Dealing with Messy Data using Open Refine and other tools

Pratt Manhattan Center, Room 612 144 West 14th, New York

The raw data received or compiled for an analysis project is often messy, inconsistent, or in the wrong format. Learn how to use Google Open Refine and Microsoft Excel to transform data into the structure you need to conduct analysis and successfully complete your project. Skill Level Beginner Prerequisites None Equipment Requirements Laptop with Open […]

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Using IMDb as a Dataset for Digital Humanities

SUNY-Empire State College Manhattan 325 Hudson Street 3rd floor, Room 320, New York

Cindy Conaway, an associate professor in Media Studies and Communication and Diane Shichtman an associate professor in Information Systems at SUNY Empire State College will discuss using the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) and its advantages and challenges as a dataset for Digital Humanities. In many ways IMDb is an excellent source for Digital Humanities projects […]

Free

An Introduction to Wikidata

METRO 599 11th Avenue, 8th floor, New York

This workshop has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. Please accept our apologies for this late notice. If Wikipedia aims to provide access to the sum of all human knowledge, Wikidata aims to structure it. The newest project of the Wikimedia movement, Wikidata is a collaboratively edited, free repository of linked open data that connects […]

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Text as Data in the Humanities

Bobst Library, NYU, Room 617 70 Washington Square South, New York

An introduction to computational text analysis for literature with basic introduction to software packages. This workshop is a primer for working with text as data in the humanities. This workshop will cover: gathering text corpora, data cleaning, an introduction to some computational software tools, reading the output and analysis of topic modeling and cluster analysis, […]

Introduction to OpenRefine

Bobst Library, NYU, Room 743 70 Washington Square South, New York

OpenRefine is a popular open-source application for data analysis, clean up, and enrichment. It can help you prepare your digital humanities dataset for further analysis and visualization through: text filters and facets batch editing assisted clustering of terms splitting and merging values advanced transformations, such as regular expressions It also allows you to export your […]

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Critical Data Methods: Theory & Praxis

NYU, 244 Greene Street, 1st Floor Event Space 244 Greene Street, New York

Whether in the classroom or archive, humanities scholars and students often encounter data methods as means to an end. Processes like data modeling, analysis, and visualization — sometimes represented by particular applications or technologies — populate the proverbial DH toolbox, equipping practitioners to pursue data-driven research and project-based learning curricula. But, while these data-oriented skills […]

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Translating Questions into Actionable Research

Pratt Manhattan Center, Room 610 144 West 14th, Room 610, New York

Researchers are often driven by a hunch, a practical problem or a gap in existing knowledge. However, successfully translating research questions into data collection and analysis methods requires skills and experience. This workshop will review commonly used methods for collecting primary sources data (questionnaires, interviews, observations), as well as qualitative and quantitative approaches to data […]

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OpenRefine for Beginners

Fordham Lincoln Center, Quinn Library Room 234 113 W 60th Street, New York

Looking to organize and rearrange a large spreadsheet for a project? Join us for an interactive, step-by-step introduction to OpenRefine, an open source desktop application described as “a powerful tool for working with messy data.” This session will cover OpenRefine basics including editing and reconciling data, transforming data into different formats, and connecting to external […]

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OpenRefine for Beginners

Virtual NY

Looking to organize and rearrange a large spreadsheet for a project? Join us for an interactive, step-by-step introduction to OpenRefine, an open source desktop application described as “a powerful tool for working with messy data.” This session will cover OpenRefine basics including editing and reconciling data, transforming data into different formats, and connecting to external […]

Free

Using Google Sheets to Create, Organize and Explore Your Humanities Data

Virtual NY

Google Sheets is a web-based spreadsheet program, equivalent in some ways to Microsoft Excel, with a wide array of features and uses. For people who would like to embark on a digital humanities project, it is one of many options for organizing data. This workshop is aimed at total beginners and will introduce a few […]