Member Training: Using Open Data in Research: Opportunities and Challenges

Open data, particularly government open data is a rich source of information that can be helpful to researchers in almost every field, but what is open data? How do we find what we’re looking for? What are some of the challenges with using data directly from city, county, state, and federal government agencies?

Join us for an overview of open data and an introduction into some of the potential challenges and opportunities of working with government open data.

Included in this training:

  • What is Open Data?
  • Open Data portal live demo
  • Benefits and Challenges of Open Data

Note: This training is an exclusive benefit to members of the Statistically Speaking Membership Program and part of the Stat’s Amore Trainings Series. Each Stat’s Amore Training is approximately 90 minutes long.

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About the Instructor

Richard Dunks is the founder of Datapolitan, a small business focused on helping public sector organizations cultivate a more data-driven culture through training, project work, and strategy consulting. Richard has over 6 years of experience as a data analyst in the public sector and since graduating from NYU’s Center for Urban Science and Progress in 2014, has been working with innovative local government agencies and forward-thinking non-profit organizations across the country. Richard is also an instructor with the Center for Government Excellence at Johns Hopkins University, teaching data governance, performance management, and other key topics in local government innovation to public sector employees across the country as part of Bloomberg Philanthropies What Works Cities initiative. A Las Vegas native, Richard currently lives in Dallas, TX.

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