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Stokes Viz Hub

The Stokes Visualization Hub is a space and service, that responds to the evolving digital research, data visualization, and qualitative analysis needs of the Princeton Students and Faculty, with a focus on SPIA and the related social sciences.

Introduction to R for Policy: reproducing Bertrand and Mullainathan (2004), racial discrimination in the labor market

Date & Time: 9/20/2022 @ 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Instructor: Ameet Doshi, Head, Stokes Library

Location: Stokes Viz Hub - Donald E. Stokes Library, Room 070

Reserve your spot: https://libcal.princeton.edu/calendar/events/introrpolbnmsvhf22

Description: Are you new to R? Curious about applications within the social sciences? All are welcome to attend this introductory-level workshop to learn how to program in R Studio. Attendees will gain hands-on experience with: inputting and analyzing data, creating simple tables, visualizing information, and reproducing a seminal social science paper using R. No advance preparation needed. This workshop will be held in-person at Stokes Library E-classroom.

Reference Management with Zotero

Date & Time: 9/23/2022 @ 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Instructor: Elana Broch, Public Policy Librarian, Stokes Library

Location: Stokes Viz Hub - Donald E. Stokes Library, Room 070

Reserve your spot: https://libcal.princeton.edu/calendar/events/zoterosvhf22

Description: Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool for reference management. Once we have Zotero installed and running, you will learn how to collect your research sources and organize them into a single, searchable interface.  We will show you how to create a document and insert the footnotes with the click of a button. You will learn how to, instantly, create the bibliography in ANY of the popular citation styles.

Introduction to Data Analysis with R

Date & Time: 9/30/2022 @ 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Instructor: Yufei Qin, Data Services Specialist, Data and Statistical Services

Location: Stokes Viz Hub - Donald E. Stokes Library, Room 070

Reserve your spot: https://libcal.princeton.edu/calendar/events/introdarsvhf22

Description: This workshop is hands-on and intended for beginners, no previous knowledge of data analysis and/or R is required. This session will cover the following topics for R: data preparation, descriptive statistics, introduction to data visualization, and introduction to linear regression.

Hardware/software prerequisites: Please make sure you have access to RStudio prior to the workshop. Information about R/RStudio installing the software could be found here.

Introduction to R for Policy: reproducing Card and Krueger (1993), effect of minimum wage and employment

Date & Time: 10/4/2022 @ 10:00am - 11:30am

Instructor: Ameet Doshi, Head, Stokes Library

Location: Stokes Viz Hub - Donald E. Stokes Library, Room 070

Reserve your spot: https://libcal.princeton.edu/calendar/events/introrpolcnksvhf22

Description: Are you new to R? Curious about applications within the social sciences? All are welcome to attend this introductory-level workshop to learn how to program in R Studio. Attendees will gain hands-on experience with: inputting and analyzing data, creating simple tables, visualizing information, and reproducing a seminal social science paper using R. No advance preparation needed.

Intro to Data Analysis with R

Date & Time: 10/6/2022 @ 10:00am - 11:30pm

Instructor: Ameet Doshi, Head, Stokes Library

Location: This workshop will be held virtually via Zoom

Reserve your spot: https://libcal.princeton.edu/calendar/events/introdarmlsvhf2022

Description: This workshop is hands-on and intended for beginners, no previous knowledge of data analysis and/or R is required. This session will cover the following topics for R: data preparation, descriptive statistics, introduction to data visualization, and introduction to linear regression.

Hardware/software prerequisites: To minimize troubleshooting we will be using RStudio.cloud. Please sign up for a free account here: https://rstudio.cloud

Introduction to ArcGIS

Date & Time: 10/7/2022 @ 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Instructor: Wangyal Shawa, Geographic Information Systems Librarian, Digital Map and Geospatial Information (GIS) Center

Location: Stokes Viz Hub - Donald E. Stokes Library, Room 070

Reserve your spot: https://libcal.princeton.edu/calendar/events/arcgissvhf22

Description: In this introduction to GIS workshop, you will use ArcGIS Pro software to explore geographic data, tables and create maps. This workshop will also show how to use the GIS Portal site that Princeton University Library hosts to add geographic data downloaded over the internet, and analyze data and create maps and then share them with the public. No previous GIS experience is needed to take this workshop.

Bibliometric Analysis Using R: visualizing scholarly networks

Date & Time: 10/13/2022 @ 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Instructor: Ameet Doshi, Head, Stokes Library

Location: Stokes Viz Hub - Donald E. Stokes Library, Room 070

Reserve your spot: https://libcal.princeton.edu/calendar/events/bibliosvhf22

Description: Are you interested in using R to understand the literature of any field? All are welcome to attend this introductory-level workshop to learn how to use a state-of-the-art tool for bibliometric analysis within R Studio. Attendees will gain hands-on experience with: advanced searching in Scopus, finding the top journals and papers in any scientific domain, and visualizing scholarly networks of researchers and scientists.

Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods

Date & Time: 10/26/2022 @ 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Instructor: Katie Donnelly, Sociology Department, Princeton University

Location: Stokes Viz Hub - Donald E. Stokes Library, Room 070

Reserve your spot: https://libcal.princeton.edu/calendar/events/qualanalysisvhf22

Description: This workshop offers an overview of qualitative research methods. It discusses the difference between qualitative and quantitative research, the different types of qualitative research (including ethnography, interviews, and archival research), and techniques for data collection and analysis. Specifically, it goes over methods and techniques for: operationalizing concepts of interest, sample selection, recruitment, gaining entree to field sites, interviewing participants, and transcribing and coding data. Students who attend the workshop will have the opportunity to practice some of these techniques in the session and ask methodological questions about their own research projects.

Introduction to Data Analysis with Stata

Date & Time: 10/28/2022 @ 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Instructor: Muhammad Al Amin, Data Services Specialist, Data and Statistical Services

Location: Stokes Viz Hub - Donald E. Stokes Library, Room 070

Reserve your spot: https://libcal.princeton.edu/calendar/events/stataintrosvhf22

Description: This workshop is hands-on and intended for beginners. No previous knowledge of data analysis and/or Stata is required. This session will cover the following topics for Stata: data preparation (cleaning, merging, recoding, etc.), descriptive statistics, introduction to data visualization, and introduction to linear regression.

Hardware/software prerequisites: Please make sure you have access to Stata prior to the workshop. Information about accessing data could be found here.

Text Analysis

Date & Time: 11/1/2022 @ 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Instructor: Nathan Kelber, Manager of Education, Constellate

Location: This workshop will be offered virtually via Zoom.

Reserve your spot: https://libcal.princeton.edu/calendar/events/txtanalysisvhf22

Description: In this 90-minutes we will examine how text analysis can help the social sciences, data sciences, and the humanities engage in research using a variety of methods. We will discuss:

  • Why is text analysis useful for research today?

  • What is needed to get started with text analysis?

  • What methods to get stated with text analysis?

  • How long does it take to learn various text analysis methods?

Along the way, we will create a dataset using the Constellate Platform and consider what it may reveal.

Visualizing Interconnections in the Social Sciences

Date & Time: 11/4/2022 @ 10:00am - 11:30am

Instructor: Ameet Doshi, Head, Stokes Library

Location: Stokes Viz Hub - Donald E. Stokes Library, Room 070

Reserve your spot: https://libcal.princeton.edu/calendar/events/visinterconsvhf22

Description: All are invited to attend this in-person, hands-on workshop using library databases and VOSViewer software to create informative and beautiful visualizations of scientific domains. The workshop will take place in-person at Stokes Library. Space is limited so please register in advance.

Text Analysis with Constellate

Date & Time: 11/8/2022 @ 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Instructor: Nathan Kelber, Manager of Education, Constellate

Location: This workshop will be offered virtually via Zoom.

Reserve your spot: https://libcal.princeton.edu/calendar/events/txtanylsconstalletesvhf22

Description:  In this 90-minute workshop, we will examine the features of Constellate for doing text analysis research. Using a dataset from the first workshop (or a sample dataset that will be shared), we will visualize our data using Constellate’s default visualizations before opening up the Constellate Lab to try out various analyses using the Python programming language. No Python knowledge is required for this workshop, but those with Python skills will be ready to take advantage of more advanced analysis.

Foundations of Data Visualization

Date & Time: 11/11/2022 @ 10:30am - 11:30am

Instructor: Ofira Schwartz-Soicher, Social Sciences Data & Sociology Librarian, Stokes Library

Location: Stokes Viz Hub - Donald E. Stokes Library, Room 070

Reserve your spot: https://libcal.princeton.edu/calendar/events/foundatavizsvhf22

Description: This workshop is designed to introduce participants to best practices of data visualization. We will discuss how to design an effective graph and the best visualizations to use given your message, audience, and type of data used.

Data Visualization with R - Introduction to ggplot

Date & Time: 11/18/2022 @ 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Instructor: Ofira Schwartz-Soicher, Social Sciences Data & Sociology Librarian, Stokes Library

Location: Stokes Viz Hub - Donald E. Stokes Library, Room 070

Reserve your spot: https://libcal.princeton.edu/calendar/events/datavizrsvhf22

Description: Data Visualization with R (Intro to R graphics) is a hands-on workshop designed to introduce participants to the principles of visualizing data using R’s ggplot package. You will learn how to make plots in a well-informed way, understanding the basic steps needed for making a visually appealing plot. Previous knowledge of R is not required but may be helpful.