Network Analysis Using R Workshop
The University of Iowa, a pioneer in Informatics research, will host a data science institute featuring a number of mini-classes the week of June 5-9, 2017. The workshop is a collaborative effort between the Iowa Social Science Research Center (ISRC) and the Iowa Informatics Initiative (UI3). The institute will teach participants about the basic building blocks of coding as applied in the fields of the Biological, Physical, Social Sciences, and Digital Humanities. We welcome faculty, staff, post-docs, graduate, and undergraduate students interested in building new skills in informatics. The topics for year 2017 include introductions to the Python and R programming languages, information and data visualization, geospatial analysis, social media analytics. Faculty from UI3, Computer Science, Management Science, and Social Science will teach the courses.
Introduction to Social Network Analysis with R will introduce attendees to concepts of social network analysis by illustration. The course will walk through R code, learning what the code does and introducing network concepts along the way. Attendees will leave with knowledge of commonly used R packages useful for network analysis. At least a small amount of prior experience with R is recommended. The prerequisites for this class are a working installation of R, RStudio. The R script and Jupyter notebook can be downloaded from here (networksinR_v2.R and networksinRCode.ipynb). The lecture slides are here.
The morning session is lecture and example code and led by Prof. Daniel Sewell and aftenoon session is the hands-on session led by a TA.
Friday, June 9, 2017 at 1:30pm to 3:30pm
College of Public Health Building, N110 (Callaghan Auditorium)
145 North Riverside Drive, Iowa City, IA