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 (Sep 2020)

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Date

Time

Registration

Program 1: Sharpening Your Research Skills
Exploring Research Information in Your Field in Multi-disciplinary Databases (I)

This workshop will demonstrate:

  • How to use ScienceDirect and IEEE Xplore to discover research information in your research field
  • Advanced search features in the databases
  • Multiple databases selection (where applicable)
14 Sep 2020 (Mon) 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Completed
17 Sep 2020 (Thu) 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Completed
Exploring Research Information in Your Field in Multi-disciplinary Databases (II)

This workshop will demonstrate:

  • How to use the EBSCOHost and ProQuest databases to discover research information in your research field
  • Advanced search features in the databases
  • Multiple databases selection (where applicable)
14 Sep 2020 (Mon) 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Completed
17 Sep 2020 (Thu) 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Completed
Exploring Research Information in Your Field in Citation Databases

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 )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.
15 Sep 2020 (Tue) 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Completed
21 Sep 2020 (Mon) 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Completed
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 (where appropriate)
15 Sep 2020 (Tue) 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Completed
21 Sep 2020 (Mon) 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Completed
Literature Review for a Good Research Paper

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
25 Sep 2020 (Fri) 3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Completed
Online Workshop Recording
Program 2: Managing Citations for Your Research
EndNote for Postgraduates and Researchers (Windows version)

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

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

Remark: EndNote LibGuide available.

23 Sep 2020 (Wed) 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Completed
29 Sep 2020 (Tue) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Completed

Venue: Online Workshops

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

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

 

 Researcher Workshops (Oct 2020)

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Program: Enhancing Your Research Impact
How to Measure Impact of Research Papers

This workshop will cover:

  • Where to find article-level metrics
  • The strength and limitations of different citation counts and metrics
  • How to use citation counts and other metrics to assess the relative significance of research papers
  • How to find an author's h-index
  • What are alternative metrics and how to find them
6 Oct 2020
(Tue)
3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Completed
Online Workshop Recording
Citation Analysis Tools for Ranking Journals

The workshop will introduce how to:

  • Find ranking of journals from Journal Citation Reports on InCites and SCImago for selecting journals for publication
  • Use Manuscript Matcher to locate appropriate journals for your manuscript
  • Use InCites to compare journal performance
14 Oct 2020
(Wed)
3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Completed
Online Workshop Recording
Understanding Open Access Publishing

The workshop will cover:

  • What open access is about and its implication on research impact
  • Types of open access and their implications on archiving policy
  • Criteria to consider when publishing in an open access journal
28 Oct 2020 (Wed)
Rescheduled to 4 Nov 2020 (Wed)
3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Click here to registeronlineworkshop

Venue: Online Workshops

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

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

 

Digital Scholarship and Research Data Workshops (Sep - Oct 2020)

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Time

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Mastering Data Management Plan in One Hour

A data management plan (DMP) is a written document that outlines how research data are acquired, managed, described, analyzed, stored, preserved, and shared. Some funding agencies require researchers to prepare a DMP at the proposal preparation stage. This workshop introduces the rationale of having a DMP, the tools for preparing a DMP, and the practice of creating and managing a DMP.

17 Sep 2020 (Thu) 11:00 a.m. –
12:00 noon
Completed
Online Workshop Recording

Introduction to GIS & ArcGIS
Invited Speaker: Mr. Alvin Chan, Esri China (Hong Kong) Ltd.

Conducted by ArcGIS vendor, this seminar will introduce the concept of Geographic Information System (GIS) and its use in research. It will also cover the use of the software ArcGIS with illustration from examples of research projects.

22 Sep 2020 (Tue) 3:00 p.m. –
4:00 p.m.
Completed

Introducing Digital Humanities for Study and Research

Digital humanities is a new form of research increasingly embraced by scholars in arts and humanities. This seminar will show to you:

  • Concept of digital humanities research and the research methods used
  • How to apply popular digital tools on GIS, text mining and analysis, data and network visualisation, etc. in digital humanities research
  • Examples on digital humanities research projects from worldwide to illustrate the use of research methods and tools used
25 Sep 2020 (Fri) 11:00 a.m. –
12:30 p.m.
Completed
A Quick Glance of Online Text Analysing Tools

This online workshop will introduce the concept of text analysis and a few examples of text analysis tools. An online text analysing tool – Voyant Tools (https://www.voyant-tools.org/) will be demonstrated to give handy results of textual materials, no matter they are in text file or online.

