Fall 2022 Falvey Forum Workshops: Dealing with Data
The Fall 2022 Falvey Forum is a series of virtual workshops dedicated to advancing research tips, techniques, and technologies. Drawn from Falvey Library's successful Brown Bag seminar series, the conference's sessions will cover a wide variety of research and library-oriented information aimed at invigorating and improving research, informing new pedagogy, and encouraging the integration of advanced academic research into personal and professional lives. The theme this semester is "Dealing with Data."
All events in the Falvey Forum Series are ACS-approved and sponsored by Falvey Library.
Fall 2022 Falvey Forum Workshops: Dealing with Data
Using Zotero Citation Manager – REGISTER HERE
Join Sarah Hughes, Nursing and Life Sciences Librarian, on Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 12–1 p.m. for a virtual workshop entitled “Using Zotero Citation Manager.”
Serious research projects call for use of citation management software. At this workshop, get an introduction to Zotero, a popular and easy to use open-source citation management tool. Topics covered will include: organizing sources for projects, importing citations from databases, catalogs, and webpages, saving PDFs, formatting citations and bibliographies in Word, and creating groups for resource sharing.
Present Real-Time Analytics with ArcGIS Dashboards*
*Please note that this event has been CANCELLED due to unforeseen circumstances. It will be rescheduled at a later date.
Join Michele Gandy, GIS Laboratory Manager, Department of Geography and the Environment on Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 12–1 p.m. for a virtual workshop entitled “Present Real-Time Analytics with ArcGIS Dashboards.”
A dashboard is a view of information and data that allows you to monitor events, make decisions, inform others, and see trends. ArcGIS Dashboards enables users to convey information by presenting location-based analytics using intuitive and interactive data visualizations on a single screen. Join Michele Gandy, GIS Lab Manager in the Department of Geography and the Environment, and learn how to create these informative dashboards with your own data.
Introduction to Data Visualization– REGISTER HERE
Join Erica Hayes, Digital Scholarship Librarian on Wednesday, Oct. 19 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.
Visualizing Data with Social Explorer and Policy Map– REGISTER HERE
Join Merrill Stein, Social Sciences Librarian on Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 12–1 p.m. for a virtual workshop entitled “Visualizing Data with Social Explorer and Policy Map.”
Two data mapping tools, Social Explorer and Policy Map will be reviewed. Social Explorer provides a variety of data from current and historical censuses (1790-present) and American Community Surveys for use in presenting, reporting and analyzing demographic data for market and community research. Policy Map brings together 21st century Census and policy data informed from over 50,000 current governmental, proprietary, and open resource agency indicators to create visualizations and import or export data for research and teaching. Knowledge of GIS (geographical information systems) is not required to use these tools.
Community Data Solving Social Enterprise & Business Problems– REGISTER HERE
Join Linda Hauck, Business Librarian, on Wednesday, Nov. 2 from 12–1 p.m. for a virtual workshop entitled “Community Data Solving Social Enterprise & Business Problems.”
Community profile reports and mapping data about communities’ assets and attributes can go a long way toward designing optimal solutions to business and social problems. This session will demonstrate using Social Explorer and ESRI Business Analyst Online for both social enterprise and business consulting cases.
Extracting Tables from PDFs with Tabula– REGISTER HERE
Join Erica Hayes, Digital Scholarship Librarian, on Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 12–1 p.m. for a virtual workshop entitled “Extracting Tables from PDFs with Tabula.”
If you’ve ever tried to do anything with data provided to you in PDFs, you know there's no easy way to copy-and-paste rows of data from tables out of PDF files. Come learn more about Tabula, an open source tool for extracting data tables locked inside PDFs and how to import that data easily into a CSV or Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.
Creating Data Visualizations in R for Beginners– REGISTER HERE
Join Erica Hayes, Digital Scholarship Librarian, on Wednesday, Nov. 16 from 12–1 p.m. for a virtual workshop entitled “Creating Data Visualizations in R for Beginners.”
This beginner workshop will provide an overview of creating data visualizations with R, a statistical computer programming language. Topics covered will include an overview of R visualization packages, including ggplot2, plotly, leaflet, and others. In this session we will demo the creation of a few visualizations using R in the RStudio development environment.
These ACS-approved events are sponsored by Falvey Library and are free and open to the Villanova community.
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