Research

Getting Started with GitHub

Would you like to better manage software versions and collaborate with other researchers? GitHub is a widely-adopted code repository that supports collaboratively developing software and other text-based projects. This hands-on workshop will introduce participants to the basics of GitHub, such as setting up GitHub, creating a branch, and committing changes. We will also look at a few examples of how researchers are using GitHub. Please bring your laptop!

How to Manage Your Data

Please see http://researchdata.rice.edu/training/ for the latest update, 8/23/2017.  

Drowning in data? Not sure how to organize and back it up? This hands-on, interactive workshop will share tips for effectively organizing, documenting and storing research data. Participants will walk away with ideas for completing a data inventory and data storage/ backup plan for their own data, as well as tips for writing data management plans (as required by many grant agencies).

Introduction to Text Analysis

Note: This short course is not offered this semester. If you are interested in taking it, email dmc-info@rice.edu.

By using text analysis tools, we can explore patterns and anomalies across thousands of texts--or in a single document. This hands-on workshop will provide a basic grounding in text analysis, focusing on:

Introduction to Data Visualization

Have interest in learning data visualization? Come to this introductory workshop, which will cover the following topics:

  • What is data visualization?
  • Why do they work and what do we use data visualization for?
  • Tools for creating data visualization.
  • Design guidelines for data visualization.
  • Hands-on work with Excel for using charts and pivot tables.
  • Demonstration on how to chart data or map data with Tableau.

Introduction to EndNote

EndNote is a software tool for managing references, creating citations and bibliographies within documents. In this hands-on crash course, we will cover the basic functions in EndNote, showing how to import references from online databases and use them in a Word document with Cite While You Write.