Training for academics

Published: Monday 2nd May 2016

Could you be using Excel better for your research projects?  Are you up to speed with Data Visualization with Google Fusion Tables? There will be a series of IT training workshops on managing data and working with Excel across four campuses in May and June.

Excel Fu: Excel For Researchers (Brisbane)
9.30am to 4.30pm on 30 May
Computer Lab IB.09 1100 Nudgee Rd, Banyo

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.

Registration is essential: Enrol now

More information about this course is available on the Training section of the Intersect website.

Excel Fu: Excel For Researchers (Canberra)
9.30am to 4.30pm on 31 May
Computer Lab Lab B-16 223 Antill st., Watson

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.

Registration is essential: Enrol now

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)

10am to 1pm on 1 June
PCLab M4.36, 115 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy

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.

Registration is essential: Enrol now

More information about this course is available on the Training section of the Intersect website.

Data Visualization with Google Fusion Tables (Melbourne Campus)

2pm to 4pm on 1 June

PCLab M4.36, 115 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy

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.

Registration is essential: Enrol now

More information about this course is available on the Training section of the Intersect website.

Cleaning and Exploring Your Data with Open Refine (Strathfield Campus)

10am to 1pm on 2 June
PCLab C 1.23, 25a Barker Rd, Strathfield

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.

Registration is essential: Enrol now

More information about this course is available on the Training section of the Intersect website.

Data Visualization with Google Fusion Tables (Strathfield Campus)

2pm to 4pm on 2 June
PCLab C 1.23, 25a Barker Rd, Strathfield

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.

Registration is essential: Enrol now

More information about this course is available on the Training section of the Intersect website.

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