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Digital Literacy

Enhance your digital skills by exploring various practical skills such as data visualization tools, data management tools, AI tools, and web-scrapping tools.


Data Visualization Tool: Tableau

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In this session, attendees will learn the basic features of Tableau, a data visualization tool.

Duration: 1 hr

Video  Handout

Introduction to OpenRefine

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OpenRefine is a free, open-source tool for working with messy data. It cleans up the data, transforms it from one format into another, and extends it with web services and external data.

In this session, attendees will learn the basic applications such as cleaning up and transforming data, resolving inconsistencies in a data set, etc.

Duration: 1 hr

Video  Handout

Introduction to R for Statistical Analysis

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R is a widely used software for statistical analysis that is available for free. This workshop will utilize RStudio Cloud to conduct descriptive statistical analysis and provide practical demonstrations.

In this session, attendees will learn:

  • import data from Excel and CSV files into R, and use different R packages and functions to conduct descriptive statistical analysis, including mean, mode, median, and standard deviation;
  • create visualizations of data using R plot.

Duration: 1.5 hrs

Video  Handout

Understanding the Creative Commons Licenses

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All creative works are automatically protected by copyright. The Creative Commons licenses (CC licenses) facilitate the management of copyright terms so that it is easier to reuse and share creative works.

In this session, attendees will learn:

  • the core suite of six CC licenses;
  • how to use the CC licenses;
  • how to use the CC-licensed works.

Duration: 0.5 hrs

Video  Handout

Using AI Tools to Facilitate the Research Process

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AI tools can be a powerful resource for researchers looking to enhance the quality and efficiency of their research. This workshop is designed to provide researchers with the skills and knowledge required to utilize different AI tools to support their research projects.

In this session, attendees will learn:

  • how to integrate AI tools into the research workflow with demonstrations;
  • the potential benefits and limitations of using AI in research

Duration: 1 hr

Video  Handout

Web Scraping for Non-Technical Researchers

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Web scraping is a valuable method for researchers because it enables them to extract data from websites in an automated and efficient manner, enhancing the efficiency of their research. It is worth noting that not all web scraping techniques require programming skills. This workshop will showcase two no-code tools that can aid in scraping data from the web and provide hands-on demonstrations.

In this session, attendees will learn:

  • the fundamental concepts and principles of web scraping;
  • different web scraping tools and their appropriate uses;
  • how to utilize two web scraping tools to extract desired web content;
  • how to make prudent decisions when gathering data from the internet.

Duration: 1 hr

Video  Handout