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Data Office Hours
Do you have data-related questions or need help with a data project? We are here to help!
The University Libraries offer Data Office Hours! These office hours provide in-person or virtual consultations to students, staff, faculty, and researchers in Pittsburgh. Library specialists are available to help at any point across the research data lifecycle, which includes data collecting, cleaning, structuring and integration, data management, data analysis, coding in R and Python, data sharing, and scholarly communications. Book an in-person consultation or virtual appointment!
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This guide provides links to resources related to public policy, with a focus on international topics, both library subscriptions and publicly available. Navigate this guide using the tabs above, or the links below. You'll find information to help you:
Online Courses, Modules and Webinars
SAGE Campus This link opens in a new window
SAGE Campus provides access to a growing collection of online courses on introductory skills and research methods including critical thinking, data literacy, research design, R and Python, statistical methods and more. NOTE: You must create an account by clicking on the "Register" link in the upper right-hand corner using your CMU email address. If you are an instructor, please contact Sarah Young to upgrade your account in order to manage student cohorts.
LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com) This link opens in a new window
LinkedIn Learning provides thousands of training videos and tutorials covering web languages, online technologies, website best practices and more. Carnegie Mellon University students, faculty and staff members have unlimited access to the entire library.
CARMA (Consortium for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis) This link opens in a new window
CMU's Center for Behavioral and Decision Research sponsors a university membership to CARMA (the Consortium for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis). CARMA provides webinars from leading industry methodologists in the social and organizational sciences. To access their content, go to CARMA
and create a free account using your andrew.cmu.edu email address.
The Libraries offer many workshops (this semester all online!) from conducting literature reviews to data visualization and management and more. Check out our list of workshops and register at the CMU Libraries workshop page.