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 These events, sponsored by Falvey Library, are a part of the Spring 2024 Falvey Forum Series.

Tuesday, February 20th, 2024, at 12:00 PM in Virtual

Join Danielle Dempsey, Metrics & Assessment Librarian, on Tuesday, Feb. 20, from 12–1 p.m. for a virtual workshop entitled “Excel for the Humanities.” 

This workshop will provide tips and tricks for using Excel to help organize, analyze, and visualize data in school and work. Excel is a useful tool in ideal workplaces for humanities majors – such as publishing houses, libraries, museums, and so on. Though this workshop is geared towards those in humanities majors, all are very welcome!

This event is part of Falvey Library’s celebration of International Love Data Week.
https://www.icpsr.umich.edu/web/about/cms/3799

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Tuesday, February 20th, 2024, at 10:00 AM in Virtual

Join Chris Hallberg, Library Technology Developer, on Tuesday, Feb. 20, from 10–11 a.m. for a virtual workshop entitled “Intro to Python.”     

This workshop is a no-installation, no-experience introduction to programming with Python. Python is the most popular programming language in the world thanks to its ease of use, powerful libraries, and performance of small custom tasks and tools. Come learn the basics of script crafting on a fast-track that leverages Excel and search expertise!

This event is part of Falvey Library’s celebration of International Love Data Week.
https://www.icpsr.umich.edu/web/about/cms/3799

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Friday, February 16th, 2024, at 10:00 AM in Speakers' Corner, Falvey Library

Join us on Friday, Feb. 16, from 10–11 a.m., for our Falvey Data Visualization awards ceremony in Speakers’ Corner, Falvey Library.

The Falvey Data Visualization Competition is a new program established in conjunction with our annual Love Data week celebration to recognize the various ways that data is used in Villanova scholarship. The Falvey Data Visualization Award is designed to increase digital information literacy by raising awareness of the importance of data visualization and celebrating good examples. 

Winners will be recognized at a ceremony that will include presentations by the award recipients on the use of data in their research. Join us in celebrating and learn about the use of data at Villanova! 

This event is part of Falvey Library’s celebration of International Love Data Week. Make sure to check out the different workshops Falvey Library will be hosting throughout Love Data Week. 
 

 
Thursday, February 15th, 2024, at 12:00 PM in Virtual

Join Nicole Daly, Social Science Librarian, and Nancy Foasberg, Scholarly Communication Librarian, on Thursday, Feb. 15, from 12–1 p.m. for a virtual workshop entitled “Text Analysis: Gale's Digital Scholar Lab and copyright.”    

This workshop will provide an overview of how researchers can use the Gale Digital Scholar Lab. Topics covered will include an overview of Gale's wide primary text corpus as well as the functions available in their text analysis lab. In this session, we will explore a text analysis example; walking through the build, clean, and analyze functions. Since not all these materials are in the public domain, we will also discuss copyright issues that may arise as you use these works, with a focus on fair use analysis. 

This event is part of Falvey Library’s celebration of International Love Data Week.
https://www.icpsr.umich.edu/web/about/cms/3799

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Wednesday, February 14th, 2024, at 4:00 PM in Virtual

Join Nancy Foasberg, Scholarly Communications Librarian, on Wednesday Feb. 14, from 4–5 p.m. for a virtual workshop entitled “Introduction to Citation Metrics and Research Impact.”    

Citation metrics are often used to quantitatively measure the impact of a journal, an author, or an article. This presentation will introduce several commonly used citation metrics, including impact factor, h-index, altmetrics, and more. We will look at how each metric is calculated, where it can be found, and what it measures – along with some potential pitfalls. We’ll also consider some useful critiques and intriguing suggestions for other ways to measure research impact. Finally, we will discuss strategies for maximizing the reach of your own research, however its impact is measured.

This event is part of Falvey Library’s celebration of International Love Data Week.
https://www.icpsr.umich.edu/web/about/cms/3799

REGISTER HERE 

 
Wednesday, February 14th, 2024, at 12:00 PM in Room 205 or Zoom

Come join us, virtually or in-person in Falvey Room 205, Wednesday, Feb. 14, from 12–1 p.m. for a workshop entitled "Scraping data from the web (into R)" led by Michael Posner, Professor of Statistics and Data Science and Director of the Center for Statistics and Data Science Education.

“Data! Data! Data! ... I can't make bricks without clay.” This quote from Sherlock Holmes reminds us of the importance of data curation to answer questions using data. In this workshop, we will learn about and practice using the rvest package in R to scrape data from the web and transform it into data frames that can then be used for analysis and/or visualization. Come join us for a workshop led by Michael Posner, Professor of Statistics and Data Science and Director of the Center for Statistics and Data Science Education and be sure to bring a laptop if you would like to follow along!

This event is part of Falvey Library’s celebration of International Love Data Week.
https://www.icpsr.umich.edu/web/about/cms/3799

REGISTER HERE 
 

 
Monday, February 12th, 2024, at 12:00 PM in Virtual

Join Erica Hayes, Digital Scholarship Librarian on Monday, Feb. 12, from 12–1 p.m. for a virtual workshop entitled “Introduction to Data Visualization.”    

In this introductory workshop to data visualization, participants will gain an understanding of the process for making good visualizations. Data visualization is a vital part of data analysis as we conduct our research, but accurate and readable charts are also important for conveying information to our colleagues, students, or other audiences. In this introductory workshop, participants will review best practices, online resources, and core design concepts for creating basic data visualizations. Participants will learn about various tools for choosing chart types whether you’re trying to visualize a relationship, comparison, hierarchy, or process.

This event is part of Falvey Library’s celebration of International Love Data Week.
https://www.icpsr.umich.edu/web/about/cms/3799

REGISTER HERE