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 - Feb 2020)

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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, IEEE Xplore, EBSCOHost and ProQuest to discover research information in your research field
  • Advanced search features in the databases
  • Multiple databases selection (where applicable)
9 Jan 2020 (Thu) 2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Completed
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.
9 Jan 2020 (Thu) 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 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)
9 Jan 2020 (Thu) 4:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Completed
Literature Review for a Successful 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
10 Feb 2020 (Mon) 3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Completed
Webinar 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 install EndNote X9 desktop program
  • How to create an EndNote online account
  • How to import references into EndNote from databases and organizing them
  • 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.

17 Feb 2020 (Mon)
Postponed until further notice

 

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon Register
26 Feb 2020 (Wed)
Postponed until further notice

 

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Register

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

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

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

 

 Researcher Workshops (Jan - Apr 2020)

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Time

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Program 1: Enhancing Your Research Impact
Author IDs - Making yourself distinguishable and discoverable on the web

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 iD, 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
17 Jan 2020 (Fri) 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Completed
Webinar Recording
Using ORCID iD to Raise Your Research Profile

An ORCID iD is a persistent digital identifier to disambiguate yourself in the research community so that you can be identified uniquely in the sea of researchers and your research profile can be raised.

This workshop can help you to:

  • Understand the benefit of having an ORCID iD
  • Register for an ORCID iD
  • Manage your research outputs in ORCID iD
  • Link up your ORCID iD to AIMS and Publon, and Scopus Author Profile
17 Jan 2020 (Fri) 4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Completed
Webinar Recording
Program 2: Managing Your Research Data
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 and develop themes
10 Mar 2020 (Tue) 3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Completed
Webinar Recording
13 Mar 2020 (Fri) 3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
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.

19 Mar 2020 (Thu) 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Completed
Webinar Recording
25 Mar 2020 (Wed) 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Introduction to Research Data Management Plan

A research 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.

31 Mar 2020 (Tue) 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Completed
Webinar Recording
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
31 Mar 2020 (Tue) 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Completed
Webinar Recording
2 Apr 2020 (Thu) 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Venue: User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library Webinar

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 (Jan - Apr 2020)

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Time

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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.

16 Jan 2020 (Thu) 3:00 p.m. –
4:00 p.m.
Register
25 Feb 2020 (Tue)
Postponed until further notice
11:00 a.m. –
12:00 noon
Register
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/) installed and the plugins installed prior to the workshop.

3 Feb 2020 (Mon)
Postponed until further notice

 

3:00 p.m. –
4:30 p.m.
Register
13 Mar 2020 (Fri)
Postponed until further notice
11:00 a.m. –
12:30 p.m.
Register
Basics of Data Mining with Weka (Hands-on)

Weka (Waikato Environment for Knowledge Analysis) is a collection of machine learning algorithms for data mining tasks, including data preparation, classification, regression, clustering, and visualization. This workshop will introduce principles of machine learning and some basic techniques of data mining using Weka.

Remarks:
Participants have to bring a device with Weka 3.8 (stable version, with or without Java VM installed.

11 Feb 2020 (Tue)
Postponed until further notice
10:30 a.m. –
12:00 noon
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).

13 Feb 2020 (Thu)
Postponed until further notice
3:00 p.m. –
5:00 p.m.
Register
10 Mar 2020 (Tue)
Postponed until further notice
10:30 a.m. –
12:30 p.m.
Register

Introduction to R for Statistical Analysis

Invited speaker: Prof. Michael C.M. 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, but would like to learn about or experience statistical analysis in the R environment. This workshop will introduce the R environment, 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 their own laptop (PC or Mac) with the software (installation in sequence) R and RStudio installed prior to the workshop. First, download R from(https://cloud.r-project.org) and install it. After installation, download and install free version of R Studio from (https://rstudio.com/products/rstudio/download).

6 Mar 2020 (Fri) 2:30 p.m. –
5:00 p.m.
Cancelled

Introduction to Tableau for Visual Analytics

Invited speaker: Dr. Jacqueline Wong, Senior Lecturer, Department of Decision Sciences and Managerial Economics, CUHK

(Content to be confirmed.)

Remarks:

  1. 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.
  2. Students can apply for Tableau for Academic License from https://www.tableau.com/academic/students#form.
  3. Instructors can apply for a free license at https://www.tableau.com/academic/teaching#form.
20 Mar 2020 (Fri)
Postponed to Summer Session
9:30 a.m. –
12:00 noon
Register

Foundation of Python and Data Analysis: With Applications in Public Policy

Invited speaker: Mr. Gary Li, Teaching Assistant, Data Science and Policy Studies Programme, CUHK

Python is a popular and powerful software for programming and data analysis. This hands-on beginner session will introduce Python basics and its application in data analysis in the context of public policy using package Pandas.

Remarks:
Please bring your own laptop (Window or Mac) and install Anaconda (https://www.anaconda.com/download/) with the latest Python version before the session.

6 Apr 2020 (Mon)
Postponed until further notice
2:30 p.m. –
4:30 p.m.
Register

Introduction to Data Mining * NEW *
Data mining is the process of exploring patterns in datasets. The data mining process involves, but not limited to, data preparation, classification, regression, clustering, and visualization. Concepts in machine learning and statistics are the underlying principles. This webinar will introduce some basic concepts and models in data mining. Some tools for data mining and visualisation will also be showcased.
 

