Data Cleaning Using OpenRefine

Introduction

Data cleaning is a critical step in any assignment or project that involves data collection or analyzing existing datasets. OpenRefine is a free desktop application for working with messy spreadsheet data.

Use Cases

  • Discover trends in your data
  • Identify and clean up inconsistencies in your data
  • Parse and combine your data
  • Enrich and reconcile your data with external datasets

Tutorials

For more information about OpenRefine and its use in the classroom, contact the Digital Scholarship team in the libraries.

Visual Studies

Are your students interested in learning about how to find and use visual materials for a research project? This workshop video is about visual resources: where to find them, how to use them, and how to cite them. It is helpful to anyone–advanced research skills are not necessary. It is also relevant to all subject areas (including sciences, humanities, arts, etc.).

Visual Studies workshop on Vimeo

Project Management

Large scale or long-term projects can seem daunting to many students, and come with lots of questions. How do they get started on a thesis? How do they make sure everyone knows their role in a group project? How do they make sure all group members are moving in the same direction? How do they avoid duplicating work? This workshop video explores tools and methods for managing large projects.

Project Management workshop on Vimeo