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Collecting Web Data

Web scraping is a technique for extracting information from websites. This can be done manually but it is usually faster, more efficient and less error-prone if it can be automated.

Web scraping allows you to convert non-tabular or poorly structured data into a usable, structured format, such as...

Keywords: Data Management, Python

Collecting Web Data https://dresa.org.au/materials/collecting-web-data Web scraping is a technique for extracting information from websites. This can be done manually but it is usually faster, more efficient and less error-prone if it can be automated. Web scraping allows you to convert non-tabular or poorly structured data into a usable, structured format, such as a .csv file or spreadsheet. But scraping is about more than just acquiring data: it can help you track changes to data online, and help you archive data. In short, it's a skill worth learning. So join us for this web scraping workshop to learn web scraping, using the researcher-focused training modules from the highly regarded Software Carpentry Foundation. #### You'll learn: - The concept of structured data - The use of XPath queries on HTML document - How to scrape data using browser extensions - How to scrape using Python and Scrapy - How to automate the scraping of multiple web pages #### Prerequisites: A good knowledge of the basic concepts and techniques in Python. Consider taking our [Learn to Program: Python](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/python101/) and [Python for Research](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/python110/) courses to come up to speed beforehand. **For more information, please click [here](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/webdata201).** training@intersect.org.au Data Management, Python
Start Coding without Hesitation: Programming Languages Showdown

Programming is becoming more and more popular, with many researchers using programming to perform data cleaning, data manipulation, data analytics, as well as creating publication quality plots. Programming can be really beneficial for automating processes and workflows. In this webinar, we are...

Keywords: Programming, Python, R, MATLAB, Julia

Start Coding without Hesitation: Programming Languages Showdown https://dresa.org.au/materials/start-coding-without-hesitation-programming-languages-showdown Programming is becoming more and more popular, with many researchers using programming to perform data cleaning, data manipulation, data analytics, as well as creating publication quality plots. Programming can be really beneficial for automating processes and workflows. In this webinar, we are exploring four of the most popular programming languages that are widely used in academia, namely Python, R, MATLAB, and Julia. #### You'll learn: - Why use Programming - An overview of Python, R, MATLAB, and Julia - Code comparison of the four programming languages - Popularity and job opportunities - Intersect's comparison - General guidelines on how to choose the best programming language for your research #### Prerequisites: The webinar has no prerequisites. **For more information, please click [here](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/coding001).** training@intersect.org.au Programming, Python, R, MATLAB, Julia
A showcase of Data Analysis in Python and R: A case study using COVID-19 data

In all fields of research we are being confronted with a deluge of data; data that needs cleaning and transformation to be used in further analysis. This webinar demonstrates the effective use of programming tools for an initial analysis of COVID-19 datasets, with examples using both R and...

Keywords: Programming, Python, R

A showcase of Data Analysis in Python and R: A case study using COVID-19 data https://dresa.org.au/materials/a-showcase-of-data-analysis-in-python-and-r-a-case-study-using-covid-19-data In all fields of research we are being confronted with a deluge of data; data that needs cleaning and transformation to be used in further analysis. This webinar demonstrates the effective use of programming tools for an initial analysis of COVID-19 datasets, with examples using both R and Python. #### You'll learn: - Cleaning up a dataset for analysis - Using Jupyter lab for interactive analysis - Making the most of the tidyverse (R) and pandas (python) - Simple data visualisation using ggplot (R) and seaborn (python) - Best practices for readable code #### Prerequisites: The webinar has no prerequisites. **For more information, please click [here](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/coding002).** training@intersect.org.au Programming, Python, R
Thinking like a computer: The Fundamentals of Programming

Human brains are extremely good at evaluating a small amount of information simultaneously, ignoring anomalies and coming up with an answer to a problem without much in the way of conscious thought. Computers on the other hand are extremely good at performing individual calculations, one at a...

Keywords: Programming

Thinking like a computer: The Fundamentals of Programming https://dresa.org.au/materials/thinking-like-a-computer-the-fundamentals-of-programming Human brains are extremely good at evaluating a small amount of information simultaneously, ignoring anomalies and coming up with an answer to a problem without much in the way of conscious thought. Computers on the other hand are extremely good at performing individual calculations, one at a time, and can keep the results in a large bank of short-term memory for quick recall. These two approaches are fundamentally different. Humans can only reasonably retain seven plus or minus two pieces of information in short-term memory, and new items push older items out, whereas a computer is hopeless when given multiple pieces of information simultaneously. Understanding this fact is key to being able to write instructions for computers - also known as programs – in a way that takes advantage of their strengths, and overcomes their drawbacks. Suitable for the programming novice, this webinar is good preparation for researchers wanting to learn how to program. #### You'll learn: - How a human solves tasks - How a computer solves tasks - Overview of programming concepts: - Variables - Loops - Conditionals - Functions - Data types #### Prerequisites: The webinar has no prerequisites. **For more information, please click [here](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/coding003).** training@intersect.org.au Programming
From PC to Cloud or High Performance Computing

Most of you would have heard of Cloud and High Performance Computing (HPC), or you may already be using it. HPC is not the same as cloud computing. Both technologies differ in a number of ways, and have some similarities as well.

We may refer to both types as “large scale computing” - but what...

Keywords: Research Computing

From PC to Cloud or High Performance Computing https://dresa.org.au/materials/from-pc-to-cloud-or-high-performance-computing Most of you would have heard of Cloud and High Performance Computing (HPC), or you may already be using it. HPC is not the same as cloud computing. Both technologies differ in a number of ways, and have some similarities as well. We may refer to both types as “large scale computing” - but what is the difference? Both systems target scalability of computing, but in different ways. This webinar will give a good overview to the researchers thinking to make a move from their local computer to Cloud of High Performance Computing Cluster. #### You'll learn: - Introduction - HPC vs Cloud computing - When to use HPC - When to use the Cloud - The Cloud – Pros and Cons - HPC – Pros and Cons #### Prerequisites: The webinar has no prerequisites. **For more information, please click [here](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/compute001).** training@intersect.org.au Research Computing
Survey Tools in Research: REDCap and Qualtrics

Now more than ever researchers are needing to embrace electronic data capture methods to keep their research moving in the midst of social distancing restrictions and decreased access to survey participants. Using a research specific survey tool can not only solve this problem, but also set your...

