Tableau for Research Workshop Series (Virtual, Asynchronous Event)

September 18, 2023 12:00 PM - October 17, 2023 6:00 PM
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Workshop Level: Beginner 

The Research Commons Tableau for Research workshop introduces Ohio State faculty and graduate students to Tableau, a no-code, drag and drop solution for creating visually engaging and impactful data visualizations. Workshop participants will learn to:

  • Navigate the Tableau workspace and develop strategies for locating and critically evaluating freely available data;
  • Connect, shape and prepare data for the Tableau workspace;
  • Choose the most effective visual for what you are trying to show with the data you’ve collected;
  • Describe and demonstrate key concepts, including aggregation and level-of-detail, addressing and partitioning, and when to use continuous versus discrete dates; and
  • Apply visualization best practices to create impactful, engaging visualizations.

Recognizing competing demands on time and participant learning preferences, the Research Commons offers this workshop in two formats: a four-week Carmen workshop series allowing you to explore the workshop material at your own pace or a 1-day boot-camp style workshop covering the same workshop material. You will be asked to choose which workshop format you prefer when registering.

The Tableau for Research Carmen workshop series will run from September 18-October 17, 2023, with a new module being released each week. Each module introduces one or two data literacy concepts or chart selection tools and includes 3-4 short videos showing how to apply these concepts and practices in Tableau. Practice activities designed to help you apply what you’ve learned to your own research data, or a dataset that is meaningful to you, follow the videos and an optional weekly check-in with the instructor is available every Tuesday from 12:00-1:00pm via zoom starting Tuesday, September 26, 2023.

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