6 Oct 2020 (Tue) 11:00 a.m. –
12:00 noon
Completed
Visualising Network Relationships with Gephi

Gephi is a free software for visualisation and exploration of graphs and networks. This workshop will demonstrate the use of the software in turning your data into network graphs to discover hidden message.

Remarks:
Participants can install Gephi 0.9.2 (https://gephi.org/) in their device.

15 Oct 2020 (Thu) 11:00 a.m. –
12:00 noon
Completed
Research Data in the Big Data Era

In the big data era, data become a necessity for research. They are not only confined to an excel table, but also in many other forms. This workshop will explain what data are, the principles in managing data, and the roles of research data in the data life cycle. It will also introduce the concepts of data science and data analytics.

29 Oct 2020 (Thu) 11:00 a.m. –
12:00 noon
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onlineworkshop

Introduction to R Programming and Data Analysis (Hands-on)
Invited speaker: Prof. Liang Hai, Assistant Professor, School of Journalism and Communication, CUHK

R is a popular software for statistical computing and programming. This seminar will introduce the differences between R for programming and R for data analysis with hands-on exercises.

Remarks:

  1. Participants are required to bring their own device with the software (installation in sequence) R (https://www.r-project.org/) and RStudio (https://www.rstudio.com/) installed prior to the workshop.
  2. Participants may install the R package swirl (https://swirlstats.com/students.html) to learn some R coding prior to the workshop.
30 Oct 2020 (Fri) 2:30 p.m. –
5:00 p.m.
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onlineworkshop

Venue: Online Workshops
Medium of Instruction: Cantonese (English might be used if users require.)
Enquiries: Email to dslab@lib.cuhk.edu.hk

 

 Workshops on AIMS and Research Portal (Sep 2020)

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Medium of Instruction

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Research Output Management with AIMS

AIMS is the Academic Information Management System of CUHK for managing and depositing full text of your research outputs. This workshop will demonstrate:

  • Key features of AIMS and its public interface Research Portal
  • Easy ways to enter your research outputs into AIMS
  • Easy ways to deposit the full text of your research outputs in AIMS
  • The right version of full text for open access and the copyright issues
15 Sep 2020 (Tue) 2:30 p.m. –
4:00 p.m.
Cantonese (Powerpoint in English) Completed
Online Guide
24 Sep 2020 (Thu) 2:30 p.m. –
4:00 p.m.
English

Venue: Online Workshops

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

 

Scientific Writing Workshops

The Library is pleased to offer the following scientific writing workshops co-organized with The Independent Learning Centre (ILC) for postgraduate students. All postgraduates are welcome to join.

Title

Date

Time

Guest Speaker

Registration

Successful Writing in the Life Sciences: Designing Effective Figures and Tables

Students will learn how to present scientific information in their thesis, research publications and conference presentations. Topics to be covered include the preparation of figures (line illustrations, photomicrographs and graphs) and tables.

08 Oct 2020 (Thu) 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Dr. Sarah E. Webb, Visiting Scholar, Division of Life Science, HKUST Completed
15 Oct 2020 (Thu) 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Completed
Venue: Online Workshops

Language: English

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

 

NVivo Workshops

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Date

Time

Guest Speaker

Registration

NVivo: A Powerful Tool to Address Your Research Questions

This workshop will cover the key concepts on using NVivo for qualitative research. Starting with research questions, participants will gain ideas from making coding to reading abstracts to extending coding in journal articles as an illustration. Alternatively, researchers can make coding based on the conceptual framework that they are working on. Through coding with categories/themes, you may learn to create queries to make initial visualization and analysis from a mix of interviews and survey results. You will learn the process of coding while building an understanding of how evidence can be gathered from the cycle to confirm the existing conceptual framework or build a new model for further analysis.

Demonstration will be conducted with the latest version in Windows.

