We teach weekly workshops on different computer programs, R packages, and Python scripts that are popular among researchers. In addition to these regular workshops, we are also available to teach workshops for other research groups on campus, and we frequently collaborate with other groups on campus to facilitate workshops within the Journalism & Mass Communication Department.
Resources from our 2018-2019 workshops can be found here.
Meet our Master Trainers
Students who have presented two or more unique workshops are considered Master Trainers. In the 2018-2019 year, we had five Master Trainers:
Spring 2019 Workshops
|Feb 1||Text Analysis II – quanteda||quanteda (R)|
|Feb 8||CANCELLED (Flooding)|
|Feb 15||Reporting Results – LaTeX||LateX|
|Feb 22||Intro to Python, Syntax and Data Structures||pandas (Python)|
|Mar 1||Unsupervised ML – LDA Topic Modeling||topicmodels (R)|
|Mar 8||Crossroads – No Meeting|
|March 15||Unsupervised ML – Structural Topic Modeling||stm (R)|
|March 22||Spring Break – No Meeting|
|March 29||No Meeting|
|April 5||Network Analysis||igraph, ggnet (R)|
|April 12||No Meeting|
|April 19||SQL and/or BigQuery|
|April 26||Machine Learning||mlr (R), possibly a Python package|
|May 3||Advanced NLP||ClearNLP|
For more information about what we have taught, please visit our blog.
We teach these workshops regularly. For UW-Madison research groups and classes interested in one of these workshops, please contact our research group lead.
- MediaCloud tutorial (1 hour)
- rvest (R) tutorial (1.5 hours)
- LIWC and Diction tutorial (2 hours)
- tidytext (R) tutorial (2 hours)
In addition to teaching our own workshops, we often collaborate with other departments and research groups. We have helped host the following workshops: