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Guelph, Ontario Canada

January 2019

Data Skills Workshops: Cleaning and Preparing Data

January 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Good data is like a good turkey dinner: you need to clean and prepare it before you can enjoy it properly. This workshop will teach you how use the free open source tool, OpenRefine, to get that messy data in order. In this workshop you will learn how to import data, standardize data, filter, split, replace and extract data, manipulate textual data and understand the ethics of cleaning data. Please bring a laptop for your own use during the workshop…

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Data Skills Workshops: Data Visualization – GIS

January 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

ArcGIS is a Geographic Information System (GIS) - a software program for working with maps and geographic data. A GIS allows you to work with any data that you know a location for (e.g., addresses, latitude and longitude, census locations, name of a place, etc.). ArcGIS is available on all the Library computers, also by download to the University community. Although similar in some ways to online mapping sites, ArcGIS has greater analytical capabilities and allows you more input and…

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Data Skills Workshops: Data Visualization – Gephi

January 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Network data is all around us, but it takes a keen eye to see the hidden structure and patterns in the data. By visualizing network data we can expose this hidden information and study it. In this introductory workshop, you’ll learn to use Gephi to create visualizations and learn more about the structure of the network. Please bring a laptop for your own use during the workshop with the latest version of Gephi installed. McLaughlin Library, Room 289

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February 2019

Data Skills Workshops: Data Visualization – Tableau Part 2

February 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

A picture is worth a thousand words!  Especially when you don’t have to read the thousand words it would take to explain the patterns and trends in your data.  There are many reasons why information is easier to explain, explore, and convince in a visual format.  This session will provide you with some introductory theory, and basic skills to make your data come to life using Tableau. Please bring a laptop for your own use during the workshop with the…

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Data Skills Workshops: Data Analysis – SPSS Part 2

February 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

SPSS is a statistical software package, mainly used in the Social Sciences. It features a point and click interface which makes it easy for the user to learn. The purpose of this workshop is to introduce students to the software as well as its different functions and commands. Topics such as data entry, manipulation and description will be covered as well as the basics of statistical analysis and interpretation using SPSS. This is a great opportunity for students to learn…

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Data Skills Workshops: Introduction to the Text Encoding Initiative

February 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

The Text Encoding Initiative is a community of practice that collaboratively creates a set of guidelines for marking up texts in digital form. This workshop will introduce participants to the basic concepts behind text markup and is designed for beginners or those thinking about starting a digital, textual project. In this workshop, we will work together to understand the components of a text, the basic TEI tags, and will mark-up a simple document. Participants should have a laptop, and should…

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Data Skills Workshops: Data Analysis – R

February 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

R is an open-source software environment for data manipulation and statistical analysis. Used in a variety of disciplines, R has become a popular tool because of its power, flexibility and active community. Join us as we teach the basics of data analysis in R by working through a sample project from data import to cleaning, manipulation, and statistical analysis. Audience: This is an introductory workshop intended to students with minimal to no knowledge of R. Basic knowledge and understanding of…

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