Getting data into Excel

  • Event: 2018 IRE Conference
  • Speaker: Lauryn Schroeder of San Diego Union-Tribune
  • Date/Time: Sunday, Jun. 17 at 9:00am
  • Location: Coral C
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Data doesn’t always come in properly formatted Excel spreadsheets. Before you can analyze data in Excel, it first needs to be in a usable format. In this hands-on session, we will cover the importance of data types, delimiters and fixed-width columns to make the import process as smooth as possible. 

This session is good for: Excel beginners, though anyone is welcome.

Speaker Bios

  • Lauryn Schroeder (@laurynschroed) is an investigative data reporter for the San Diego Union-Tribune. She previously worked for The Associated Press and took part in major data investigations with The Washington Post. She won an IRE award in 2013 for a series on shaken-baby syndrome, a controversial diagnosis that has led to hundreds of questionable, child abuse and murder convictions nationwide.

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