Attention researchers: New eResearch courses available

Published: Monday 12th October 2015

A number of eResearch training courses are coming up over the next few weeks aimed at helping researchers improve their work.

Excel Fu: Excel For Researchers (Brisbane)
From 09:30 to 16:30 on 19 Oct 2015
PCLab IB.09, 1100 Nudgee Road, Banyo, QLD 4014.

Registration is essential: Enrol Now (https://intersect-1236.eventbrite.com.au/)
This popular intensive workshop runs over one day and comprises a series of hands-on exercises modelled around a mock research project. This module is targeted at researchers who would like to take a deep dive into using Excel, either to apply it to their research or to add it to their arsenal of eResearch skills.
More information about this course is available on the Training section of the Intersect website.

Excel Fu: Excel For Researchers (Strathfield)
From 09:30 to 16:30 on 26 Oct 2015
Comp3, Mullen Block, 25A Barker Rd, Strathfield, NSW 2135.

Registration is essential: Enrol Now (https://goo.gl/RvLFEm)
This popular intensive workshop runs over one day and comprises a series of hands-on exercises modelled around a mock research project. This module is targeted at researchers who would like to take a deep dive into using Excel, either to apply it to their research or to add it to their arsenal of eResearch skills.
More information about this course is available on the Training section of the Intersect website.

Cleaning and Exploring Your Data with Open Refine (North Sydney)
From 10:00 to 13:00 on 27 Oct 2015
PCLab C-104, 40 Edward Street, North Sydney, NSW 2060.

Registration is essential: Enrol Now (https://goo.gl/OyRmpO)
This three hour workshop introduces Open Refine which is a powerful tool for cleaning, normalisation and exploration of datasets.
In this tutorial we'll work through the various features of Refine, including importing data, faceting, clustering, and calling into remote APIs, by working on a fictional but plausible humanities research project.
We’ll start with a research question in mind and use the features of Refine to gain insights and find answers. The research question relates to NSW police stations — finding out what we can about where they are located, their heritage status, and the kinds of archival records State Records NSW holds on them.
More information about this course is available on the Training section of the Intersect website


Data Visualization with Google Fusion Tables (North Sydney)
From 14:00 to 16:00 on 27 Oct 2015
PCLab C-104, 40 Edward Street, North Sydney, NSW 2060.

Registration is essential: Enrol Now (https://goo.gl/itibGg)
Google Fusion Tables is an experimental data visualization web application to gather, visualize, and share larger data tables.
In this tutorial we'll work through the various features of Fusion Tables, including importing, sorting and merging data and creating heat maps, by working on a fictional but plausible social science research project.
We’ll start with a research question in mind and use the features of Google Fusion Tables to gain insights and find answers.
The research question relates to NSW crime statistics in relation to NSW Local Government Areas (LGA's) — finding out what we can about where crimes occur, how this has changed over time, the LGA's where most/least crimes occur and the types of crimes that occur in each LGA.
More information about this course is available on the Training section of the Intersect website.


Cleaning and Exploring Your Data with Open Refine (Melbourne Campus)
From 10:00 to 13:00 on 28 Oct 2015
PCLab M4.36, 115 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy, VIC 3065.

Registration is essential: Enrol Now (https://goo.gl/qY8xKH)
This three hour workshop introduces Open Refine which is a powerful tool for cleaning, normalisation and exploration of datasets.
In this tutorial we'll work through the various features of Refine, including importing data, faceting, clustering, and calling into remote APIs, by working on a fictional but plausible humanities research project.
We’ll start with a research question in mind and use the features of Refine to gain insights and find answers. The research question relates to NSW police stations — finding out what we can about where they are located, their heritage status, and the kinds of archival records State Records NSW holds on them.
More information about this course is available on the Training section of the Intersect website.


Data Visualization with Google Fusion Tables (Melbourne Campus)
From 14:00 to 16:00 on 28 Oct 2015
PCLab M4.36, 115 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy, VIC 3065.

Registration is essential: Enrol Now (https://goo.gl/A1ZlFP)
Google Fusion Tables is an experimental data visualization web application to gather, visualize, and share larger data tables.
In this tutorial we'll work through the various features of Fusion Tables, including importing, sorting and merging data and creating heat maps, by working on a fictional but plausible social science research project.
We’ll start with a research question in mind and use the features of Google Fusion Tables to gain insights and find answers.
The research question relates to NSW crime statistics in relation to NSW Local Government Areas (LGA's) — finding out what we can about where crimes occur, how this has changed over time, the LGA's where most/least crimes occur and the types of crimes that occur in each LGA.
More information about this course is available on the Training section of the Intersect website.

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