Tidy Data in Python with JupyterLab

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2018-10-11 13:00
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

Python can be a great option for exploration, analysis and visualization of tabular data, like spreadsheets and CSV files, if you know which tools to use and how to get started. This workshop will take you through some practical examples of using Python and the Pandas module to load data, transform it into a standard “tidy” format, and visualize it with Seaborn (or another similar module). We will also introduce you to working in JupyterLab, the exiting new flexible programming environment which will eventually replace Jupyter Notebooks.

There are no prerequisites for this workshop – familiarity with the Python programming language is not required, but you will probably find it easier to follow if you have a little coding experience since we will not be giving an overview of the language itself. Instead, the focus will be on learning how to use the language through conceptual understanding and recipes for specific, commonly-useful tasks.

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DVS Workshop: Tidy Data in Python with JupyterLab

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2018-10-11 13:00
Thu, Oct 11, 2018
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Python can be a great option for exploration, analysis and visualization of tabular data, like spreadsheets and CSV files, if you know which tools to use and how to get started. This workshop will take you through some practical examples of using Python and the Pandas module to load data, transform it into a standard "tidy" format, and visualize it with Seaborn (or another similar module). We will also introduce you to working in JupyterLab, the exiting new flexible programming environment which will eventually replace Jupyter Notebooks. There are no prerequisites for this workshop - familiarity with the Python programming language is not required, but you will probably find it easier to follow if you have a little coding experience since we will not be giving an overview of the language itself. Instead, the focus will be on learning how to use the language through conceptual understanding and recipes for specific, commonly-useful tasks.

SSRI~ Workshop: Qualitative Data Analysis

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Wed, 2018-10-10 19:00
SSRI-Gross Hall 270
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.
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SSRI~ Workshop: Qualitative Data Analysis

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - 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.

"Shaping Your Professional Identity Online" RCR Graduate Student Workshop

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2018-10-09 19:00
Rubenstein Library 349 (Breedlove Conference Room)
West Campus

The digital world allows us to connect in ever increasing ways.  As an early career scholar these connections can provide you with both opportunities and challenges.  This workshop is designed to help you consider the best ways to navigate how you want to present yourself online.  We will discuss topics such as what to share and how to share, the ethical issues involved, and how to maintain the right balance of privacy.  We will also examine some steps you can take, such as creating a profile on Google Scholar, creating a Google alert for your name, creating an ORCID ID, interacting professionally on Twitter, and creating an online portfolio. If you have a laptop, you may want to bring it.  You will receive RCR credit for attending.

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Text/Data (RCR Days): Topic Modeling and Document Classification with MALLET

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2018-10-09 17:00
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

Participants in this session will acquire a general understanding of topic modeling, the automated analysis technique often referred to as "text mining."  Topic modeling can refer to a number of different algorithms, which are computationally intensive and mathematically complex. To facilitate a hands-on approach with a focus on process, this workshop uses the open-source MALLET toolkit as a platform for exploring topic modeling with LDA (Latent Dirichlet Allocation) and will not offer a comparison of algorithms. In addition to topic modeling, this session introduces the concepts of sequence labeling and automated document classification, both of which are also possible with MALLET.   

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Text/Data (RCR Days): Topic Modeling and Document Classification with MALLET

Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

Participants in this session will acquire a general understanding of topic modeling, the automated analysis technique often referred to as "text mining."  Topic modeling can refer to a number of different algorithms, which are computationally intensive and mathematically complex. To facilitate a hands-on approach with a focus on process, this workshop uses the open-source MALLET toolkit as a platform for exploring topic modeling with LDA (Latent Dirichlet Allocation) and will not offer a comparison of algorithms. In addition to topic modeling, this session introduces the concepts of sequence labeling and automated document classification, both of which are also possible with MALLET.   

