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Research Software Camp: OpenRefine workshop

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This free workshop introduces attendees to working with data in OpenRefine, and how to use it to work with data files.

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The SSI Research Software Camp: Beyond the Spreadsheet presents this OpenRefine workshop. This workshop will run online on 3 November 2021 from 9:30 to 12:30 GMT.

Please note that joining any other Research Software Camp live sessions is optional, and you can sign up to as many as you would like to attend. Places are limited, so please consider your availability for attending these sessions.

Lucia Michielin will introduce attendees to working with data in OpenRefine, and how to use it to work with data files. It will follow the material of the OpenRefine for Social Science Data Tutorial.

Topics covered:

  • Introduction to OpenRefine
  • Importing data into OpenRefine
  • Layout of OpenRefine
  • Faceting and filtering
  • Clustering
  • Working with columns and sorting
  • Using Script

Requirements: Please bring a laptop with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) that you have administrative privileges on.

Please make sure that your web browser is up to date.

Please ensure that you have specific software installed for this workshop – click here for setup instructions.

Lucia will also sit on the panel "Do we have the right tools for research?" taking place on Friday 5 November 2021. Join our expert panellists in a conversation around the use of spreadsheets in research, spreadsheets as powerful tools to handle data, and what’s available for researchers who wish to move beyond spreadsheets.

About the Research Software Camp: Beyond the Spreadsheet

Our autumn Research Software Camp: Beyond the Spreadsheet will run for two weeks from 1st to 12th November 2021. We will focus on the uses of spreadsheets in research and the next steps into further use of software in research.

The Software Sustainability Institute runs free online Research Software Camps twice a year over the course of two weeks. Each Camp focusses on introducing and exploring a topic around research software, thus starting discussions among various research communities.


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The Software Sustainability Institute (www.software.ac.uk) is an EPSRC, AHRC, BBSRC, ESRC, NERC, MRC and STFC funded national facility that cultivates world-class research with software.

We help people build better software, and we work with researchers, developers, funders and infrastructure providers to identify key issues and best practice in research software.

 

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