Postgraduate, Researcher and Faculty Workshops

Postgraduate, Researcher and Faculty Workshops 研究生及教研人員講座

Workshops and talks on literature review, strategies for publishing in academic journals, research alert, citation management, researcher identifier creating and research impact showcasing are provided to CUHK postgraduates, researchers and faculty members during the academic year. Attendance proof may be issued on request. In addition, discussion workshops for postgraduate studies, including successful presentations, thesis writing tips and scientific writing are also organized.

 

 Research Skills Workshops Series (Jan 2019)

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Program: Sharpening Your Research Skills
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)
11 Jan 2019 (Fri) 2:00 p.m. –
3:15 p.m.
Multi-purpose Room 1, 1/F, University Library 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.
11 Jan 2019 (Fri) 3:30 p.m. –
4:30 p.m.
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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
11 Jan 2019 (Fri) 4:30 p.m. –
5:30 p.m.
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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.

23 Jan 2019 (Wed) 2:30 p.m. –
4:00 p.m.
Register

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

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

 

Webinar Recording of Literature Review for a Successful Research Paper (Sept 2018)

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Literature Review for a Successful Research Paper (Sept 2018)

This workshop covers 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
https://youtu.be/-ZUHWEBIx8c

Medium of Instruction: English

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

 

 Tailor-made Workshops for Researchers (Jan - Mar 2019)

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Program: Managing Your Research Data
Effective Management of Your Research Data

Research data is the core of any research. More and more funding agencies and publishers recently require researchers to manage and share their research data.
This workshop is to show to you:

  • The increasing importance of research data management to researchers
  • Overview of research data lifecycle
  • Strategies for documenting, organizing, and sharing research data
  • Ethical issues and rights relating to research data
24 Jan 2019 (Thu) 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. User Education Room 1, G/F, University Library Register
Discovering and Reusing Research Data: Data Citation

More and more academic journals require submitting original research data together with your research paper. This workshop is to assist you to understand data citation, different data repositories available, the use of correct data citation format and style, and introduce some datasets you can use for your research.

27 Feb 2019 (Wed) 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. User Education Room 1, G/F, University Library Register
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

Remarks:
Participants will have to bring their personal computers and install a free trial version of ATLAS.ti 8 (https://atlasti.com/free-trial-version/).

Participants are welcome to bring along their qualitative research data.

8 Mar 2019 (Fri) 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library Register

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

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

 

Digital Scholarship and Research Data Workshops (Jan - Apr 2019)

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Gephi for Network Visualisation (Hands-on)

Gephi is a software for visualisation and exploration of graphs and networks.  This workshop will demonstrate with hands-on exercise on how to turn your data into network graphs to discover hidden message.

Remarks:
Participants may bring your own device with Gephi 0.9.2 (https://gephi.org/) and the plugins installed prior to the workshop.

25 Jan 2019 (Fri) 11:00 a.m. –
12:30 p.m.
Register
2 Apr 2019 (Tue) 3:00 p.m. –
4:30 p.m.
Register
Analysing Texts with Voyant Tools (Hands-on)

Voyant Tools is a web-based reading and analysis environment for digital texts. Join to learn how to use this online tool to analyse textual materials, no matter they are in text file or online.

Remarks:
Participants may bring your own device and use a browser to access https://www.voyant-tools.org/ and try out.

29 Jan 2019 (Tue) 3:00 p.m. –
4:00 p.m.
Register
1 Mar 2019 (Fri) 11:00 a.m. –
12:00 p.m.
Register
Data Cleaning with OpenRefine (Hands-on)

OpenRefine is a tool for cleaning messy data, transforming it between formats, and extending it with web services and external data.  This workshop will introduce the principles and the practice of data cleaning through hands-on exercise with OpenRefine.  The applications of the exported data will be discussed.

Remarks:
Participants have to bring your own device with OpenRefine 3.1 installed.

19 Feb 2019 (Tue) 10:30 p.m. –
12:00 p.m.
Register
ArcGIS Basics for Digital Scholarship Projects (Hands-on)

ArcGIS is commonly used in digital scholarship projects for geospatial analysis. This workshop is an introductory hands-on session to demonstrate the basic functions of this software.

Remarks:
Only the 5 PCs in DS Lab has ArcGIS Pro for use. Users may download the 21-days free trial from Esri for ArcGIS Pro (https://www.esri.com/en-us/arcgis/trial) software if your device fulfilled their system requirement (http://pro.arcgis.com/en/pro-app/get-started/arcgis-pro-system-requirements.htm).

