SHU Data Services Joined Petersheim Exposition

SHU Data Services is excited to announce its contributions to the 25th edition of the Petersheim Academic Exposition.

On April 26th, Chelsea Barrett, along with other library faculty, led a presentation on library research support during the COVID-19 pandemic. This presentation included two testimonials of students that recently utilized Data Services consultations to facilitate their research. One of the students, a Ph.D. candidate in Health Sciences, noted that Data Services “has been helping me step by step…[making] the research journey (particularly the data analysis part) for Ph.D. students like myself, less intimidating/stressful, more enjoyable and even more exciting.”

Following this presentation, Lisa DeLuca and Luisa Chainferber also presented on Humanitarian Mapping at Seton Hall. In this presentation, the Data Services team covered how students and faculty can take advantage of humanitarian mapping opportunities to gain community service hours as well as a leisure activity. Additionally, the presentation covered the process to set up a HOT account with OpenStreetMap, mapping instructions, and information on the characteristics and use cases of GIS data.

Lastly, the SHU Data Services team offered a PowerBI workshop on how to take your report to the next level on April 28th. In this workshop, Luisa Chainferber covered how to create visuals in PowerBI, how to add a custom background, how to add and hide data filters, and how to connect multiple pages of a report. Through these steps, participants learned how to create more user-friendly and interactive reports.

SHU Data Services is now looking forward to the next edition of Petersheim. To access any recordings or presentation materials from this year, please contact data.services@shu.edu.

 

Seton Hall To Begin Humanitarian Mapping

Seton Hall University Libraries is excited to announce that students can now join Humanitarian Mapathons—coordinated mapping events with a humanitarian purpose, such as the mapping of areas that are highly subject to natural disasters—as another community service opportunity at Seton Hall.

With an OpenStreetMap and a Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team account (HOT), students will be able to volunteer in humanitarian mapping activities along with a group leader. Group leaders will be able to select regions of the world that lack mapping data and coordinate so that students can collaborate virtually for map completion. Additionally, students will be able to check on their individual contributions by accessing the “My Contributions” tab in their personal accounts.

On March 5th, the Diplomacy Leadership Cohort participated in the first SHU humanitarian mapping session. Lauren Diawatan, a Diplomacy undergraduate student, joined the session and later said that humanitarian mapping helped her make a difference. She also noted that she never realized before “how online mapping could make an impact on directing resources and assistance.”

Besides its humanitarian purpose, humanitarian mapping also has the added benefit of enhancing students’ digital literacy, which makes this service opportunity a perfect fit for classes that seek to discuss the ethical, economic, or legal issues surrounding open-source data. As explained in Bloomberg, the access to geospatial data before OpenStreetMap was difficult and significantly limited to government agencies, however, nowadays, there is already more than five million registered users that can contribute to mapping several parts of the world.

Faculty and students who are interested in running or participating in a Mapathon can reach out to Lisa DeLuca at lisa.deluca@shu.edu  with inquiries or requests.

Data Services Group

University Libraries launched its Data Services Group in Fall 2019.  Librarians and a Data Support Specialist are available to provide training in data management, specific tools like Stata, SPSS and R, Survey Research Methods for Qualtrics and Data Management for Seton Hall University students, faculty, staff, and administrators.  For further information, please view the Data Services website.  Part of the Data Service mission is to provide access to data sources including ICPSR.

 

SHU Data Services Group Hosted 2021 Love Data Week

Seton Hall University Libraries’ new Data Services Group, hosted its Love Data Week 2021 virtually this February 8th-12th. This year’s theme for the LDW at SHU was “Diversity and Inclusion in Data.”

During the week, the Data Services Group offered several sessions, ranging from Tableau Dashboards, Using Power BI to Identify Diversity in Your Workplace, Using Excel to Build an Optimal Investment Portfolio, and much more. The sessions counted with high levels of participation from University Libraries staff, SHU faculty & administrators, external guests, as well as undergraduate and graduate students.

Additionally, thanks to the University Libraries’ partnership with ICPSR, an international consortium that allows SHU students and faculty to access several secondary datasets, Love Data Week even had international attendees join its session on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion on data sources. The session described how students can use ICPSR to discover data sources related to several communities.

Joseph Kajon, a sophomore Mathematics major, said he really enjoyed the experience of attending the Tableau Dashboards session. “As someone interested in the field of Data Science, I really appreciate having these resources available to learn more about how to efficiently use data.” He also added that he enjoyed “seeing how data is relevant to all fields, not just STEM related. Overall, LDW was a great experience and strengthened my interest in data.”

Faculty and students who were unable to attend the sessions can assess the recordings and presentation materials below. All are encouraged to learn about Research Data Services now offered by University Libraries, including data management, collection, and storage options. In addition, SHU students and faculty can request software access to aid their research based on the list of software supported at SHU in the Data Services Guide.

