Helge-Johannes Marahrens, "Introduction to Python for Social Scientists" (IU Workshop in Methods, 2018-02-09)
From ssrc Social Science Research Commons on March 24th, 2018
Helge-Johannes Marahrens, "Introduction to Python for Social Scientists"
2-4pm, Social Science Research Commons Grand Hall (Woodburn Hall 200)
This workshop is offered in collaboration with the Indiana Intensive Didactic Seminar.
Python has become the lead instrument for Data Scientists to collect, clean, and analyze data. As a general purpose programming language, Python is flexible and well-suited to handle large datasets. This workshop is designed for Social Scientists, who are interested in using Python, but have no idea where to start. Our goal is to "de-mystify" Python and to teach Social Scientists how to manipulate and examine data that deviate from the clean, rectangular survey format. Computers with Python pre-loaded are available in the SSRC on a first-come, first-served basis. This workshop is intended for social scientists who are new to programming. No experience required.
Helge-Johannes Marahrens is a second year doctoral student in the department of Sociology at Indiana University, working toward a PhD in Sociology and an MS in Applied Statistics. His research interests include cultural consumption, stratification, and computational social science with a particular focus on Natural Language Processing (NLP).