Keywords: Data Management, REDCap, Qualtrics

Survey Tools in Research: REDCap and Qualtrics https://dresa.org.au/materials/survey-tools-in-research-redcap-and-qualtrics Now more than ever researchers are needing to embrace electronic data capture methods to keep their research moving in the midst of social distancing restrictions and decreased access to survey participants. Using a research specific survey tool can not only solve this problem, but also set your research up for success through intuitive data collection and validation, scheduling and reporting. This webinar will introduce and compare two of the most popular research tools for the collection of survey data and patient records: REDCap and Qualtrics. #### You'll learn: - Electronic Data Capture: Surveys vs Forms - Confidential vs Anonymous data collection - Strengths and weaknesses of Qualtrics and REDCap - Real-life use cases for each tool - Using survey tools for longitudinal studies #### Prerequisites: The webinar has no prerequisites. **For more information, please click [here](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/surveys001).** training@intersect.org.au Data Management, REDCap, Qualtrics
Getting Started with Excel

We rarely receive the research data in an appropriate form. Often data is messy. Sometimes it is incomplete. And sometimes there's too much of it. Frequently, it has errors.

This webinar targets beginners and presents a quick demonstration of using the most widespread data wrangling tool,...

Keywords: Data Analysis, Excel

Getting Started with Excel https://dresa.org.au/materials/getting-started-with-excel We rarely receive the research data in an appropriate form. Often data is messy. Sometimes it is incomplete. And sometimes there's too much of it. Frequently, it has errors. This webinar targets beginners and presents a quick demonstration of using the most widespread data wrangling tool, Microsoft Excel, to sort, filter, copy, protect, transform, aggregate, summarise, and visualise research data. #### You'll learn: - Introduction to Microsoft Excel user interface - Interpret data using sorting, filtering, and conditional formatting - Summarise data using functions - Analyse data using pivot tables - Manipulate and visualise data - Handy tips to speed up your work #### Prerequisites: The webinar has no prerequisites. **For more information, please click [here](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/excel001).** training@intersect.org.au Data Analysis, Excel
Excel for Researchers

Data rarely comes in the form you require. Often it is messy. Sometimes it is incomplete. And sometimes there's too much of it. Frequently, it has errors. We'll use one of the most widespread data wrangling tools, Microsoft Excel, to import, sort, filter, copy, protect, transform, summarise,...

Keywords: Data Analysis, Excel

Excel for Researchers https://dresa.org.au/materials/excel-for-researchers Data rarely comes in the form you require. Often it is messy. Sometimes it is incomplete. And sometimes there's too much of it. Frequently, it has errors. We'll use one of the most widespread data wrangling tools, Microsoft Excel, to import, sort, filter, copy, protect, transform, summarise, merge, and visualise research data. While aimed at novice Excel users, most attendees will walk away with new tricks to work more efficiently with their research data. #### You'll learn: - 'Clean up’ messy research data - Organise, format and name your data - Interpret your data (SORTING, FILTERING, CONDITIONAL FORMATTING) - Perform calculations on your data using functions (MAX, MIN, AVERAGE) - Extract significant findings from your data (PIVOT TABLE, VLOOKUP) - Manipulate your data (convert data format, work with DATES and TIMES) - Create graphs and charts to visualise your data (CHARTS) - Handy tips to speed up your work #### Prerequisites: In order to participate, attendees must have a licensed copy of Microsoft Excel installed on their computer. Speak to your local university IT or Research Office for assistance in obtaining a license and installing the software. **For more information, please click [here](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/excel101).** training@intersect.org.au Data Analysis, Excel
Version Control with Git

Have you mistakenly overwritten programs or data and want to learn techniques to avoid repeating the loss? Version control systems are one of the most powerful tools available for avoiding data loss and enabling reproducible research. While the learning curve can be steep, our trainers are there...

Keywords: Data Management, Git

Version Control with Git https://dresa.org.au/materials/version-control-with-git Have you mistakenly overwritten programs or data and want to learn techniques to avoid repeating the loss? Version control systems are one of the most powerful tools available for avoiding data loss and enabling reproducible research. While the learning curve can be steep, our trainers are there to answer all your questions while you gain hands on experience in using Git, one of the most popular version control systems available. Join us for this workshop where we cover the fundamentals of version control using the researcher-focused training modules from the highly regarded Software Carpentry Foundation. #### You'll learn: - keep versions of data, scripts, and other files - examine commit logs to find which files were changed when - restore earlier versions of files - compare changes between versions of a file - push your versioned files to a remote location, for backup and to facilitate collaboration #### Prerequisites: The course has no prerequisites. **For more information, please click [here](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/git101).** training@intersect.org.au Data Management, Git
Getting started with HPC using PBS Pro

Is your computer's limited power throttling your research ambitions? Are your analysis scripts pushing your laptop's processor to its limits? Is your software crashing because you’ve run out of memory? Would you like to unleash to power of the Unix command line to automate and run your analysis...

