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Train-the-Trainers package

This Train-the-Trainers (TTT) package forms an addition to the CESSDA Data Management Expert Guide which was developed by the CESSDA Training Working Group in 2017 and 2018.

This package contains different materials that trainers can use in developing and giving Research Data Management and Discovery trainings for (social science) researchers.

Materials for instance include workshop outlines, slides and exercises that can be reused and adapted by local RDM trainers. The package contains five different types of materials: Workshop Outlines, Exercises, Presentations, Documents and Handouts, and Images. A full overview of all materials in this TTT Package is giving below.

Applied Data Visualization

The workshop Applied Data Visualization introduces students to the theory and methods underlying data visualization. Data analysts face an ever-increasing amount of data (→ big data) and rather revolutionary technological developments allow researchers to visually engage with data in unprecedented ways. Hence, data visualization is one of the most exciting fields in data science right now. In this workshop students acquire the skills to visualize data in R both for exploratory purposes as well as for the purpose of explanation/presentation. We'll rely on R, the most-popular statistical programming environment when it comes to visualization and we'll make use of popular R packages such as ggplot2 and plotly. Besides creating static graphs we'll also have a look at interactive graphs and discuss how interactive visualization may revolutionize how we present data & findings.
 

Data Management, Advanced Programming and Automation using Stata

During the workshop, participants will learn how to efficiently handle problems of data management with Stata, and how to avoid repetition by automating (and programming) tasks. The workshop is not an introduction to Stata, but will feature "best practice" of Stata usage in order to modify existing do-files (or create new ones) to be reproducible, maintainable and efficient. The tips and tricks will refer mainly to data preparation and management, but they can also be used or automation of data analysis. The workshop will present some ideas about these topics, but focus on the interactive work where participants shall learn producing efficient Stata syntax by themselves.

 

UKDS training workshops, events and webinars

Training workshops, webinars and events on various data managemnet topics organised by the UK Data Service.

Slides of all events are made available on the past events pages. Recordings of webinars are made available on the UKDS YouTube channel. All can be used for training activities,.

Newspaper corpora

This is a list of newspaper corpora that are available as part of the CLARIN Resource Families initiative.

Collections of newspapers in digital form are a rich source of information for researchers in a number of disciplines in the Humanities and Social Sciences and are especially valuable for synchronic as well as diachronic studies, ranging from history, media and communication studies to lexicography for which newspapers are a rich source of neologisms and other lexicographic phenomena.

Computer-mediated communication corpora

This is a list of computer-mediated communication corpora that are available as part of the CLARIN Resource Families initiative.

Computer-mediated communication (CMC) constitutes public and private communication on-line, such as posts on blogs, forums, comments on online news sites, social media and networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook, instant chat rooms such as, mobile phone applications such as WhatsApp and e-mail. Because corpora that compile computer-mediated communication often include very informal styles of writing, they are interesting for a wide range of research fields, such as language variation, pragmatics, media and communication studies, etc. They are also very important for the development of robust NLP tools that can deal with non-standard spelling, vocabulary and grammar. Compilation and dissemination of such corpora are hindered by the unclear legal status of CMC data when distributed as resource to the scientific community, which is further exacerbated by the rapidly changing terms of service by content providers.

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GESIS Notebooks

Have a Binder-Ready repository? With GESIS Notebooks, turn this repository into a persistent Jupyter environment, allowing you to continue your analysis from anywhere at any time.

This service is intended for use by social scientists. You can build and launch all binder-ready projects without logging in. If you want to have more persistent projects, you need to log in.

Alison

Alison is one of the world’s largest free learning platforms for education and skills training. It is a for-profit social enterprise dedicated to making it possible for anyone, to study anything, anywhere, at any time, for free online, at any subject level. Through our mission we are a catalyst for positive social change, creating opportunity, prosperity, and equality for everyone.

Alison's range of free online Humanities courses covers a wide range of subjects. From courses on the social sciences, psychology courses, and history courses, to courses on personal development, geography, and politics, the Humanities contains knowledge that can be used by all mankind. This is because learning the Humanities is about exploring the world around you so that you can see it, and yourself, through new eyes. 

CLARIN Resource Families

The aim of the CLARIN Resource Families initiative is to provide a user-friendly overview of the available language resources in the CLARIN infrastructure for researchers from digital humanities, social sciences and human language technologies. The overviews are organized according to the types of data in the resources and include listings sorted by language.

The listings include the most important metadata and brief descriptions, such as resource size, text sources, time periods, annotations and licences as well as links to download pages and concordancers, whenever available. In addition to the resources found in the CLARIN infrastructure, CLARIN Resource Families provides an overview of other existing valuable language resources which have not yet been integrated in the infrastructure.

CLARIN Resource Families also provides hyperlinks to other relevant materials such as the thematic CLARIN workshops and tutorials and their accompanying videolectures, as well as a list of key publications on the resources surveyed.

GESIS Training

At GESIS we offer a wide range of events, especially training courses on empirical social research methods. Our theory founded and hands-on courses develop participants’ methods skills and are aimed at both early career and senior researchers from Germany, Europe, and the whole world.