Workshops/presentations at GSB

Friday, October 27, 2017

Stanford Graduate School of Business Library, Knight Management Center

Bloomberg Basics

in GSB Library B312 at 9:00 am

Bloomberg is a major data resource used in business schools, on Wall Street and throughout the world by more than 325,000 financial professionals. It embraces global information on equities, fixed income, commodities, currencies, economic indicators, and more. This session will introduce the Bloomberg keyboard functions and provide some familiarity with basic searches across the spectrum of the Bloomberg platform.

Social Science Data & Software: Services & Support

with Ashley Jester & Ron Nakao in GSB Library B216 at 10:00 am

Social Science Data and Software (SSDS) is a group within the Stanford Libraries that provides services and support to Stanford faculty, staff and students in the acquisition, curation, and preservation of social science data and the selection and use of quantitative (statistical) and qualitative analysis software. SSDS staff members provide these services in a variety of ways that include consulting, workshops and help documentation. We are located in the Social Sciences Resource Center (SSRC) on the first floor of the Green Library Bing Wing.

Ashley Jester is the Head of Social Science Data and Software (SSDS) and Political Science Subject Specialist at Stanford Libraries.  In this position, Ashley directs the quantitative and qualitative data services provided by SSDS, supervising staff and supporting researchers with finding, using, and interpreting data, including consultations on statistical methodology and research design.  She oversees library programming in support of research data services, including management of the Velma Denning Room and access to data resources.  She holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Rochester and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Stanford University.

Ron Nakao is the Economics, Data and Computational Social Science Librarian.  His duties include consulting on research data and the use of statistical software at SSDS.  He has developed web-based tools for the curation, discovery, and accessing of social science data.  He currently serves as Stanford's representative to the Inter-univerity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, and the DDI (Data Documentation Initiative) Alliance, and currently serves on the ICPSR Advisory Council and Resource Center for Minority Data (RCMD) Board.

Redivis Data Platform: GSB and Population Health Sciences Partnership

Center for Population Health Sciences: Data Core Portal

with Ian Mathews in GSB Library B216 at 11:00 am

The PHS Data Center offers Stanford researchers two resources:

a central hub where researchers can efficiently access, link, visualize and analyze data from a wide variety of sources, and a library of fata assets that facilitates transdisciplinary population health science projects and collaboration across the university. The PHS Data Center hosts a diverse collection of high-value data sets and partners with several data sources around the world through the Redivis platform. The Graduate School of Business Library has recently added datasets to Redivis. All our data and partners can be found on our Data Portal that allows you to directly, quickly, and responsibly explore and manipulate millions of records.

Ian Mathews is a co-founder of Redivis — a platform striving to make data driven research easier, more collaborative, and more accessible. Ian completed his undergraduate degrees in Economics and Public Policy at Stanford ('13). Through his studies, he began to appreciate the current challenges in data science, and became passionate about making this crucial work more accessible to activists, journalists, policy makers, and the general public. Today, Ian balances his time between software development, working with the research community, and spending time in the mountains.