Fall 2017 Workshops
Finding Canadian data & statistics
This workshop will introduce you to sources of Canadian data, with a focus on tools for discovering Statistics Canada data, including CANSIM, CHASS Census Analyser, and <odesi>. It will cover search strategies and techniques and allow hands-on time for exploring and discovering data of interest to your own research.
Introduction to ArcGIS Desktop 10.5
In this workshop, attendees will learn the basics of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Topics covered include loading, manipulating, and visualizing geospatial datasets using Esri's ArcGIS software package. Basic database and cartographic skills will also be introduced.
- Wednesday October 18, 2-4pm. Register
- Tuesday October 31, 10am-12. Register
- Thursday November 23, 4-6pm. Register
Introduction to ArcGIS Online
In this workshop, attendees will learn the basics of web mapping and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in an online enviornment. Topics covered include loading, manipulating, and visualizing geospatial datasets online using Esri’s ArcGIS Online software. Basic web-mapping and app-development skills will also be introduced.
- Thursday October 26, 2-4pm. Register
- Wednesday November 15, 10am-12. Register
- Tuesday November 28, 4-6pm. Register
Introduction to Data Visualization
Through a combination of lecture and activities, this three-hour workshop will use a data visualization workflow model to introduce students to best practices and guidelines for designing effective visualizations and evaluating visualizations. For the final part of the workshop, students will get a chance to work with a common data visualization tool, Tableau Desktop, creating visualizations such as a line graph of average temperature by month, a treemap of population by world regions, and a stacked bar graph of word frequencies in Romeo and Juliet. For more information on Data Visualization, including topics covered in the workshop, and services offered by the libraries, see our Data Visualization Guide.
- Thursday October 5, 1-4pm. Register
- Wednesday November 29, 10am-1pm. Register (Graduate Professional Skills Program credit available for this session)
Introduction to SPSS
This workshop provides an introduction to using SPSS to perform common data management and basic statistical analysis tasks. Participants will work through hands-on exercises in SPSS, and will learn to import spreadsheets, manage and edit data, create charts and other visualizations, and run descriptive statistical tests. Note: this workshop will not cover advanced statistical concepts, but participants will be provided with suggested resources for additional skills development.
Introduction to Stata
In this hands-on workshop, students will learn how to read, explore, manipulate and combine data in Stata as well as run some common statistical analyses. It is suitable for new Stata users and Stata users looking to develop their familiarity with common Stata syntax.
- Thursday October 5, 10am-12. Register
- Tuesday October 24, 10am-12. Register
- Tuesday November 14, 2-4pm. Register
Introduction to NVivo
This session provides an overview of the use of NVivo for qualitative data analysis. Participants will gain a sense of the various uses of NVivo in the research process and the types of data sources that the software accommodates, as well as the basics of coding data.
- This workshop will not be held in Fall 2017. Please check back in January as we hope to offer it in the winter semester.
Introduction to SimplyAnalytics
SimplyAnalytics is a web-based mapping, analytics, and data visualization application for creating maps, charts and report using demographic, business, health and marketing data. This session will show you how to create custom maps for projects and presentations, as well as generate reports and download data to support your research.
- Wednesday November 1, 10am-12. Register