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Posted by Jaq-Lin Larder on November 21, 2022 in Announcements

ACENET's fall training continues. For a full listing of the catalogue, see the website. All ACENET sessions are online through the fall.

HSS Working with Data Series: OpenRefine

23 November, 1300-1600hrs Atlantic / 1330-1630hrs NL

This Library Carpentry adapted lesson introduces people working in Humanities, Social Sciences, and library- and information-related roles to working with data in OpenRefine. OpenRefine can be used to standardize and clean data across your file, and is most useful when working with a comma separated values file (csv) or a tab delimited file (tsv). It can help you get an overview of a data set; resolve inconsistencies in a data set; help you split data up into more granular parts; and more. At the conclusion of the lesson you will understand what the OpenRefine software does and how to use the OpenRefine software to work with data files. This lesson will be co-facilitated by an academic librarian who will give real life examples of using OpenRefine in their work. No previous experience with the software is required.  DETAILS & REGISTER

Using Git Tools to Manage File Changes and Collaborate: Collaboration Platforms

24 November, 1200-1600hrs Atlantic / 1230-1630hrs NL

This session will focus on collaborative development workflows using Git-collaboration sites like GitHub, GitLab or Bitbucket and will demonstrate how to work with branches, issue tracking, contribute to projects using pull-/merge-requests, code-review, how to run CI/CD-pipelines and use other common features of these platforms. Prerequisite: basic experience using Git or participation in the 17 November workshop.  DETAILS & REGISTER

HSS Working with Data Series: Introduction to Research Data Management

30 November, 1300-1600hrs Atlantic / 1330-1630hrs NL

This is an introductory workshop to research data management for Humanists and Social Scientists. The Tri-Agencies, including the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), require that researchers make their data openly available to the public. What does this mean for Humanists and Social Scientists that don’t work with traditional “data” and instead work with humans, books, or art? The session will focus on the importance of data management planning. Specifically, we will cover the tools and services available to Atlantic Canadian researchers that can help you better manage your data, enhance the discoverability of your research, and ensure that your valuable research data are preserved for future reuse. Special attention will also be given to managing sensitive data, including FRDR’s Sensitive Data Pilot Project. This session will be co-facilitated by a data librarian to foster a discussion of the role of research data management in the Humanities and Social Sciences.  DETAILS & REGISTER

Data Visualization with R

7 December, 1300-1500hrs Atlantic / 1330-1530hrs NL

When working with large sets of numbers, it is often more useful to display the information graphically using histograms, scatter plots, bar charts, box plots and other depictions. This workshop teaches participants how to gain insights into data through visualization using R as the programming language. Participants learn how to: create simple scatterplots, histograms, and box plots; compare the plotting features of base R and the ggplot2 package; plot with ggplot2; plot time series data; and arrange and export plots. Basic knowledge of R is recommended, although not mandatory.  DETAILS & REGISTER

From ACENET's Partners

More training sessions can be viewed from the partners at Calcul Québec, Compute Ontario, and for research data management, the Digital Research Alliance of Canada