Session 3: Data Structure & Formatting

  1. During the class session we will be discussing data from the Studying African Farmer-led Irrigation (SAFI) Project. The SAFI Project is a research project looking at farming and irrigation methods used by farmers in Tanzania and Mozambique. This dataset is composed of survey data relating to households and agriculture.
  2. Please download SAFI_clean.csv and SAFI_messy.xlsx from this site. You can read more about the survey these datasets were pulled from on this page.
  3. OPTIONAL: If you want to get a jump start (or refresher) on using R, try The Carpentries “Introduction to R and RStudio” and the lesson on “RStudio Projects“.

Today’s lesson draws from The Carpentries Workshop on “Data Organization in Spreadsheets for Social Scientists