Fall 2017 Workshops

Learn more about these workshops and register for them at schedule.yale.edu. This calendar includes other instructional opportunities that offered throughout the Yale University Library.


To see a complete description of the workshop, timing, and location information click the link below each title.

Intro to GIS: QGIS - 9/22

http://schedule.yale.edu/event/3586968

This workshop will introduce basic concepts of geographic information systems through the use of QGIS, a free and open-source GIS that can be used on Windows, Mac OS, and Linux platforms.


Web Scraping with Python - 9/27

http://schedule.yale.edu/event/3609550

This workshop will cover the basics of getting started with a web scraping project using python. It is best for those who are already comfortable programming in python.


Getting Started with SPSS - 9/27

http://schedule.yale.edu/event/3611802

This workshop is an introduction to using SPSS and covers common tasks in data analysis.


Intro to GIS: ArcGIS - 9/28

http://schedule.yale.edu/event/3602958

This workshop will introduce basic concepts of geographic information systems (GIS), including hands-on training to getting you started with a GIS project.


Intermediate GIS: ArcGIS - 9/29

http://schedule.yale.edu/event/3586977

This workshop will build upon the Introduction to GIS workshop by introducing students to a variety of tools for spatial analysis. Students will use the ArcGIS software suite to load, manipulate, analyze, and visualize data. We will consider strategies for working with both vector and raster data.


Getting Started with LaTeX - 10/6

http://schedule.yale.edu/event/3611680

This workshop provides an overview of using LaTeX for document preparation. It covers both the process of working with the system and the markup syntax used. LaTeX is popular in academic communities, especially those that make use of symbols and notation as part of scholarly communication.


First Steps with R - 10/6

http://schedule.yale.edu/event/3611733

This workshop is a first introduction to using R with RStudio and covers common tasks in data analysis.


Second Steps with R - 10/13

http://schedule.yale.edu/event/3611681

This workshop is a follow-up to 'First Steps with R' and best taken in conjunction with the first steps session.


Getting Started with SPSS - 10/13

http://schedule.yale.edu/event/3611764

This workshop is an introduction to using SPSS and covers common tasks in data analysis.


Designing Surveys - 10/18

http://schedule.yale.edu/event/3611891

This workshop provides an overview of designing and implementing a survey. It covers best practices of survey design, writing quality questions, and practical demonstration of how to implement the survey in Qualtrics.


First Steps with Stata - 10/20

http://schedule.yale.edu/event/3611766

This workshop is a first introduction to using Stata and covers common tasks in data analysis.


Collecting and Analyzing Survey Results - 10/25

http://schedule.yale.edu/event/3611892

This workshop provides an overview of recruiting sample for your survey, gathering survey responses, and analyzing results of the survey in SPSS.


Second Steps with Stata - 10/27

http://schedule.yale.edu/event/3611682

This workshop is a follow-up to 'First Steps with Stata' and best taken in conjunction with the first steps session.


Intermediate GIS: QGIS - 10/27

http://schedule.yale.edu/event/3586995

This workshop builds upon the 'Intro to GIS: QGIS' workshop and will include a survey of tools for spatial analysis.


First Steps with R - 11/3

http://schedule.yale.edu/event/3611691

This workshop is a first introduction to using R with RStudio and covers common tasks in data analysis.


Machine Learning in R - 11/3

http://schedule.yale.edu/event/3611781

This workshop provides a practical introduction to using machine learning techniques in R with the popular R package 'caret' (http://caret.r-forge.r-project.org/).


Second Steps with R - 11/10

http://schedule.yale.edu/event/3611693

This workshop is a follow-up to 'First Steps with R' and best taken in conjunction with the first steps session.


Intro to APIs: Using APIs for Data Mining - 11/10

http://schedule.yale.edu/event/3609618

This workshop will introduce the process of using an API for collecting data from online sources: interpreting documentation, creating a query, and exporting data. This workshop requires no programming experience, but a familiarity with data formats like JSON and XML is helpful.


Visualization in R with "ggplot2" - 12/8

http://schedule.yale.edu/event/3611719

This workshop provides a practical introduction to data visualization in R with the popular package 'ggplot2' (http://ggplot2.org/). The ggplot2 package is a specific implementation of the “Grammar of Graphics” and provides a high-level approach to creating rich visualizations.