Keywords: Research Computing, HPC

Getting started with HPC using PBS Pro https://dresa.org.au/materials/getting-started-with-hpc-using-pbs-pro Is your computer's limited power throttling your research ambitions? Are your analysis scripts pushing your laptop's processor to its limits? Is your software crashing because you’ve run out of memory? Would you like to unleash to power of the Unix command line to automate and run your analysis on supercomputers that you can access for free? High-Performance Computing (HPC) allows you to accomplish your analysis faster by using many parallel CPUs and huge amounts of memory simultaneously. This course provides a hands on introduction to running software on HPC infrastructure using PBS Pro. #### You'll learn: - Connect to an HPC cluster - Use the Unix command line to operate a remote computer and create job scripts - Submit and manage jobs on a cluster using a scheduler - Transfer files to and from a remote computer - Use software through environment modules - Use parallelisation to speed up data analysis - Access the facilities available to you as a researcher - This is the PBS Pro version of the Getting Started with HPC course. #### Prerequisites: This course assumes basic familiarity with the Bash command line environment found on GNU/Linux and other Unix-like environments. To come up to speed, consider taking our [Unix Shell and Command Line Basics](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/unix101/) course. **For more information, please click [here](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/hpc201).** training@intersect.org.au Research Computing, HPC
Getting started with HPC using Slurm

Is your computer's limited power throttling your research ambitions? Are your analysis scripts pushing your laptop's processor to its limits? Is your software crashing because you’ve run out of memory? Would you like to unleash to power of the Unix command line to automate and run your analysis...

Keywords: Research Computing, HPC

Getting started with HPC using Slurm https://dresa.org.au/materials/getting-started-with-hpc-using-slurm Is your computer's limited power throttling your research ambitions? Are your analysis scripts pushing your laptop's processor to its limits? Is your software crashing because you’ve run out of memory? Would you like to unleash to power of the Unix command line to automate and run your analysis on supercomputers that you can access for free? High-Performance Computing (HPC) allows you to accomplish your analysis faster by using many parallel CPUs and huge amounts of memory simultaneously. This course provides a hands on introduction to running software on HPC infrastructure using Slurm. #### You'll learn: - Connect to an HPC cluster - Use the Unix command line to operate a remote computer and create job scripts - Submit and manage jobs on a cluster using a scheduler - Transfer files to and from a remote computer - Use software through environment modules - Use parallelisation to speed up data analysis - Access the facilities available to you as a researcher - This is the Slurm version of the Getting Started with HPC course. #### Prerequisites: This course assumes basic familiarity with the Bash command line environment found on GNU/Linux and other Unix-like environments. To come up to speed, consider taking our [Unix Shell and Command Line Basics](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/unix101/) course. **For more information, please click [here](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/hpc202).** training@intersect.org.au Research Computing, HPC
Parallel Programming for HPC

You have written, compiled and run functioning programs in C and/or Fortran. You know how HPC works and you've submitted batch jobs.

Now you want to move from writing single-threaded programs into the parallel programming paradigm, so you can truly harness the full power of High Performance...

Keywords: Research Computing, HPC

Parallel Programming for HPC https://dresa.org.au/materials/parallel-programming-for-hpc You have written, compiled and run functioning programs in C and/or Fortran. You know how HPC works and you've submitted batch jobs. Now you want to move from writing single-threaded programs into the parallel programming paradigm, so you can truly harness the full power of High Performance Computing. #### You'll learn: - OpenMP (Open Multi-Processing): a widespread method for shared memory programming - MPI (Message Passing Interface): a leading distributed memory programming model #### Prerequisites: To do this course you need to have: A good working knowledge of HPC. Consider taking our Getting Started with HPC using PBS Pro course to come up to speed beforehand. Prior experience of writing programs in either C or Fortran. **For more information, please click [here](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/hpc301).** training@intersect.org.au Research Computing, HPC
Learn to Program: Julia

Julia is a high-level, high-performance dynamic programming language with more than 4,000 external libraries available. Julia allows you to range from tight low-level loops and conditionals, up to a high-level programming style, with its performance approaching and often matching the performance...

Keywords: Programming, Julia

Learn to Program: Julia https://dresa.org.au/materials/learn-to-program-julia Julia is a high-level, high-performance dynamic programming language with more than 4,000 external libraries available. Julia allows you to range from tight low-level loops and conditionals, up to a high-level programming style, with its performance approaching and often matching the performance of the fastest programming languages! This workshop expects that you are coming to Julia with some experience in the basic concepts of programming in another language. It is designed to help you migrate the basic concepts of programming that you already know to the Julia context. Join us for this live coding workshop where we write programs that produce results, using Jupyter notebooks, which allow program code, results, visualisations and documentation to be blended seamlessly. #### You'll learn: - Introduction to the JupyterLab interface for programming - Basic syntax and data types in Julia - How to load external data into Julia - Creating functions (FUNCTIONS) - Repeating actions and analysing multiple data sets (LOOPS) - Making choices (IF STATEMENTS - CONDITIONALS) - Ways to visualise data using the Plots library in Julia #### Prerequisites: Some experience with the basic concepts of programming in another language needed to attend this course. It is an intensive course that is designed to help you migrate the basic concepts of programming that you already know to the Julia context in half a day instead of a full day. If you don't have any prior experience in programming, please consider attending one of the [Learn to Program: Python](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/python101/), [Learn to Program: R](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/r101/) or [Learn to Program: MATLAB](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/matlab101/) prior to this course. We also strongly recommend attending the Start Coding without Hesitation: Programming Languages Showdown and Thinking like a computer: The Fundamentals of Programming webinars. Recordings of previously delivered webinars can be found [here](https://intersect.org.au/training/webinars/). **For more information, please click [here](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/julia101).** training@intersect.org.au Programming, Julia
Beyond the Basics: Julia

Julia is a high-level, high-performance dynamic programming language with more than 4,000 external libraries available. Julia allows you to range from tight low-level loops and conditionals, up to a high-level programming style, with its performance approaching and often matching the performance...

