Discovering Data in Your Daily Life Events
2023-2024

 

Elon Datafest : April 19-22, 2024

Elon Datafest Events.
Friday April 19 – Event Kickoff, Hunt Atrium Founders Hall
4:30-5:30pm Keynote Speaker: Cennydd Bowles, What Could Go Wrong?
5:30-7:00pm Registration, Pizza party, meet your mentor, and Raffle Give Aways!
7:00pm Data Challenge Begins

Saturday April 20
Teams meet to work on Data Challenge, communicate with mentors remotely for assistance.

Sunday April 21
7:00pm Sunday – Team Slide Presentation Submissions are due.

Monday April 22
Concurrent events, Founders Hall.
Founders Hall 121& 230 – Judging (Team Presentation Order Announced @ 4:30)
Founders Hall 221 – AI Toolfest (Register to Attend)

Datafest Program

Congratulations to the 2024 Datafest Data Challenges Winners!

Best in Show
Clayton McLamb and Aubrey Spicola
(Team : Artificially intelligent)
Best Data Visualization
Nina Lichtenberger and David Neufang
(Team: Up to Data)
Best Use of an External Source
Nina Lichtenberger and David Neufang
(Team: Up to Data)
Honorable Mention
Lauren Beuerle, Danielle DaSilva,
and Bailey Reutinger
(Team: Axolthrop)

 

Sustainable Fashion & Data Analytics : Styling Sustainably with Numbers - April 24 from 4:30-5:30pm

Data Nexus and the Office of Sustainability are excited to host Eric Henry (Owner and President of TS Designs) at our Sustainable Fashion and Data Analytics Speaker Event!

April 24 from 4:30-5:30pm. Healthy snacks will be provided.
Location: LaRose Theatre KOBC

Please register in advance to attend!

Data in Advertising - April 25 from 6:00-7:00pm

Data Nexus is collaborating with Live Oaks to host an event around Data in Advertising
Location: Schar Building 207
April 25 from 6:00-7:00 pm
Please register in advance

 

Faculty and Staff Events

Qualitative Research Series - Session 1

Qualitative Analysis for Quantitative People: Getting Started in Qualitative Research

This session aims to provide a foundational understanding of qualitative research for those more familiar with quantitative methods. We’ll explore the basics of qualitative research, including its philosophical foundations and methodological approaches. Participants will be introduced to various theories applicable to qualitative research, offering them a broader perspective for their studies. We’ll also cover the essential concept of coding qualitative data, equipping attendees with practical skills to better navigate this aspect of qualitative research. This workshop is designed to help participants venture into the world of qualitative research with confidence.

Note: This is one of four sessions being offered about qualitative research. Sessions 2, 3, and 4 will teach participants how to use Dedoose for qualitative research. Participants are welcome to attend any or all of these workshops. You are not required to come to all of them.

Led by Heather Barker, Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Co-sponsored by Data Nexus and the Center for Writing Excellence

Video

Qualitative Research Series - Session 2

Software Tools for Qualitative Analysis: An Introduction to Dedoose

In this session, we will walk you through the essential steps of using Dedoose, a powerful qualitative analysis tool. We’ll begin with data preparation, ensuring your research materials are ready for analysis. Then, we’ll provide an overview of Dedoose, highlighting its key features and benefits. You’ll learn how to import your data into the platform, how to create parent and child codes, and how to code your data. We’ll also delve into memoing, an invaluable practice for capturing insights and reflections. Additionally, we’ll explore Dedoose’s collaborative features, enabling you to work efficiently with your research team.

Note: This is one of four sessions being offered about qualitative research. Sessions 2, 3, and 4 will teach participants how to use Dedoose for qualitative research. Participants are welcome to attend any or all of these workshops. You are not required to come to all of them.

Led by Heather Barker, Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Co-sponsored by Data Nexus and the Center for Writing Excellence

Participants should bring their laptops with Dedoose installed. Elon faculty can download Dedoose for a 30 day free trial. We’ll discuss how you can request a permanent version of Dedoose from Elon at the workshop (add this to each description).

Qualitative Research Series - Session 3

Using Dedoose to Explore Patterns, Relationships, and Findings

In this session, we will dive into the advanced features of Dedoose, demonstrating how to use descriptors to uncover and examine relationships within your qualitative data. You’ll gain valuable insights into how to identify and analyze connections between themes, categories, and concepts. Furthermore, we’ll showcase the power of creating data visualizations within Dedoose, allowing you to visually map and explore patterns that may have otherwise remained hidden. This session will be helpful for researchers looking to elevate their qualitative analysis and gain a deeper understanding of their data.