Remark:

  • Interested participants are advised to have your own computer with new NVivo installed before attending the workshop.
13 Oct 2020 (Tue)
Rescheduled to 18 Nov 2020 (Wed)
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon Dr. Paula Hodgson Click here to registeronlineworkshop
23 Oct 2020 (Fri)
Rescheduled to 2 Dec 2020 (Wed)
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon Click here to registeronlineworkshop
NVivo: Strategies to Advance Qualitative Data Analysis

With the latest version of NVivo, the advanced workshop will use research examples to illustrate features and functionalities to allow researchers to use an inductive or deductive approach to sources of data when analysing qualitative data. Coding allows 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 allows 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 such that this can provide an enlightened scope in addition to existing theories.

Demonstration will be conducted with the latest version in Windows.

Remarks:

  • Participants must have experience in using NVivo.
  • Interested participants are advised to have your own computer with new NVivo installed before attending the workshop. Participants are encouraged to use your own qualitative research project data in the session.
  • Priority of registration will be given to staff and postgraduates who have attended workshop on “NVivo 12: A Tool for Data Coding and Conceptual Building”.
20 Oct 2020 (Tue)
Rescheduled to 24 Nov 2020 (Tue)
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon Dr. Paula Hodgson Click here to registeronlineworkshop

Venue: Online Workshops

Language: English

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

 

Library Workshops for Research Postgraduates: Thesis Writing Tips (Oct 2020)

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 Oct 2020.

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Date

Time

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Instructor

Registration

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.

19 Oct 2020 (Mon) 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. English Dr. Yvonne Loong, Senior Lecturer, ILC Completed
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.

21 Oct 2020 (Wed) 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. English Dr. Yvonne Loong, Senior Lecturer, ILC Completed
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.

13 Oct 2020 (Tue) 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Cantonese supplemented with Putonghua Dr. Felix Chao, Senior Lecturer, ILC Completed

Venue: Online Workshops

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

 

Improving Postgraduate Learning (IPL) Courses offered by Library

Topics:

Registration begins on 17 August 2020.

Discover Research Information at Your Discipline

The online workshops for Arts, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Medicine, Science, Social Science, Law and Chinese Law will cover:

  • Key resources provided by the Library and free Internet resources for locating and accessing journal articles, conference proceedings, books, theses, multimedia materials, and other relevant information resources in each discipline
  • Training on effective advanced search techniques of e-resources
  • Highlights on ways of access to information sources in the campus libraries and beyond

Discipline / Course

Date

Time

Venue

Group 1: Arts 1 Sep 2020 (Tue) 7:00 p.m. –
9:30 p.m.
Completed
Group 2: Business Administration 19 Sep 2020 (Sat) 9:30 a.m. –
12:00 noon
Completed
Group 3: Education 25 Sep 2020 (Fri) 6:30 p.m. –
9:00 p.m.
Completed
Group 4: Engineering 1 Sep 2020 (Tue) 6:30 p.m. –
8:30 p.m.
Completed
Group 5: Medicine 2 Sep 2020 (Wed) 6:30 p.m. –
8:30 p.m.
Completed
Group 6: Science 3 Sep 2020 (Thu) 6:30 p.m. –
8:30 p.m.
Completed
Group 7: Social Science 8 Sep 2020 (Tue) 6:00 p.m. –
8:30 p.m.
Completed
Group 8: Law 3 Oct 2020 (Sat) 9:30 a.m. –
12:00 noon
Completed
Group 9: Chinese Law  26 Sep 2020 (Sat) 9:30 a.m. –
12:00 noon
Completed
 
Managing and Creating Reference Citations with RefWorks

This online workshop will cover:

  • creating and formating in-text citations and bibliographies for papers using RefWorks, a web-based Bibliographic Management Tool
  • creating personal references database by importing references from online databases and other sources
  • managing the references in the personal database

Course

Date

Time

Venue

Managing and Creating Reference Citations with RefWorks 24 Sep 2020 (Thu) 6:30 p.m. –
9:30 p.m.
Completed
26 Sep 2020 (Sat) 2:00 p.m. –
4:30 p.m.
 
Observing Intellectual Property and Copyright Law during Research

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Time

Venue

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.