Posts with the tag: digital scholarship

Workshop: Working with Tableau

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Learn the basics of Tableau Public (free service) to create interactive visualizations of your data. This workshop will focus on the structure of the program and the terminology used. We will have a sample data visualization and mapping project.

Instructor: Kevin Gunn, Coordinator of Digital Scholarship

Thursday, October 17, 2019

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

115 Mullen Library Instruction Room

R.S.V.P. to gunn@cua.edu.  Check out our other Digital Scholarship services and workshops.

Workshop: Data Visualization Basics

Have you wondered when you should use a pie chart (almost never), a scatter plot, or a heat graph?

Before working on how to best present your project through data visualization, understanding the basic principles of visual perception, design and representing data, and communicating your research to an audience, is essential. We will examine how your data can be applied to various visualization methods and how to visually present data accurately. 

Instructors:

Julie Loy, Research and Instruction Librarian

Kevin Gunn, Coordinator of Digital Scholarship

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

115 Mullen Library Instruction Room

R.S.V.P. to gunn@cua.eduCheck out our other Digital Scholarship services and workshops.

 

 

Workshop: Developing Your Digital Profile

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Promoting your scholarly presence online can be an arduous task. You’re not alone! With such diverse platforms as Google Scholar, Humanities Commons, Academia.edu, Linkedin, ResearchGate, ORCiD, institutional repositories and more, the options for online promotion can be daunting. This workshop will discuss the best ways to build your scholarly digital profile and the advantages and disadvantages of each platform.

Instructor: Kevin Gunn, Coordinator of Digital Scholarship

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

115 Mullen Library Instruction Room

R.S.V.P. to gunn@cua.eduCheck out our other Digital Scholarship services and workshops.

Workshop: Starting a Digital Scholarship Project

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Planning your project is becoming a critical skill in contemporary research. Are you a student or a faculty member interested in beginning your project or you would like to discuss how digital scholarship methods can help with your research and teaching? Come with all your questions as we walk through the process of getting started (e.g. formulating the right research question, locating and selecting data/tools/methodologies, methods for analysis, project and data management issues, and grant writing tips). Make sure that you don’t get lost in the wilderness!

Instructor: Kevin Gunn, Coordinator of Digital Scholarship

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

115 Mullen Library Instruction Room

R.S.V.P. to gunn@cua.edu.

Check out our other Digital Scholarship services and workshops.

 

Digital Scholarship Workshop: Data Visualization Basics

Back by popular demand! Have you wondered when you should use a pie chart (almost never), a scatter plot, or a heat graph? Before working on how to best present your project through data visualization, understanding the basic principles of visual perception, design and representing data, and communicating your research to an audience, is essential. We will examine some visualization methods and how best to apply them to different kinds of data. Please RSVP to Kevin Gunn, gunn@cua.edu.

 

 

Thursday, April 11, 2019

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

115 Mullen Library Instruction Room

Check out our other Digital Scholarship Services.

 

Digital Scholarship Workshop: Organizing and Documenting Your Data

Managing, organizing, and documenting your data is an increasing concern for researchers. This workshop is an overview of research data management basics, including using data management plans; following proper guidelines for naming and organizing data, folders, and files; organizing, storing, and backing up your files; and documenting your data using README files, codebooks, and data dictionaries.

 

This workshop will provide you with techniques in managing your data (and time!) better.

Please RSVP to Kevin Gunn, gunn@cua.edu.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

115 Mullen Library Instruction Room

Check out our other Digital Scholarship Services.

 

Digital Scholarship Workshop: Working with Regular Expressions in OpenRefine

Ciska Wesselius

Cleaning and manipulating your dataset is an essential yet time-consuming skill. Let us save you time by introducing you to OpenRefine and particularly, regular expressions.

