The University Library’s Research Data Services (RDS) Team provided over 50 workshops for students, faculty, and staff over the last academic year, with a total of 320 attendees. They also conducted custom sessions for graduate students (152 total attendees) as well as custom sessions for the GSU College of Education & Human Development faculty and a research team comprised of GSU African American Studies and Clark Atlanta University faculty, reaching a grand total of 481 people. RDS Team Leader Mandy Swygart-Hobaugh has recently published a “data story” on Tableau Public about their successful workshops, custom sessions, and consultations over the last year. Nice job!
Congratulations to Dr. Brennan Collins, students, faculty, and staff for putting on a great show on February 15 in CURVE, celebrating the work of GSU Student Innovation Fellows (SIFs). The Student Innovation Fellowship Program allows students to develop expertise and share ideas around emerging technologies and instructional innovations, with particular attention to enhancing learning and research at Georgia State through the innovative use of technology.
Attendees, around 50 in all, where invited to:
- Try on an Oculus Rift and experience 1927 Atlanta in Virtual Reality
- Explore a “painstakingly accurate” 3D re-creation of Manuel’s Tavern curated by students and the community
- Check out stitched photos of Underground Atlanta before it was Underground
- See visualized polling data on world leaders
- Brush up on their middle English
A team of Master of Science in Information Systems students from the J. Mack Robinson College of Business placed first in the SAP competition, Project Dream: Election 2016. Their “Women in Power” project compared support for the Democrat Party presidential nominees, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, using data mined from Twitter. You can read more about their fascinating project by clicking here, but the Library is particularly excited about this part:
The women credit part of their success to the support they had from not just Robinson College, but also Georgia State as a whole. They were able to utilize CURVE in the Georgia State library to display their data and film their findings. “We got to tape our presentation at CURVE. We felt like we were on the news.” Diwan said. The CURVE also let them view their data in a wide format [on the interactWall], showing everything in an easy to understand and analyze way.
The Library extends an exuberant “Congratulations!” to the team, and we’re so happy that the CURVE space played a part in your successful project!
Need to find existing data to analyze for your dissertation or thesis? Using SPSS, SAS, R, or Excel to do statistical analysis and need help with the software? Doing qualitative research and wondering if you should use NVivo software or other text analysis tools? Want to visualize data on maps or in other visually-pleasing ways but not sure how to geocode data or to use ArcGIS or Tableau software to do this? Designing a survey using Qualtrics and need some pointers on how to do so? Writing a grant proposal and need assistance with the required data management plan?
The University Library’s Research Data Services Team can help you with all of these things AND MORE!
Visit this page for more information about our data services, to schedule a one-on-one consultation with our specialists, and to browse our calendar for drop-in assistance hours and workshops offerings. Also feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll connect you to the right person for assistance.