Data Carpentry for Social Scientists Poster - all info in description
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* Please note that this course has unfortunately been cancelled - apologies for the inconvenience caused *

Data Carpentry develops and teaches workshops on the fundamental data skills needed to conduct research. Its target audience is researchers who have little to no prior computational experience, and its lessons are domain specific, building on learners' existing knowledge to enable them to quickly apply skills learned to their own research. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems.

This course will cover the following topics: Data organization in spreadsheets and OpenRefine; Introduction to Python; Data analysis and visualization in PythonSQL for data management.

This course is aimed at researchers and graduate students. You don't need to have previous knowledge of the tools to be presented at the workshop in order to take part.

* Please note that staff and students registered with the College of Arts Humanities and Socia Sciences are given priority for bookings on this course. If your UUN is registered with a college/department outside of CAHSS, please send an email to cdcs@ed.ac.uk and request to be added to the waiting list. You will then receive an email on 23 March if a place on the course is available. *

 

Course Schedule: 

Friday 27 March, 9:00 - 17:00

  • Data organization in spreadsheets and OpenRefine
  • Introduction to Python

Monday 30 March, 9:00 - 17:00

  • Data analysis and visualization in Python
  • SQL for data management

 

Requirements: Participants must bring a laptop with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) that they have administrative privileges on. Participants must have a few specific software packages installed: click here for setup instructionsPLEASE COMPLETE SETUP IN ADVANCE OF EACH RELEVANT SESSION.

For full details of each session, visit the course webpage.

 

Room 3.2, Lister Learning & Teaching Centre, 5 Roxburgh Place

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