Data + Narrative

Schedule from June 3-7 Workshop

Below is a sample schedule for the five-day program with three Data+Narrative tracks. Actual schedules are given to students at the workshop.

Data+Narrative    Advanced Data+Narrative    Data+Narrative with R

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Monday, June 3rd

8:00AM Optional Software Installation/Technical Help Session
9:00AM Data+Narrative: Getting Started
10:00AM Explanation of the Digital Badge Program/Benefits
10:45AM Break
11:00AM So Much Data: Finding High-Value Records for Your Project
12:30PM Pizza Lunch and Narrative Data Storytelling Writing Practice Exercises
1:30PM Extracting Reliable Data from Social Media: The Latest Tools to Mine Social Media
3:00PM Break
3:15PM Getting Started with R
Preparing to Use R for A Data Storytelling Project
Stats 101: Finding the Statistical Significance in Your Data
4:30PM Project Work, Summary of Today’s Lessons, Practice Exercises and Evaluations
5:15PM Data+Narrative Happy Hour at Scoozi

Tuesday, June 4th

9:00AM Basic Operations In R
Scraping Data From the Web I: Free Resources For Storytellers
Getting Your Data Into R
10:30AM Break
10:45AM Regex: Working with Patterns in Your Data
Scraping Data From The Web II: Applying Your New Skills
Data Cleaning & Organizing
12:30PM Lunch on Your Own
1:30PM Discovering the Power of Data Cleaning in R
Spreadsheets 101: The Key Steps to Begin Data Mining for Stories
Exploratory Data Analysis
3:00PM Break
3:15PM Tricks for Cleaning Your Data in R
Liberating Data From Documents: Free and Reliable Methods
Reproducibility
4:45PM Summary of Today’s Lessons, Practice Exercises and Evaluations
Summary of Today’s Lessons, Practice Exercises and Evaluations
Summary of Today’s Lessons, Practice Exercises and Evaluations

Wednesday, June 5th

9:00AM Using Structured Query Language to Find Stories in Your Data
Working with Dirty Data: Time-Saving Tips and Tricks
Unsupervised Learning: Finding The Key Variables in Your Data
10:30AM Break
10:45AM Advancing with Complex SQL Queries
Spreadsheets II: The Power of the Pivot Table
Supervised Learning: Using R to Build Decision Trees
12:30PM Lunch on Your Own
1:30PM Joining Tables in SQL to Discover Important, Hidden Stories
Spreadsheets III: Going Deeper with String Functions and Formulas
Clustering to Identify Potential Stories in Your Data
3:00PM Break
3:15PM The Power of Statistical Analysis
4:45PM Summary of Today’s Lessons, Practice Exercises and Evaluations

Thursday, June 6th

9:00AM Basic Mapping in Tableau
Using Structured Query Language to Find Stories in Your Data
Visual Data+Narrative: The Fundamentals
Producing Static Presentations
10:30AM Break
10:45AM Basic Data Visualization in R
Visualizing with Spreadsheets: Adding Value to Your Story with Understandable Data Graphics
Producing Dynamic Presentations
12:30PM Lunch on Your Own
1:30PM Advancing with Data Visualization In R
Mapping Bootcamp 101
Making Web Pages with R
3:00PM Break
3:15PM R as A Tool to Map Social Networks to Understand and Explore Connectivity
Data Stories with Interactive Timelines
Summary and Review
4:45PM Summary of Today’s Lessons, Practice Exercises and Evaluations
Summary of Today’s Lessons, Practice Exercises and Evaluations
Summary of Today’s Lessons, Practice Exercises and Evaluations

Friday, June 7th

9:00AM Data Verification: How to Bulletproof Your Story
10:30AM Break
10:45AM Data+Narrative Studio
12:30PM Catered Lunch and Presentation: Framing the Narrative: How Data Forms Your Storyline
2:00PM Data+Narrative Lightning Showcase
3:30PM Final Wrap-Up and Evaluations

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