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Danielle Kane
Computational Research Librarian Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Office: Science Library 226
Phone: 949-824-2024

DSS Social Science Workshop

This asynchronous Canvas workshop was created by the Digital Scholarship Services (DSS) for learners with Social Science backgrounds. It will cover how to utilize Microsoft Excel, OpenRefine, and R to effectively organize, clean, analyze, and visualize tabular research data.

Instructor: Danielle Kane, please contact if you have any questions.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is a self-registration workshop?
Self-registration means you can register at any time.

What is an asynchronous workshop?
Asynchronous means you choose when you want to work on it, no scheduled or mandatory meetings.

Will this affect my GPA?
The workshop is not graded and will not affect your GPA.

Do I have to complete the workshop exercises?
The workshop exercises are not mandatory, but are helpful for learning the skills discussed in the modules.

How long do I have access?
The workshop will be available all year.

Is there a deadline to complete the workshop?
There is no deadline to complete the workshop.

How long is the workshop?
Approximately 12 hours.

How can I get in touch with the workshop instructor?

Course Data

The data for this workshop are in the SAFI Survey Results Project available on FigShare, with a CC-BY license available for reuse. 

The SAFI Project is a research project looking at farming and irrigation methods used by farmers in Tanzania and Mozambique. This dataset is composed of survey data relating to households and agriculture in Tanzania and Mozambique. The survey form was created using the ODK (Open Data Kit) software via an Excel spreadsheet.