Research Skills Workshops Series (Jan – Feb 2018)

Date: 
18/01/2018 to 08/02/2018

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

18 Jan (Thu) 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Venue: User Education Room 1, G/F, University Library
Registration: Click here to register

27 Jan (Sat) 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Venue: Webinar
Registration: Click here to register

 

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)

19 Jan (Fri) 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Venue: User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library (Venue changed)
Registration: Click here to register

 

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, 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, keywords, author, author identifier, etc.

19 Jan (Fri) 3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Venue: User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library (Venue changed)
Registration: Click here to register

 

 

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)
  • journal alerts

19 Jan (Fri) 4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Venue: User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library (Venue changed)
Registration: Click here to register

 

 

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

This workshop will cover:

  • The strength 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

19 Jan (Fri) 5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Venue: User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library (Venue changed)
Registration: Click here to register

 

 

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 how to 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

25 Jan (Thu) 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Registration: Click here to register

8 Feb (Thu) 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Registration: Click here to register

Remarks:
Participants will have to bring your personal computers and install a free trial version of ATLAS.ti 8 (http://atlasti.com/free-trial-version/) before the workshop. Participants are welcome to bring along your qualitative research data.

Venue: User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library (Venue changed)

 

Program 3: Managing Citations for Your Research

EndNote Basic for Researchers

This workshop will help you get started with EndNote Basic, a bibliography management tool. It will demonstrate:

  • How to create a free account
  • How to produce bibliographies and in-text references in a variety of citation styles (e.g. MLA, APA, Chicago, etc.) for your papers
  • How to import references into EndNote Basic directly from databases and organizing them

26 Jan (Fri) 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Registration: Click here to register

7 Feb (Wed) 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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Venue: User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library (Venue changed)

 

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

Enquiries: Email to research@lib.cuhk.edu.hk