Category Archives: Data Services

Workshop: Mapping US Urban Demographics with Social Explorer

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Want to use maps to visualize demographic data but afraid it’s too hard to learn? Come to this workshop to see just how easy it is! Starting with this short New York Times article about urban poverty – “Sparkling and … Continue reading

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Workshop: OpenRefine for Cleaning and Organizing Data

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Got messy data and want to learn techniques for getting it analysis-ready in an efficient manner? Come to this workshop! In this workshop Ximin Mi, Business Data Services Librarian, and Tricia Clayton, Collection Services Librarian, will introduce the open source … Continue reading

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Workshop: Finding International Trade Data

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Looking for international trade data in its various forms? Come to this workshop! In this workshop Joel Glogowski, Business, Entrepreneurship and Data Services Librarian, will provide an overview of international business and economic data sources. You’ll learn where to look to … Continue reading

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What Do “the People” REALLY Think?

We are bombarded from social media, the press, and politicians with statements like “The people of the U.S. think [this or that],” but they often are not backed up with any statistics or data. The next time you see a … Continue reading

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Workshop: Consumer and Market Data for Entrepreneurs

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Need data to make informed decisions about that new business venture? Come to this workshop! In this workshop Joel Glogowski, Business, Entrepreneurship and Data Services Librarian, will help entrepreneurs find consumer data, demographics, market share, and industry data to help them … Continue reading

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Workshop Series: Using SAS for Data Analysis

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Need to learn the foundations of using SAS data analysis software? Come to this workshop series! SAS 1 – Introduction to SAS Statistical Software Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 3:00pm – 4:00pm, Library North Classroom 2 (2nd floor, above Saxby’s) – … Continue reading

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Workshop: Statistics in the Real World

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Ever thought in your statistics classes: “When and how am I ever going to use this in the real world?” Come to this workshop for those answers! In this workshop Brittany Taylor, SPSS/Excel Graduate Research Assistant, will address the importance … Continue reading

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US Census Data, An Essential Open Resource

The American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census are essential demographic data resources for a multitude of academic scholarship, non-profit organizations, and business market research analyses.  The United States Census Bureau provides free and open access to the datasets from … Continue reading

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Workshop Series: Creating Dynamic Web Maps

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Looking to jazz up a presentation or digital project with map points annotated by pop-up text, images, and multimedia? Come to this two-part workshop series! Creating Web Maps, Part 1 – Using ArcGIS Online Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 10:00am – … Continue reading

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Data Literacy

When data is properly collected, analyzed and presented it can help us understand complex systems and improve decision making. Conversely, bad data will mislead us and distort our perception of the world around us. Given that we are constantly inundated with … Continue reading

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