Keywords: Programming, Julia

Beyond the Basics: Julia https://dresa.org.au/materials/beyond-the-basics-julia Julia is a high-level, high-performance dynamic programming language with more than 4,000 external libraries available. Julia allows you to range from tight low-level loops and conditionals, up to a high-level programming style, with its performance approaching and often matching the performance of the fastest programming languages! This workshop explores the more advanced features of functions in Julia, introduces widely used tools within Julia, as well as demonstrates the speed of Julia by benchmarking functions and different styles of scripting within Julia. Join us for this live coding workshop where we write programs that produce results, using Jupyter notebooks, which allow program code, results, visualisations and documentation to be blended seamlessly. #### You'll learn: - Understand the role of Types within Julia - Create functions with complex arguments - Demonstrate programming patterns of list comprehension, pipes, and anonymous functions. - Benchmark Julia code and understand how to make it fast #### Prerequisites: If you already have experience with programming, please check the topics covered in the [Learn to Program: Julia](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/julia101/) to ensure that you are familiar with the knowledge needed for this course. **For more information, please click [here](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/julia201).** training@intersect.org.au Programming, Julia
Learn to Program: MATLAB

MATLAB is an incredibly powerful programming environment with a rich set of analysis toolkits. But what if you're just getting started - with MATLAB and, more generally, with programming?

Nothing beats a hands-on, face-to-face training session to get you past the inevitable syntax errors!

So...

Keywords: Programming, MATLAB

Learn to Program: MATLAB https://dresa.org.au/materials/learn-to-program-matlab MATLAB is an incredibly powerful programming environment with a rich set of analysis toolkits. But what if you're just getting started - with MATLAB and, more generally, with programming? Nothing beats a hands-on, face-to-face training session to get you past the inevitable syntax errors! So join us for this live coding workshop where we write programs that produce results, using the researcher-focused training modules from the highly regarded Software Carpentry Foundation. #### You'll learn: - Introduction to the MATLAB interface for programming - Basic syntax and data types in MATLAB - How to load external data into MATLAB - Creating functions (FUNCTIONS) - Repeating actions and analysing multiple data sets (LOOPS) - Making choices (IF STATEMENTS – CONDITIONALS) - Ways to visualise data in MATLAB #### Prerequisites: No prior experience with programming needed to attend this course. We strongly recommend attending the Start Coding without Hesitation: Programming Languages Showdown and Thinking like a computer: The Fundamentals of Programming webinars. Recordings of previously delivered webinars can be found [here](https://intersect.org.au/training/webinars/). **For more information, please click [here](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/matlab101).** training@intersect.org.au Programming, MATLAB
Getting started with NVivo for Windows

Does your research see you working through unstructured and non-numerical data? With the ability to collect, store and analyse different data types all in the one location makes, it's easy to see why NVivo is becoming the tool of choice for many researchers.

NVivo allows researchers to simply...

Keywords: Data Analysis, NVivo

Getting started with NVivo for Windows https://dresa.org.au/materials/getting-started-with-nvivo-for-windows Does your research see you working through unstructured and non-numerical data? With the ability to collect, store and analyse different data types all in the one location makes, it's easy to see why NVivo is becoming the tool of choice for many researchers. NVivo allows researchers to simply organise and manage data from a variety of sources including surveys, interviews, articles, video, email, social media and web content, PDFs and images. Coding your data allows you to discover trends and compares themes as they emerge across different sources and data types. Using NVivo memos and visualisations combined with the ability to integrate with popular bibliographic tools you can get your research ready for publication sooner. #### You'll learn: - Create and organise a qualitative research project in NVivo - Import a range of data sources using NVivo's integrated tools - Code and classify your data - Format your data to take advantage of NVivo’s auto-coding ability - Use NVivo to discover new themes and trends in research - Visualise relationships and trends in your data #### Prerequisites: In order to participate, attendees must have a licensed copy of NVivo installed on their computer. Speak to your local university IT or Research Office for assistance in obtaining a license and installing the software. This course is taught using NVivo 12 Pro for Windows and is not suitable for NVivo for Mac users. **For more information, please click [here](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/nvivo101).** training@intersect.org.au Data Analysis, NVivo
Getting Started with NVivo for Mac

Does your research see you working through unstructured and non-numerical data? With the ability to collect, store and analyse different data types all in the one location makes, it's easy to see why NVivo is becoming the tool of choice for many researchers.

NVivo allows researchers to simply...

Keywords: Data Management, NVivo

Getting Started with NVivo for Mac https://dresa.org.au/materials/getting-started-with-nvivo-for-mac Does your research see you working through unstructured and non-numerical data? With the ability to collect, store and analyse different data types all in the one location makes, it's easy to see why NVivo is becoming the tool of choice for many researchers. NVivo allows researchers to simply organise and manage data from a variety of sources including surveys, interviews, articles, video, email, social media and web content, PDFs and images. Coding your data allows you to discover trends and compares themes as they emerge across different sources and data types. Using NVivo memos and visualisations combined with the ability to integrate with popular bibliographic tools you can get your research ready for publication sooner. #### You'll learn: - Create and organise a qualitative research project in NVivo - Import a range of data sources using NVivo's integrated tools - Code and classify your data - Format your data to take advantage of NVivo’s auto-coding ability - Use NVivo to discover new themes and trends in research - Visualise relationships and trends in your data #### Prerequisites: In order to participate, attendees must have a licensed copy of NVivo installed on their computer. Speak to your local university IT or Research Office for assistance in obtaining a license and installing the software. This course is taught using NVivo 12 Pro for Mac and is not suitable for NVivo for Windows users. **For more information, please click [here](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/nvivo102).** training@intersect.org.au Data Management, NVivo
Learn to Program: Python

Python has deservedly become a popular language for scientific computing. It has all the friendly features and conveniences you'd expect of a modern programming language, and also a rich set of libraries for working with data.

