Sunday, April 16, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Price: $20 USD
Skirvin Hilton Hotel
Advance registration is required
Facilitator: Erin Buchanan, Ph.D., Professor of Cognitive Analytics, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
Description: Tired of cutting pasting your results into documents? Wish that graph would just appear in your report without having to fight Microsoft Word? This workshop will cover the basics of RMarkdown and Quarto to prepare automated reports. We will explore how to set up documents using R to integrate statistical results and data visualizations directly into a report format. You will learn how to “knit” or compile documents into html, Word, and PDF formats with customizations depending on the type of output desired. Examples of text stylization, bibliographies, code inclusion and integration into text, and visualizations will be demonstrated. By the end of the workshop, you will have created a simple report as an example to use for your future reports.
Suggested Pre-Workshop Preparation: Users should download the free versions of R (https://www.r-project.org/, at least R 4) and RStudio (https://posit.co/download/rstudio-desktop/, one of the 2022 versions) to their computer (note: the company name has changed to Posit, and at this time, the software is still called RStudio). Basic understanding of R would assist learners, and the following YouTube videos could get you started (2-3 hours). Additionally, some working knowledge of ggplot2 would be helpful, but not necessary (1.5-2 hours). The notes for the workshop will be provided before the workshop so users can download packages and other software depending on their interest.
- Programming R - Introduction to R (1.1) https://youtu.be/oV0SBUbmnmg
- Programming R - Introduction to R (1.2) https://youtu.be/W_xmhVzF12s
- Programming R - Introduction to R (1.3) https://youtu.be/NuDxrW4jsgQ
- Graphs R - Data Visualization (5.1) https://youtu.be/k74656b1Q1M
- Graphs R - Data Visualization (5.2) https://youtu.be/IYUf4YQEnuQ
Sunday, April 16, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Price: $10 USD
Skirvin Hilton Hotel
Advance registration is required by March 21; late registrations will not be accepted
Facilitators: Anna Erwin, Ph.D., The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Assistant Professor in the School of Earth, Environmental, and Earth Sciences
Katie Dentzman, Ph.D., Iowa State University, Assistant Professor in Rural Sociology and Rural Public Policy, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
Description: Transdisciplinary societies including the Entomological Society of America (ESA) and the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society (AFHVS) will be providing a joint workshop for entomologists and social scientists, including students and early-career professionals. We will build communities of practice through group sharing of common concerns and interests and working collaboratively to address larger agri-food system issues. The long-term goal of this conference project is to encourage and facilitate transdisciplinary learning and exchange between our two societies while simultaneously developing a best-practices guide for transdisciplinary collaborations between professional societies.
Pre-Workshop Preparation: Registered attendees will be required to attend the following virtual sessions in advance of attending the half-day workshop at the Joint Branch Meeting. Date and time of virtual sessions are to be determined.
- Creating a venue for sharing articles and research between the membership of the two societies
- A virtual “Getting to Know ESA” Prep Session
- A Virtual “Transdisciplinary Learning” Prep Session
- A Virtual “Deep Dive Topics” Prep Session
Please note that this workshop is supported by a USDA NIFA grant (GRANT13769990). The grant is for “Exploring Transdisciplinary Collaboration between the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society and the Entomological Society of America”