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

Fri, 2020-09-18 14:00
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This working 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 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. 

This event is offered virtually in accordance with Duke's Coronavirus events policies. A zoom link will be sent via email to registered participants to join the workshop. We will use the flipped classroom model.  Quickstart videos will be distributed one week prior to the event.

The content of the workshop may be recorded. If you are uncomfortable with a recording being published please contact the instructor at anytime prior to the conclusion of the workshop.

Data Science

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Intro to ArcGIS Pro

Wed, 2020-09-16 14:00
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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.

Attendees should have access to ArcGIS Pro. These are the options for Duke affiliates:

  1. OIT Download: Current Duke University students, faculty, and staff can get a free copy to install on their own Windows computer.
  2. Virtual Computing Manager (VCM) from Duke's Office of Information Technology (OIT) allows Duke users to check out a virtual machine with ArcGIS installed and connect via a remote connection.

This event is offered virtually in accordance with Duke's Coronavirus events policies. A zoom link will be sent via email to registered participants to join the workshop.

The content of the workshop may be recorded. If you are uncomfortable with a recording being published please contact the instructor at anytime prior to the conclusion of the workshop.

Mapping & GIS

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Assignment Tableau: Intro to Tableau work-together

Fri, 2020-09-11 14:00
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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.

Tableau Public (available for both Windows and Mac) is incredibly useful free software that allows individuals to quickly and easily explore their data with a wide variety of visual representations, as well as create interactive web-based visualization dashboards. My video from Fall 2019 focused on using Tableau Public to create data visualizations, starting with an overview of how the program thinks about data, common data manipulation and loading, and the terminology used. Activities included a sample data visualization and mapping project, for hands-on experience using Tableau’s basic chart types and dashboard creation tools. I also discussed publishing to the Tableau Public web server and related services and tools, like the full Tableau Desktop application (free for full-time students). Watch that video before coming to this work session if you're not familiar with Tableau!

This work time is designed to give you a chance to try to use Tableau Public or Desktop for data exploration and visualization, along with others at a similar level, and in an environment where I can answer questions live.

  • You will be expected to have your video on for most of the session, and to share your screen during at least part of the work time.
  • You will be expected to arrive with Tableau Desktop or Public 2020 already installed on the machine you're Zooming from.
    • I will hold open Zoom walk-in hours for an hour before the workshop to help remotely troubleshoot installation issues. Email me at emonson@duke.edu to get the URL.
    • If you're applying for a free student license for Tableau Desktop, be sure to do that a week before the session, since it often takes a few days for Tableau to verify your student status and send you the license

This event is offered virtually in accordance with Duke's Coronavirus events policies. A zoom link will be sent via email to registered participants to join the workshop.

The content of the workshop may be recorded. If you are uncomfortable with a recording being published please contact the instructor at anytime prior to the conclusion of the workshop.

Data Visualization

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ArcGIS StoryMaps

Thu, 2020-09-10 17:00
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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.

No previous experience with GIS is required. 

This event is offered virtually in accordance with Duke's Coronavirus events policies. A Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants. 

The content of the workshop may be recorded. If you are uncomfortable with a recording being published please contact the instructor at any time prior to the conclusion of the workshop.

Mapping & GIS

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

Wed, 2020-09-09 17:00
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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.

This event is offered virtually in accordance with Duke's Coronavirus events policies. A zoom link will be sent via email to registered participants to join the workshop. We will use the flipped classroom model.  Quickstart videos will be distributed one week prior to the event.

The content of the workshop may be recorded. Registration for the workshop indicates consent. If you are uncomfortable with a recording being published please contact the instructor at anytime prior to the conclusion of the workshop.

Data Science

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Research Data Management 101

Wed, 2020-09-09 14:00
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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.

This event is offered virtually in accordance with Duke's Coronavirus events policies. A zoom link will be sent via email to registered participants to join the workshop.

This workshop is eligible for 2 hours of Graduate School RCR Credits.

The content of the workshop may be recorded. If you are uncomfortable with a recording being published please contact the instructor at anytime prior to the conclusion of the workshop.

