This two-day workshop is aimed at social scientists seeking to increase their skills in data management, particularly in dealing with new forms of complex and unstructured data. The course was developed at the Cathie Marsh Institute and forms part of the Data Carpentry curriculum. Students are given basic training in a range of software including spreadsheet programs, OpenRefine, SQL and R and shown how to apply them to re-format, re-organise and analyse ‘real world’ open dataset on farming and irrigation in Tanzania and Mozambique. No prior knowledge of either the software or dataset is required to enrol in the course, and the course is designed so that you can bring your own data and apply the skills learnt on the day alongside a trained data carpentry instructor. At the end of the course you will have learnt the key skills to start analysing your data in greater detail and be able to move onto more complex analyses.
Discount fee 1 for education, charity or government institutes: £140.00 per day
Discount fee 2 for researchers and students within the humanities department at the University of Manchester: £60.00 per day