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Libraries offering ‘Data and Donuts’ workshop series

Students studying at computers.

The WVU Libraries Research Commons is now offering introductory workshops on data software and sources to get you started:

— “Data and Donuts: First Steps with SPSS”

Friday (Feb. 22), 3-4 p.m.

An introductory data analysis workshop. The session will be hands-on and intended for beginners, no previous knowledge of data analysis and/or SPSS is required. Will cover data transfer, data preparation, descriptive statistics, introduction to data visualization, and introduction to linear regression.

—“Data and Donuts: First Steps with Data Sources and ICPSR”

March 29, 3-4:30 p.m.

Having trouble finding the data you need for your project? This workshop will describe the data landscape and give you tools to learn how to efficiently find data sources to suit your needs. Workshop will be lecture-based with some hands-on exposure to general resources, ICPSR, WorldBank, UNData, etc.

— “Data and Donuts: Text Mining with HathiTrust and Python”

April 5, 3-4:30 p.m.

An introductory text mining workshop that will demonstrate common methods and tools used in this area of scholarship. Participants will get hands on experience using the text analysis tools provided by the Hathitrust Research Center and using command line to run basic text analysis with PythonAnywhere. No knowledge of text mining, HTRC, or python necessary.

All sessions will be held in Downtown Campus Library, Room 136, and donuts will be provided. For more information contact Matthew Steele at or 304.293.4240.

The “Data and Donuts” series is among several workshops offered through the Research Commons, a suite of services that foster interdisciplinary connections and support graduate student and faculty research needs. It provides services based on library expertise and partnerships with campus connections. Visit the Research Commons website to learn how we can assist you.