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Cleaning your Data: OpenRefine for Social Scientists

Cleaning your Data: OpenRefine for Social Scientists Online

Presenter: Walter Griffatong

A part of the data workflow is preparing the data for analysis. Some of this involves data cleaning, where errors in the data are identified and corrected or formatting made consistent. This step must be taken with the same care and attention to reproducibility as the analysis. OpenRefine is a powerful free and open source tool for working with messy data: cleaning it and transforming it from one format into another. This workshop will teach you to use OpenRefine to effectively clean and format data and automatically track any changes that you make. Many people comment that this tool saves them literally months of work trying to make these edits by hand. 

Benefits of this workshop:

  • Understand the kinds of challenges presented by raw data
  • Install and use the OpenRefine tool on your own computer
  • Use several time-saving techniques to cluster, clean, and process your data

Related LibGuide: Digital Scholarship and Digital Humanities by Kris Joseph

Thursday, October 21, 2021
10:00am - 1:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
  Faculty     Graduate Students  
  Data Skills     Research Support     Software Tools  
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