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Data Analysis - Intermediate Excel

In this intermediate level MS-Excel workshop, learn how to use a variety of functions and nested formulas to manipulate data; summarize data using pivot tables; and merge data from different worksheets using the VLOOKUP function.  Need a basic refresher? This one-hour introduction to Excel from LinkedIn Learning.com will adequately prepare you for the session. Please bring a laptop for your own use during the workshop with Microsoft Excel installed.

Advanced Qualtrics Surveys - Creating Data

This workshop will explore the more advanced question types and features of Qualtrics. It is expected that attendees have attended an Intro to Qualtrics, or are already quite competent with the software. Attendees will learn effective use of Survey Flow and advanced features such as piped text, embedded data, quota, scoring, and loop and merge.

Brain Food: Time Management Essentials

In this workshop session, we address the specific time management challenges that graduate students face. Please bring your laptop, if possible. Topics covered will include:                 Graduate When You Want To                                                 Long-term Planning: Learn how to predict your time to completion and use project management tools to help you meet your goals as a graduate student                                School-Life Balance

Makerspace: Take better pictures

Learn some of the basic compositional rules of photography and put them into practice.   See a list of all workshops for W2020 and register for this event at the Makerspace registration page.

Cleaning & Preparing Data - OpenRefine

Good data is like a good turkey dinner: you need to clean and prepare it before you can enjoy it properly.  What? I have to clean and prepare my data?! This workshop will teach you how use the free open source tool, OpenRefine, to get that messy data in order. You will learn how to:                 Import data                 Standardize data                 Filter, split, replace, and extract data                 Manipulate textual data                 Understand the ethics of cleaning data

Makerspace: Create an animated robot

Design an animated robot.   See a list of all workshops for W2020 and register for this event at the Makerspace registration page.

Data Analysis - Intro to Text Analysis (Part 2)

Part two of this workshop series will introduce more complex concepts such as named entity recognition, sentiment analysis, and topic modelling.  Participants will explore tools such as NER, and Topic Modelling Tool. Please bring a laptop for your own use during the workshop with Stanford Named Entity Recognizer and Topic Modeling Tool installed.

Makerspace: Automate a home device

Learn how to use an Arduino and automate a home device.  See a list of all workshops for W2020 and register for this event at the Makerspace registration page.

Pitch Yourself: How to Develop and Film a Pitch Video

Film a pitch video to document your employability skills and stand out to employers! This two-hour workshop will provide you with the necessary skills in scripting and filming a pitch video.  Participants will have the chance to watch and assess examples, while also scripting their own. Participants will also be provided with tips on filming with professional equipment versus their smartphone. After this workshop, you’ll be able to:                 List tips and tools for scripting your video                 Apply the key elements of a pitch video

Data Analysis - Intro to Text Analysis (Part 1)

Are you interested in uncovering patterns across vast amount of textual information?  Come to this workshop to learn about distant reading techniques that address word count and location.  Attendees will get hands on experience exploring entry level tools such as Google Ngram, Voyant, and AntConc. Please bring a laptop for your own use during the workshop with AntConc installed on it.

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