Do you want to organize your data-driven project to help your future self and collaborators? Have you been interested in documenting your data, but not sure where to start? This workshop will cover data documentation, forms of metadata at both the data and project level, and best practices for organizing file directories and recording metadata. After this workshop learners will be able to create a readme for their data-driven project directory, design a data dictionary (or codebook) for a dataset, and describe how to use a workflow diagram to represent their data gathering, cleaning, and analyses methodology. This workshop will include a studio portion where learners are guided through putting the principles into practice to begin documenting their own research projects.
Sponsored by UC Davis DataLab, Professor for the Future, and GradPathways Institute for Professional Development (Graduate Studies).