Posts with the tag: workshop

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.

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

Workshop: Introduction to Data Visualization

 

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.

Date and Time

Tuesday, November 13 2018 at 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Location

Mullen Library Instruction Room (115 Mullen)

RSVP

Kevin Gunn, gunn@cua.edu, 202-319-5504.

 

 

Orientation Extended

Academic Success Workshop: Save Time! Cite Sources using RefWorks & Zotero.

Tuesday, September 29 2009 2 – 5 p.m., Mullen Library (MERIC classroom)

Every half hour there will be a 30 minute instruction session about how to create a bibliography or works cited page using online resources. *No appointment necessary.

Questions? Contact rodrigum[at]cua.edu

Term Paper Clinic Tuesday, February 17

Do you have a paper due soon? Got questions about finding and using good sources, putting together the best introduction, and polishing your writing? The Writing Center and University Libraries are teaming up to help!

On Tuesday, February 17 from 5 to 7:30 p.m., writing consultants and reference librarians will be available in the MERIC classroom in Mullen Library for a  Drop-In Term Paper Clinic, offering free research and writing support for all CUA students. No appointments are needed; students just need to walk in with their paper, sign in at the front, and get the help they need.

Additional Term Paper Clinics are scheduled for April 23 and April 29 for students with end-of-semester papers. Watch for more.