R: ggplot |Recording | Presentation

Using PowerBI To Identify Diversity in Your Workplace | Recording | Presentation

Using Excel to Build an Optimal Investment Portfolio| Recording

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Data Sources in ICPSR | Recording | Presentation

Algorithm Bias and Data Ethics | Recording | Presentation

Tableau Dashboards | Recording

Data Narrative Assignment Workshop | Recording | Presentation

Facts & Figures Zet Forward | Recording | Presentation

Douglass Day Conversations| Presentation

For future workshops, stay connected with us and be sure to check the Data Services Group’s Class Calendar.

Data Manipulation in Stata

Course name: Data Manipulation in Stata

Date and Time: 10/6/2020 [see Data Services calendar]

Location: online/ Microsoft teams

Software : Stata [Available for SHU students and faculty]

Objectives:

This workshop aims to provide basic understanding of data manipulation in Stata.

By the end of this workshop participants are expected to know how :

  • Import and export different data format in Stata
  • Clean and recode data in Stata
  • Create and compute a new variables from an existing variables
  • Run descriptive analysis in Stata

Please view the Data Services Stata webpage prior to class to request Stata access and download class materials.

Register for this event 

Join ICPSR Data Fair running September 21-25

Data Services, ICPSR

The Seton Hall Community is invited to the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research’s Data Fair, “Data In Real Life.” With all the unexpected twists and turns of 2020, the ICPSR Data Fair will provide a data lens on timely topics such as the elections, Black Lives Matter, the Census, higher education, immigration, COVID 19, and more. The Data Fair is September 21-25, 2020 and is entirely virtual and free to all. Learn more and register at https://www.icpsr.umich.edu/web/pages/membership/datafair/schedule.html. There are excellent programs for faculty who may want to supplement their syllabi with programs across many disciplines such as:

ICPSR’s COVID 19 Data Archive

Quantifying Gender Identities and Behaviors

Conceptualizing and Visualizing Conflict Data with Shiny

Data in Social Media

For more information about ICPSR data and Seton Hall’s subscription, please contact Lisa.DeLuca@shu.edu , Seton Hall’s ICPSR Representative at University Libraries.

ICPSR

The Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) is an organization of member institutions based out of the University of Michigan working together to acquire and preserve social science data, to provide open and equitable access to these data, and to promote effective data use.

The ICPSR data archive and holdings encompass a range of disciplines, including political science, sociology, demography, economics, history, education, gerontology, criminal justice, public health, foreign policy, health and medical care, education, child care research, law, and substance abuse.  Seton Hall faculty and students have access to over 15,000 studies and 5.6 million variables through the University Libraries’ subscription.

Data Services Group

University Libraries launched its Data Services Group in Fall 2019.  Librarians and a Data Support Specialist are available to provide training in data management, specific tools like Stata, SPSS and R, Survey Research Methods for Qualtrics and Data Management for Seton Hall University students, faculty, staff, and administrators.  For further information, please view the Data Services website.  Part of the Data Service mission is to provide access to data sources including ICPSR.

 

 

Advanced Data Support for the SHU Community with Stata

Seton Hall University Libraries, in conjunction with the Department of Information Technology, is excited to announce a campus-wide license for Stata is now available for student and faculty use.

Professor Joseph Huddleston, Assistant Professor at the School of Diplomacy and International Relations, notes “I am so glad we can offer access to Stata to our students now. Stata is a standard analysis software in International Relations, Political Science, Economics, and other social sciences. It is a powerful tool, both for instruction in the classroom and for students’ own research projects.”

What is Stata?

The name Stata stands for a syllabic abbreviation of Statistics and Data.  Stata is a statistical software package that provides tools for data management, statistical methods and data visualization, much like SPSS. It is a powerful tool to create publication-quality graphs and tables.

Why Stata?

Stata offers both pull-down menus and command syntax. Stata commands are very intuitive and easy to use and learn. Stata has a powerful reproducible documentation and version control systems. These systems ensure that researchers will have the same results every time they run the commands. Stata offers a wide number of learning resources including short video on how to use Stata.

How to request and install Stata?

To request a copy of Stata/SE use the Software Request form from the IT Department.

For help with Stata: 

Please contact SHU Libraries Data Services: https://library.shu.edu/data-services

Data Services Group

University Libraries launched its Data Services Group in Fall 2019.  Librarians and a Data Support Specialist are available to provide training in data management, specific tools like Stata, SPSS and R, Survey Research Methods for Qualtrics and Data Management for Seton Hall University students, faculty, staff, and administrators.  For further information, please view the Data Services website.

Interested in learning more? Sign up for Stata class offered by SHU Libraries Data Services for the SHU community:

9/16, Wednesday class 1pm – 1:45pm, Introduction to Stata

9/22, Tuesday, class 4:15 – 5pm, Introduction to Stata

9/23, Wednesday, class, 10am – 10:45am, Introduction to Stata