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POSTPONED Data Driven Community Workshop Series Module 2: Obtaining and Preparing Data

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Buffalo Commons Classroom 617 Main Street, Floor 3R, Buffalo, NY 14203

This event has been postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis. As a substitute, consider joining the Virtual Forum Democratizing Data on 5/6, 2-4pm.

In this 3-part workshop series, Russell Weaver, Economic Geographer with Cornell ILR Buffalo Co-Lab will provide foundational tools to document and evaluate needs, assets, opportunities, and changing conditions in communities. No prior training in data analysis needed. Designed for: local and regional grant-writers, legislative staff members, advocates, students, and other stakeholders.

Introduce yourself to file types and software for manipulating datasets. Gain experience and skills in acquiring and preparing data to create actionable knowledge and develop an issue-specific database for participants' research question.


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Buffalo Commons offers workshops that share knowledge for the public good on topics ranging from civic engagement and local policy to best practices in community-based research. These workshops provide technical assistance and capacity building for social sector workers and the public in WNY.

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