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The Productive Scholar - Turning Freshman into Scientists: Hardware, Software, and Hands-on Technology in the Field

For six years FRS (Freshman Seminar) 145/149/171/187 has taught students to define a hypothesis, collect data to test that hypothesis, analyze their data using quantitative techniques, and present…

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The Productive Scholar - Risk in Media Discourse: An Introduction to Topic Modeling with R and Python

Amidst global concerns over financial markets, terrorism, and outbreaks of disease, the term “risk” pervades contemporary Western media discourse. Manish Nag’s dissertation is…

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The Productive Scholar - Q-APS: Social Science Research Support for Scholars

The Program for Quantitative and Analytical Political Science (Q-APS) offers training, consulting, and resources in support of social science and beyond. In this presentation, Jonathan Olmsted will…

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Productive Scholar-Tools for Text Analysis in the Humanities

A sequel to last semester’s ‘Tools for Text Analysis in the Humanities’, this session will give participants a brief yet hands-on introduction to NLTK, the Natural Language Toolkit.…

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Productive Scholar-Using Mechanical Turk and Qualtrics to Crowdsource Tasks and Surveys

The idea of “crowdsourcing” has increasingly been used in a variety of settings. With the help of social media, we can now crowdsource funds, software coding, information, and a variety…

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Productive Scholar-Simple Map Tools for Complex Data

This Productive Scholar session will cover the use of easily accessible and easy-to-use mapping tools that can help you visualize geo-spatial data for your teaching and research. Use Google Maps to…

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Productive Scholar-Map Datasets and GIS

The Productive Scholar: What Are Digital Map Datasets and Geographic Information Systems? A Geographic Information System (GIS) is powerful research tool that allows a person to capture, store, view,…

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