The University of Manchester has announced a new 2-day introductory training course for social scientists seeking to increase their skills in data management, particularly in dealing with new forms of complex and unstructured data. The course was developed at the University of Manchester and forms part of the Data Carpentry curriculum. Students are given basic training in a range of software including Excel, OpenRefine, SQL and either R or Python and shown how to apply them to re-format, re-organize and analyze ‘real world’ data. For the social sciences we use an open survey dataset on farming and irrigation in Tanzania and Mozambique. No prior knowledge of either the software or dataset is required to enroll in the course.
All data carpentry workshops at the University of Manchester are taught by qualified carpentry instructors. For more information about the course content and to register for a place please follow the link below.