Research

Tableau Public I: Introduction

Tableau is a fast rising and award-winning data visualization tool in Business Intelligence (BI) and Analytics Platforms.  It helps people see and understand data. In the presentation part of the workshop, we will introduce some basic BI terms, Tableau products, and some limitations of Tableau Public. 
In the hands-on part of the workshop,  using the DMC equipment circulation data as a sample data set, we will cover:
 • how to connect to data
• how to create charts to visualize data in worksheets

Getting Started with GitHub

Would you like to better manage software versions and collaborate with other researchers? GitHub is a widely-adopted code repository that supports collaboratively developing software and other text-based projects. This hands-on workshop will introduce participants to the basics of GitHub, such as setting up GitHub, creating a branch, and committing changes. We will also look at a few examples of how researchers are using GitHub. Please bring your laptop!

How to Manage Your Data

Please see http://researchdata.rice.edu/training/ for the latest update, 8/23/2017.  

Drowning in data? Not sure how to organize and back it up? This hands-on, interactive workshop will share tips for effectively organizing, documenting and storing research data. Participants will walk away with ideas for completing a data inventory and data storage/ backup plan for their own data, as well as tips for writing data management plans (as required by many grant agencies).

Introduction to Text Analysis

Note: This short course is not offered this semester. If you are interested in taking it, email dmc-info@rice.edu.

By using text analysis tools, we can explore patterns and anomalies across thousands of texts--or in a single document. This hands-on workshop will provide a basic grounding in text analysis, focusing on:

Introduction to Data Visualization

Have interest in learning data visualization? Come to this introductory workshop, which will cover the following topics:

  • What is data visualization?
  • Why do they work and what do we use data visualization for?
  • Tools for creating data visualization.
  • Design guidelines for data visualization.
  • Hands-on work with Excel for using charts and pivot tables.
  • Demonstration on how to chart data or map data with Tableau.

Introduction to EndNote

EndNote is a software tool for managing references, creating citations and bibliographies within documents. In this hands-on crash course, we will cover the basic functions in EndNote, showing how to import references from online databases and use them in a Word document with Cite While You Write.

Managing Your Citations with Zotero

This hands-on workshop will introduce some of the key functions of Zotero, including installation of the Zotero, adding citations to your Zotero library, organizing and managing your citations, searching your collections, producing bibliographies, and using the Microsoft Word plug-in to easily insert citations from Zotero into your documents, and syncing your collections.