Workshops & Tutorials

The Academic Data Centre (ADC) has offered a series of workshops for working with both geospatial and numeric datasets using GIS and statistical applications as well as research data management support. If you would like to see the ADC host an upcoming workshop, please make a request to the ADC Team.

Previous Workshops

 

Stata‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌powerful‌ ‌and‌ ‌yet‌ ‌easy-to-use‌ ‌statistical‌ ‌software‌ ‌that‌ ‌runs‌ ‌on‌ ‌Windows,‌ ‌Macintosh,‌ ‌and‌ ‌Unix‌ ‌platforms.‌ ‌This‌ ‌workshop‌ ‌is‌ ‌designed‌ ‌for‌ ‌people‌ ‌who‌ ‌are‌ ‌just‌ ‌getting‌ ‌started‌ ‌using‌ ‌Stata.‌ ‌The‌ ‌students‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌class‌ ‌will‌ ‌have‌ ‌hands-on‌ ‌experience‌ ‌using‌ ‌Stata‌ ‌for‌ ‌statistics.‌ ‌

Friday, January 22 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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2016‌ ‌Canadian‌ ‌Census‌ ‌microdata‌ ‌is‌ ‌an‌ ‌individual‌ ‌response‌ ‌data‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌Canadian‌ ‌population‌ ‌and‌ ‌it‌ ‌provides‌ ‌a‌ ‌vast‌ ‌amount‌ ‌of‌ ‌research‌ ‌topics.‌ ‌This‌ ‌workshop will‌ ‌discuss‌ ‌different‌ ‌statistical‌ ‌analysis‌ ‌methods‌ ‌that‌ ‌can‌ ‌be‌ ‌applied‌ ‌according‌ ‌to‌ ‌your‌ ‌research‌ ‌topics.‌ ‌

Friday, January 29 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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‌Managing‌ ‌research‌ ‌data‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌critical‌ ‌part‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌research‌ ‌process.‌ ‌Data‌ ‌management‌ ‌planning‌ ‌from‌ ‌the‌ ‌outset‌ ‌can‌ ‌save‌ ‌you‌ ‌valuable‌ ‌time‌ ‌as‌ ‌your‌ ‌project‌ ‌progresses‌ ‌and‌ ‌makes‌ ‌it‌ ‌easier‌ ‌for‌ ‌you‌ ‌to‌ ‌meet‌ ‌ethical,‌ ‌funding‌ ‌and‌ ‌government‌ ‌policy‌ ‌requirements‌ ‌for‌ ‌publicly-funded‌ ‌research‌ ‌projects.‌ ‌

This‌ ‌workshop‌ ‌serves‌ ‌as‌ ‌an‌ ‌introduction‌ ‌to‌ ‌managing‌ ‌research‌ ‌data‌ ‌throughout‌ ‌the‌ ‌data‌ ‌research‌ ‌life‌ ‌cycle, ‌‌with‌ ‌an‌ ‌emphasis‌ ‌on‌ ‌creating‌ ‌data‌ ‌management‌ ‌plans.‌ ‌

The‌ ‌workshop‌ ‌begins‌ ‌with‌ ‌an‌ ‌anatomy‌ ‌of‌ ‌a‌ ‌data‌ ‌management‌ ‌plan‌ ‌(DMP)‌ ‌and‌ ‌the‌ ‌best‌ ‌practices‌ ‌and‌ ‌tools‌ ‌available‌ ‌to‌ ‌assist‌ ‌with‌ ‌building‌ ‌a‌ ‌DMP.‌ ‌Requirements‌ ‌for‌ ‌data‌ ‌access‌ ‌and‌ ‌preservation‌ ‌from‌ ‌current‌ ‌(and‌ ‌future)‌ ‌funding‌ ‌agency‌ ‌mandates‌ ‌will‌ ‌also‌ ‌be‌ ‌discussed.‌ ‌

Key‌ ‌areas‌ ‌of‌ ‌data‌ ‌management‌ ‌planning‌ ‌will‌ ‌be‌ ‌discussed.‌ ‌Including:‌ ‌

  • Organizing‌ ‌research‌ ‌data‌ ‌
  • Data‌ ‌file‌ ‌formats‌ ‌and‌ ‌transformations‌ ‌
  • Documentation‌ ‌and‌ ‌metadata‌ ‌
  • Storage‌ ‌and‌ ‌security‌ ‌
  • Data‌ ‌protection‌ ‌
  • Data‌ ‌sharing,‌ ‌preservation‌ ‌and‌ ‌licensing‌ ‌
  • Re-using‌ ‌data‌ ‌
  • Citing‌ ‌data‌ ‌

