What is data literacy and why should archaeologists want to be data literate? How do we find, produce, curate, and analyze archaeological data, and how should ethical considerations guide our approaches? What sorts of questions can we ask of our data, and where can we go for support around data management? How do we define our audiences, and how can we share our data with those audiences in an accessible, engaging way? These are just a few of the questions that Dr. Leigh Anne Lieberman will explore in Data Conversations, a talk about how archaeological data impacts our research, teaching, and professional development.
You can view the recorded talk here.
This introductory talk, part of the Brownbag series sponsored by the Archaeological Research Facility (ARF) at The University of California, Berkeley, will be followed by three one-hour workshops that each focus on a different aspect of data literacy. These workshops have been designed by members of the team at The Alexandria Archive Institute/Open Context specifically for the ARF community. Attendance to these workshops is free, but registration is required. Brief abstracts and registration links can be found below. For more information, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Data Quality Control
October 27, 2021 | 4:00 - 5:15 pm Pacific
What makes data trustworthy? Participants in this workshop will learn how to assess the integrity of datasets so that they can create and share data from their own research projects that are ready to be discovered, cited, and reused.
Data Cleaning & Dissemination
December 1, 2021 | 4:00 - 5:15 pm Pacific
Structured, organized datasets are a starting point for any type of data analysis. In this workshop, participants will learn about the types of decisions that go into cleaning data for analysis and think through how access to clean data influences the potential of future scholarship and outreach.
Telling Stories with Archaeological Data
January 19, 2022 | 4:00 - 5:15 pm Pacific
How do we share data-driven narratives of our research with diverse, public audiences? Participants in this workshop will think critically about the role of public scholarship in our discipline and begin to develop a plan for their own public-facing projects.