Data Management

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Library toolbox for responsible research in the sciences and engineering (ONLINE)

Mon, 2020-08-24 18:00
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This interactive online workshop will introduce you to a variety of library resources to support your research practices. We’ll cover copyright and fair use, citation practices and avoiding plagiarism, research data management, and issues in scholarly publishing from an author’s perspective. You’ll meet library experts relevant to your discipline and leave the session informed on how to dig deeper and get individualized help when these topics arise in your graduate student career.


This workshop has been approved for two hours of RCR credit and is intended for new graduate students in engineering, natural sciences, and basic biomedical sciences. Zoom connection information will be sent via email to registered attendees the day before.

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Library toolbox for responsible research in the social sciences (ONLINE)

Thu, 2020-08-20 14:00
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This interactive online workshop will introduce you to a variety of library resources to support your research practices. We’ll cover copyright and fair use, citation practices and avoiding plagiarism, research data management, and issues in scholarly publishing from an author’s perspective. You’ll meet library experts relevant to your discipline and leave the session informed on how to dig deeper and get individualized help when these topics arise in your graduate student career.


This workshop has been approved for two hours of RCR credit and is intended for new graduate students in the social sciences. Zoom connection information will be sent via email to registered attendees the day before.

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Library toolbox for responsible research in the sciences and engineering (ONLINE)

Thu, 2020-08-20 14:00
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This interactive online workshop will introduce you to a variety of library resources to support your research practices. We’ll cover copyright and fair use, citation practices and avoiding plagiarism, research data management, and issues in scholarly publishing from an author’s perspective. You’ll meet library experts relevant to your discipline and leave the session informed on how to dig deeper and get individualized help when these topics arise in your graduate student career.


This workshop has been approved for two hours of RCR credit and is intended for new graduate students in engineering, natural sciences, and basic biomedical sciences. Zoom connection information will be sent via email to registered attendees the day before.

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Library toolbox for responsible research in the sciences and engineering (ONLINE)

Wed, 2020-08-19 18:00
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This interactive online workshop will introduce you to a variety of library resources to support your research practices. We’ll cover copyright and fair use, citation practices and avoiding plagiarism, research data management, and issues in scholarly publishing from an author’s perspective. You’ll meet library experts relevant to your discipline and leave the session informed on how to dig deeper and get individualized help when these topics arise in your graduate student career.


This workshop has been approved for two hours of RCR credit and is intended for new graduate students in engineering, natural sciences, and basic biomedical sciences. Zoom connection information will be sent via email to registered attendees the day before.

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Library toolbox for responsible research in the social sciences (ONLINE)

Tue, 2020-08-18 23:00
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This interactive online workshop will introduce you to a variety of library resources to support your research practices. We’ll cover copyright and fair use, citation practices and avoiding plagiarism, research data management, and issues in scholarly publishing from an author’s perspective. You’ll meet library experts relevant to your discipline and leave the session informed on how to dig deeper and get individualized help when these topics arise in your graduate student career.


This workshop has been approved for two hours of RCR credit and is intended for new graduate students in the social sciences. Zoom connection information will be sent via email to registered attendees the day before.

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Library toolbox for responsible research in the sciences and engineering (ONLINE)

Tue, 2020-08-18 23:00
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This interactive online workshop will introduce you to a variety of library resources to support your research practices. We’ll cover copyright and fair use, citation practices and avoiding plagiarism, research data management, and issues in scholarly publishing from an author’s perspective. You’ll meet library experts relevant to your discipline and leave the session informed on how to dig deeper and get individualized help when these topics arise in your graduate student career.


This workshop has been approved for two hours of RCR credit and is intended for new graduate students in engineering, natural sciences, and basic biomedical sciences. Zoom connection information will be sent via email to registered attendees the day before.

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Library toolbox for responsible research in the humanities (ONLINE)

Tue, 2020-08-18 23:00
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This interactive online workshop will introduce you to a variety of library resources to support your research practices. We’ll cover copyright and fair use, citation practices and avoiding plagiarism, data management, using rare materials and manuscripts, and issues in scholarly publishing from an author’s perspective. You’ll meet library experts relevant to your discipline and leave the session informed on how to dig deeper and get individualized help when these topics arise in your graduate student career.


This workshop has been approved for two hours of RCR credit and is intended for new graduate students in the humanities. Zoom connection information will be sent via email to registered attendees the day before.