Requirements:‌ ‌No‌ ‌previous‌ ‌experience‌ ‌required,‌ ‌just‌ ‌a‌ ‌desire‌ ‌to‌ ‌learn.‌ ‌If‌ ‌you‌ ‌are‌ ‌applying‌ ‌for,‌ ‌or‌ ‌have‌ ‌applied‌ ‌for,‌ ‌Tri-Agency‌ ‌funding‌ ‌you‌ ‌will‌ ‌be‌ ‌interested‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌implementation‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌Tri-Agency‌ ‌Research‌ ‌Data‌ ‌Management‌ ‌policy‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌near‌ ‌future.‌ ‌

Friday, February 5 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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R‌ ‌is‌ ‌an‌ ‌open-source,‌ ‌widely‌ ‌used,‌ ‌and‌ ‌increasingly‌ ‌popular‌ ‌tool‌ ‌for‌ ‌statistical‌ ‌analysis,‌ ‌text‌ ‌mining,‌ ‌geospatial‌ ‌analysis,‌ ‌modelling,‌ ‌and‌ ‌a‌ ‌growing‌ ‌number‌ ‌of‌ ‌other‌ ‌applications.‌ ‌No‌ ‌prior‌ ‌knowledge‌ ‌is‌ ‌required.‌ ‌This‌ ‌workshop‌ ‌will‌ ‌build‌ ‌the‌ ‌foundation‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌subsequent‌ ‌Academic‌ ‌Data‌ ‌&‌ ‌Statistical‌ ‌Manipulation‌ ‌workshops‌ ‌for‌ ‌dplyr‌ ‌(data‌ ‌cleaning)‌ ‌and‌ ‌data‌ ‌visualization‌ ‌(ggplot2).‌ ‌In‌ ‌this‌ ‌workshop‌ ‌you‌ ‌will‌ ‌learn‌ ‌the‌ ‌R‌ ‌environment‌ ‌(directories,‌ ‌workspace,‌ ‌scripts,‌ ‌and‌ ‌packages),‌ ‌learn‌ ‌simple‌ ‌commands‌ ‌to‌ ‌get‌ ‌you‌ ‌started,‌ ‌understand‌ ‌data‌ ‌structures‌ ‌(vector,‌ ‌matrix,‌ ‌data‌ ‌frames,‌ ‌lists),‌ ‌and‌ ‌learn‌ ‌how‌ ‌to‌ ‌use‌ ‌basic‌ ‌data‌ ‌tools‌ ‌(built-in‌ ‌statistical‌ ‌packages).‌ ‌

Requirements:‌ ‌Participants‌ ‌need‌ ‌to‌ ‌have‌ ‌the‌ ‌latest‌ ‌versions‌ ‌of‌ ‌R‌ ‌and‌ ‌RStudio‌ ‌installed.‌ ‌

Wednesday, February 10 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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The‌ ‌Canadian‌ ‌Census‌ ‌is‌ ‌among‌ ‌one‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌most‌ ‌important‌ ‌datasets‌ ‌providing‌ ‌information‌ ‌about‌ ‌Canadian‌ ‌population‌ ‌by‌ ‌their‌ ‌demographic,‌ ‌social‌ ‌and‌ ‌economic‌ ‌characteristics.‌ ‌Learning‌ ‌how‌ ‌to‌ ‌transform‌ ‌statistical‌ ‌tables‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌census‌ ‌into‌ ‌maps‌ ‌by‌ ‌using‌ ‌census‌ ‌geographies‌ ‌helps‌ ‌us‌ ‌gain‌ ‌a‌ ‌better‌ ‌understanding‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌datasets.‌ ‌

This‌ ‌workshop‌ ‌will‌ ‌explore‌ ‌how‌ ‌to‌ ‌incorporate‌ ‌and‌ ‌visualize‌ ‌census‌ ‌data‌ ‌in‌ ‌R.‌ ‌Specifically,‌ ‌you‌ ‌will‌ ‌learn‌ ‌how‌ ‌to‌ ‌obtain‌ ‌and‌ ‌clean‌ ‌census‌ ‌data,‌ ‌join‌ ‌census‌ ‌tables‌ ‌with‌ ‌census‌ ‌boundary‌ ‌files,‌ ‌and‌ ‌create‌ ‌a‌ ‌choropleth‌ ‌map‌ ‌to‌ ‌identify‌ ‌patterns‌ ‌about‌ ‌the‌ ‌population.‌ ‌

