Ginn Library/IT facilitates a variety of workshops for students, faculty, and staff to promote skill development and continuous learning. Workshop schedules are posted at the start of the semester. Sign-up sheets for all workshops are posted on the Mugar Computer Lab door. Please note that space is limited, so sign up today!
We will be adding more opportunities for learning, please visit us again to see the most current workshop schedule. For more information or to suggest a workshop topic, please email FletcherIT@tufts.edu
All workshops (unless noted) take place in the Mugar Computer Lab in Mugar Hall, outside of the Ginn Library. Sign-up sheets are posted on the Mugar Computer Lab door.
Our introductory workshop to RefWorks will cover:
|Thursday||October 3||4:00pm - 5:00pm||Rhys Sevier|
|Wednesday||October 9||4:00pm - 5:00pm|
|Thursday||October 10||2:00pm - 3:00pm|
|Tuesday||October 15||2:00pm - 3:00pm|
|Thursday||October 17||10:00am - 11:00am|
|Monday||October 21||10:00am - 11:00am|
|Thursday||October 24||3:00pm - 4:00pm|
STATA is a powerful statistical software program that allows users to manage and analyze complex datasets, as well as create high-quality graphics. This workshop is geared towards beginners, and will introduce students to STATA's many features and functions, including how to compute descriptive statistics and conduct linear regression analysis. This workshop will also go over the basic syntax for all types of STATA commands, including how to use mathematical and logical functions. Students will learn how to use STATA’s built-in help function and how to find help from online sources. By the end of this workshop students will be capable of conducting simple operations in STATA and know how to access help from a variety of sources.
|Monday||October 14||6:00pm - 7:30pm||Rebecca Nemec|
|Wednesday||October 30||8:00am - 9:30am|
This workshop will focus on data management techniques and more advanced topics. Because datasets can come in a variety of file formats, students will learn how to import data into STATA from Excel and other file formats. Additionally, students will learn how to: create new variables using existing data, merge multiple datasets into one file, and create summary statistics over multiple observations. Other topics covered include reshaping data, addressing missing values or errors in data, and data labels and dataset notes. By the end of this course students will have basic skills to manage and manipulate complex datasets. An Introduction to STATA is a prerequisite for this course.
|Wednesday||October 16||8:00am - 9:30am|
|Monday||October 21||6:00pm - 7:30pm||Rebecca Nemec|
This hands-on workshop will teach students how to create high quality graphics like bar and line graphs, scatter plots, and histograms. Students will learn how to adjust formatting options for graphs by using the STATA command window and using STATA’s Graph Editor feature. By the end of this workshop, students will be capable of creating high-quality graphics that can be used in reports or publishable papers. An Introduction to STATA is a prerequisite for this course.
|Monday||October 7||6:00pm - 7:30pm||Rebecca Nemec|
|Wednesday||October 9||8:00am - 9:30am|
|Monday||October 28||6:00pm - 7:30pm|
|Wednesday||November 13||8:00am - 9:30am|
Need hands-on assistance with your data sets? Feel free to stop by an open lab session and talk to Rebecca. No sign up is required.
|Friday||October 11||10:30am - 12:00pm||Rebecca Nemec|
|Friday||October 18||10:30am - 12:00pm|
|Wednesday||October 23||8:00am - 9:30am|
|Friday||November 1||10:30am - 12:00pm|
|Friday||November 8||10:30am - 12:00pm|
|Friday||November 15||10:30am - 12:00pm|
|Friday||November 22||10:30am - 12:00pm|
|Friday||December 6||10:30am - 12:00pm|
|Friday||December 13||10:30am - 12:00pm|
WordPress is a state-of-the-art publishing platform that allows users to easily create attractive, customizable content for the web. WordPress is used for website and course site creation, content management, online collaboration, newsletters, portfolios, blogs and more. In this workshop, you will learn how to create a site, post and create content, use categories, and fine-tune your blog (by using themes and widgets).
|Friday||September 27||9:00am - 10:30am||David Grogan|
Mapping and geographic analysis have become fundamentally important for understanding cultural, political, economic, and environmental interactions, and opportunities and risks. Today, information is increasingly “geospatial” in that it is located in specific places with geographical attributes that matter for understanding issues (e.g., political conflict in a context of water scarcity). In this presentation we discuss the primary geospatial technologies available today and trends we see for the future; and we go over the many resources at Tufts available to students who would like to learn more about Geographic Information Systems (GIS), spatial data, remote sensing, geospatial web portals, and data mapping tools. Substantial time will be given to questions and discussion, so students should come prepared to talk about spatial problems and issues relevant to their fields of interest.
|Thursday||October 3||9:00am - 10:30am||Barbara Parmenter|