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Library toolbox for responsible research in the humanities (ONLINE)

Fri, 2020-08-14 19:00
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This interactive online workshop will introduce you to a variety of library resources to support your research practices. We’ll cover copyright and fair use, citation practices and avoiding plagiarism, data management, using rare materials and manuscripts, and issues in scholarly publishing from an author’s perspective. You’ll meet library experts relevant to your discipline and leave the session informed on how to dig deeper and get individualized help when these topics arise in your graduate student career.


This workshop has been approved for two hours of RCR credit and is intended for new graduate students in the humanities. Zoom connection information will be sent via email to registered attendees the day before.

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Library toolbox for responsible research in the sciences and engineering (ONLINE)

Fri, 2020-08-14 17:00
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This interactive online workshop will introduce you to a variety of library resources to support your research practices. We’ll cover copyright and fair use, citation practices and avoiding plagiarism, research data management, and issues in scholarly publishing from an author’s perspective. You’ll meet library experts relevant to your discipline and leave the session informed on how to dig deeper and get individualized help when these topics arise in your graduate student career.


This workshop has been approved for two hours of RCR credit and is intended for new graduate students in engineering, natural sciences, and basic biomedical sciences. Zoom connection information will be sent via email to registered attendees the day before.

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

Tue, 2020-08-04 18:00
Other (see event description)
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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.

 

Arnetta Girardeau is the Copyright and Information Policy Consultant at Duke University Libraries. She is the libraries’ first point of contact for copyright and related law questions and consultations and conducts outreach and education on copyright and connected issues.  She is a Duke alum (MA, Cultural Anthropology), and is also a graduate of Florida State (MSLIS), UNC School of Law (JD), and Harvard (AB, History).

Hosted by Duke University Libraries in collaboration with Pratt Graduate Communications and Intercultural Programs.

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Online - Keep Calm and Do Research: Publishing with IEEE

Tue, 2020-07-28 18:00
Other (see event description)
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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.

 

Tiffany McKerahan has been active in scientific journal publishing for 15 years.  In her current role as IEEE's Manager of Author Engagement & Support, she focuses on the development and implementation of author tools, processes, procedures, and communications intended to support IEEE authors.  Throughout her career, Tiffany has focused on improving the publishing experience for the author and outreaching to the scientific community through initiatives such as author workshops, reviewer mentorship programs, and the co-authorship of publishing ethics guidelines.  Tiffany has served on industry committees and working groups at the American Association of Publishers and the National Information Standards Organization.

Hosted by Duke University Libraries in collaboration with Pratt Graduate Communications and Intercultural Programs.

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

Tue, 2020-07-21 18:00
Other (see event description)
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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.

 

Jodi Psoter is the Librarian for Chemistry and Statistical Science for Duke University Libraries. She teaches students, faculty, and staff how to make information research more effective and the process more efficient using library resources. Jodi has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Virginia Tech and a Masters in Library Science from Southern CT State University.

Hosted by Duke University Libraries in collaboration with Pratt Graduate Communications and Intercultural Programs.

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

Tue, 2020-07-14 18:00
Other (see event description)
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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.

 

Hannah Rozear is the global health librarian at Duke University. She consults with graduate students and faculty at Duke engaged in systematic reviews in the health sciences.

Hosted by Duke University Libraries in collaboration with Pratt Graduate Communications and Intercultural Programs.

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Reopening the Library: A Town Hall for Duke Faculty

Fri, 2020-07-10 17:00
Other (see event description)
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Please register to attend. A Zoom link will be sent via email before the event to join the town hall. 

Duke faculty members are invited to join Deborah Jakubs, Rita DiGiallonardo Holloway University Librarian and Vice Provost for Library Affairs, for a special virtual town hall on the Libraries' current plans for a phased reopening this summer and fall.

Learn more about how you can request books and other physical materials through our new contactless Library Takeout Service. Get the details on scanning and digital access in support of fall and summer classes, support for teaching with special collections, and more.

We'll also share information about variables and unknowns in our planning, and we'll invite your questions about where we go from here.

For the Zoom link, please register below. Even if you cannot make the town hall but are interested, please still register so we can send you the event recording afterward.

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