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  • Map

    Making the Move from ArcMap to ArcGIS Pro

    Are you an ArcGIS Desktop user who is curious about the differences between ArcMap and ArcGIS Pro? This workshop is geared towards existing ArcMap users who are interested in making the switch to ArcGIS Pro and will cover topics such as: the timeline of support for ArcMap, licensing and access, differences and similarities between the two programs, and how to import files from ArcMap and share your content.

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  • Multivariable Analysis with R

    In this beginner-level session, participants will learn the fundamentals of conducting multivariable analysis using the R statistical software. This session will cover essential aspects of multivariable analysis, including data preparation, regression techniques, and interpretation of results. Prior multivariable analysis or R expertise may not be required.

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  • Pile of open books

    Named Entity Recognition

    Names are a common feature of interest when working with texts at scale. We can use a search function to locate names that we expect to find, but how do we go about searching for all names in the text – even those we do not know to look for?

    The natural language processing technique of named entity recognition (NER) identifies words that may be names, places, or organizations within unstructured text. In this workshop, we will explore how NER works and apply it to a text corpus using a Python library named SpaCy.

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  • Network

    Network Visualizations and Analysis with Gephi

    Learn to visualize and analyze networks in this introductory Gephi workshop series.

    In the first part, which goes over network visualization, you will learn how graph data can help express relationships between entities and visualize networks for Humanities scholars.

    In the second part, which goes over network analysis, we will take a look at how one can conduct network analysis for research, go through a case example, and discuss more features that researchers can use to design their own network visualizations.

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  • Portal

    Open Everything!

    The shift towards ‘openness’ has been undeniable and accelerating within the academic landscape over the past decade. From open-source software, to open data, methods, and identifiers, to open access publishing and educational resources, more and more of the scholarly ecosystem can be discovered, reused, remixed, and connected in novel ways. Join us for this panel discussion, where we explain and connect the components of open scholarship while reflecting on the gaps, limitations, and disclaimers of an ‘open everything.’

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    Organize Research Projects with the Open Science Framework

    OSF is a free, open platform to support research and enable collaboration. Join us to learn more about this great platform and how you can use it to organize your research projects, build a space for your research group to work together, collaborate on files and protocols, and publish your research openly!

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  • Podcast Microphone

    Podcasting 101

    Podcasts can take academic research out of the ivory tower and into the public. Learn the basics of podcasting in this web module. The guide takes readers through a podcast’s life cycle, from planning to recording to distribution.

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  • Podcasting for Academics with Jeff Goodes: How to Connect with Your Audience

    Podcasts can take academic research out of the ivory tower and into the public. Learn how to connect with your audience and build an online listenership at this roundtable discussion hosted by special guest Jeff Goodes, veteran CBC reporter and the 2023 journalist-in-residence for McMaster’s Faculty of Science.

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  • Bookshelf

    Pre-Processing Digitized Texts

    We underestimate our abilities to make sense of orthographic errors and alternative spellings like thcn or shew. Machines are less capable of making these inferences, meaning that OCR text output must often be corrected to render it legible to computational methods.

    In this module, we’ll use several approaches to correcting errors in the OCR text output, introduce the concepts of initial data analysis (IDA) and data provenance, and explore how some techniques for correcting OCR errors can extend to pre-processing born-digital texts.

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  • Bookshelf

    Predatory Publishing: Reducing the Odds of Falling Prey

    Thinking about where to publish? Do you receive random invitations to submit your work for publications? Don’t get caught publishing in a questionable journal! This virtual workshop provides an overview of predatory journals and tips on how to avoid them and predatory conferences.

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  • Preserving Your Digital Scholarship Projects

    Don’t lose all that hard work you’ve put into creating a digital scholarship project! With all the moving parts involved, digital scholarship projects can “break” two or three years after completion when preservation concerns aren’t considered. Websites require maintenance, platforms like Omeka and StoryMaps need version updates, file formats become obsolete – making projects interactive and accessible over the long-term can be complex.

    In this roundtable discussion, we’ll explore challenges in preserving digital scholarship projects, as well as tools & approaches to supporting their long-term access and use. We’ll conclude with a sandbox session where we share case studies and respond to participant questions.

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    Qualitative Data: Practices for RDM Planning and Sharing

    Qualitative methods let us share nuanced interpretations of multifaceted issues, understand lived experiences, see a research question from different standpoints, and highlight contexts. Qualitative research data can take the form of interview transcripts, oral histories, focus groups, field notes, audio, video, and more.

    This workshop discusses considerations for managing and sharing quantitative data. We’ll start with practical skills and workflows, and then move on to a discussion about hesitations and urgencies. Qualitative research often grows out of relationships of trust, and information is deeply contextual, making data sharing sticky. However, communities are often approached by different researchers for similar information, and data sharing can also help alleviate research fatigue. Let’s learn and unpack together!

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