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Data Carpentry Ecology

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Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

60 Bigelow Drive

Boothbay, ME 04544

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Data Carpentry Workshop at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

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Data Carpentry’s aim is to teach researchers basic concepts, skills, and tools for working with data so that they can get more done in less time, and with less pain. This workshop uses a tabular ecology dataset and teaches data cleaning, management, analysis and visualization.

Overview

Data organization in spreadsheets

Data cleaning with OpenRefine

Introduction to R

Data analysis and visualization in R

Perquisites

There are no pre-requisites, and the materials assume no prior knowledge about the tools.

Data

The data for this workshop are from the Portal Project Teaching Database available on FigShare, with a CC-BY license available for reuse.

The Portal Project Teaching Database is a simplified version of the Portal Project Database designed for teaching. It is a tabular dataset of observations of small mammals in a desert ecosystem in Arizona, USA, collected over more than 40 years. It provides a real world example of life-history, population, and ecological data, with sufficient complexity to teach many aspects of data analysis and management, but with many complexities removed to allow students to focus on the core ideas and skills being taught.

This workshop is currently open to Bigelow employees, and is free of charge.

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