Monthly Archives: August 2015

Fall Workshops in Lehman Library

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We’re rolling out a new workshop series this fall in Lehman Library.

RSVP to sign up today!

Check back for times and locations or email us at dssc@library.columbia.edu for more details.

10/22, 2pmLearn to Map: Leaflet

Come learn Leaflet, an open-source JavaScript library for displaying spatial data in an interactive, mobile-friendly map.
Group Study 2 in Lehman Library

10/28, 11amCrash Course in Business Research

Get a quick tour of the basics of business research, covering resources for finance, marketing, and more.
Group Study 2 in Lehman Library

11/4, 1pm – Qualitative Analysis with NVivo

Learn how to use NVivo software to code and analyze documents, audiovisual materials, and social media.
215 Lehman

11/10, 10 am – Find Consumer Behavior Data

This workshop will give a more in-depth look in consumer surveys and how to use the data in your research.

Group Study 2 in Lehman Library

11/12, 1pm – Quantitative Analysis with SAS

Learn how to write and understand basic SAS programs for analyzing numeric data.
215 Lehman


11/17, 1pm- Quantitative Analysis with R

Explore different packages in R to help you understand and analyze your data. Learn how to keep track of your work by writing and saving scripts.
215 Lehman

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Past Workshops:

Keep Track of your Research with Zotero
9/15, 12 pm
Group Study 2 in Lehman Library

Crash Course in Research Methodologies
9/17, 12 pm
Group Study 2 in Lehman Library

Find Free and Open Data
9/23, 12 pm
Group Study 2 in Lehman Library

Learn to Map: ArcGIS
9/25, 2 pm
215 Lehman

10/1, 2 pm Learn to Map: CartoDB
CartoDB has an easy, intuitive interface for quickly creating online maps. Bring your laptop and join us.

10/2, 2 pm – Learn to Map: QGIS [held in 215 Lehman Library]
A hands-on introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) using QGIS open source software.

10/6, 10 am – Using Bloomberg & Capital IQ
Learn how to navigate, download data, and use basic commands in these popular business databases.

10/8, 1 pm – Making Sense: Qualitative Data Analysis
Understand how to qualitatively interpret data collected through interviews, observations, and documents.

10/15, 1pmMaking Sense: Quantitative Data Analysis
Explore different quantitative methods for interpreting data. Learn how to identify appropriate methods for your data.

10/19, 11amMaking Sense: Spatial Data Analysis
Survey quantitative and geostatistical techniques for analyzing data.

Worth A Read

It might seem quiet around the DSSC this week as we gear up for the fall semester, but it’s the perfect time to catch up on summer reading. Here are a few interesting data stories that have come across our radar in recent days:

  • Nathan Yau of Flowing Data made a Statistical Atlas in R, using 2010 census data and an 1874 design aesthetic.
  • Ramiro Gómez provides directions in matplotlib to make a surprisingly evocative map of the UK, using the locations of pubs.
  • LMGTDFY, Let Me Get That Data For You, searches .gov websites to find out what data is publicly available for download.

Got a data project in mind?  Stop by the DSSC, 1pm to 5pm, Monday to Friday to explore what’s possible and cool off from this heat!