You are invited to join the upcoming Research Skills Workshops, hosted by Western Libraries. From data collection to publishing, get expert help at all stages of the research cycle with free workshops.
Jan. 31 (10:00-11:00): What to Know BEFORE You Start a Systematic/Scoping Review
This information session will cover the basics of conducting a systematic and scoping review and will identify tools and resources that can support both review processes. Attendees will learn how systematic and scoping reviews are defined and characterized, steps of the systematic and scoping review process, and strategies for managing the complex processes for conducting these reviews
Feb. 2 (1:00-2:30): Sharing and Archiving Data with Borealis
Western Libraries provides access to Borealis, a publicly accessible, secure Canadian data repository system using Dataverse software for sharing and archiving data. Dataverse allows for data to be released and shared openly or privately with precision at the file level. Learn to create an archive and get a DOI, add, share and restrict files, and create and publish metadata, data, and documents.
Feb. 7 (1:30-2:30): Introduction to Qualitative Analysis with Nvivo
NVivo is a tool for organizing, managing and analyzing qualitative data. This introductory session will provide an overview of NVivo’s capabilities and demonstrate how to use it to get started on a qualitative research project. Learn about the capabilities of this popular analysis package, how to set up a project and import different kinds of data and start coding.
Feb. 9 (1:30-2:30): Doing Research with Fitness Trackers
This session explores the links between research, bipedalism, and data privacy. Academics and knowledge keepers walk to learn about our world. Digital technologies tend to purge movement from the research process as much as they allow us to track our every step. Learn how to incorporate walking into your research agenda and keep your fitness data safe.