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CDVS Workshop: Python for Data Science: Pandas 103

Thu, 2020-10-22 17:00
Thu, Oct 22, 2020
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Data exploration In Python using grouping and aggregation. This is an intermediate-level, live teaching session where you will learn how to use the Pandas module for exploring tablular (spreadsheet) data using the groupby() and pivot_table() functions, as well as some visualizations of results. Python can be a great option for exploration, analysis and visualization of tabular data, such as spreadsheets and CSV files, if you know which tools to use and how to get started. This workshop builds upon the introductory Pandas workshops I gave in Fall 2019 and Spring 2020. (Code repository. See below for recordings.) In Pandas 101, I covered the very basics of how to access your data in a Panda DataFrame and do some basic plotting. In Pandas 102, I introduced how to get data into a "tidy" form, and merge datasets (like doing an SQL JOIN). In this Pandas 103, I will show you some of the way you can explore patterns in data by aggretating across categories and time. This is similar to the process of data exploration in Tableau, but here with Python, Pandas and JupyterLab.

CDVS Workshop: Mapping in Tableau

Wed, 2020-10-21 14:00
Wed, Oct 21, 2020
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tableau is a software package that is increasingly popular for creating striking visualizations, such as charts and graphs, from tabular data. It also has an increasing number of capabilities to create maps. Source data can include native geospatial files (such as shapefiles or GeoJSON files), but also tabular data (such as CSV or Excel files) that include locational values, such as place names or coordinate data. This workshop will cover how to create maps in Tableau and on ways to manipulate the data and to effectively symbolize it on a map.

CDVS Workshop: Reproducible Research: Tips and Tools

Wed, 2020-10-14 17:00
Wed, Oct 14, 2020
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The importance of reproducibility, replication, and transparency in the research endeavor is increasingly discussed in academia. This workshop will introduce foundational data management strategies that can increase the reproducibility of your work. Participants will engage in peer-to-peer discussions to assess common reproducibility challenges and will learn about specific tools and protocols that you might use within your research workflows including the TIER protocol, git and GitHub, and online containerization tools such as Binder and Code Ocean.

CDVS Workshop: Mapping with R

Wed, 2020-10-07 14:00
Wed, Oct 07, 2020
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
R has become a popular and reproducible option for supporting spatial and statistical analysis. This hands-on workshop will demonstrate how to plot x/y coordinates; how to generate thematic chloropleths with US Census and other federal data; import GIS shapefiles; and create interactive maps on the web. The focus will be on mapping (making a visual). Please see the schedule for related workshops that focus on performing geospatial analysis using R, and that showcase some of the geospatial work that you can do with programmic tools such as R and Python.

CDVS Workshop: Paper Maps for Digital Projects

Mon, 2020-10-05 17:00
Mon, Oct 05, 2020
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Do you want to incorporate paper maps into a digital project? Overlaying scanned maps can help illustrate change over time, offer additional context, provide a visually appropriate background, and give access to spatial data not available in other formats. This workshop will teach you how to bring paper maps into modern GIS applications. We will cover concepts and techniques related to georeferencing, the process of aligning map images with the correct locations on the earth. We will also create new GIS data by extracting features from scanned maps. Tutorials will present steps in several desktop and web-based tools. In addition to learning the software, we will discuss some challenges of working with historical maps.

CDVS Workshop: Research Data Management 201: How and where to publish your data

Thu, 2020-10-01 17:00
Thu, Oct 01, 2020
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
In this workshop participants will learn strategies for how to prepare data for publishing by "curating" an example dataset and identifying common data issues. Participants will also learn about the overall role of repositories within the data sharing landscape and apply strategies for locating and assessing repositories. The workshop will include short lectures and group work via break-out rooms. This workshop builds upon the foundational concepts covered in the Research Data Management 101 course offered earlier this semester. Data management practices help researchers take care of their data throughout the entire research process from the planning phase to the end of a project when data might be shared or "published" within a repository.

CDVS Workshop: Intro to QGIS

Wed, 2020-09-30 14:00
Wed, Sep 30, 2020
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Are you looking for an open source option for GIS to make maps or to analyze geospatial data? In this workshop we will demonstrate how to import and analyze data in QGIS and discuss the benefits of using QGIS over other GIS software. In the process, we'll go over some general GIS concepts such as layers, types of GIS files, and projections, with an emphasis on feature (vector) layers. This is an introductory class, and no prior GIS experience is needed.

