Course Syllabus & Schedule


The course syllabus is here. It includes all updates to the reading list, UF and Instructor policies, the course schedule, and assignment deadlines.
Week Topic Pre-Class Prep In-Class Work Slides/Notes/Code
1 ‘Data’ across disciplines; Data Life-cycle Slides: Intro
2 File Formats, Naming Conventions, Data Storage & Security Notes: Naming Conventions
Notes: File Organization
Notes: Storage & Backup
3 Data structure & format of data and datasets Notes
4 Reproducible Data (Re)organization Slides
Demo R Code (from class)
Demo R Code (more examples)
5 QA/QC 1: Data Entry & Validation Slides
Notes: QAQC1
6 QA/QC 2: Data Correction & Synthesis with OpenRefine none
7 QA/QC 3: Visualizing Data to find Mistakes Slides
8 Documentation, Metadata, & Codebooks; Data Sharing, Reuse, & Archives Notes
9 Data Management Plans Notes
10 No Class - Spring Break
11 Efficient Data Collection Notes
12 Transcription & Translation Notes
13 ‘Paperless’ Data Collection Notes
14 Automated Data Extraction Notes
15 Legal & Ethical Issues Notes
Finals Submission of Final Project