We teach using Jupyter notebooks, which allow program code, results,...

Keywords: Programming, Python

Learn to Program: Python https://dresa.org.au/materials/learn-to-program-python Python has deservedly become a popular language for scientific computing. It has all the friendly features and conveniences you'd expect of a modern programming language, and also a rich set of libraries for working with data. We teach using Jupyter notebooks, which allow program code, results, visualisations and documentation to be blended seamlessly. Perfect for sharing insights with others while producing reproducible research. Join us for this live coding workshop where we write programs that produce results, using the researcher-focused training modules from the highly regarded Software Carpentry Foundation. #### You'll learn: - Introduction to the JupyterLab interface for programming - Basic syntax and data types in Python - How to load external data into Python - Creating functions (FUNCTIONS) - Repeating actions and anylsing multiple data sets (LOOPS) - Making choices (IF STATEMENTS - CONDITIONALS) - Ways to visualise data in Python #### Prerequisites: No prior experience with programming needed to attend this course. We strongly recommend attending the Start Coding without Hesitation: Programming Languages Showdown and Thinking like a computer: The Fundamentals of Programming webinars. Recordings of previously delivered webinars can be found [here](https://intersect.org.au/training/webinars/). **For more information, please click [here](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/python101).** training@intersect.org.au Programming, Python
Python for Research

Python has deservedly become a popular language for scientific computing. It has all the friendly features and conveniences you'd expect of a modern programming language, and also a rich set of libraries for working with data.

This workshop is an introduction to data structures (DataFrames using...

Keywords: Programming, Python

Python for Research https://dresa.org.au/materials/python-for-research Python has deservedly become a popular language for scientific computing. It has all the friendly features and conveniences you'd expect of a modern programming language, and also a rich set of libraries for working with data. This workshop is an introduction to data structures (DataFrames using the pandas library) and visualisation (using the matplotlib library) in Python. The targeted audience for this workshop is researchers who are already familiar with the basic concepts in programming such as loops, functions, and conditionals. We teach using Jupyter notebooks, which allow program code, results, visualisations and documentation to be blended seamlessly. Perfect for sharing insights with others while producing reproducible research. Join us for this live coding workshop where we write programs that produce results, using the researcher-focused training modules from the highly regarded Software Carpentry Foundation. #### You'll learn: - Introduction to Libraries and Built-in Functions in Python - Introduction to DataFrames using the pandas library - Reading and writing data in DataFrames - Selecting values in DataFrames - Quick introduction to Plotting using the matplotlib library #### Prerequisites: [Learn to Program: Python](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/python101/) or any of the [Learn to Program: R](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/r101/), [Learn to Program: MATLAB](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/matlab101/) or [Learn to Program: Julia](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/julia101/), needed to attend this course. If you already have some experience with programming, please check the topics covered in the [Learn to Program: Python](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/python101/) course to ensure that you are familiar with the knowledge needed for this course. **For more information, please click [here](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/python110).** training@intersect.org.au Programming, Python
Data Manipulation in Python

Python has deservedly become a popular language for scientific computing. It has all the friendly features and conveniences you'd expect of a modern programming language, and also a rich set of libraries for working with data.

In this workshop, you will explore DataFrames in depth (using the...

Keywords: Programming, Python

Data Manipulation in Python https://dresa.org.au/materials/data-manipulation-in-python Python has deservedly become a popular language for scientific computing. It has all the friendly features and conveniences you'd expect of a modern programming language, and also a rich set of libraries for working with data. In this workshop, you will explore DataFrames in depth (using the pandas library), learn how to manipulate, explore and get insights from your data (Data Manipulation), as well as how to deal with missing values and how to combine multiple datasets. We teach using Jupyter notebooks, which allow program code, results, visualisations and documentation to be blended seamlessly. Perfect for sharing insights with others while producing reproducible research. Join us for this live coding workshop where we write programs that produce results, using the researcher-focused training modules from the highly regarded Software Carpentry Foundation. #### You'll learn: - Working with pandas DataFrames - Indexing, slicing and subsetting in pandas DataFrames - Missing data values - Combine multiple pandas DataFrames #### Prerequisites: Either [Learn to Program: Python](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/python101/) or [Learn to Program: Python](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/python101/) and [Python for Research](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/python110/) needed to attend this course. If you already have experience with programming, please check the topics covered in the [Learn to Program: Python](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/python101/) and [Python for Research](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/python110/) courses to ensure that you are familiar with the knowledge needed for this course. **For more information, please click [here](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/python201).** training@intersect.org.au Programming, Python
Data Visualisation in Python

Python has deservedly become a popular language for scientific computing. It has all the friendly features and conveniences you'd expect of a modern programming language, and also a rich set of libraries for working with data.

In this workshop, you will explore different types of graphs and...

Keywords: Programming, Python

Data Visualisation in Python https://dresa.org.au/materials/data-visualisation-in-python Python has deservedly become a popular language for scientific computing. It has all the friendly features and conveniences you'd expect of a modern programming language, and also a rich set of libraries for working with data. In this workshop, you will explore different types of graphs and learn how to customise them using two of the most popular plotting libraries in Python, matplotlib and seaborn (Data Visualisation). We teach using Jupyter notebooks, which allow program code, results, visualisations and documentation to be blended seamlessly. Perfect for sharing insights with others while producing reproducible research. Join us for this live coding workshop where we write programs that produce results, using the researcher-focused training modules from the highly regarded Software Carpentry Foundation. #### You'll learn: - Using the Grammar of Graphics to convert data into figures using the seaborn and matplotlib libraries - Configuring plot elements within seaborn and matplotlib - Exploring different types of plots using seaborn #### Prerequisites: Either [Learn to Program: Python](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/python101/) or [Learn to Program: Python](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/python101/) and [Python for Research](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/python110/) needed to attend this course. If you already have experience with programming, please check the topics covered in the [Learn to Program: Python](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/python101/) and [Python for Research](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/python110/) courses to ensure that you are familiar with the knowledge needed for this course. We also strongly recommend attending the [Data Manipulation in Python](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/python201/). **For more information, please click [here](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/python202).** training@intersect.org.au Programming, Python
Data Manipulation and Visualisation in Python

Python has deservedly become a popular language for scientific computing. It has all the friendly features and conveniences you'd expect of a modern programming language, and also a rich set of libraries for working with data.