CDVS Workshop: R for data science: visualization, pivot, join, regression

Fri, 2020-09-25 18:00
Fri, Sep 25, 2020
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
This workshop is part of the Rfun series. R and the Tidyverse are a data-first coding language that enables reproducible workflows. In this two-part workshop, you'll learn the fundamentals of R, everything you need to know to quickly get started. You'll learn about visualization using ggplot2, how to make interactive charts for use in dashboards, how to reshape and merge data, and be introduced to models. Part 2 requires the familiarity of part 1. By the end of part 2 you will have a familiarity with the grammar of graphics, be introduced to interactivity techniques, be able to invoke data joins and pivots, and gain an introduction to linear regression.

CDVS Workshop: Data Science Tools Showcase: Spatial Analysis

Wed, 2020-09-23 14:00
Wed, Sep 23, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Some people who want to do spatial (geographic) analysis don't know GIS software such as ArcGIS Pro or QGIS, but do know R or Python. In this workshop, we will present a command-line, or code-driven, approach to working with geospatial data. This method offers several advantages over traditional GIS software that can make your work easier, faster, and more reproducible! We will share a showcase of spatial data science workflows that demonstrate the possibilities opened up by tools available from the command-line and scripting for processing, analyzing and visualizing data.

CDVS Workshop: R for data science: getting started, EDA, data wrangling

Fri, 2020-09-18 14:00
Fri, Sep 18, 2020
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
R and the Tidyverse are a data-first coding language that enables reproducible workflows. In this two-part workshop, you'll learn the fundamentals of R, everything you need to know to quickly get started. You'll learn how to access and install RStudio, how to wrangle data for analysis, gain a brief introduction to visualization, practice Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA), and how to generate reports. Part 1 has no prerequisites and no prior experience is necessary. By the end of part 1 you will import data, edit and save scripts, subset data, use projects to organize your work, and develop self-help techniques.

CDVS Workshop: Intro to ArcGIS Pro

Wed, 2020-09-16 14:00
Wed, Sep 16, 2020
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ArcGIS Pro is the newer alternative interface to the tried-and-true ArcGIS Desktop software (ArcMap), with essentially the same functions, but with more of a MS-Office feel. As a native 64-bit program, it also has superior performance. There are a few nice feature enhancements such as multiple layouts in a single project, and it's more fully integrated with ArcGIS Online (see schedule for workshops on ArcGIS Online or on StoryMaps). ArcGIS Pro can help you analyze or visualize digital data that has a locational component, and we'll discuss starting points for obtaining data. Examples will focus on social science data and feature (vector) layers, but attendees are encouraged to ask questions regarding their own needs and will be welcome to make one-on-one appointments later for more focused instruction. This is an introductory class, and it's not necessary to be familiar with GIS software beforehand.

CDVS Workshop: Assignment Tableau: Intro to Tableau work-together

Fri, 2020-09-11 14:00
Fri, Sep 11, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Work together over Zoom on an Intro to Tableau assignment. Attendees are expected to watch my Intro to Tableau Fall 2019 video first, or have some experience with Tableau. This will be an opportunity to work together on the assignment from the end of that workshop, plus have questions answered live.

CDVS Workshop: ArcGIS StoryMaps

Thu, 2020-09-10 17:00
Thu, Sep 10, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
This workshop will help you get started telling stories with maps on the ArcGIS StoryMaps platform. This easy-to-use web application integrates maps with narrative text, images, and videos to provide a powerful communication tool for any project with a geographic component. We will explore the capabilities of StoryMaps, share best practices for designing effective stories, and guide participants step-by-step through the process of creating their own application.

CDVS Workshop: R for data science: visualization, pivot, join, regression

Wed, 2020-09-09 17:00
Wed, Sep 09, 2020
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
R and the Tidyverse are a data-first coding language that enables reproducible workflows. In this two-part workshop, you'll learn the fundamentals of R, everything you need to know to quickly get started. Part 2 requires the familiarity of part 1. You'll learn about visualization using ggplot2, how to make interactive charts for use in dashboards, how to reshape and merge data, and be introduced to models. By the end of part 2 you will have a familiarity with the grammar of graphics, be introduced to interactivity techniques, be able to invoke data joins and pivots, and gain an introduction to linear regression.