While OpenRefine can perform perfunctory tasks as removing unwanted punctuation marks from fields, or isolating and transferring variables in an individual field, its most salient feature is the use of regular expressions. We will show you how to construct a script from scratch and run some basic recipes for solving common problems. Once you see the power of regular expressions in OpenRefine, say “goodbye” to Excel. Please RSVP to Kevin Gunn, Coordinator of Digital Scholarship, gunn@cua.edu.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

115 Mullen Library Instruction Room 

Building Your Digital Profile Workshop

February 15, 2019, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Mullen Library Instruction Room

Promoting your scholarly presence online can be an arduous task. You’re not alone! With such diverse platforms as Google Scholar, Humanities Commons, Academia.edu, Linkedin, ResearchGate, ORCiD, institutional repositories and more, the options for online promotion can be daunting. This workshop will discuss the ways to build your scholarly digital profile and the advantages and disadvantages of each platform. The session will include an exploration of several tools with a goal to establishing best practices for promoting you and your research. Please RSVP to gunn@cua.edu.

For information on our other workshops this semester, check out our Workshops and Tutorials page.

 

Spring 2019 Digital Scholarship Fundamentals Workshops

Developing Your Digital Profile

Promoting your scholarly presence online can be an arduous task. You’re not alone! With such diverse platforms as Google Scholar, Humanities Commons, Academia.edu, Linkedin, ResearchGate, ORCiD, institutional repositories and more, the options for online promotion can be daunting. This workshop will discuss the ways to build your scholarly digital profile and the advantages and disadvantages of each platform. The session will include an exploration of several tools with a goal to establishing best practices for promoting you and your research. Please RSVP to gunn@cua.edu.

Fri., Feb. 15th, 12:30pm – 1:30pm      Mullen Library Instruction Room

Working with Regular Expressions in OpenRefine

Cleaning and manipulating your dataset is an essential yet time-consuming skill. Let us save you time by introducing you to OpenRefine and particularly regular expressions. While OpenRefine can perform perfunctory tasks as removing unwanted punctuation marks from fields, or isolating and transferring variables in an individual field, its most salient feature is the use of regular expressions. We will show you how to construct a script from scratch and run some basic recipes for solving common problems. Once you see the power of regular expressions in OpenRefine, say “goodbye” to Excel. Please RSVP to gunn@cua.edu.

Thu., March 7th, 12:30pm – 2:00pm       Mullen Library Instruction Room


Organizing and Documenting Your Data

Managing, organizing, and documenting your data is an increasing concern for researchers. This workshop is an overview of research data management basics, including using data management plans; following proper guidelines for naming and organizing data, folders, and files; organizing, storing, and backing up your files; and documenting your data using README files, codebooks, and data dictionaries. This workshop will provide you with techniques in managing your data (and time!) better. Please RSVP to gunn@cua.edu.

Thu., March 21st, 12:30pm – 2:00pm    Mullen Library Instruction Room

Data Visualization Basics

Back by popular demand! Have you wondered when you should use a pie chart (almost never), a scatter plot, or a heat graph? Before working on how to best present your project through data visualization, understanding the basic principles of visual perception, design and representing data, and communicating your research to an audience, is essential. We will examine some visualization methods and how best to apply them to different kinds of data. Please RSVP to gunn@cua.edu.

Thu., April 11th, 12:30pm – 2:00pm     Mullen Library Instruction Room

ICYMI: Avoiding Predatory Publishers: What Students and Faculty Should Know Before Publishing Their Research

As a graduate student or new faculty member seeking an academic position, tenure, or promotion, you will need to establish a scholarly presence and build your curriculum vitae. A building block in this process is publishing in quality academic journals (subscription-based or open access).

This webinar will explore the expanding problem of predatory publishing practices and how to avoid becoming a victim. Guidance will be provided for identifying and selecting the right journal publisher that reflects your values. Understanding your rights as an author will be discussed as well. Practical tips and suggestions on navigating this complicated process are provided.

This webinar was originally held on October 24th, 2018 as part of the library’s Open Access Week Program. Here is the recording:

 

If you have any questions or would like a research consultation, please contact:

Kevin Gunn
Coordinator of Digital Scholarship
314B Mullen Library
gunn@cua.edu
202-319-5504