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30 Minute Skills: Data Cleaning 102
** PLEASE NOTE THAT REQUIRED DATASETS HAVE BEEN CHANGED. USE LINKS BELOW TO DOWNLOAD "EMPLOYEES" AND "FRANKEN" CSV FILES PRIOR TO CLASS.

This is the second of two introductory lessons on cleaning datasets obtained online or through public records requests. Before attending this class, it's recommended that you first view Data Cleaning 101 which can be found at nefac.org.

By attending this second lesson, you will:

- Advance your data cleaning skills with OpenRefine.
- Learn how to import dirty data from websites and increase memory in OpenRefine.

- Build your facet and clustering skills.
- Learn how to split and merge data.

Requirements Prior to Class:

- Download OpenRefine (free) software.
https://openrefine.org/download.html

- Download the following datasets:
(1) http://www.nefac.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Employees.csv (2) http://www.nefac.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Franken.csv

Feb 26, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Maggie Mulvihill
Maggie Mulvihill is a veteran investigative and data journalist, journalism educator, news entrepreneur and impassioned defender of our right to know. Her data journalism students have been honored with 10 regional or national journalism awards since 2011 as well as being named finalists for the prestigious Livingston Award for Young Journalists. An attorney, Mulvihill is co-founder of the New England Center for Investigative Reporting. In 2014, Maggie founded BU’s summer workshops, Data + Narrative: Data-Driven Storytelling. She serves on the Steering Committee of the Reporter’s Committee for Freedom of the Press, the board of the New England First Amendment Coalition, was a 2004–2005 fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University and was a 2014-2016 member of the Federal Freedom of Information Act Advisory Committee. (Photo Credit: Molly Hamill)