All New Data-Focused Workshops Series

“Data Isn’t Scary” Workshop Series 

Due to the popularity of Love Data Week, our February workshop series, SMU Libraries is happy to introduce our fall series, Data Isn’t Scary. Just in time for Halloween, this series serves as an introduction to data and research data management for anyone curious about what research data is, and how SMU Libraries can support their needs. Our goal is to demystify topics around data and expose attendees to new skills and resources by sharing a selection of databases, tools, and techniques that are used in this space.

Data Isn’t Scary is taking place October 25- 29, 2021, with these workshops available to everyone:

  • October 25: Demystifying Research Data Management & Introduction to the DMPTool
  • October 26: Introduction to GitHub
  • October 27: Introduction to Data Storage & Preservation
  • October 28: Locating & Using Data Sources
  • October 29: Introduction to Text Mining

Register for our Data Isn’t Scary Workshops. 

Faculty and Student Guest Presenters

Faculty members, Dr. Chrystyna D. Kouros and Dr. Angelika Leskovskaya will present on how they use ICPSR and Data Planet for their teaching and research, during the Locating & Using Data Sources workshop. Dr. Kouros is an Associate Professor and Co-Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Psychology at SMU. She is also the Director of the Family Health and Development Lab. Dr. Leskovskaya is a Clinical Professor of Information Technology & Operations Management in the Cox School of Business at SMU.

Undergraduate student Tyler Diehl will present highlights from his preliminary research on text mining, “Dracula” during the Introduction to Text Mining workshop.

“Data Isn’t Scary” is organized by SMU Libraries’ Research Data Working Group. The Research Data Working Group provides support in the following areas: Research Data Access and Re-Use, Research Data Management Planning, Metadata Advice, and Data Storage and Preservation.