Nov 21-22, 2016
9:30 am - 5.00pm
Instructors: Brenda Moon, Martin Callaghan
Helpers: Heather Ford, Joanna Leng
Data Carpentry workshops are for any researcher who has data they want to analyze, and no prior computational experience is required.
This two-day event is aimed at researchers in the social sciences, humanities and other disciplines who want to learn how to use popular tools for data cleaning, management and visualisation in a hands-on, interactive workshop. The workshop assumes no prior experience, but participants will need to bring their own computers with working copies of the relevant software. Everything we are using can be freely downloaded and installed, and instructions will be provided to participants beforehand.
Our facilitators will be available in the venue 15 minutes before the session to help sort out any last-minute problems with software installation or you can contact Martin Callaghan for help if you are in Leeds.
The workshop will introduce researchers to:
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 postgraduate students and other researchers.
Where: IT Services Building, Room 8.03b (IT Meeting Room 1). Get directions with OpenStreetMap or Google Maps.
Requirements: Participants must bring a laptop with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) that you have administrative privileges on. You 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||Using OpenRefine to clean data|
|Afternoon||Introduction to Python|
|Morning||SQL for data management|
|Afternoon||Data analysis and visualization in Python|
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.