Class Description

Spring 2021

INF 385T Special Topics in Information Science : Data Management and the Research Lifecycle

Unique ID: 28360 Ji Ma
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

DESCRIPTION

This class equips thoughtful thinkers with powerful data science skills. You will learn how to manage and
work with complex and big datasets in social science research, particularly in policy and nonprofit studies.
You are expected to learn the following skills and respond to "big questions" that have social importance:
1) Understand the structure of data and how to work with big and complex datasets; 2) Understand the
workflows of acquiring and managing data; 3) Able to conduct data-intensive and replicable social science
research.

COURSE NOTES

This class uses Python as the main programming language because life is short, you need Python.

PREREQUISITES

Graduate standing.

SCHEDULE NOTES

Synchronous class meetings conducted online.

Cross-listing of P A 397C, hosted by the LBJ School of Public Affairs.

RESTRICTIONS

iSchool students prioritized during earlier registration periods. Additional seats may become available for outside students in a later period.