Events at the NCSU Libraries You can register for these events at Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:30:45 -0400 Zend_Feed_Writer 1.11.5 ( Workshop for Increasing Openness and Reproducibility in Quantitative Research May 19, 2017 Description:

There are many actions researchers can take to increase the openness and reproducibility of their work. Please join us for a workshop, hosted by the NCSU Libraries and led by the Center for Open Science, to learn easy, practical steps researchers can take to increase the reproducibility of their work. The workshop will be hands-on. Using example studies, attendees will actively participate in creating a reproducible project from start to finish.

Speaker: Courtney Soderberg

Courtney is the Statistical and Methodological Consultant at the Center for Open Science and heads up their training programs for reproducible research methods. She has a Ph.D. in Experimental Social Psychology with a minor in Quantitative Psychology from UC Davis.

Time: 9:00 am

Prerequisites: Attendees will need to bring their own laptop in order to fully participate.

This workshop is aimed at graduate students and postdocs, across disciplines, who are engaged in quantitative research. The workshop does not require any specialized knowledge of programming. Participants will gain a foundation for incorporating reproducible, transparent practices into their current workflows.

Status: open

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:30:45 -0400
Teaching Visualization Literacy Crash Course Jun 9, 2017 Description:
Visualization design has increasingly become an important skill for students to master in order to communicate information clearly, both to be successful in their academic careers as well as in the workforce. While students often have to create graphs for reports and presentations, they are rarely taught visualization literacy skills. 

This two-part workshop is designed to help faculty and instructors improve student success through increasing the data visualization literacy of students. The goal of the workshop is to provide training and resources to instructors to be able to teach students how to create well-designed visualizations in order to communicate research findings clearly and effectively. 

Part I of the workshop will cover best-practices in visualization, effective visualization design, pedagogical considerations, and evaluation methods for helping students become better communicators using data visualization.  Part II will cover how to use Tableau in the classroom. Attendees are welcome to come to one or both parts.  

The schedule of the workshop is as follows:

Part I: Teaching Visualization Literacy: 10:00am-12:00pm 
This part of the workshop will cover best-practices in visualization, effective visualization design, pedagogical considerations, and evaluation methods for developing visualization literacy. 

Lunch on your own: 12-1:30pm

Part II: Teaching Visualization with Tableau: 1:30pm-3:30pm
This is a hands-on workshop that implements best practices for visualization using Tableau, designed for instructors who are interested in using Tableau in the classroom. Covers data cleaning, visualization, and pedagogical suggestions. Laptops will be provided, but if you wish to bring your own, please install Tableau Public or Tableau Desktop free trial in advance of the workshop.

Time: 10:00 am

Prerequisites: None. 

Status: open

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:30:45 -0400