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An introduction to the teaching and assessment of undergraduate writing

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2018-10-09 15:30
Rubenstein Library 249 (Carpenter Conference Room)
West Campus

Presenter: Professor Cary Moskovitz, Director of Writing in the Disciplines, Thompson Writing Program

Many of Duke's academic programs have identified written communication as one of their primary student learning outcomes. Across our academic curricula and co-curricula, there's a broad commitment to teaching writing as a tool for reflection, analysis, and communication. This session introduces key concepts for teaching writing in the disciplines: articulating objectives, constructing appropriate writing tasks, giving effective feedback, developing sound evaluative methods, aligning writing skills development across courses in a program, realistic considerations of faculty labor, and others. 

Departments and programs that are ready to engage more deeply in developing plans for addressing undergraduate student writing will be encouraged to continue their consultations with Professor Moskovitz throughout the year, as they are able.

This session is part of the monthly Assessment Roundtable organized by the Trinity College Office of Assessment.

A light lunch will be provided.  Please RSVP in advance.  

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Text/Data (RCR Days): Acquiring and Preparing a Corpus of Texts

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2018-10-09 14:00
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

This workshop focuses on the technical dimensions of corpus development.  Using an array of printed matter -- from digital facsimiles of incunabula to modern letterpress/offset books -- we will explore the risks and benefits of optical character recognition (OCR); file formatting and naming issues; organization strategies for large corpora; and problems of data cleaning and preparation.  We will also look at some common sources for textual research data, such as Project Gutenberg, the Internet Archive, and Google Books.  While this session will not examine legal issues in detail, we will discuss some common legal concerns around the use of textual corpora.
 

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Text/Data (RCR Days): Acquiring and Preparing a Corpus of Texts

Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

This workshop focuses on the technical dimensions of corpus development.  Using an array of printed matter -- from digital facsimiles of incunabula to modern letterpress/offset books -- we will explore the risks and benefits of optical character recognition (OCR); file formatting and naming issues; organization strategies for large corpora; and problems of data cleaning and preparation.  We will also look at some common sources for textual research data, such as Project Gutenberg, the Internet Archive, and Google Books.  While this session will not examine legal issues in detail, we will discuss some common legal concerns around the use of textual corpora.
 

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Research Impact Concepts and Tools

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Mon, 2018-10-08 17:00
Rubenstein Library 349 (Breedlove Conference Room)
West Campus

Research impact is defined as how broadly scholarly research is being read, discussed, and used both inside and outside of the academy. It can help you assess how your research is impacting your field. This workshop is designed to help you, as graduate students, better understand how research impact is currently measured and outline Duke’s resources for assessing impact, from Web of Science to Altmetric Explorer. The workshop will include hands-on exploration of research impact tools, so please bring your laptop to participate.

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Digital Publishing: Reaching and Engaging Audiences

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Mon, 2018-10-08 17:00
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

Who are the intended users of your digital publication? How can you reach new audiences and keep your existing audiences actively engaged? We'll learn about some of the ways successful projects connect with their users and promote their work to potential audiences. We’ll also consider how to effectively and ethically involve and credit audience involvement in one’s research and do a quick overview of some annotation tools that foster this kind of engagement (e.g., VideoAnt, StoryMap, Genius, Hypothes.is). Participants will leave this session with a solid grounding in the ethical and logistical dimensions of engaging audiences and incorporating audience involvement into their own publication practices.

Format: This two-hour workshop is meant to promote and engage discussion around students’ specific digital publishing concerns. Consequently, attendance is capped at 15 students, and participants will be asked to share their specific interests and needs ahead of time, to help ensure that presentation examples and discussion points are sufficiently relevant. We will provide numerous examples (projects and tools) to help illustrate key points.

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Digital Publishing: Reaching and Engaging Audiences

Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

Who are the intended users of your digital publication? How can you reach new audiences and keep your existing audiences actively engaged? We'll learn about some of the ways successful projects connect with their users and promote their work to potential audiences. We’ll also consider how to effectively and ethically involve and credit audience involvement in one’s research and do a quick overview of some annotation tools that foster this kind of engagement (e.g., VideoAnt, StoryMap, Genius, Hypothes.is). Participants will leave this session with a solid grounding in the ethical and logistical dimensions of engaging audiences and incorporating audience involvement into their own publication practices.

