Jan 29-30, 2018
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Instructors: Peter Smyth
Data Carpentry workshops are for any researcher who has data they want to analyze, and no prior computational experience is required. This hands-on workshop teaches basic concepts, skills and tools for working more effectively with data.
This is the second of two pilot workshops for the Social Sciences curriculum currently under development at the University of Manchester. In this workshop we will teach the R programming language materials. The Python language materials were covered in the first workshop. Spreadsheets, OpenRefine and SQL will be taught in both.
We will cover Data organization in spreadsheets, OpenRefine , SQL for data management ,Introduction to R pt1 and Introduction to R pt2. Participants should bring their laptops and plan to participate actively. By the end of the workshop learners should be able to more effectively manage and analyze data and be able to apply the tools and approaches directly to their ongoing research.
Who: The course is aimed at graduate students and other researchers.
Requirements: Participants must bring a laptop with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating sytem (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) that they have administrative privileges on. They should have a few specific software packages installed (listed below). They are also required to abide by Data Carpentry's Code of Conduct.
Contact: Please mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Please be sure to complete these surveys before and after the workshop.
|Morning||Data organization in spreadsheets|
|Afternoon||SQL for data management|
|Morning||Introduction to R pt1|
|Morning||Introduction to R pt2|
We will use this Etherpad for chatting, taking notes, and sharing URLs and bits of code.
To participate in a Data Carpentry workshop, you will need working copies of the described software. Please make sure to install everything (or at least to download the installers) before the start of your workshop. Participants should bring and use their own laptops to insure the proper setup of tools for an efficient workflow once you leave the workshop.
Please follow these Setup Instructions.
We maintain a list of common issues that occur during installation as a reference for instructors that may be useful on the Configuration Problems and Solutions wiki page.