Postgraduate, Researcher and Faculty Workshops

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

Workshops and talks on research skills, 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. In addition, discussion workshops such as successful presentations, thesis writing tips and scientific writing are also organized. Attendance proof may be issued on request.

 

Postgraduate Survival Skills Workshops (Jan - Mar  2022)

Sharpening Your Research Skills 

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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.

17 Jan 2022 (Mon)
2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Online Click here to register
Exploring Research Information in Multi-disciplinary Databases

This workshop will demonstrate:

  • How to use EBSCOHost and ProQuest to discover research information in your research field
  • Advanced search features in the databases
9 Feb 2022 (Wed)
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Online Click here to register
Exploring Research Information in Your Field in Citation Databases - Scopus

This workshop will demonstrate:

  • How to use Scopus to discover research information in your research field
  • How to search with topic, keywords, author, author identifier, etc.
  • How to set up search alerts,citation alerts, and journal alerts to receive the most updated information automatically by email
15 Feb 2022 (Tue)
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Online Click here to register
Exploring Research Information in Your Field in Citation Databases - Web of Science

This workshop will demonstrate:

  • How to use Web of Science to discover research information in your research field
  • How to search with topic, keywords, author, author identifier, etc.
  • How to set up search alerts,citation alerts, and journal alerts to receive the most updated information automatically by email
18 Feb 2022 (Fri)
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Online Click here to register
Literature Review for a Good Research Paper

This workshop will cover:

  • The purpose and process of literature review
  • The structure of a literature review
  • Effective strategies for identifying relevant literature
25 Feb 2022 (Fri)
4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m
Online Click here to register

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

Enquiries: Email to eref@cuhk.edu.hk

 

Managing Citations for Your Research 

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Managing References Citations with EndNote 20

Demonstrates how to use EndNote 20, a tool for publishing and managing bibliographies, citations and references.

Topics covered:

  • How to download and install EndNote 20 from CUHK Library
  • How to import references into EndNote Desktop from LibrarySearch, 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
19 Jan 2022 (Wed)
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library Click here to register
24 Feb 2022 (Thu)
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Online Click here to register

Acknowledging the Sources – RefWorks Hands-on Experience

This workshop demonstrates how to use RefWorks, a web-based bibliography management tool, to produce bibliographies and in-text references in a variety of citation styles (e.g. MLA, APA, Chicago, etc.).

25 Feb 2022 (Fri)
2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library Click here to register
17 Mar 2022 (Thu)
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Online Click here to register

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

Enquiries: Email to eref@cuhk.edu.hk

 

Thesis Writing Tips

Capturing readers' interest and communicating the significance of your research effectively can be challenging tasks. Do you want to enhance your writing skills in doing so? 
Co-organized with The Independent Learning Centre (ILC), the Library is pleased to offer the following discussion workshops for research postgraduate students on finding theses, thesis introduction, thesis abstract, literature review, and Chinese thesis writing skills.

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Date & Time

Venue

Registration

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.

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

 

17 Jan 2022 (Mon)
2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Online Click here to register
Structuring a Thesis Introduction: How to Get Readers Hooked at the Beginning

Instructor: Dr. Yvonne Loong, Senior Lecturer, ILC

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.

Medium of Instruction: English

20 Jan 2022 (Thu)
2:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Digital Scholarship Lab, G/F, University Library Click here to register
Intensive and Profound: Chinese Thesis Writing Skills

Instructor: Dr. Felix Chao, Senior Lecturer, ILC

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.

Medium of Instruction: Cantonese supplemented with Putonghua

21 Jan 2022 (Fri)
2:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Online Click here to register

Writing an Abstract for Your Thesis: How to Summarize Your Research in 500 Words

Instructor: Dr. Yvonne Loong, Senior Lecturer, ILC

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.

Medium of Instruction: English

24 Jan 2022 (Mon)
2:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Digital Scholarship Lab, G/F, University Library

Click here to register

Literature Review for a Good Research Paper

This workshop will cover:

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

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

25 Feb 2022 (Fri)
4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m
Online Click here to register

Enquiries: Email to eref@cuhk.edu.hk

 

 

 

Researcher Workshops (Jan - Mar 2022)

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Date & Time

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Open Access Publishing with PLOS Journals

Speaker: Sara Rouhi (Director, Strategic Partnerships, PLOS)

From Jan 2022, CUHK authors can publish open access articles in the Public Library of Science (PLOS) journals for free. Join this online workshop to learn about:

  • PLOS Journals: Which journals to publish?
  • PLOS-CUHK OA Agreement Models
  • How to publish? Author Submission Procedures
  • Fee waiver for CUHK authors
25 Jan 2022 (Tue)
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Online Click here to register
NVivo: A Powerful Tool to Address Your Research Questions

Speaker: Dr. Paula Hodgson

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.

The demonstration will be conducted with the latest version in Windows.

Remarks:

  • Interested participants are required to have your own notebooks/laptops installed with the new NVivo before attending the workshop.
  • For those using previous versions of NVivo, please note that the software interface of the new version is not the same as yours. (The trial version of NVivo only lasted for 14 days.)
24 Feb 2022 (Thu)
10:30 a.m. –
12:00 noon
Digital Scholarship Lab, G/F, University Library Click here to register
NVivo: Strategies to Advance Qualitative Data Analysis

Speaker: Dr. Paula Hodgson

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.

The demonstration will be conducted with the latest version in Windows.

