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Tidy Data - Data Organisation in Spreadsheets

Tidy Data - Data Organisation in Spreadsheets In-Person


Good data organisation is the foundation of your research project. Most researchers have either store data in spreadsheets or use spreadsheets for data entry. However, there are drawbacks to using spreadsheets and it is important that when using spreadsheets for data entry that we are aware of the pitfalls and implement data quality measures where we can. During this lesson we will look at: 

  • Good data entry practices - formatting data tables in spreadsheets 

  • How to avoid common formatting mistakes 

  • Dates as data - beware! 

  • Basic quality control and data manipulation in spreadsheets 

  • Safely exporting data from spreadsheets 

This is a Carpentries-based workshop, licensed under CC-BY 4.0 2016–2022 by Library Carpentry.

Related LibGuide: Research Data Service by Aoife Coffey

Wednesday, November 30, 2022
10:00 - 12:00
Time Zone:
UK, Ireland, Lisbon Time (change)
Research Skills Teaching Room
  Library Staff     Postgraduates     UCC Staff  
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Event Organizer

Deborah Thorpe
Aoife Coffey