What Data Where? Find your data!
¶ 1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 A number of people have been wondering about the upcoming data project and how to choose datasets. There are lots of resources available for open data (NYC Open Data , HathiTrust Digital Dataset, DPLA (Digital Public Library of America), or institutional repository/collection like Digital Scriptorium, NYPL Digital Collections) and great library guides for finding data, mapping data, and managing data.
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Here are some examples to give you a sense of past project. I’m picking a sampling from past DH Praxis classes, but I recommend you comb the past blogs for other ideas.
Who Did What? Check out these projects!
Sarah Cohn’s “Who Do You Listen To” is a project done on personal iTunes data (quantitative analysis)
Chris Vitale analyzed lyrics of Taylor Swift “Tay Sway by the Numbers” (text analysis)
Julia Pollack visualized information about the Hall of Fame at Bronx Community College
¶ 11 Leave a comment on paragraph 11 0 Don’t stress yourself out. The dataset project will help you explore something that interests you, but it doesn’t have to be your final project. It should be something that interests you or is related to your personal research goals so that you can experiment with tools you want to consider for your final project and your future research.
Still stressing? There’s help!
¶ 12 Leave a comment on paragraph 12 0 If you want to brainstorm, contact Lisa or Steve. They have a lot of experience at all stages. Take advantage of their offer! Stop in office hours with Lisa 2- 3 Monday or 3-4 Wednesday in 3300.07 or by appointment (firstname.lastname@example.org) with Steve by appointment (email@example.com).