CDVS Workshop: Research Data Management 101

Wed, 2020-09-09 14:00
Wed, Sep 09, 2020
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
This workshop will introduce data management practices for researchers to consider and apply throughout the research lifecycle. Good data management practices pertaining to planning, organization, documentation, storage and backup, sharing, citation, and preservation will be presented using examples that span disciplines. During the workshop, participants will also engage in discussions with their peers on data management concepts as well as learn about how to assess data management tools.

CDVS Workshop: R for data science: getting started, EDA, data wrangling

Tue, 2020-09-01 14:00
Tue, Sep 01, 2020
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
R and the Tidyverse are a data-first coding language that enables reproducible workflows. In this two-part workshop, you'll learn the fundamentals of R, everything you need to know to quickly get started. Part 1 has no prerequisites and no prior experience is necessary. You'll learn how to access and install RStudio, how to wrangle data for analysis, gain a brief introduction to visualization, practice Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA), and how to generate reports. By the end of part 1 you will import data, edit and save scripts, subset data, use projects to organize your work, and develop self-help techniques.

Online - Keep Calm and Do Research: Introduction to Copyright for Software Developers

Tue, 2020-08-04 18:00
Tue, Aug 04, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
In this workshop, participants will learn the basics of copyright ownership and will understand how to identify the copyrightable aspects of software. They will identify licensing terms and practice identifying reliable sources of information on copyright ownership. While this is not a substitute for legal advice or a primer on commercialization, participants will learn how to understand the basics of software ownership and their rights and obligations as software developers. * This is a free and open workshop, but pre-registration is required for Zoom access. We'll send out a Zoom link in the morning of the meeting. https://duke.libcal.com/calendar/events/KeepCalmDoResearch8

Online - Keep Calm and Do Research: Publishing with IEEE

Tue, 2020-07-28 18:00
Tue, Jul 28, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
In this workshop, we will focus on publishing technical papers with IEEE. The presenter, Tiffany McKerahan, IEEE Manager, Author Engagement & Support, will provide guidance on everything from how the IEEE publishing process works to submitting a manuscript and time-saving techniques for authors. Attendees will learn: Strategies to select an appropriate IEEE periodical or conference How successful IEEE authors structure quality work to improve their chances of being accepted Insights into what editors look for in a submission and why editors and reviewers reject papers Tools & resources to help authors through the publishing process including IEEE's Author Center, Publication Recommender, Graphics Checker, and Reference Preparation Assistant * This is a free and open workshop, but pre-registration is required for Zoom access. We'll send out a Zoom link in the morning of the meeting. https://duke.libcal.com/calendar/events/KeepCalmDoResearch7

Online - Keep Calm and Do Research: Organize your research with Endnote

Tue, 2020-07-21 18:00
Tue, Jul 21, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Want to know a secret for managing hundreds of citations? Join us at this workshop to learn the powerful features of EndNote, the most heavily used citation management software in the sciences. In this workshop, participants will learn how to create an Endnote library, fill it with citations, connect to the libraries to add PDFs, and automatically create a bibliography. Bonus: We will show you how to Cite While You Write by connecting Endnote with Word! Please install Endnote before the session by downloading at https://software.duke.edu/node/75. * This is a free and open workshop, but pre-registration is required for Zoom access. We'll send out a Zoom link in the morning of the meeting. https://duke.libcal.com/calendar/events/KeepCalmDoResearch6

Online - Keep Calm and Do Research: Synthesizing All the Literature: A Practical Overview of Systematic Search Methods

Tue, 2020-07-14 18:00
Tue, Jul 14, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
This workshop will help participants learn about the systematic review method and understand the key tools and steps involved in conducting a systematic search of the literature. * This is a free and open workshop, but pre-registration is required for Zoom access. We'll send out a Zoom link in the morning of the meeting. Registration: https://duke.libcal.com/calendar/events/KeepCalmDoResearch5