In this workshop, you will explore DataFrames in depth (using the...

Keywords: Programming, Python

Data Manipulation and Visualisation in Python https://dresa.org.au/materials/data-manipulation-and-visualisation-in-python Python has deservedly become a popular language for scientific computing. It has all the friendly features and conveniences you'd expect of a modern programming language, and also a rich set of libraries for working with data. In this workshop, you will explore DataFrames in depth (using the pandas library), learn how to manipulate, explore and get insights from your data (Data Manipulation), as well as how to deal with missing values and how to combine multiple datasets. You will also explore different types of graphs and learn how to customise them using two of the most popular plotting libraries in Python, matplotlib and seaborn (Data Visualisation). We teach using Jupyter notebooks, which allow program code, results, visualisations and documentation to be blended seamlessly. Perfect for sharing insights with others while producing reproducible research. Join us for this live coding workshop where we write programs that produce results, using the researcher-focused training modules from the highly regarded Software Carpentry Foundation. #### You'll learn: - Working with pandas DataFrames - Indexing, slicing and subsetting in pandas DataFrames - Missing data values - Combine multiple pandas DataFrames - Using the Grammar of Graphics to convert data into figures using the seaborn and matplotlib libraries - Configuring plot elements within seaborn and matplotlib - Exploring different types of plots using seaborn #### Prerequisites: Either [Learn to Program: Python](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/python101/) or [Learn to Program: Python](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/python101/) and [Python for Research](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/python110/) needed to attend this course. If you already have experience with programming, please check the topics covered in the [Learn to Program: Python](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/python101/) and [Python for Research](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/python110/) courses to ensure that you are familiar with the knowledge needed for this course. **For more information, please click [here](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/python203).** training@intersect.org.au Programming, Python
Introduction to Machine Learning using Python: Introduction & Linear Regression

Machine Learning (ML) is a new way to program computers to solve real world problems. It has gained popularity over the last few years by achieving tremendous success in tasks that we believed only humans could solve, from recognising images to self-driving cars. In this course, we will explore...

Keywords: Programming, Python

Introduction to Machine Learning using Python: Introduction & Linear Regression https://dresa.org.au/materials/introduction-to-machine-learning-using-python-introduction-linear-regression Machine Learning (ML) is a new way to program computers to solve real world problems. It has gained popularity over the last few years by achieving tremendous success in tasks that we believed only humans could solve, from recognising images to self-driving cars. In this course, we will explore the fundamentals of Machine Learning from a practical perspective with the help of the Python programming language and its scientific computing libraries. #### You'll learn: - Understand the difference between supervised and unsupervised Machine Learning. - Understand the fundamentals of Machine Learning. - Comprehensive introduction to Machine Learning models and techniques such as Linear Regression and Model Training. - Understand the Machine Learning modelling workflows. - Use Python and scikit-learn to process real datasets, train and apply Machine Learning models #### Prerequisites: Either [Learn to Program: Python](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/python101/) and [Data Manipulation in Python](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/python201/) or [Learn to Program: Python](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/python101/) and [Data Manipulation and Visualisation in Python](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/python203/) needed to attend this course. If you already have experience with programming, please check the topics covered in courses above to ensure that you are familiar with the knowledge needed for this course, such as good understanding of Python syntax and basic programming concepts and familiarity with Pandas, Numpy and Seaborn libraries. Maths knowledge is not required. However, there is a few Math formula covered in this course and the references will be provided. Having an understanding of the Mathematics behind each Machine Learning algorithms is going to make you appreciate the behaviour of the model and know its pros/cons when using them. #### Why do this course: - Useful for anyone who wants to learn about Machine Learning but are overwhelmed with the tremendous amount of resources. - It does not go in depth into mathematical concepts and formula, however formal intuitions and references are provided to guide the participants for further learning. - We do have applications on real datasets! - Machine Learning models are introduced in this course together with important feature engineering techniques that are guaranteed to be useful in your own projects. - Give you enough background to kickstart your own Machine Learning journey, or transition yourself into Deep Learning. For a better and more complete understanding of the most popular Machine Learning models and techniques please consider attending all three Introduction to Machine Learning using Python workshops: - Introduction to Machine Learning using Python: Introduction & Linear Regression - Introduction to Machine Learning using Python: Classification - Introduction to Machine Learning using Python: SVM & Unsupervised Learning **For more information, please click [here](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/python205).** training@intersect.org.au Programming, Python
Introduction to Machine Learning using Python: Classification

Machine Learning (ML) is a new way to program computers to solve real world problems. It has gained popularity over the last few years by achieving tremendous success in tasks that we believed only humans could solve, from recognising images to self-driving cars. In this course, we will explore...