Note: This is one of four sessions being offered about qualitative research. Sessions 2, 3, and 4 will teach participants how to use Dedoose for qualitative research. Participants are welcome to attend any or all of these workshops. You are not required to come to all of them.

Led by Heather Barker, Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Co-sponsored by Data Nexus and the Center for Writing Excellence

Participants should bring their laptops with Dedoose installed. Elon faculty can download Dedoose for a 30 day free trial. We’ll discuss how you can request a permanent version of Dedoose from Elon at the workshop (add this to each description).

Qualitative Research Series - Session 4

Using Dedoose to Enhance Collaboration in Qualitative Research

In this session, we’ll guide you through the art of seamless collaboration within Dedoose, showcasing its team collaboration features. You’ll learn effective project management strategies and how to efficiently organize your research team’s efforts using Dedoose’s management tools. We’ll also delve into the crucial aspect of interrater reliability, offering insights into maintaining consistency and agreement among team members during the coding process. Whether you’re working on a research project or managing a team, this session will empower you with the knowledge and skills to harness Dedoose’s collaborative capabilities, to help ensure your research endeavors run smoothly and efficiently.

Note: This is one of four sessions being offered about qualitative research. Sessions 2, 3, and 4 will teach participants how to use Dedoose for qualitative research. Participants are welcome to attend any or all of these workshops. You are not required to come to all of them.

Led by Heather Barker, Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Co-sponsored by Data Nexus and the Center for Writing Excellence

Participants should bring their laptops with Dedoose installed. Elon faculty can download Dedoose for a 30 day free trial. We’ll discuss how you can request a permanent version of Dedoose from Elon at the workshop (add this to each description).

Two offerings:
Monday, April 1st, Innovation Hall 208, from 4:30 – 5:40
Wednesday, April 3rd, Innovation Hall 208, from 12:30 – 1:40
Register

 

Series: The Power of Women in Data

Archived

Leveraging Data to Improve Human Health
Dushani Palliyaguru and Nipuni Palliyaguru
Co-Founders of Health Surveil
October 18, 4:30-5:30pm, Koenigsberger Learning Center 127

In the current digital landscape, data is being used for many purposes. We will explore how datasets, data products and their applications are being used to improve different aspects of human health – from measuring and improving aging to wearable devices to personalized medicine.
Learn about opportunities, the potential as well as the pitfalls as we navigate health in this digital age. HealthSurveil is also looking for partners on several projects so come out to connect and listen to some of the newest research in the field. Healthy snacks will be served.

Conversations with Analytics Leaders featuring Gayle Bieler
Co-sponsored with the Center for Organizational Analytics

Location: Sankey 206

When: Thursday, November 2, 2023 4:30-6pm

Contact: Organizer – Ani Vuolo
Contact Email: avuolo@elon.edu

Register

Maximum Number of Attendees: 50
# of spots still available: 32

Event Description:
“Conversations with Analytics Leaders” featuring Gayle Bieler – Senior Director, Center for Data Science and AI, RTI International. Gayle Bieler is the Founding and Senior Director of RTI International’s Center for Data Science and AI. RTI (Research Triangle Institute) International is a non-profit institution based in Durham, NC dedicated to improving the human condition around the world. Specific practical focus areas for RTI include public health, the environment and climate, education and literacy, energy and natural resources, as well as agriculture designers. Ms. Bieler’s vision is to use the Center’s data analytics expertise to solve important national problems, improve our local communities, and transform scientific research, working with domain experts in government and non-government organizations dedicated to the public good. Under Ms. Bieler’s leadership, the Center strives to be a vibrant data science team that is a hub of innovation and collaboration, of inclusivity, of thought leadership inside and outside RTI, and where people can thrive and be at their natural best, while doing meaningful work to improve the world.

Journey Through the Wonderful World of Data with Disney
with Morgan Ferguson ’19, Senior Data Scientist at The Walt Disney Company

Location: LaRose Student Center 200

When: Monday February 12, 4:30-5:30pm

 

Center for Organizational Analytics Events

More Exciting Events To Come in 2024

 

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