Please‌ ‌note:‌ ‌This‌ ‌workshop‌ ‌builds‌ ‌on‌ ‌workshop‌ ‌“Introduction‌ ‌to‌ ‌R”‌ ‌(a‌ ‌recommended‌ ‌prerequisite‌ ‌for‌ ‌those‌ ‌with‌ ‌no‌ ‌previous‌ ‌R‌ ‌experience)‌ ‌but‌ ‌isn’t‌ ‌necessary.‌

‌Before‌ ‌attending‌ ‌the‌ ‌workshop,‌ ‌please‌ ‌complete‌ ‌the‌ ‌following:‌ ‌

Thursday, February 11 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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This‌ ‌workshop ‌will‌ ‌introduce‌ ‌some‌ ‌fundamental‌ ‌topics‌ ‌in‌ ‌regression‌ ‌analysis‌ ‌using‌ ‌R.‌ ‌It‌ ‌will‌ ‌begin‌ ‌with‌ ‌a‌ ‌brief‌ ‌overview‌ ‌of‌ ‌R‌ ‌environment‌ ‌and‌ ‌the‌ ‌simple‌ ‌and‌ ‌multiple‌ ‌regression‌ ‌using‌ ‌R.‌ ‌

Then‌ ‌it‌ ‌will‌ ‌introduce‌ ‌regression‌ ‌diagnostics‌ ‌such‌ ‌as‌ ‌checking‌ ‌for‌ ‌normality‌ ‌of‌ ‌residuals,‌ ‌unusual‌ ‌and‌ ‌influential‌ ‌data,‌ ‌homoscedasticity.‌ ‌ ‌

Friday, February 12 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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‌This‌ ‌workshop ‌will‌ ‌focus‌ ‌on‌ ‌a‌ ‌powerful‌ ‌graphics‌ ‌language‌ ‌for‌ ‌producing‌ ‌complex‌ ‌plots‌ ‌from‌ ‌data‌ ‌in‌ ‌a‌ ‌data‌ ‌frame‌ ‌using‌ ‌the‌ ‌R‌ ‌programming‌ ‌language.‌ ‌Based‌ ‌on‌ ‌a‌ ‌Grammar‌ ‌of‌ ‌Graphics‌ ‌(as‌ ‌developed‌ ‌by‌ ‌Hadley‌ ‌Wickham)‌ ‌the‌ ‌ggplot2‌ ‌R‌ ‌library‌ ‌allows‌ ‌one‌ ‌to‌ ‌concisely‌ ‌describe‌ ‌the‌ ‌components‌ ‌of‌ ‌a‌ ‌graphic.‌ ‌Specific‌ ‌learning‌ ‌objectives‌ ‌include:‌ ‌

  • Understanding‌ ‌the‌ ‌logic‌ ‌of‌ ‌ggplot‌ ‌building‌ ‌blocks‌ ‌and‌ ‌layering‌ ‌and‌ ‌the‌ ‌basic‌ ‌structure‌ ‌of‌ ‌a‌‌plot‌ ‌
  • Showing‌ ‌how‌ ‌to‌ ‌produce‌ ‌a‌ ‌bar‌ ‌graph,‌ ‌a‌ ‌scatter‌ ‌plot‌ ‌and‌ ‌a‌ ‌line‌ ‌graph,‌ ‌including‌ ‌animated‌ ‌plotting‌ ‌using‌ ‌gganimate‌ ‌and‌ ‌plot‌ ‌
  • Covering‌ ‌some‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌data‌ ‌cleaning‌ ‌functions‌ ‌necessary‌ ‌in‌ ‌order‌ ‌to‌ ‌get‌ ‌raw‌ ‌data‌ ‌into‌ ‌the‌ ‌right‌ ‌shape‌ ‌and‌ ‌format‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌visualizations‌ ‌desired‌ ‌

Requirements:‌ ‌Some‌ ‌previous‌ ‌exposure‌ ‌to‌ ‌R‌ ‌is‌ ‌encouraged‌ ‌and/or‌ ‌attending‌ ‌the‌ ‌