20 Feb 2019 (Wed) 2:30 p.m. –
4:30 p.m.
Register
28 Mar 2019 (Thu) 10:30 a.m. –
12:30 p.m.
Register
Python for Beginners: Data Analysis and Visualisation (Hands-on)

Python is highly extensible programming language. Many pieces of functionality can be added but the core language still remains small and powerful and this contributes to its readability.

This workshop will introduce the programming language of Python with hands-on exercise on data extraction, analysis and visualisation.
 

Remarks:
Users are required to bring their own device with Anaconda (https://www.anaconda.com/download/) installed prior to the workshop.

21 Feb 2019 (Thu) 2:30 p.m. –
4:30 p.m.
Register
Tableau - Visual Analytics Hands-on Workshop
Instructor: Tableau representative

Conducted by Tableau experts, the hands-on workshop will teach what you can benefit from Tableau on step-by-step data analysis with the software.  During this workshop, you will learn how to create an interactive dashboard from scratch and see how you can quickly visualize data and share insight with Tableau.

  • Introduction to Visual Analytics
  • Tableau Hands-on Workshop:
    • Connecting to data
    • Creating your first visualization
    • Analyzing data with different visualization type (E.g. Map, Time-series and Trend)
    • Creating interactive dashboard
    • Sharing and publishing your dashboard
  • Tableau Academic Program

Remarks

  1. This workshop will be conducted in English.
  2. Users are required to bring their own device with Tableau Desktop installed.  Please go to https://www.tableau.com/products/desktop/download for trial version.
  3. Students can apply for Tableau for Academic License from https://www.tableau.com/academic/students#form.
  4. Instructors can apply for a free license at https://www.tableau.com/academic/teaching#form.
25 Mar 2019 (Mon) 2:30 p.m. –
5:00 p.m.
Register
Introduction to R for Statistical Analysis​
Invited speaker: Prof. Michael Chan, Associate Professor, School of Journalism and Communication, CUHK

R has become an increasingly popular tool for statistical analysis. This workshop is targeted at students and faculty who are already familiar with well-known statistical software like SPSS and STATA, and would like to learn about statistical analysis in the R environment. This workshop will cover the basic tasks such as data import (e.g. SPSS, Excel, csv), descriptive and inferential statistics, and visualization of data.

Remarks:
Participants are required to bring your own device with the software (installation in sequence) R (https://www.r-project.org/) and R Studio (https://www.rstudio.com/) installed prior to the workshop.

29 Mar 2019 (Fri) 2:30 p.m. –
5:30 p.m.
Register

Venue: Digital Scholarship Lab, G/F, University Library
Medium of Instruction: Cantonese (English might be used if users require.)
Enquiries: Email to dslab@lib.cuhk.edu.hk

 

Library Workshops for Research Postgraduates: Thesis Writing Tips (Jan 2019)

Co-organized with The Independent Learning Centre (ILC), the Library is pleased to offer discussion workshops for research postgraduate students on thesis writing (in Chinese), thesis introduction (in English) and thesis abstract (in English) in Jan 2019.

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Structuring a Thesis Introduction: How to Get Readers Hooked at the Beginning

In this workshop, you will be introduced to steps for capturing your readers’ interest in your research topic, appreciating the significance of your research and understanding your research purpose. Specific language features which are commonly seen in thesis introductions will be discussed and practiced during the workshop.

14 Jan 2019 (Mon) 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. English Dr. Yvonne Loong, Senior Lecturer, ILC Register
Writing an Abstract for Your Thesis: How to Summarize Your Research in 500 words

You will learn how to summarize the most important information in your research as well as describe the most significant contributions that your research has made in a concise, readable and impressive manner. Both the structure and language of the thesis abstracts will be discussed during the workshop.

18 Jan 2019 (Fri) 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. English Dr. Yvonne Loong, Senior Lecturer, ILC Register
Intensive and Profound: Chinese Thesis Writing Skills

If the thesis is not written and formulated in the right way, its key ideas will not be able to be communicated effectively. In this workshop, you will study the good language features of a thesis written in Chinese and learn how to avoid the common errors. You will also be introduced to the skills and choice of words for stating your research and theorizing your arguments. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss how to write definitions for key terms, the introduction and the conclusion.