Keywords: Programming, Python

Introduction to Machine Learning using Python: Classification https://dresa.org.au/materials/introduction-to-machine-learning-using-python-classification Machine Learning (ML) is a new way to program computers to solve real world problems. It has gained popularity over the last few years by achieving tremendous success in tasks that we believed only humans could solve, from recognising images to self-driving cars. In this course, we will explore the fundamentals of Machine Learning from a practical perspective with the help of the Python programming language and its scientific computing libraries. #### You'll learn: - Comprehensive introduction to Machine Learning models and techniques such as Logistic Regression, Decision Trees and Ensemble Learning. - Know the differences between various core Machine Learning models. - Understand the Machine Learning modelling workflows. - Use Python and scikit-learn to process real datasets, train and apply Machine Learning models #### Prerequisites: Either [Learn to Program: Python](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/python101/), [Data Manipulation in Python](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/python201/) and [Introduction to ML using Python: Introduction & Linear Regression](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/python205/) or [Learn to Program: Python](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/python101/), [Data Manipulation and Visualisation in Python](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/python203/) and [Introduction to ML using Python: Introduction & Linear Regression](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/python205/) needed to attend this course. If you already have experience with programming, please check the topics covered in courses above to ensure that you are familiar with the knowledge needed for this course, such as good understanding of Python syntax, basic programming concepts and familiarity with Pandas, Numpy and Seaborn libraries, and basic understanding of Machine Learning and Model Training. Maths knowledge is not required. However, there is a few Math formula covered in this course and the references will be provided. Having an understanding of the Mathematics behind each Machine Learning algorithms is going to make you appreciate the behaviour of the model and know its pros/cons when using them. #### Why do this course: - Useful for anyone who wants to learn about Machine Learning but are overwhelmed with the tremendous amount of resources. - It does not go in depth into mathematical concepts and formula, however formal intuitions and references are provided to guide the participants for further learning. - We do have applications on real datasets! - Machine Learning models are introduced in this course together with important feature engineering techniques that are guaranteed to be useful in your own projects. - Give you enough background to kickstart your own Machine Learning journey, or transition yourself into Deep Learning. For a better and more complete understanding of the most popular Machine Learning models and techniques please consider attending all three Introduction to Machine Learning using Python workshops: - Introduction to Machine Learning using Python: Introduction & Linear Regression - Introduction to Machine Learning using Python: Classification - Introduction to Machine Learning using Python: SVM & Unsupervised Learning **For more information, please click [here](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/python206).** training@intersect.org.au Programming, Python
Introduction to Machine Learning using Python: SVM & Unsupervised Learning

Machine Learning (ML) is a new way to program computers to solve real world problems. It has gained popularity over the last few years by achieving tremendous success in tasks that we believed only humans could solve, from recognising images to self-driving cars. In this course, we will explore...

Keywords: Programming, Python

Introduction to Machine Learning using Python: SVM & Unsupervised Learning https://dresa.org.au/materials/introduction-to-machine-learning-using-python-svm-unsupervised-learning Machine Learning (ML) is a new way to program computers to solve real world problems. It has gained popularity over the last few years by achieving tremendous success in tasks that we believed only humans could solve, from recognising images to self-driving cars. In this course, we will explore the fundamentals of Machine Learning from a practical perspective with the help of the Python programming language and its scientific computing libraries. #### You'll learn: - Comprehensive introduction to Machine Learning models and techniques such as Support Vector Machine, K-Nearest Neighbor and Dimensionality Reduction. - Know the differences between various core Machine Learning models. - Understand the Machine Learning modelling workflows. - Use Python and scikit-learn to process real datasets, train and apply Machine Learning models #### Prerequisites: Either [Learn to Program: Python](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/python101/), [Data Manipulation in Python](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/python201/) and [Introduction to ML using Python: Introduction & Linear Regression](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/python205/) or [Learn to Program: Python](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/python101/), [Data Manipulation and Visualisation in Python](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/python203/) and [Introduction to ML using Python: Introduction & Linear Regression](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/python205/) needed to attend this course. If you already have experience with programming, please check the topics covered in courses above to ensure that you are familiar with the knowledge needed for this course, such as good understanding of Python syntax, basic programming concepts and familiarity with Pandas, Numpy and Seaborn libraries, and basic understanding of Machine Learning and Model Training. Maths knowledge is not required. However, there is a few Math formula covered in this course and the references will be provided. Having an understanding of the Mathematics behind each Machine Learning algorithms is going to make you appreciate the behaviour of the model and know its pros/cons when using them. #### Why do this course: - Useful for anyone who wants to learn about Machine Learning but are overwhelmed with the tremendous amount of resources. - It does not go in depth into mathematical concepts and formula, however formal intuitions and references are provided to guide the participants for further learning. - We do have applications on real datasets! - Machine Learning models are introduced in this course together with important feature engineering techniques that are guaranteed to be useful in your own projects. - Give you enough background to kickstart your own Machine Learning journey, or transition yourself into Deep Learning. For a better and more complete understanding of the most popular Machine Learning models and techniques please consider attending all three Introduction to Machine Learning using Python workshops: - Introduction to Machine Learning using Python: Introduction & Linear Regression - Introduction to Machine Learning using Python: Classification - Introduction to Machine Learning using Python: SVM & Unsupervised Learning **For more information, please click [here](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/python207).** training@intersect.org.au Programming, Python
Surveying with Qualtrics

Needing to collect data from people in a structured and intuitive way? Have you thought about using Qualtrics?

Qualtrics in a powerful cloud-based survey tool, ideal for social scientists from all disciplines. This course will introduce the technical components of the whole research workflow...

Keywords: Data Management, Qualtrics

Surveying with Qualtrics https://dresa.org.au/materials/surveying-with-qualtrics Needing to collect data from people in a structured and intuitive way? Have you thought about using Qualtrics? Qualtrics in a powerful cloud-based survey tool, ideal for social scientists from all disciplines. This course will introduce the technical components of the whole research workflow from building a survey to analysing the results using Qualtrics. We will discover the numerous design elements available in order to get the most useful results and make life as easy as can be for your respondents. If your institution has a licence to Qualtrics, then this course is right for you. #### You'll learn: - Format a sample survey using the Qualtrics online platform - Configure the survey using a range of design features to improve user experience - Decide which distribution channel is right for your needs - Understand the available data analysis and export options in Qualtrics #### Prerequisites: You must have access to a Qualtrics instance, such as through your university license. Speak to your local university IT or Research Office for assistance in accessing the Qualtrics instance. **For more information, please click [here](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/qltrics101).** training@intersect.org.au Data Management, Qualtrics
Learn to Program: R

R is quickly gaining popularity as a programming language of choice for statisticians, data scientists and researchers. It has an excellent ecosystem including the powerful RStudio development environment and the Shiny web application framework.