Introduction‌ ‌to‌ ‌R‌ ‌webinar‌ ‌on‌ ‌X‌ ‌date.‌ ‌Participants‌ ‌need‌ ‌to‌ ‌have‌ ‌R‌ ‌and‌ ‌RStudio‌ ‌installed.‌ ‌

Thursday, February 18 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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‌Locating‌ ‌secondary‌ ‌data‌ ‌sources‌ ‌on‌ ‌specific‌ ‌research‌ ‌topics‌ ‌can‌ ‌be‌ ‌an‌ ‌overwhelming‌ ‌process‌ ‌as‌ ‌data‌ ‌can‌ ‌often‌ ‌be‌ ‌difficult‌ ‌to‌ ‌locate.‌ ‌Learn‌ ‌about‌ ‌different‌ ‌types‌ ‌of‌ ‌datasets‌ ‌(aggregate‌ ‌times‌ ‌series,‌ ‌microdata,‌ ‌qualitative)‌ ‌as‌ ‌well‌ ‌as‌ ‌key‌ ‌sources‌ ‌such‌ ‌as‌ ‌Statistics‌ ‌Canada‌ ‌and‌ ‌the‌ ‌Statistics‌ ‌Canada‌ ‌Research‌ ‌Data‌ ‌Centres.‌ ‌ ‌

Requirements:‌ ‌No‌ ‌previous‌ ‌experience‌ ‌necessary.‌ ‌

Friday, February 26 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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‌This‌ ‌workshop will‌ ‌focus‌ ‌on‌ ‌using‌ ‌Qualtrics,‌ ‌a‌ ‌powerful‌ ‌cloud-based‌ ‌survey‌ ‌distribution‌ ‌tool‌ ‌available‌ ‌to‌ ‌you‌ ‌through‌ ‌ITS‌ ‌at‌ ‌UWindsor.‌ ‌This‌ ‌webinar‌ ‌provides‌ ‌an‌ ‌overview‌ ‌of‌ ‌Qualtrics‌ ‌and‌ ‌covers:‌ ‌survey‌ ‌design,‌ ‌communication,‌ ‌distribution,‌ ‌data‌ ‌analysis‌ ‌and‌ ‌reporting.‌ ‌

Requirements:‌ ‌You‌ ‌don’t‌ ‌need‌ ‌to‌ ‌have‌ ‌a‌ ‌Qualtrics‌ ‌account‌ ‌to‌ ‌attend‌ ‌this‌ ‌webinar‌ ‌or‌ ‌previous‌ ‌experience‌ ‌using‌ ‌Qualtrics.‌ ‌

Thursday, March 11 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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SAS‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌powerful‌ ‌statistical‌ ‌package‌ ‌that‌ ‌runs‌ ‌on‌ ‌many‌ ‌platforms,‌ ‌including‌ ‌Windows‌ ‌and‌ ‌Unix.‌ ‌This‌ ‌class‌ ‌is‌ ‌designed‌ ‌for‌ ‌people‌ ‌who‌ ‌are‌ ‌just‌ ‌getting‌ ‌started‌ ‌using‌ ‌SAS.‌ ‌The‌ ‌students‌ ‌in‌ ‌this workshop‌ ‌will‌ ‌have‌ ‌hands-on‌ ‌experience‌ ‌using‌ ‌SAS‌ ‌for‌ ‌statistics,‌ ‌graphics,‌ ‌and‌ ‌data‌ ‌management.‌ ‌

