2021-2022

DASH (Data Analysis Support Hub)

1. Intro to LaTeX

Synchronous Workshop | October 21, 2021
Second Session | November 16 2021
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Instructor: Katie Harding, with assistance from John Fink

This workshop will introduce you to LaTeX, a typesetting system commonly used in STEM disciplines to create high-quality documents and easily write mathematical equations. We will discuss tools for writing in LaTeX, the structural elements of LaTeX, text formatting, and commands for writing mathematical equations. You will learn the commands to create your first LaTeX document. This session will be recorded and made available openly.


2. Version Control with Git

Presented in collaboration with DMDS
Synchronous Workshop | October 28, 2021
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Instructor: John Fink

This workshop will give you a solid introduction to Git. Git is software originally designed to help manage vast, decentralized software projects with hundreds of authors, but it works just as well with many things that aren’t software, like data and text. Imagine having a complete archive of your work at every stage in its development! This workshop assumes no prior experience. This session will be recorded and made available openly.


3. Intro to R

Synchronous Workshop | November 4, 2021
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Instructor: Vivek Jadon

This beginner-level workshop will focus on basic concepts of R programming using R Studio. Various Data Types and Data Structures will be discussed as well as basic data manipulation. No prior knowledge of R programming is required for this workshop. This workshop consists of a synchronous workshop session, which will be recorded and shared publicly afterward.


4. Intro to Python

Synchronous Workshop | November 18, 2021
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Instructor: Vivek Jadon

This beginner level workshop will introduce you to the basic concepts of the world’s most popular Python programming language. You’ll learn to store data in Python data types and variables, as well as learn how to perform operations on numbers and strings. Python IDE Anaconda will be briefly discussed. No prior knowledge of Python is required. This session will be recorded and made available openly.


5. Intro to SPSS

Synchronous Workshop | December 2, 2021
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Instructor: Vivek Jadon

This beginner-level workshop will introduce you to the basics of SPSS statistical software, how it works, and some basic descriptive statistics and statistical procedures. No prior knowledge of SPSS is required. This session will be recorded and made available openly.


6. Introduction to Microsoft Excel

In-Person Workshop | February 3, 2022
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Instructor: Simran Kaur

This introductory workshop will introduce participants to the basic layout of Microsoft Excel and teach them how to navigate the software. DASH Support Assistant Simran Kaur will show participants how to enter data, overview functions and formulas, and teach the group to format cells, insert new rows, and create charts and graphs. This will be an interactive workshop, so please bring your laptop and get ready for a hands-on learning experience. No prior experience with Excel required. This session will be recorded and shared publicly. 


7. Intro to Designing Effective Data Visualizations 

Synchronous Workshop | February 10, 2022
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Instructor: Subhanya Sivajothy 

An effective data visualization makes all the difference. Learn to present your research in its best light at this beginner-friendly workshop on the basic design principles and best practices that can be applied across different data visualization software and tools. Subhanya Sivajothy (Data Analysis and Visualization Librarian) will teach participants how to plan for visualizations from concept to design output, and how to incorporate thinking about dissemination of data as scholars progress in their research. This session will be recorded and shared publicly. 


8. Intro to ArcGIS Online

Synchronous Workshop | February 17, 2022
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Instructor: Christine Homuth

If you’ve ever thought that a map would help illustrate a critical part of your research, this workshop is for you. At this beginner-friendly session, Christine Homuth (Spatial Information Specialist) will introduce participants to the core concepts of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and geospatial data, then show attendees how to apply these concepts during a hands-on exercise where the group will create a web-based map in ArcGIS Online. This session will be recorded and shared publicly. 


9. StoryMaps

Synchronous Workshop | March 3, 2022
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Instructor: Christine Homuth

Learn how to make maps tell stories with ArcGIS StoryMaps. This multimedia digital storytelling tool allows you to incorporate maps and apps from your ArcGIS account, as well as text, photos, and videos. At this workshop, Christine Homuth (Spatial Information Specialist) will provide attendees with an introduction to storytelling through maps using ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Storymaps. No prior knowledge of GIS is required. This session will be recorded and shared publicly. 


10. Hypothesis Testing in Microsoft Excel

In-Person Workshop | March 10, 2022 
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Instructor: Simran Kaur

In this workshop, participants will learn to perform statistical analysis with the Data Analysis ToolPak in Excel. DASH Support Assistant Simran Kaur will guide attendees through installing the ToolPak and running programs including Z-test, T-test, Analysis of Variance, and the Chi-Square test. The session will also discuss how to run a linear regression model.

Because this is an intermediate level workshop focused on learning how to run different hypothesis tests in Microsoft Excel, it is important to have prior basic knowledge of Excel as well as the hypothesis testing methods.