Data and Digital Tools
Here you will find workshops offered during the 2017-2018 academic year presented by the UT Arlington Central Library specifically for graduate students. Not able to attend a workshop in person? No problem. This page includes online resources for each of the workshops as well.
Data and Digital Tools At-A-Glance
|Intro to SPSS||Sep. 21, 3-4pm (in person)|
|Refworks||Sep. 27, 3-4pm (in person)|
|Shaping Your Academic Digital Identity||Oct. 10, 3-4pm (in person)|
|Open Access to Educational Resources: A Primer||Oct. 24, 3-4pm (in person)|
|Intro to R||Oct. 25, 2-3pm (in person)|
The SPSS workshop will cover counting responses, computing descriptive statistics, examining distributions, cross-tabulations, plotting data, and some basic inferential statistics.This workshop is presented by John Connolly, statistical consultant at UTA.
Wednesday, September 27, from 2:00-3:00pm in Central Library B20
Save time by using RefWorks to help with citations, store articles, and keep track of what you have read. This workshop is presented by Martin Wallace and Carol Byrne from the UT Arlington Central Library.
Tuesday, October 3, from 3:00-4:00pm in Central Library 315A
Create an online scholarly presence and increase the dissemination of your work by learning about different avenues and methods. This workshop is presented by Carol Byrne , Scholarly Impact and Business Librarian in the UT Arlington Central Library.
Tuesday, October 10, from 3:00-4:00pm in Central Library 315A
Interest in open educational resources (OER) across the globe has grown at a rapid rate as the value of OER in increasing equity and innovation has been demonstrated. In this workshop, we’ll discuss how to find, use, and share OER and examine the impact of these resources on teaching and learning. This workshop is presented bt Michelle Reed, the Open Education Librarian in the UT Arlington Central Library.
Tuesday, October 24, from 3:00-4:00pm in Central Library 315A
The R workshop will cover basic syntax and operations of R using the RStudio environment, including workspace management, random number generation, indexing, using external data and dataframes, external packages, and data management. Attendees will need to come with their own laptops with R and Rstudio installed. This workshop is presented by John Connolly, statistical consultant at UTA.
Wednesday, October 25, from 2:00-3:00pm in Central Library 315A
Online Resources from Past Workshops
Below you will find online resources for workshops previously held on campus. Feel free to browse through these materials, and if you are interested to learn more, check back for future workshops on these topics.
Creating an Online Exhibit
This online workshop will discuss how to create professional online exhibits with Omeka. Rafia Mirza from the UT Arlington Central Library will introduce you to software that you can use to enhance your academic presence by sharing primary source collections. It can also be used to strengthen your teaching by building inquiry-based tasks for students or creating lesson plans with accompanying primary sources in your online exhibit. Click here for more information about Omeka.
Cleaning and Structuring Data
Get acquainted with strategies for structuring spreadsheets, detecting errors, cleaning tabular data, and de-identifying data. Learn ways of overcoming other common issue that arise when working with data. This workshop is led by Peace Ossom Williamson, the Director for Research Data Services from the UT Arlington Central Library.