SHORT COURSES: Data Carpentry for the Social Sciences
|Starts:||4 Oct 2018|
|Ends:||5 Oct 2018|
|What is it:||Course|
|Organiser:||Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research|
/ £280 for those from educational, government and charitable institutions|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
Data Carpentry workshops are for any researcher who has data they want to analyse, and no prior computational experience is required. This hands-on workshop teaches basic concepts, skills and tools for working more effectively with data.
On completion of this course, the participants will be able to:
understand problems which can occur in spreadsheets of data
create ‘clean’ spreadsheets either from scratch or by reformatting a ‘dirty’ spreadsheet
use OpenRefine to clean datasets and perform basic exploratory data analysis on the data
use SQL to summarise data and to join different data sources
use basic functionality in the R programming language to perform basic EDA (Exploratory Data Analysis) and to create a simple visualisation of data.
convert data formats using R
understand the importance of documenting work for future use.
Concessions: £280 for those from educational, government and charitable institutions
Role: Research Associate
Organisation: University of Manchester
Travel and Contact Information
Humanities Bridgeford Street