Workshop: Reproducible Research

Miracle+Occurs+Image From 4:00 – 5:00 PM on Wednesday, October 14, 2015, I’ll be leading a workshop in ETC 211.  The title of the workshop is “Reproducible Research.”  All are welcome!

The slides are available here.  You’ll have a chance during the workshop to try some problems and work more with using R Markdown to produce reproducible reports.  In addition, I will be giving a sneak preview of an R Markdown template for use on Senior Theses projects.

 

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Workshop: mapping

On October 7th, I will present the penultimate workshop in the Data @ Reed workshop series for Fall 2015. I am leading a workshop on maps, mapping, spatial analysis, and spatial thinking; materials below. Continue reading

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Workshop: Data Visualization using R

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From 4:00 – 5:00 PM on Wednesday, September 30, 2015, I’ll be leading a workshop in ETC 211.  The title of the workshop is “Data Visualization using R.”  All are welcome!

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Workshop: Data Analysis with R

RStudio-Ball From 4:00 – 5:00 PM on Wednesday, September 23, 2015, I’ll be leading a workshop in ETC 211.  The title of the workshop is “Data Analysis with R.”  All are welcome! Continue reading

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Workshop: Introduction to Stata

stata_workshop-300x291From 4-5pm on Wednesday, 9/16/2015 I’ll be leading an Introduction to Stata in ETC 211. Come join us!

Materials for the workshop are here.

Download the zipped file to your desktop, unzip it, and change your working directory to that file to follow along during the workshop. (Within Stata, File > Change Working Directory)

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Fall 2015 Research Skills Workshops Series

Join the Data@Reed team for a five-week series to build your data skills and research skills. All workshops are Wednesday afternoons, 4-5pm, in the ETC. Full details + schedule below. Continue reading

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iASSIST Annual Conference 2015

This past week, I attended the 2015 annual conference of the International Association for Social Science Information Services & Technology (IASSIST), hosted by the Minnesota Population Center, the University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts, and the University of Minnesota Libraries. Data producers, analysts, curators, librarians, and instructional technologists were in attendance, and there were a wide variety of sessions related many aspects of social science data.

During the sessions I attended, I learned of several interesting projects I’d like to share.

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What we’re reading: Finals week edition

Mid-May in Portland – skies are grey and tempermental, and all of campus is feeling the effects of nine months of academic rigor. Take a break from your usual with these links and questions: Continue reading

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What we’re reading: week of April 27th

I see more and more laurels around campus (a sign that a senior has handed in their approved thesis draft), as well as small smiles on the face of non-seniors as classes wrap up. You’re almost there, folks! Here are some data-reads for you: Continue reading

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What we’re reading: week of April 13th

The end of the term is nigh – hang in there! Here are a few data-relevant headlines that caught my eye this week. Continue reading

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