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CIT Office Hours

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 18:00
Thu, Feb 26, 2015: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Bostock Library Room 024 (CIT Instructional Technology Lab) CIT consultants will be availa

A Revisionist View of the Semmelweis Story

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 20:00
Constance Putnam, Ph.D., is a medical history researcher and writer. She has spent several years reviewing the story of Ignaz Semmelweis, a nineteenth-century Hungarian physician and leading proponent of antisepsis. Problematizing a story that many historians think they know is a complex and special challenge, though there is evidence that Semmelweis was more than the ¿hand-washing guy.¿ He had a very full, though brief, career as part of a vital and impressive medical community ¿ a part of the

SSRI~ Workshop: Applications in NVivo

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 19:00
This workshop is the second of a two-part sequence presenting the methods and tools of qualitative research. This section of the workshop will offer participants hands-on training in the creation, generation, and analyses of codes and memos in NVivo. Participants are encouraged to bring their own data for analysis to the workshop if possible. This workshop builds on an introduction to qualitative data collection held 1/28 and is also immediately preceded (on the same day) by an overview of th

DVS Workshop: Analysis with R

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 18:15
Explore the basics of the R programming language for statistics and graphing in this introductory workshop. This hands on workshop covers the basics of getting help, loading, managing, graphing, and analyzing data in R. No previous experience with R is required. Course materials will be available before the class for workshop participants.

DVS Workshop: Analysis with R

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 18:15
Wed, Feb 25, 2015: 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM Bostock Library Room 023 (Library Classroom) Explore the basics of the R programming language for statistics and graphing in this introductory workshop. This hands on workshop covers the basics of getting help, loading, managing, graphing, and analyzing data in R. No previous experience with R is required. Course materials will be available before the class for workshop partic

SSRI~ Workshop: Qualitative Analysis

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 18:00
This workshop is the first of a two-part sequence presenting the methods and tools of qualitative research. This section of the workshop will guide participants through a brief review and discussion of qualitative data collection methods, coding strategies and logics. It builds on an introduction to qualitative data collection held 1/28 and will be immediately followed (on the same day) by a hands-on training in the creation, generation, and analyses of codes and memos using NVivo software.

CIT Office Hours

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 15:00
Wed, Feb 25, 2015: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Bostock Library Room 024 (CIT Instructional Technology Lab) CIT consultants will be avai

SSRI~ Workshop: Webscraping in Python Part 2

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 19:00
This workshop provides a concise introduction to scraping the web using Python and a website's backend. In the workshop we will download a website and use regular expressions to extract desired data before putting it into a structured dataset. Some basic data analysis using Pandas will be shown at the end. Some experience in Python suggested. Python programming will be covered during the presentation. Registration required; please click "more information" to access the registration form.

DVS Workshop: Historical GIS

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 18:00
This class will show some ways that ArcGIS can be used for the analysis and visualization of historical spatial data. Topics discussed will be: sources for GIS layers reflecting the past; georeferencing a scanned historic map; creating new layers from scratch based on known locations of features; editing existing GIS layers to reflect former features; and vectorizing a scanned map to create editable features.

DVS Workshop: Historical GIS

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 18:00
Tue, Feb 24, 2015: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Bostock Library Room 023 (Library Classroom) This class will show some ways that ArcGIS can be used for the analysis and visualiz

Faculty Bookwatch: Srinivas Aravamudan, Enlightenment Orientalism

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 21:00
Please join us for a panel discussion on Srinivas Aravamudan's Enlightenment Orientalism: Resisting the Rise of the Novel (University of Chicago Press, 2011). Jointly hosted by the Duke University Libraries, Faculty Bookwatch is a series that celebrates notable recent books by Duke faculty in the humanities and interpretive social sciences.

Hybrid Course Design and Practice

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 20:00
Thu, Feb 19, 2015: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Bostock Library Room 024 (CIT Instructional Technology Lab) Hear from faculty members who teach online at least once a week or convert some class sessions into opportunities for students to engage with materials (or each other) online. We will also describe some models and tips for hybrid course development.

CIT Office Hours

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 18:00
Thu, Feb 19, 2015: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Bostock Library Room 024 (CIT Instructional Technology Lab) CIT consultants will be availa

Text Analysis with Voyant

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 21:00
Wed, Feb 18, 2015: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Edge: Digital Studio Join Dr. Stewart Varner (UNC, Chapel Hill) for an introduction to Voyant. Created by literary scholars Stéfan Sinclair and Geoffrey Rockwell, Voyant is an easy to use, web-based tool for quantitative analyses on digitized texts. Voyant performs several very basic text mining functions including word counts and comparative word frequency visualizations. Voyant can al

DVS Workshop: Stata for Research

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 18:15
Wed, Feb 18, 2015: 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM Bostock Library Room 023 (Library Classroom) Stata for Research focuses on the core concepts of using stata. This workshop provides a hands on overview of how to load, manage, and analyze data using stata. The workshop will al

DVS Workshop: Stata for Research

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 18:15
Stata for Research focuses on the core concepts of using stata. This workshop provides a hands on overview of how to load, manage, and analyze data using stata. The workshop will also include a brief introduction to stata graphics as well. No previous experience with stata is required.

CIT Office Hours

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 15:00
Wed, Feb 18, 2015: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Bostock Library Room 024 (CIT Instructional Technology Lab) CIT consultants will be avai

Develop an App to Improve Education

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 23:00
Join us on Tuesday to find out how you can help Develop an App to Improve Education with Prof. Craig Roberts. Talk to Prof. Roberts about his Bass Connections team that is currently developing a Course Performance Mapping Application called¿FlowGhost¿ that enables both students and faculty to monitor individual progress on course learning objectives through an interactive, visual interface. Learn how you can join the team to help get this product to the market! Tuesday, February 17 6:00pm @

SSRI~ Workshop: Webscraping in Python Part 1 (Tweets & API)

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 19:00
This workshop provides concise introduction to scraping the web using Python and APIs. We will focus on data retrieval from Twitter, including: preliminary setup, query, retrieval, and capture into a structured dataset. We will not cover methods of natural language processing and analysis. You do not need to have prior experience in Python for this workshop. Python programming will be covered during the presentation. Part 2 of the workshop will take place one week after Part 1 and will cover

DVS Workshop: Introduction to ArcGIS

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 18:00
Do you want to find out how geographic information (GIS) software can aid your research? This class will provide an overview of how ArcGIS software can help you analyze or visualize digital data that has a locational component, as well as discuss starting points for obtaining data and ways for managing your GIS project. Examples will focus on social science data, but attendees are encouraged to ask questions regarding their own needs and will be welcome to make one-on-one appointments later fo

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