29 Apr 2020 (Wed) 11:00 a.m. –
12:00 noon

Completed
Webinar Recording

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

 

NVivo Workshops (Feb 2020)

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Date

Time

Guest Speaker

Registration

NVivo 12: A Tool for Data Coding and Conceptual Building

The foundation workshop on NVivo 12 will introduce key features for researchers conducting qualitative research. You will learn importing files, organizing files in folders, approaches in coding (theories in use or grounded theory), and coding techniques and strategies. Participants will learn the process of coding while building an understanding how evidence can be gathered from the cyclical circle for confirming the existing conceptual framework or building a new model for further analysis.

Remarks:

  • Interested participants will need to bring your own notebook computer with NVivo 12 installed before attending the workshop. Participants are welcome to bring along your own qualitative research project data.
  • ‘NO walk-in’ is arranged.
7 Feb 2020 (Fri) *Rescheduled from 4 Dec 2019 (Fri)
Postponed to 2020‐21 academic year
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon Dr. Paula Hodgson Registration closed
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.

Remarks:

  • Particpants must be experienced with using NVivo.
  • Interested participants will need to bring your own notebook computer with NVivo 12 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 workshop on “NVivo 12: A Tool for Data Coding and Conceptual Building”.     
12 Feb 2020 (Wed)
Postponed to 2020‐21 academic year
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon Dr. Paula Hodgson Registration closed

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

Language: English

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

 

Library Workshops for Research Postgraduates: Thesis Writing Tips (Jan 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 Jan 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.

13 Jan 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.

14 Jan 2020 (Tue) 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.

15 Jan 2020 (Wed) 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Cantonese supplemented with Putonghua Dr. Felix Chao, Senior Lecturer, ILC Completed

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

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

 

Library Workshops for Research Postgraduates: Winning Academic Presentation Skills (Apr 2020)

The Library is pleased to offer in Apr 2020 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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Registration

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 both quantitative and qualitative data. You will also explore various ways of preparing for and dealing with questions.

18 Feb 2020 (Tue)
Rescheduled to
7 Apr 2020 (Tue)
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. English Dr. Karl Holm, Lecturer, ILC Completed
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.

20 Feb 2020 (Thu)
Rescheduled to
9 Apr 2020 (Thu)
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Cantonese supplemented with Putonghua Dr. Felix Chao, Senior Lecturer, ILC Completed
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. Finally, you will learn key elements in writing a successful poster application abstract.

24 Feb 2020 (Mon)
Rescheduled to
14 Apr 2020 (Tue)
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. English Dr. Karl Holm, Lecturer, ILC Completed

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

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

 

Research Postgraduate Workshops: Publishing Your Research (Apr 2020)

These online workshops for research postgraduates are co-organized by The Independent Learning Centre (ILC) and the Library in Apr 2020.

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Time

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Guest Speaker

Registration

Constructing Your Research Paper Around an Argument: A Gateway to Publication

One task of journal editors is to decide whether a submitted manuscript clearly argues how its research findings lead to a new understanding of a research topic. A “yes” increases a manuscript’s chances of being peer reviewed. A “no” means the manuscript will probably be rejected. This workshop describes three sets of planning strategies for developing arguments in a research paper: (1) formulating a research topic, problem, and answer; (2) sequencing claims about the research answer to bring readers step-by-step to a new understanding of the topic; and (3) developing reasons and evidence from research findings. In addition, participants will do structured analyses of selected arguments from a published research paper.

21 Apr 2020
(Tue)
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. English Paul Nerney Completed
Salient Features of (Publishable) Academic English

Tips on how to produce successful, i.e. publishable, research papers in English abound. The sheer number of tips can confuse writers hoping to break into publication. This workshop presents the most salient features of the language of publishable research papers. The exercises will help writers identify these features, understand how and why they work, and most of all, learn to replicate these features in their own writing. During this workshop, participants will analyse and discuss these features and learn with other writers who are working towards the same goal—publication of their work.

22 April 2020
(Wed)
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. English Susan Lopez-Nerney Completed
Constructing an Abstract for a Research Paper

Abstracts are 100 to 200-word summaries of published articles that help readers decide whether or not they want to read an article. This workshop focuses on planning strategies for producing an abstract that summarizes an article’s (1) research topic, which identifies what the article is about and frames the topic as something that the target research community thinks is important because it affects people’s quality of life in specific ways; (2) research gap, which identifies something about the topic that the research community understands poorly and frames this lack of understanding as significant because it is blocking this community’s ability to increase its knowledge of the topic; (3) research question, which identifies a question of analysis that starts with the words how or why, and narrows the research gap to a particular aspect that must be analyzed before the gap can be reduced or eliminated; and (4) research answer, which identifies a response to the research question based on the research findings and which changes the research community’s understanding of the topic.

23 Apr 2020
(Thu)
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. English Paul Nerney Completed

Venue: Webinar

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

 

Research Postgraduate Workshop: Oral Defence (Apr 2020)

The Library is pleased to offer this online workshop on oral defence that is co-organized with The Independent Learning Centre (ILC) for research postgraduate students on 24 April 2020.

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Guest Speaker

Registration

Designing a Successful Oral Defence

This workshop for postgraduate students is designed to prepare participants for their oral defence. It familiarizes them with the common structure and expected content of the defence, public persona design, and management of self-presentation. Participants will be introduced to principles of presentation and notions of persona. Praxis sessions are expected to have each presenter design selected segments of the defence.

24 April 2020
(Fri)
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. English Dr. Luisa Sadorra, Language Consultant Completed

Venue: Webinar

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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Time

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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.