Workshops & Webinars

The Academic Data Centre (ADC) offers 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.

Winter 2023 Research Data Services Workshops


RDM & TDM in JupyterHub with Newspapers (February 21, 22, 28, 2023)

Event information and registration:

Join us for a series of research data management (RDM) and text data mining workshops funded through a Compute Ontario grant: Building Capacity for Research Data Management and Text Data Mining in a JupyterHub Advanced Research Computing Environment. We will introduce researchers to Jupyter Lab using SHARCNET's and the Digital Research Alliance of Canada's JupyterHub portals. Jupyter is an open source, multi-user electronic notebook (ELN) which replicates in digital form a paper lab notebook. It allows researchers to add observations, protocols, and annotate code among other uses. ELNs facilitate good RDM practices in helping researchers write reproducible code and faciliatate data and code sharing. More information about Project Jupyter can be found here. RDM at the University of Windsor is a joint commitment between many campus partners including, the Leddy Library, the Office of Research & Innovation Services and IT Services.  

Winter 2022 Research Data Online Workshops

Introduction to GIS with ArcGIS Pro  

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:‌ Experience‌ ‌with‌ ‌GIS‌ ‌is ‌‌not‌ ‌required‌ ‌for‌ ‌this‌ ‌workshop,‌ ‌but‌ ‌participants‌ ‌need‌ ‌to‌ ‌have‌ ‌the‌ ‌latest‌ ‌versions‌ ‌of‌ ‌ArcGIS‌ ‌Pro‌ ‌installed.‌ ‌ 


Introduction to SPSS  

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


What Statistical Analysis Method Should I Use?  

This seminar will show common guidance for choosing a statistical analysis method based on the number and nature of dependent variables (sometimes referred to as outcome variables), the number and nature of your independent variables (sometimes referred to as predict variables) and the purpose of your research. An example will be given. 

March 25, 2022 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM) 

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Creating Web Maps with ArcGIS Online  

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 ‌is‌ ‌not‌ ‌required‌ ‌for‌ ‌this‌ ‌workshop,‌ ‌just‌ ‌an‌ ‌interest‌ ‌and/or‌ ‌desire‌ ‌to‌ ‌learn.‌ ‌ 

Introduction to R  

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 XX workshop.‌ ‌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.‌

March 31, 2022 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM) 

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Introduction to Linear Regression in R  

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.‌ ‌ ‌ 


Mapping the Census with R  

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:‌ ‌ 


Survey Design Using Qualtrics  

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.‌ ‌ 


Sample size Determination  

This seminar will discuss the various factors that affect sample size determination.  While we will not cover the formulas needed to find a right sample size.  We will discuss some of the software packages that can be used to conduct sample size calculation. 

Previous workshops (Winter 2020)

Getting Started with STATA - Friday, January 22, 2020
Guidance for Analyzing 2016 Census Microdata - Friday, January 29, 2020
Research Data Management at the University of Windsor - Friday, February 5, 2020
Introduction to R - Wednesday, February 10, 2020
Mapping the Census with R - Thursday, February 11, 2020
Introduction to Linear Regression in R - Friday, February 12, 2020
Introduction to Data Visualization in R Using ggplot2 - Thursday, February 18, 2020
Discovering Data for Your Research - Friday, February 26, 2020
Survey Design and Analysis Using Qualtrics - Thursday, March 11, 2020
Introduction to SAS - Friday, March 19, 2020
Introduction to GIS with ArcGIS Pro - Wednesday, April 7, 2020
Creating Web Maps with ArcGIS Online - Thursday, April 15, 2020

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