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Data Carpentry for Ecological Data

Data Carpentry for Ecological Data

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Date Friday November 22
Saturday November 23, 2019

11/22 9:00am - 4:30 pm
11/23 10:00am - 5:30 pm

Location UNM, Zimmerman Library,
Frank Waters Room



Data Carpentry develops and teaches workshops on the fundamental data skills needed to conduct research. Its target audience is researchers who have little to no prior computational experience, and its lessons are domain specific, building on learners' existing knowledge to enable them to quickly apply skills learned to their own research. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems.

This workshop uses a tabular ecology dataset and teaches data cleaning, management, analysis and visualization. The specific topics covered will include:

  • Data Organization and Cleaning in Microsoft Excel and OpenRefine
  • Data Analysis and Visualization using R
  • Data Management in Databases with Structured Query Language (SQL)

For more information about the workshop please visit our workshop webpage

Who: The course is aimed at graduate students and other researchers. You don't need to have any previous knowledge of the tools that will be presented at the workshop.

Requirements: Participants must bring a laptop with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) that they have administrative privileges on. They should have a few specific software packages installed. If you do not have a laptop, Library laptops are also available for checkout by UNM students, staff and faculty. 

Code of Conduct: Everyone who participates in Carpentries activities is required to conform to the Code of Conduct. This document also outlines how to report an incident if needed.

Accessibility: We are committed to making this workshop accessible to everybody. The workshop organizers have checked that:

  • The room is wheelchair / scooter accessible.
  • Accessible restrooms are available.

Materials will be provided in advance of the workshop and large-print handouts are available if needed by notifying the organizers in advance. If we can help making learning easier for you (e.g. sign-language interpreters, lactation facilities) please get in touch (using contact details below) and we will attempt to provide them.

Pre-workshop Preparation: We will be doing hands-on work in Microsoft Excel, OpenRefine, R, and in SQLite for the workshop lessons. You will need to follow these setup instructions in preparation for the workshop so that you have the needed tools. 

Data Organization in Spreadsheets: https://datacarpentry.org/spreadsheet-ecology-lesson/setup.html
Data Cleaning with OpenRefine: https://datacarpentry.org/OpenRefine-ecology-lesson/setup.html
Data Analysis and Visualization with R: https://datacarpentry.org/R-ecology-lesson/#setup_instructions
Data Management with SQL: https://datacarpentry.org/sql-ecology-lesson/setup.html

Also - please complete the Pre-Workshop Survey

Contact: Please email kbene@unm.edu for more information.

Friday, November 22, 2019 Show more dates
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Frank Waters Room 105
Zimmerman Library
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Karl Benedict

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