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SSRI~ Workshop: Qualitative Data Analysis

Wed, 2018-10-10 19:00
Wed, Oct 10, 2018
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
This workshop will allow students to transform interview transcripts into analyzable data, and to learn foundational skills in qualitative data analysis, including a brief introduction to using NVivo software. Participants will be introduced to the most common coding strategies deployed in social science to analyze data collected through in-depth interviews, focus groups, participant observation, and/or archival analyses of text. A section of the workshop will be dedicated to taking questions regarding coding in the individual research projects of participants. Registration required; please click "more information" to access the registration form.

SSRI~ Workshop: Using Excel to organize and analyze information and data and to present findings

Wed, 2018-10-03 19:00
Wed, Oct 03, 2018
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
This workshop provides an overview of ways Excel can be used to structure and even analyze data and to create presentations. It starts with examining basic tools and functions in Excel (including ways that Excel can be used to manage textual data, to combine or divide data cells and sources, and to perform calculations such as sum, average, minimum, and maximum). It then proceeds to an overview of how to sort and transpose data and create graphs and tables. Finally, it reviews how to perform basic statistical operations, including counts, frequencies, and even simple linear regressions, in Excel. Registration required; please click "more information" to access the registration form.

SSRI~ Workshop: Qualitative Data Collection & Management

Wed, 2018-10-03 19:00
Wed, Oct 03, 2018
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Qualitative Data Collection & Management-This workshop provides an introduction to a range of qualitative research methods as well as an overview of the strengths and weaknesses of each approach. Qualitative research methods, including in-depth interviews, focus groups, archival analysis, and participant observation, vary considerably in the resources and time required to execute them reliably, and in the types of data they generate. Which data collection techniques are appropriate to which kinds of research questions and projects, and how do you execute these methods well? How are issues of reliability and validity considered and weighed in qualitative research? We will also explore different ways of managing your data prior to commencing data collection in order to facilitate the transition to data analysis. Some time will be given to the role of NVivo software in facilitating data management and preparing for data analysis. Registration required; please click "more information" to access the registration form.

DVS Workshop: Data Management 101 for Humanists

Wed, 2018-10-03 17:00
Wed, Oct 03, 2018
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Humanists work with various media, content and materials (sources) as part of their research. These sources can be considered data. This workshop will introduce data management practices for humanities 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 through a humanities lens with discipline-based, concrete examples. While general good data management practices are relevant across disciplines, participants working specifically within the humanities are the intended audience for this workshop.

DVS Workshop: Introduction to Stata

Tue, 2018-10-02 17:00
Tue, Oct 02, 2018
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Introduction to Stata 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.

DVS Workshop: R Markdown: tips for authoring reproducible documents, slide presentations, web dashboards and more

Tue, 2018-10-02 14:00
Tue, Oct 02, 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Learn how to use this lightweight markup language to compose reproducible reports in many formats: MS Word, PDF, R Notebooks, Web Pages, Slide Presentations, and more. This exerpience-based learning workshop will help you master literate coding techniques for a whole new level of productivity through reproducibility. The workshop will use the RStudio IDE to introduce and reinforce concepts. Gain practical knowledge intergrating analysis code chunks with your report analysis and prose. Write once, report often while reducing effort and errors. Prerequisite: Intro to R. All attendees are expected to have a familiarity with R, RStudio, and the Tidyverse.

VFF: Teaching Computing via Visualization

Fri, 2018-09-28 16:00
Fri, Sep 28, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The following is not a particularly controversial statement: "In order to create a data visualization using [software/language], you first need to learn that [software/language]." But if one of the more exciting things you can do with [software/language] is data visualization, why not start learning [software/language] by learning to build data visualizations? In this talk we present a data-centric approach to teaching and learning R through creating data visualizations, as opposed to starting with fundamentals of R as a programming language. The talk will feature examples of in class activities, details of a curriculum that introduces students to data science through data visualization, and sample student work.
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SSRI~ Workshop: Using NVivo 12 for Qualitative Analysis of Text

Wed, 2018-09-26 18:00
Wed, Sep 26, 2018
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
This workshop will introduce researchers to the basics of NVivo 12, a qualitative data analysis software. Participants will learn strategies for analyzing text-based data in NVivo, such as transcribed interviews and focus groups, documents, and literature. Topics will include how to import data, create nodes and code, tips for formatting transcriptions, and basic queries and visualizations. This workshop will cover NVivo in both the PC and the Mac environment. Registration required; please click "more information" to access the registration form.

DVS Workshop: Story Maps

Wed, 2018-09-26 17:00
Wed, Sep 26, 2018
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
This workshop will help you get started telling stories with maps using the Esri Story Map platform. This easy-to-use 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 Story Maps, share best practices for designing effective stories, and guide participants through the process of creating their own Story Map.

DVS Workshop: Adobe Illustrator for Diagrams

Tue, 2018-09-25 17:00
Tue, Sep 25, 2018
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
In this workshop, you will learn the basics of using Adobe Illustrator, the professional standard in vector graphics software for creating diagrams and infographics. Many people avoid using it because of its steep learning curve, but you will see that it is quite easy to combine simple shapes to create interesting and clear diagrams, and to give all your work that professional edge. There are no prerequisites.

DVS Workshop: Building Blocks for Reproducibility: RStudio and Git

Tue, 2018-09-25 14:00
Tue, Sep 25, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
In response to a growing focus on the importance of reproducibility, replication, and transparency in the research endeavor, scholars are adapting their practices and learning new skills and tools. DVS is offering a workshop series that will introduce the concepts, practices and tools that will help increase the reproducibility of your work. In this hands-on workshop you will discover how to harness two specific tools: git and RStudio, to support the execution of more reproducible research projects. Git is a powerful version control system. RStudio is an open-source data science platform/ecosystem supporting reproducible analysis and report generation.

VFF: The Art of a Scientist: Unconventional Collaborations

Fri, 2018-09-21 16:00
Fri, Sep 21, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Last year, three graduate students in biology and biomedical sciences at Duke began pulling together the worlds of art and science through visualization. Serving as the science communications committee for a graduate student group called Duke INSPIRE, they started forming the idea to bridge these seemingly disparate fields to showcase how they build off of each other. This culminated in an art exhibit that brought the work of scientists from many fields together with visual responses by local artists; as well as some scientists showcasing their art skills. The Art of a Scientist was exhibited in the Rubenstein Art Center at Duke, covered by Smithsonian Magazine, and featured on WUNC. The show drew in a lot of attention, and included outreach events that engaged in audience with both science and art. Currently, several pieces are on display at LaunchBio, and more are planned to move to the Museum of Life and Science. Join these three for a conversation about science and art, and how stunning visuals can capture the imaginations of anyone.
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