This module provides a general overview of the world’s largest unclassified database on terrorism incidents, the Global Terrorism Database (GTD). This overview includes discussion of the data collection process, as this informs the use of the database itself. Participants receive instruction on the analytical strengths of large datasets as well as the limits of this type of analysis. Participants will conduct analytical exercises introducing them to pivot tables and foundational graphing techniques using Excel.
This module is part of series to improve GTD users' understanding of terrorism and terrorism data, and to improve their analytical and critical thinking skills while advancing their competency in Microsoft Excel. Once released, the full training will contain five modules. More information is available here.
Upon completion of this module, participants will have an understanding of the history and uses of the GTD including the analytical strengths and limitations of large datasets. Participants will be able to optimize their use of the existing data in the GTD.
To rent this module for a period of three months, click on the arrow labeled "Rent $29.99" in the top right corner of the image below or go directly the Vimeo On Demand GTD Module 1 webpage and follow the instructions to:
- Set up a free personal Vimeo account; and,
- Submit payment.
Once your payment has been received, you will have unlimited access to the module throughout the rental period (90 days). Your access will automatically expire at the conclusion of the rental period. Rental of this video signifies your agreement to the general terms and conditions of use.
Bulk purchase is available and group discounts may apply. For more information contact the training team.
For more information about any of START's trainings, contact START Training at 301-405-6600, firstname.lastname@example.org, or make an online request for more information.
The Global Terrorism Database (GTD) and the GTD Training Modules are funded through the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism, by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate’s Office of University Programs. Additional funding for the GTD comes from the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Counterterrorism and Countering Violent Extremism. The views and conclusions contained in this presentation are those of the author and should not be interpreted as representing the official views or policies of the United States Government.