Friday, March 19 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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Have‌ ‌you‌ ‌heard‌ ‌the‌ ‌term‌ ‌“GIS”‌ ‌and‌ ‌wondered‌ ‌what‌ ‌it‌ ‌was‌ ‌all‌ ‌about?‌ ‌Geographic‌ ‌information‌ ‌systems‌ ‌(GIS)‌ ‌has‌ ‌provided‌ ‌a‌ ‌powerful‌ ‌platform‌ ‌to‌ ‌turn‌ ‌geographic‌ ‌data‌ ‌into‌ ‌information‌ ‌so‌ ‌that‌ ‌you‌ ‌can‌ ‌understand‌ ‌where‌ ‌things‌ ‌are,‌ ‌how‌ ‌and‌ ‌why‌ ‌things‌ ‌are‌ ‌related,‌ ‌and‌ ‌what‌ ‌actions‌ ‌to‌ ‌take.‌ ‌This‌ ‌beginner‌ ‌workshop‌ ‌will‌ ‌introduce‌ ‌you‌ ‌the‌ ‌fundamental‌ ‌concepts‌ ‌of‌ ‌GIS‌ ‌and‌ ‌geospatial‌ ‌data.‌ ‌Through‌ ‌the‌ ‌use‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌ArcGIS‌ ‌Pro‌ ‌(the‌ ‌latest‌ ‌GIS‌ ‌desktop‌ ‌from‌ ‌Esri),‌ ‌you‌ ‌will‌ ‌learn‌ ‌how‌ ‌to‌ ‌visualize‌ ‌and‌ ‌explore‌ ‌real-world‌ ‌features‌ ‌on‌ ‌a‌ ‌GIS‌ ‌map,‌ ‌how‌ ‌to‌ ‌access‌ ‌information‌ ‌to‌ ‌discover‌ ‌feature‌ ‌patterns‌ ‌and‌ ‌relationships,‌ ‌and‌ ‌to‌ ‌create‌ ‌and‌ ‌publish‌ ‌a‌ ‌map‌ ‌for‌ ‌sharing‌ ‌and‌ ‌communication.‌ ‌

Please‌ ‌note:‌ ‌Previous‌ ‌experience‌ ‌with‌ ‌GIS‌ ‌are‌ ‌not‌ ‌required‌ ‌for‌ ‌this‌ ‌workshop,‌ ‌but‌ ‌participants‌ ‌need‌ ‌to‌ ‌have‌ ‌the‌ ‌latest‌ ‌versions‌ ‌of‌ ‌ArcGIS‌ ‌Pro‌ ‌installed.‌ ‌

Wednesday, April 7 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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Do‌ ‌you‌ ‌want‌ ‌to‌ ‌create‌ ‌your‌ ‌own‌ ‌web‌ ‌map?‌ ‌

ArcGIS‌ ‌Online‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌web-based‌ ‌mapping‌ ‌platform‌ ‌that‌ ‌allows‌ ‌you‌ ‌to‌ ‌create‌ ‌interactive‌ ‌maps‌ ‌and‌ ‌applications‌ ‌and‌ ‌share‌ ‌them‌ ‌across‌ ‌the‌ ‌Internet.‌ ‌

This‌ ‌workshop‌ ‌will‌ ‌introduce‌ ‌you‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌basics‌ ‌of‌ ‌online‌ ‌mapping‌ ‌using‌ ‌ArcGIS‌ ‌Online.‌ ‌You‌ ‌will‌ ‌begin‌ ‌by‌ ‌exploring‌ ‌spatial‌ ‌data‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌form‌ ‌of‌ ‌map‌ ‌layers‌ ‌that‌ ‌are‌ ‌available‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌Web.‌ ‌

You‌ ‌will‌ ‌then‌ ‌make‌ ‌a‌ ‌map‌ ‌using‌ ‌data‌ ‌from‌ ‌ArcGIS‌ ‌Online,‌ ‌add‌ ‌your‌ ‌data‌ ‌from‌ ‌a‌ ‌text‌ ‌file,‌ ‌symbolize‌ ‌the‌ ‌data,‌ ‌and‌ ‌then‌ ‌share‌ ‌your‌ ‌completed‌ ‌map‌ ‌with‌ ‌others.‌ ‌Lastly,‌ ‌you'll‌ ‌package‌ ‌a‌ ‌web‌ ‌map‌ ‌as‌ ‌an‌ ‌intuitive,‌ ‌professional-looking‌ ‌app.‌ ‌

Please‌ ‌note:‌ ‌Previous‌ ‌experience‌ ‌with‌ ‌GIS‌ ‌are‌ ‌not‌ ‌required‌ ‌for‌ ‌this‌ ‌workshop,‌ ‌just‌ ‌an‌ ‌interest‌ ‌and/or‌ ‌desire‌ ‌to‌ ‌learn.‌ ‌

Before‌ ‌attending‌ ‌the‌ ‌workshop,‌ ‌please‌ ‌create‌ ‌a‌ ‌free‌ ‌ArcGIS‌ ‌public‌ ‌account‌ ‌from:‌

https://www.arcgis.com/sharing/rest/oauth2/signup?client_id=arcgisonline&redirect_uri=http:/‌

/www.arcgis.com&response_type=token‌

Thursday, April 15 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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