22 Jan 2019 (Tue) 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Cantonese supplemented with Putonghua Dr. Felix Chao, Senior Lecturer, ILC Register

Venue: Idea Exchange, Research Commons, 1/F, University Library

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

 

NVivo Workshop (Jan 2019)

Co-organized with the Centre for Learning Enhancement And Research (CLEAR), the Library is pleased to offer a new NVivo advanced workshop for staff and postgraduate students to use NVivo to conduct research analysis. CUHK staff and postgraduate students are all welcome to join.

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Strategies to advance qualitative data analysis: from thematic, matrix coding to text queries through NVivo

When analysing qualitative data, researchers can use an inductive or deductive approach to examining sources of data. Coding may allow us to formulate a framework or identify sources of evidence with respect to the approaches used.

Categories emerge when individual coding is clustered into levels of sub-themes. To address research questions, researchers can further explore relationships between or within cases. The queries function in NVivo will allow researchers to retrieve matrix results easily. In addition, NVivo also offers an alternative approach to textual script analysis that provides fresh scope from the sea of data to provide an enlightened scope in addition to existing theories.

22 Jan 2019 (Tue) 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon Dr. Paula Hodgson
Professional Consultant,
Centre for Learning Enhancement And Research (CLEAR)

Register
(Postgraduate Students)

Register (Staff)

Venue: Digital Scholarship Lab, G/F, University Library

Medium of Instruction: English

Intended participants: Staff and postgraduate students who have started using NVivo to analyse research data

Remarks:

  • Participants must be experienced with using NVivo.
  • Interested participants will need to bring your own notebook computer with NVivo installed before attending the workshop. Participants are welcome to bring along your own qualitative research project data.
  • ‘NO walk-in’ is arranged.
  • Priority of registration will be given to staff and postgraduates who have attended the workshop on “Researching with NVivo: From Coding to Meaning Making”.

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

 

Library Workshops for Research Postgraduates: Winning Academic Presentation Skills (Feb - Mar 2019)

The Library is pleased to offer in Feb and Mar 2019 the following three discussion workshops on presentation skills, and poster design and presentation that are co-organized with The Independent Learning Centre (ILC) for research postgraduate students.

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Presentation Skills for Postgraduate Students

This workshop covers the essential strategies that will help you plan and deliver presentations that effectively convey your message at a conference, group meeting or any other research-related event. You will discuss the key steps of the development process and learn how to optimize the design and use of visual aids, as well as how to best present data. You will also explore various ways of preparing for and dealing with questions.

26 Feb 2019 (Tue) 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. English Dr. Karl Holm, Lecturer, ILC Register
Fluent and Successful: Oral Presentation Skills in Chinese

In this workshop, you will learn about various types of oral presentations for academic purposes. You will discuss how to make the best use of the presentation format, and will examine the issues that you will need to pay attention to when presenting in Cantonese. You will also discuss the use of multimedia tools and how to deal with difficulties that you might experience during oral presentations.

28 Feb 2019 (Thu) 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Cantonese supplemented with Putonghua Dr. Felix Chao, Senior Lecturer, ILC Register
Poster Design and Presentation for Postgraduate Students

This workshop covers poster design essentials to help you effectively present your research, both visually and orally, at poster presentation sessions. Through discussions and the analysis of samples, you will learn how to select and organize the content of your poster, as well as how to best use it as a visual aid. You will also explore key strategies to deliver your poster presentation and deal with questions.

4 Mar 2019 (Mon) 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. English Dr. Karl Holm, Lecturer, ILC Register

Venue: Idea Exchange, Research Commons, 1/F, University Library

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

 

Improving Postgraduate Learning (IPL) Courses offered by Library

Observing Intellectual Property and Copyright Law during Research

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Observing Intellectual Property and Copyright Law during Research On-line course available on Blackboard
Compulsory for ALL RESEARCH postgraduate students

Medium of Instruction: English

Details and registration: http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/clear/prodev/ipl.html

Enquiries: 
Email: clear@cuhk.edu.hk
Phone: 3943 6201

 

Request a Seminar

Course instructors and students in groups may request seminars for a particular subject area or a specific assignment at any time during the year. From the planning stage of a course or research project, Liaison Librarians with different subject backgrounds can work with you to strengthen research skills for gathering and managing scholarly information sources.

Please contact Research Services (for postgraduate training requirements) for details.