The Library’s Research Data Services (RDS) Team completed another successful round of the RDS@GSU Data Certificate program. A whopping 127 people earned certificates in the Summer/Fall 2020 certificate period. Because we’re all about data, we want to share some data about our 127 awardees to highlight their accomplishment.
To earn the RDS@GSU Data Certificate: Awardees had to attend, either in-person or online, a minimum of five unique Research Data Services (RDS) workshops offered in the areas of data analysis tools, methods for data analysis & collection, or mapping & data visualization during the certificate period. Awardees were sent PDFs of their certificates, listing the individual workshops they attended.
Our 127 RDS@GSU Data Certificate awardees attended 886 workshops in total, averaging almost 7 workshops per awardee. Awardees attended workshops across a wide variety of topics offered by the RDS Team, with the Python, R, and Tableau workshops being most popular among awardees.
While 64 (50.4%) completed the required minimum of five workshops, the remaining 63 (49.6%) awardees attended six or more — with the honor of “most attended workshops” going to an awardee who attended 24 workshops. Quite impressive!
Georgia State University (GSU) students were the largest awardee group, representing 89 (70.07%) of the total awardees, with 61 (48.03%) graduate students, 24 (18.90%) undergraduates, and 4 (3.15%) post-baccalaureate. GSU staff, faculty, visiting scholars, and alumni represented 9 (7.08%) of the total awardees. Non-GSU awardees represented a sizable portion, at 29 (22.83%) of the total awardees.
All of the GSU Colleges and Schools had representation among our awardees – as did some administrative offices and the University Library (“Other GSU” category below). The Robinson College of Business (RCB) had the most representation, followed closely by the College of Arts & Sciences (CAS).
Varieties of academic departments were represented from the various GSU Colleges & Schools.
Because of the COVID-19 social distancing requirements, we weren’t able to have our certificate ceremony — but here is a virtual cake to congratulate our data nerds!
Congratulations to our 127 RDS@GSU Data Certificate awardees!
We commend you for your commitment to becoming data savvy, and we know what you’ve learned will benefit you in your studies and career.