Research Skills Workshops Series (Sep to Nov 2017)

Date: 
03/10/2017 to 24/11/2017

The following is a new series of research skills workshops.  All CUHK researchers and postgraduate students are welcome to join.

 

Program 1: Sharpening Your Research Skills

Literature Review for a Successful Research Paper

This workshop will cover the following to help you conduct a good literature review:

  • The purpose and process of literature review
  • The structure of a literature review
  • Effective strategies for identifying relevant literature

21 Sep (Thu) 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Venue: User Education Room 1, G/F, University Library
Registration: Click here to register.

25 Sep (Mon) 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Venue: User Education Room 1, G/F, University Library
Registration: Click here to register.

30 Sep (Sat) 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Venue: Webinar
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Exploring Research Information in Your Field in Multi-disciplinary Databases (I)

This workshop will demonstrate:

  • How to use ScienceDirect, IEEE Xplore, EBSCOHost and ProQuest to discover research information in your research field
  • Advanced search features in the databases
  • Multiple databases selection (where applicable)

15 Sep (Fri) 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Registration: Click here to register.

26 Sep (Tue) 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
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13 Oct (Fri) 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. **Re-run**
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Venue: Multi-purpose Room 1, 1/F, University Library

 

Exploring Research Information in Your Field in Multi-disciplinary Databases (II)

This workshop will demonstrate:

  • How to use Web of Science Core Collection (Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index and Arts & Humanities Citation Index, etc.) and Scopus to discover research information (journal and book articles, and conference papers) in your research field
  • How to search with topic, keyword, author, author identifier, etc.

15 Sep (Fri) 3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Registration: Click here to register.

26 Sep (Tue) 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Registration: Click here to register.

13 Oct (Fri) 3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. **Re-run**
Registration: Click here to register.

Venue: Multi-purpose Room 1, 1/F, University Library

 

Getting New Research Information Automatically

This workshop will demonstrate how to use Web of Science Core Collection, Scopus and ScienceDirect to set up:

  • search alerts so that the most updated search results will be sent to you automatically by email
  • citation alerts of journal articles and authors (where appropriate)

15 Sep (Fri) 4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Registration: Click here to register.

26 Sep (Tue) 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Registration: Click here to register.

13 Oct (Fri) 4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. **Re-run**
Registration: Click here to register.

Venue: Multi-purpose Room 1, 1/F, University Library

 

Understanding the Significance of Research Papers: the Meaning behind Citation Counts and Various Metrics

This workshop will cover:

  • The strengths and limitations of different citation counts and metrics such as journal impact factors and CiteScore
  • How to use citation counts and other metrics to assess the relative significance of research papers
  • Find an author’s h-index

15 Sep (Fri) 5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Registration: Click here to register.

26 Sep (Tue) 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Registration: Click here to register.

13 Oct (Fri) 5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. **Re-run**
Registration: Click here to register.

Venue: Multi-purpose Room 1, 1/F, University Library

 

Finding Theses and Dissertations in Your Research Area

This workshop will demonstrate how to locate theses and dissertations from universities in Hong Kong, China and other countries.

20 Oct (Fri) 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon
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26 Oct (Thu) 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
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Venue: Multi-purpose Room 1, 1/F, University Library

 

Program 2: Doing Data Analysis for your Research

Using ATLAS.ti for Qualitative Data Analysis

This hands-on workshop will introduce how to use ATLAS.ti to conduct qualitative data analysis. Participants will learn and use ATLAS.ti to conduct:

  • Data description such as creating codes, coding, using memo, and writing comments on your data
  • Data analysis and interpretation such as using the functions of hyperlink, network view, query tool, and co-occurrence to explore patterns and develop themes

1 Nov (Wed) 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Registration: Click here to register.

17 Nov (Fri) 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
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Remarks:
Participants will have to bring your notebook computer and install a free trial version of ATLAS.ti 8 (http://atlasti.com/free-trial-version/). Participants are welcome to bring along your qualitative research data.

Venue: Multi-purpose Room 1, 1/F, University Library

 

Program 3: Enhancing Your Research Impact

Make Yourself Distinguishable and Discoverable on the Web – Significance of Author IDs

An author ID is to distinguish yourself accurately in the research community from others with similar names so that your scholarly publications can be easily recognized.

This workshop will demonstrate:

  • How to set up author ID and researcher profiles in different systems: ORCID, ResearcherID, AIMS, and Google Scholar, so as to enhance your discoverability on the Web
  • How to record your research activities such as your latest publication and presentations in these systems
  • How to interlink your profile amongst these systems

17 Oct (Tue) 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Registration: Click here to register.

24 Nov (Fri) 2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
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Venue: Multi-purpose Room 1, 1/F, University Library

 

Where to Publish to Raise Your Research Visibility? – Use of Citation Analysis Tools

The workshop will introduce how to:

  • Find ranking of journals from Journal Citation Reports on InCites and SCImago for selecting the best journal for publication
  • Use Match in EndNote to locate journals for your manuscript
  • Use InCites to compare journal performance

11 Oct (Wed) 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Registration: Click here to register.

10 Nov (Fri) 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
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Venue: Multi-purpose Room 1, 1/F, University Library

 

Medium of Instruction: Cantonese (English might be used if users require.)