friday Sept. 28
3 to 5 p.m.
Perry-Castañeda Library

This workshop will touch on the basics of survey design while teaching you how to use Qualtrics to administer online surveys ranging in complexity. We will discuss question types and their ideal uses, how to avoid common survey pitfalls, and how to design survey flow. By the end of the workshop, you should be able to design, send, and perform basic analysis on a survey using Qualtrics. Event Details

Friday Oct. 5
8:30 a.m. to Noon
Perry-Castañeda Library

Sign up to attend a FREE workshop and learn how to make your research accessible to non-expert audiences. Distill your message and tell jargon-free stories that connect laypersons with your science. Event Details

Friday Oct. 5
1 to 4:30 p.m.
Perry-Castañeda Library

Sign up to attend a FREE workshop and learn how to make your research accessible to non-expert audiences. Distill your message and tell jargon-free stories that connect laypersons with your science. Event Details

Friday Oct. 5
3 to 5 p.m.
Perry-Castañeda Library

This 1.5 hour hands-on* workshop will teach you how to think about data organization to increase your efficiency and help ensure that your data are reusable. We will discuss good data entry practices, how to avoid common formatting mistakes, basic quality control, data manipulation, and exporting. Event Details

Wednesday Oct. 10
1 to 2:30 p.m.
Perry-Castañeda Library

Computers can compliment how we read. Anyone with a PC has access to a huge amount of text and the means to statistically analyze it. This class will show you how to assemble and analyze a large amount of text using python. You will walk away from this class knowing how to assemble a corpus and some of the tools available to analyze it. Event Details

Friday Oct. 12
woman in green shirt gestures while speaking
8:30 a.m. to Noon
Perry-Castañeda Library

Sign up to attend this FREE workshop and learn how to make your research accessible to non-expert audiences. Distill your message and tell jargon-free stories that connect laypersons with your science. This workshop is for graduate students only. Event Details

Friday Oct. 12
3 to 5 p.m.
Perry-Castañeda Library

This workshop will provide a broad overview of commonly used tools, from powerful open source GIS software like QGIS to new online web mapping platforms like ArcGIS Online. Event Details

Wednesday Oct. 17
1 to 2:30 p.m.
Perry-Castañeda Library

Every organization has old, messy data is both too important to dispose of and too unwieldy to use easily. But it can be remarkably simple to turn that data into something far more accessible and useful. Using the program Open Refine we will show you a few basic techniques to clean and organize your data sets, as well as answer questions about specific data sets and point you towards resources for more advanced data cleaning techniques. Event Details