But getting started with R can be challenging,...

Keywords: Programming, R

Learn to Program: R https://dresa.org.au/materials/learn-to-program-r R is quickly gaining popularity as a programming language of choice for statisticians, data scientists and researchers. It has an excellent ecosystem including the powerful RStudio development environment and the Shiny web application framework. But getting started with R can be challenging, particularly if you've never programmed before. That's where this introductory course comes in. We teach using RStudio, which allows program code, results, visualisations and documentation to be blended seamlessly. Join us for a live coding workshop where we write programs that produce results, using the researcher-focused training modules from the highly regarded Software Carpentry Foundation. #### You'll learn: - Introduction to the RStudio interface for programming - Basic syntax and data types in R - How to load external data into R - Creating functions (FUNCTIONS) - Repeating actions and analysing multiple data sets (LOOPS) - Making choices (IF STATEMENTS - CONDITIONALS) - Ways to visualise data in R #### Prerequisites: No prior experience with programming needed to attend this course. We strongly recommend attending the Start Coding without Hesitation: Programming Languages Showdown and Thinking like a computer: The Fundamentals of Programming webinars. Recordings of previously delivered webinars can be found [here](https://intersect.org.au/training/webinars/). **For more information, please click [here](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/r101).** training@intersect.org.au Programming, R
R for Social Scientists

R is quickly gaining popularity as a programming language of choice for researchers. It has an excellent ecosystem including the powerful RStudio development environment.

But getting started with R can be challenging, particularly if you've never programmed before. That's where this introductory...

Keywords: Programming, R

R for Social Scientists https://dresa.org.au/materials/r-for-social-scientists R is quickly gaining popularity as a programming language of choice for researchers. It has an excellent ecosystem including the powerful RStudio development environment. But getting started with R can be challenging, particularly if you've never programmed before. That's where this introductory course comes in. Join us for a live coding workshop where we write programs that produce results, using the researcher-focused training modules from the highly regarded Data Carpentry. #### You'll learn: - Basic syntax and data types in R - RStudio interface - How to import CSV files into R - The structure of data frames - A brief introduction to data wrangling and data transformation - How to calculate summary statistics - A brief introduction to visualise data #### Prerequisites: No prior experience with programming needed to attend this course. **For more information, please click [here](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/r103).** training@intersect.org.au Programming, R
R for Research

R is quickly gaining popularity as a programming language of choice for statisticians, data scientists and researchers. It has an excellent ecosystem including the powerful RStudio development environment and the Shiny web application framework.

This workshop is an introduction to data...

Keywords: Programming, R

R for Research https://dresa.org.au/materials/r-for-research R is quickly gaining popularity as a programming language of choice for statisticians, data scientists and researchers. It has an excellent ecosystem including the powerful RStudio development environment and the Shiny web application framework. This workshop is an introduction to data structures (DataFrames) and visualisation (using the ggplot2 package) in R. The targeted audience for this workshop is researchers who are already familiar with the basic concepts in programming such as loops, functions, and conditionals. We teach using RStudio, which allows program code, results, visualisations and documentation to be blended seamlessly. Join us for a live coding workshop where we write programs that produce results, using the researcher-focused training modules from the highly regarded Software Carpentry Foundation. #### You'll learn: - Project Management with RStudio - Introduction to Data Structures in R - Introduction to DataFrames in R - Selecting values in DataFrames - Quick introduction to Plotting using the ggplot2 package #### Prerequisites: [Learn to Program: R](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/r101/) or any of the [Learn to Program: Python](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/python101/), [Learn to Program: MATLAB](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/matlab101/), [Learn to Program: Julia](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/julia101/), needed to attend this course. If you already have some experience with programming, please check the topics covered in the [Learn to Program: R](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/r101/) course to ensure that you are familiar with the knowledge needed for this course. **For more information, please click [here](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/r110).** training@intersect.org.au Programming, R
Data Manipulation in R

R is quickly gaining popularity as a programming language for statisticians, data scientists and researchers. It has an excellent ecosystem including the powerful RStudio and the Shiny web application framework.

In this workshop, you will learn how to manipulate, explore and get insights from...

Keywords: Programming, R

Data Manipulation in R https://dresa.org.au/materials/data-manipulation-in-r R is quickly gaining popularity as a programming language for statisticians, data scientists and researchers. It has an excellent ecosystem including the powerful RStudio and the Shiny web application framework. In this workshop, you will learn how to manipulate, explore and get insights from your data (Data Manipulation using the dplyr package), as well as how to convert your data from one format to another (Data Transformation using the tidyr package). We teach using RStudio, which allows program code, results, visualisations and documentation to be blended seamlessly. Join us for a live coding workshop where we write programs that produce results, using the researcher-focused training modules from Intersect and the highly regarded Software Carpentry Foundation. #### You'll learn: - DataFrame Manipulation using the dplyr package - DataFrame Transformation using the tidyr package #### Prerequisites: Either [Learn to Program: R](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/r101/) or [Learn to Program: R](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/r101/) and [R for Research](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/r110/) needed to attend this course. If you already have experience with programming, please check the topics covered in the [Learn to Program: R](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/r101/) and [R for Research](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/r110/) courses to ensure that you are familiar with the knowledge needed for this course. **For more information, please click [here](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/r201).** training@intersect.org.au Programming, R