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Introduction to Python for Social Scientists
Date
2018-02-09 (Creation date: 2018-02-09)
Main contributor
Helge-Johannes Marahrens
Summary
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.
Publisher
IU Workshop in Methods
Collection
Workshop in Methods
Unit
Social Science Research Commons
Related Items
Accompanying materials on IU ScholarWorks; Accompanying workshop ("Introduction to Web Scraping With Python")
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Performers

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).