Priddy Library Workshops

The Priddy Library is offering workshops where a group of students and professionals engage in thorough discussion and activities on particular subjects. This semester, there will be workshops on DOING DATA! Programs and activities such as Intro to SPSS, infographics and tableau will be covered in the Col-lab area of the library.

The next workshop will take place on September 25 and will cover SPSS, which will help any student learn the basics of data entry, management, analysis and reporting. You can register at http://ter.ps/dodata to let us know if you are coming. You are also encouraged to bring your own laptop to join us from 4:00pm-5:00pm.

Learning how to use SPSS can allow people to make better business decisions and be aware of the risks involved in those decisions through statistical data. This skill could provide you with the information to be effective in customer relations. Strong statistical data offers security for your customers and the ability to detect fraud before it happens.

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The first workshop in October will cover infographics. Students will be able to engage in thoughtful discussion and activities about sharing data through images using simple software. This workshop will improve the impact you have on presenting data by learning about basic design principles. Join us in the Col-lab area of the Priddy Library from 12:30pm-1:30pm on October 4th.

Data is better understood when it is presented in a visual way. Showing statistical data to businessmen and women in the form of infographics can allow them to notice patterns and trends.

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The second workshop offered in October will take place on the 10th from 5:00pm-6:00pm. The workshop will inform students how to create charts, maps and dashboards using Tableau Public, a data discovery and business intelligence tool.

Tableau allows users to accurately prepare to analyze data and create data sources and dashboards. Users can also publish and share their content in order to collaborate with others. An important aspect of Tableau is the security and control it offers.

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Photo: Tableau.com

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