Format: This two-hour workshop is meant to promote and engage discussion around students’ specific digital publishing concerns. Consequently, attendance is capped at 15 students, and participants will be asked to share their specific interests and needs ahead of time, to help ensure that presentation examples and discussion points are sufficiently relevant. We will provide numerous examples (projects and tools) to help illustrate key points.

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Ethics and Visualization

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Mon, 2018-10-08 14:00
Rubenstein Library 349 (Breedlove Conference Room)
West Campus

Data visualization is an increasingly important skill for researchers in all disciplines, but it is easy to focus more on the mechanics of creating visualizations than on how visualizations relate to ethics. This session introduces participants to core ideas in the ethics of visualization - designing to avoid distortion, designing ethically for broad user communities, developing empathy for people represented within the data, and using reproducibility to increase the transparency of design. This workshop does not require a laptop. (This workshop offers RCR credit.)

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Digital Publishing: Multimodal Storytelling

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Mon, 2018-10-08 14:00
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

This workshop will provide an overview of common options for publishing sound and video on the Web, focusing on the benefits of various platforms, licensing and rights issues, accessibility issues to consider, and methods of integrating multiple media into research publications. Platforms and tools will include Vimeo, YouTube, SoundCloud, and, for presenting materials in an interactive timeline, Sway and Tableau story feature. Participants will be able to match their digital research with appropriate platforms for public dissemination and will realize the strengths, limitations, and legal issues of various platforms.

Format: This two-hour workshop is meant to promote and engage discussion around students’ specific digital publishing concerns. Consequently, attendance is capped at 15 students, and participants will be asked to share their specific interests and needs ahead of time, to help ensure that presentation examples and discussion points are sufficiently relevant. Sessions will provide numerous examples (projects and tools) to help illustrate key points.

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Digital Publishing: Multimodal Storytelling

Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

This workshop will provide an overview of common options for publishing sound and video on the Web, focusing on the benefits of various platforms, licensing and rights issues, accessibility issues to consider, and methods of integrating multiple media into research publications. Platforms and tools will include Vimeo, YouTube, SoundCloud, and, for presenting materials in an interactive timeline, Sway and Tableau story feature. Participants will be able to match their digital research with appropriate platforms for public dissemination and will realize the strengths, limitations, and legal issues of various platforms.

Format: This two-hour workshop is meant to promote and engage discussion around students’ specific digital publishing concerns. Consequently, attendance is capped at 15 students, and participants will be asked to share their specific interests and needs ahead of time, to help ensure that presentation examples and discussion points are sufficiently relevant. Sessions will provide numerous examples (projects and tools) to help illustrate key points.

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Humanities and STEM at Duke: Crucial Questions Mixer

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2018-10-04 19:00
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

A new national academies report on the integration of the humanities and arts with STEM says that interleaving these disciplines is crucial. Faculty and students are invited to exchange ideas about what the future of Humanities and STEM collaborations and integration into the curriculum could be, and meet others for networking on future interdisciplinary projects.

The session will include an active exercise to collect ideas that faculty and students can implement in their own disciplines followed by a cocktail mixer inspired by the integration of science and art, where students and faculty can connect with each other on possible research and course projects.

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Creating Infographics in PowerPoint

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2018-10-04 13:00
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

The “infographics” style of presenting information and telling visual stories is popular both for internal reporting and for trying to reach and teach the general public. There are many desktop and online tools that can be used to compose static infographics, but we will focus on Microsoft PowerPoint because so many people have free access to it on campus and already have some comfort with it as a visual communications tool. This workshop will give a brief introduction to graphic design and storytelling principles, as well as hands-on practice with using PowerPoint to create charts, icons and other vector shapes to combine with text and visualizations to tell compelling and eye-catching data stories. There are no prerequisites, but some experience using PowerPoint will be helpful.

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

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Wed, 2018-10-03 19:00
SSRI-Gross Hall 270
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.
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SSRI~ Workshop: Qualitative Data Collection & Management

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Wed, 2018-10-03 19:00
SSRI-Gross Hall 270
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.
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