IMPORTANT: Certificates for this Summer/Fall 2020 certification period will be distributed at the end of the GSU Fall semester, which is in December 2020. NO EXCEPTIONS will be made to this policy for GSU or non-GSU certificate awardees.
As we completed our RDS workshops offered for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester (after GSU went completely online March 30, 2020), we made recordings available here. At the end of the recorded workshop, you will be given the check-in form link for attendance purposes.
NOTE: The Spring 2020 certification period ended on Wednesday, April 22, at 8:00am -- any check-ins after that date and time will be applied to the Summer/Fall 2020 certification period.
SUMMER 2020 SEMESTER: We are offering live online workshops in the Summer 2020 semester (see the library calendar for summer dates) and will post recordings for those when ready.
Here is what some of the RDS@GSU Data Certificate awardees had to say about the experience:
The certificate is a great opportunity to become a more competitive candidate while applying for a job. The workshops were very interactive.
I thought the RDS@ GSU Data Certification incentivized my participation in the RDS workshops. The workshops themselves were great and it definitely helped me brush up on prior skills and knowledge.
Certification looks amazing on resumes, I also found what was covered useful to my practice of SAS & SPSS.
It is essential for me as a student majoring in Epidemiology. I will be involved in research, and the only way to answer some of the world’s health problems is making sense out of data. I’m confident this certificate will prove useful for me in getting a job. The entire program is flexible, and the materials are very helpful in understanding the course content.
Direct questions to the RDS Team Leader, Dr. Mandy Swygart-Hobaugh (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Data skills -- even just basic data skills -- are highly valued by today's employers -- being called "the most lucrative skill[s] to have" and "the most valuable skill[s] you can learn." By getting RDS@GSU Data Certified, you demonstrate to potential employers that you are committed to growing the data skills that they look for in hires.
Best of all, our data workshops are all free.
You may be thinking, "So what if they're free?" Well, we researched how much workshops on our various topics would cost out in the real-world market, and what we found may make you re-think that "so what" reaction:
In other words, our free workshops are clearly quite a bargain and something you should be taking advantage of while you can...
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Research Data Services @ Georgia State University (RDS@GSU) Data Certification: Completed workshops on data analysis tools (SPSS, 3 hours; SAS, 3 hours; Stata, 4.5 hours; NVivo, 3 hours), data analysis methods (Survey Design, 3 hours; Mixed Methods, 2 hours; Networks, 3 hours; Logics & Logistics of Qualitative Methods, 1.5 hours), data visualization (Tableau, 3 hours; GIS, 4 hours), and finding data (ICPSR, 1 hour; Marketing Data, 1.5 hours).
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