Spring 2021 Research Data Series

The University Libraries has launched a new Research Data Series, a new collection of workshops meant to familiarize faculty, staff, and students alike with different data-based skills needed to carry out research.

This semester, we will offer five workshops, focusing on a range of topics from research data management to text analysis to ensuring data reproducibility. These introductory lessons will present participants with a variety of skills including data documentation, better project organization, how to clean data and prepare it for analysis, and how to explore themes and trends in text.

The series will be delivered via Google Meets.

Research Data Management 101: What Is Research Data Management?

In this overview workshop, learn about the basics of managing your research data and why it’s so important to do so. We’ll cover recommended practices, what not to do, and provide some tools and resources for your current and future research.

Monday, January 25, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Instructors: Halle Burns, Christina Miskey, and Rebecca Orozco

Creating and Managing Reproducible Research

In this hands-on workshop, learn the recommended practices for organizing and documenting your data in order to create and manage reproducible research.

Monday, February 23, 11:30 am–12:30 pm
Instructors: Christina Miskey & Rebecca Orozco

Introducing Humanities Data Curation

In this workshop you will be introduced to Humanities data curation, which are practices that support “organization and integration of data collected from various sources” in Humanities research. Data curation will help you think more critically when working with data, improving your research process, helping others understand data driven claims, and promote the potential for data reuse down the line.

Tuesday, March 2, 10:00-11:00 am
Instructor: Thomas Padilla

Data Wrangling With OpenRefine

In this hands-on workshop, you will learn the basics of OpenRefine, a popular tool used for wrangling tabular data (aka spreadsheets) and cleanup. We will cover the essentials of data cleanup, why it is important, and review features unique to this tool.

Tuesday, March 23, 1:00-2:30 pm
Instructors: Halle Burns & Thomas Padilla

The series is a partnership between the Libraries' Research, Innovation, and Creation, Scholarly Communication and Data Services, and the Library Liaison Program. For more information or questions, contact Data Librarian Halle Burns. See a complete list of Libraries workshops.

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