UITS RT Workshops

Tools and Techniques for Analysis, Management, and Visualization of Research Data

The Tools and Techniques for Analysis, Management, and Visualization of Research Data is held weekly on Tuesdays from noon to 1pm in the Social Science Research Commons Grand Hall. Throughout the semester, the Research Technologies division of UITS will present a variety of topics dealing with data visualization, storage and management of research data, and statistics and analytics tools to deal with data analysis.

Workshop materials, including presentation slides and videos, are be posted on this page as they are available. If you are unable to join us in person, you can connect virtually through Zoom

Next workshop

February 27, 2018

"Analysis with MATLAB"

Jefferson Davis and Scott Michael

12-1pm, Social Science Research Commons Grand Hall (Woodburn Hall 200)

This workshop will cover basic usage of MATLAB, different use cases and examples, and where to get and run MATLAB.

 

 

All Spring 2018 Workshops

Check below for all upcoming workshops in this series, as well as videos and presentation videos from past workshops.

 

January 30, 2018

Getting More From Your Research Data

Eric Wernert, Scott Michael, Esen Tuna, and Mike Boyles

12-1pm, Social Science Research Commons Grand Hall (Woodburn Hall 200)

This workshop will present an introduction to the workkshop series and the services of UITS' Research Technologies: Research Analytics, Research Data Services, and Advanced Visualization.

Workshop Materials on IUScholarWorks

February 6, 2018

Your Statistical Toolbelt

Stephanie Dickinson (IUB School of Public Health)

12-1pm, Social Science Research Commons Grand Hall (Woodburn Hall 200)

This introductory workshop will walk through IBM SPSS and SAS JMP software while giving an overview of how to identify what types of data analysis tools to use for a project, along with basic “DIY” instructions. We will discuss the most common analysis tools for describing your data and performing significance tests (Correlation, T-test, ANOVA, Cross-tabs, etc), and how they should be selected based on the type of data and the type of research question you have. This is geared towards students or faculty beginning their foray into quantitative analysis of research data, would like an introduction to SPSS or JMP, or would just like to step back and get a framework for how to navigate “what analysis to use when.”

Workshop materials on IUScholarWorks

 February 13, 2018

Introduction to R for Analysis

Jefferson Davis and Scott Michael

12-1pm, Social Science Research Commons Grand Hall (Woodburn Hall 200)

R is a flexible, free software language for statistical computing and visualizations. Its popularity is increasing across a broad range of disciplines. This workshop will provide and introduction to using R including

  • Downloading R and where to find R on IU computers
  • Basic R syntax
  • The Rstudio environment
  • Creating and importing data
  • Producing and editing graphs
  • Using statistical techniques such as t-tests, simple linear regressions, and mixed models.

No prior knowledge of R is assumed. We do, however, recommend that if you are using your own laptop that you download R and RStudio from the following links:

http://ftp.ussg.iu.edu/CRAN/
https://www.rstudio.com/products/rstudio/download/

Jefferson Davis has worked in Research Analytics for over ten years, and has extensive experience with R, Matlab, and other numerical packages. Some of Jefferson's recent projects have included: developing interfaces for computational text analysis; cluster analysis of institutional "big data" sets; and numerical simulations of resource management in fisheries.

Workshop materials on IU ScholarWorks

 February 20, 2018

Databases, Enclaves, and Repositories for Research

Esen Tuna and Alan Walsh

12-1pm, Social Science Research Commons Grand Hall (Woodburn Hall 200)

This workshop will cover managing research data with RDC and the Restricted-Access Data Remote Server (RADaRS); databases and enclaves; and the role of IU ScholarWorks for data.

Workshop materials on IUScholarWorks

February 27, 2018

Analysis with MATLAB

Jefferson Davis and Scott Michael

12-1pm, Social Science Research Commons Grand Hall (Woodburn Hall 200)

This workshop will cover basic usage of MATLAB, different use cases and examples, and where to get and run MATLAB.

 

March 6, 2018

Introduction to Scientific Visualization with Paraview

Bill Sherman and Mike Boyles

12-1pm, Social Science Research Commons Grand Hall (Woodburn Hall 200)

This workshop will cover basic scientific visualization concepts and applications using Paraview, including data types, the basic interface, pipelines, and more.

 

March 20, 2018

Creating Computational Interfaces

Scott Michael and Tassie Gniady

12-1pm, Social Science Research Commons Grand Hall (Woodburn Hall 200)

This workshop will focus on Jupyter/Zeppelin notebooks and Shiny R interfaces, and how to develop and where to run them.

 

March 27, 2018

Structural Equation Modeling

Justin Wild

12-1pm, Social Science Research Commons Grand Hall (Woodburn Hall 200)

This talk will briefly outline Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) in comparison with more familiar statistical models (such as linear regression) and review several R packages tailored for the SEM community. In addition, these packages will be compared to perhaps the most well-known commercial package available, MPlus.

 

April 3, 2018

GIS Software and Data Sources for Research

Justin Peters

12-1pm, Social Science Research Commons Grand Hall (Woodburn Hall 200)

This workshop will provide an introduction to Arc* and open-source software available at IU, and to available data sets and services, including ISDP.

 

April 10, 2018

Introduction to Information Visualization

Jefferson Davis and David Reagan

12-1pm, Social Science Research Commons Grand Hall (Woodburn Hall 200)

This workshop will introduce basic information visualization concepts and discuss their implementation within R analyses (ggplot2) and for Web (D3, Shiny, and Jupyter).