Remarks:

  • Participants must have experience in using NVivo. No demonstration on basic steps on uploading files to NVivo, coding and organization of coding in the workshop.
  • Interested participants are advised to have your own notebooks/laptops with new NVivo installed before attending the workshop. (The trial version of NVivo only lasted for 14 days.)
  • For those using previous versions of NVivo, please note that the software interface of the new version is not the same as yours.
  • Participants are encouraged to use your own qualitative research project data to practise the steps including setting cases and comparison of cases in the session.
  • Priority of registration will be given to staff and postgraduates who have already attended the workshop on “NVivo: A Powerful Tool to Address Your Research Questions".
22 Mar 2022 (Tue)
10:30 a.m. –
12:00 noon
Digital Scholarship Lab, G/F, University Library Click here to register

Medium of Instruction: English

Understanding Open Access Publishing

The workshop will cover:

  • What is open access and its implication on research impact
  • Different types of open access and their archiving policies
  • Open Access publishing opportunities with the CUHK’s Open Access Agreements
  • Points to consider when publishing in open access journals
13 Jan 2022 (Thu)
4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Online Video recording
Author Identifiers: Making Yourself Distinguishable

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:

  • What are ORCID, Publon, Scopus Author Profile, and Google Scholar Profile
  • How to record your research activities such as your publications and presentations in these systems
  • How to transfer information from these systems to AIMS
10 Mar 2022 (Thu)
4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library Click here to register
Using ATLAS.ti for Qualitative Data Analysis

This 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
29 Mar 2022 (Tue)
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Online Click here to register

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

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

 

Digital Scholarship and Research Data Workshops (Jan - Mar 2022)

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Understanding Research Data Management

Research data management refers to the collection, analysis, archive, sharing, and reuse of research data. This workshop will introduce the principles in managing data, the practice of managing and depositing research data. It will also emphasize how sharing and reuse of research data influence your research impact.

25 Jan 2022 (Tue)
10:30 a.m. –
11:30 a.m.
(English session)
Online Click here to register
Writing Data Management Plans with DMPTool

A data management plan (DMP) is a written document that outlines how research data are managed in a research project. Some funding agencies require researchers to prepare a DMP at the proposal preparation stage. CUHK has been affiliated with DMPTool, on which templates of some popular funding agencies are also available. Besides introducing the rationale of having a DMP, this workshop will guide you to write a DMP with DMPTool.

27 Jan 2022 (Thu)
11:30 a.m. –
12:30 p.m.
(English session)
Online Click here to register

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 (http://www.voyant-tools.org/) will be demonstrated to give handy results of textual materials, no matter they are in text file or online.

10 Feb 2022 (Thu)
3:00 p.m. –
4:15 p.m.
Online Click here to register
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 introduce what data are, the roles of research data in the data life cycle, and what constitutes big data. It will also present the basic concepts of data science and data analytics.

15 Feb 2022 (Tue)
11:30 a.m. –
12:30 p.m.
(English session)
Online Click here to register
Effective Use of The CUHK Research Data Repository

The CUHK Research Data Repository is the University’s research data repository. It aims to facilitate CUHK researchers to deposit, publish, and curate their research data outputs and for the worldwide to discover, access, and reuse the data. This workshop will introduce the functions of this Research Data Repository, and the effective methods for better data management, including how to publish and share data in the Repository, and deposit data for peer review.

18 Feb 2022 (Fri)
10:30 a.m. –
11:30 a.m.
(English session)
Online Click here to register

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/) and replated plugins in their device.

23 Feb 2022 (Wed)
11:00 a.m. –
12:15 p.m.
Online Click here to register

Introduction to Python for Data Analysis
Invited Speaker: Dr. LO Man Fung Kelvin, Lecturer, BSSc Programme in Data Science and Policy Studies, CUHK

11 Mar 2022 (Fri)
2:00 p.m. –
5:00 p.m.

Digital Scholarship Lab, G/F, University Library Click here to register

Introduction to ArcGIS and QGIS for Digital Scholarship Projects

The use of GIS software is effective in showcasing spatial-temporal relationships in research analysis.  This workshop will demonstrate the basic use of ArcGIS Pro and QGIS for spatial data display and perform simple spatial analysis.

Remarks:
Both ArcGIS Pro and QGIS are available for use at the workstations in DS Lab.  For home practice:

18 Mar 2022 (Fri)
3:00 p.m. –
4:45 p.m.

Online Click here to register

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

 

Improving Postgraduate Learning (IPL) Courses offered by Library

The Improving Postgraduate Learning (IPL) programme, organized by the Graduate School and the Centre for Learning Enhancement And Research (CLEAR), is a structured and cross-disciplinary framework which aims to facilitate the learning of research skills for all postgraduate students. It is highly recommended for postgraduate students to build a solid foundation for their postgraduate studies. All postgraduates are welcome to join!

Topics:

Research Data Management for Your Discipline

This course focuses on research data management which is designed for ALL 1st-year research postgraduate students and taught doctoral students. It is highly recommended to enhance your research skills in managing research data.

The workshop will cover:

  • Overview of research data management 
  • Data Management Plans (DMPs) and using DMPTool to create DMPs
  • Dataset deposit
  • Data collection and reuse 
  • Data ethics 

Discipline / Course

Date & Time

Venue

Registration

Research Data Management for Multi-disciplines 20 Jan 2022 (Thu)
6:00 p.m. –
8:00 p.m.
Online Click here to register

Medium of Instruction: English

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

 

Observing Intellectual Property and Copyright Law during Research

On-line course available on Blackboard
Compulsory for ALL RESEARCH postgraduate students

Registration: Click here to register

Medium of Instruction: English

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.