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October 2020

Intro to RQDA (R Qualitative Data Analysis) Workshop

October 7, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

R is a powerful tool to analyze statistical data. In recent years R has gained popularity because the software is open source and powerful in data analysis and machine learning. However, evaluators and researchers do not exclusively use quantitative data. It is possible to perform qualitative analysis in R. This workshop provides users a basic tutorial on how to perform a qualitative analysis and data visualization using R. Workshop will be held online on Oct 7 4:00pm – 6:00 pm,…

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Intro to Making an Interactive Map

October 15, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Interactive maps have increasingly become an effective tool for communicating one's research and engaging a broad audience. This workshop will introduce you to the basics of making an interactive map that can be shared and embedded in a website. No mapping experience is necessary. This hands-on workshop will take place live over Zoom. <<REGISTER HERE>>  

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Working with HathiTrust Data

October 22, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The HathiTrust Digital Library is the largest set of digitized books in the world. Its collection spans over 17 million items and is composed of the combined collections of several major research libraries in the United States. In addition to making a significant amount of its collection freely available online, HathiTrust also provides cloud-based research computing interfaces to sort and analyze its collections for scholarly purposes. As such, the HathiTrust collection presents an extremely rich source of data as well…

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March 2021

Working with HathiTrust Data

March 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The HathiTrust Digital Library is the largest set of digitized books in the world. Its collection spans over 17 million items and is composed of the combined collections of several major research libraries in the United States. In addition to making a significant amount of its collection freely available online, HathiTrust also provides cloud-based research computing interfaces to sort and analyze its collections for scholarly purposes. As such, the HathiTrust collection presents an extremely rich source of data as well…

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Choosing the Right Platform for Your Digital Archive

March 17 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

This workshop is designed for students, faculty, and staff at all levels interested in creating a digital archive as part of their research projects or for use in the classroom. A brief discussion on some of the theoretical underpinnings of digital archival work will be followed by an overview of a range of tools and platforms (including WordPress, Omeka, Tropy, Drupal, Jekyll, and Collective Access). Together, we will go over a number of questions and examples that will help you…

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R (Text Mining or Predictive Modeling)

March 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This workshop will introduce a workflow of predictive modeling using R. We will introduce machine learning at a concept and coding level without touching the math, and will cover both supervised learning and unsupervised learning at a basic level. After taking this workshop, you will be able to apply the machine learning framework to any dataset for predictive tasks. Basic R programming skill is required (You can test yourself by reading the DRI 2021 Intro to R Workshop Materials). <<REGISTER>>

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Intro to Text Analysis in R

March 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Working with text is an important component in many academic and industrial contexts. Whether your aim is to understand public reactions to the latest political event on Twitter, determine the appropriate target demographic with your product, or analyze DNA sequences, manipulating and restructuring text is a fundamental task. Fortunately, recent developments in the R programming environment have made many of these tasks more intuitive. The tidytext package, a new addition to the tidyverse collection of packages, provides an intuitive interface…

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Introduction to Data Analysis with Python

March 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In this hands-on workshop, we will learn the basics of data exploration, analysis and visualization with Python. We will introduce and work with the Pandas library and Jupyter Notebook, tools that have become the standard for data analysis with Python. Some introductory Python knowledge is necessary, since we will not have time to go over the basics during the workshop. But do not let that scare you. If you take our online Introduction to Python workshop ( https://github.com/DHRI-Curriculum/python ) before…

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Basic audio editing with Audacity

March 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

This hands-on workshop will be a foundational exploration of Audacity as an audio editing software. We will discuss some of its functionalities that can help you edit and clean your audio files to prepare it for publishing and sharing. Prior knowledge and experience is not necessary for the workshop, though having a pre-recorded sound clip/file (~1 min) that you can practice on is encouraged. <<REGISTER>>

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April 2021

Intro to Making an Interactive Map

April 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Interactive maps have increasingly become an effective tool for communicating one's research and engaging a broad audience. This workshop will introduce you to the basics of making an interactive map that can be shared and embedded in a website. No mapping experience is necessary. This hands-on workshop will take place live over Zoom. <<REGISTER>>

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