Current Workshops: The Savvy Researcher


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Tisch Library offers workshops during the fall and spring semesters. Workshop schedules are posted at the start of each semester. For more information or to suggest a workshop topic, email Laurie Sabol.

Register at tinyurl.com/tischworkshops.


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Discovering Data and Statistics

Intro to Stata

Stata is a powerful statistical package used widely in the social sciences. Topics include the Stata environment, data management, descriptive statistics, linear regression and graphics.

Date Time Location Instructor Notes
February 14 NOON - 1:00PM Tisch Mark Lab Josh Quan Registration Required

Intro to R

R is a powerful, open-source statistical package used in many disciplines. Topics include setting up R, the R environment, data management, descriptive statistics, linear regression and graphics.

Date Time Location Instructor Notes
Monday, March 3 NOON - 1:00PM Tisch 223 Josh Quan Registration Required

 

Intro to nVivo

NVivo is a qualitative data tool primarily used in the social sciences for structuring and assisting in the analysis of unstructured qualitative data such as open-ended survey responses, literature reviews, audio recordings and more. Topics include the NVivo environment, importing/organizing sources, creating nodes, and creating queries.

Date Time Location Instructor Notes
Wednesday, March 5 NOON - 1:00PM Tisch 223 Josh Quan Registration Required

 

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Research Data Management

Introduction to Research Data Management

This workshop will define research data; present the need to manage/share/preserve data by learning funding agency requirements (e.g. NSF, NEH and HIH); and identify the value and importance of data management to the success of a research project.

Date Time Location Instructor Notes
Friday, February 21 NOON - 1:30PM Tisch 223 Regina Raboin Registration Required

 

Types, Formats, and Stages of Data

Data is typically considered in two broad categories: quantitative and qualitative. In the realm of quantitative data, ‘number’ and ‘data’ are not synonymous. The workshop will define research data, the range and stages of data and potential storage formats.

Date Time Location Instructor Notes
Friday, February 28 NOON - 1:30PM Tisch 223 Regina Raboin Registration Required

 

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Solving Common Problems With Google

Learn how to hack your searches to save time and search smarter. The workshop will cover techniques for finding scholarly material on the web and at Tufts as well as pro tips to help you eliminate junk from your search results.

Date Time Location Instructor
Monday, February 3 NOON - 1:00PM Tisch Mark Lab Erica Schattle and Chris Strauber

 

Power Searching for Business Resources

Whether you’re analyzing an industry or planning a career strategy, you can benefit from understanding the world of business sources. This workshop introduces you to major business databases and search techniques for mining these sources.

Date Time Location Instructor
Thursday, February 27 NOON - 1:00PM Tisch 223 Karen Vagts

 

Finding Images You Can Use

You’ll learn to find digital images using search engines such as ARTStor, Flickr, and Google Images and to decide if you can use the image based on its copyright status.

Date Time Location Instructor
Wedneday, February 12 NOON - 1:00PM Tisch 223 Chao Chen and Martha Kelehan

 

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Documenting and Citing Your Sources

How to Select a Citation Tool: EndNote, RefWorks & Zotero

Citation manager software is becoming essential for managing research and quickly generating properly formatted bibliographies. Learn the pros and cons of three of the top contenders as well as develop a general criteria for evaluating these types of tools.

Date Time Location Instructor
Monday, January 27 NOON - 1:00PM Tisch 223 Karen Vagts

 

Intro To EndNote

EndNote lets you capture and manage references, generate properly formatted citations and references, and make your research process more efficient. Learn its capabilities for customization, document management, and manuscript preparation.

Date Time Location Instructor
Wednesday, February 5 4:30 - 5:30PM Tisch 223 Karen Vagts
Monday, February 24 NOON - 1:00PM Tisch 223 Karen Vagts

 

Intro To RefWorks

During this workshop you’ll learn how RefWorks can help organize your references; insert references as in-text citations, footnotes, or endnotes into your research papers and generate bibliographies. By the end of the session, you’ll wonder where RefWorks has been all of your (academic) life!

Date Time Location Instructor
Wednesday, January 29 4:30 - 5:30PM Tisch 223 Laurie Sabol
Friday, February 7 NOON - 1:00PM Tisch Mark Lab Laurie Sabol

 

RefWorks in 15 Minutes

The Basics of RefWorks in 15 minutes!

Date Time Location
Tuesday, January 28 12:15 - 12:30PM Tisch 224
Tuesday, February 4 4:30 - 4:45PM Tisch 224
Tuesday, February 11 12:15 - 12:30PM Tisch 224

 

Intro To Zotero

Bring your laptop and learn Zotero, the free citation tool for easily capturing book, article, webpage citations and more; add notes and tags to organize and search later. First half-hour for laptop set-up and software assistance.

Date Time Location Instructor Notes
Friday, January 31 11:30 - 1:00PM Tisch Mark Lab Connie Reik and Rhys Sevier Registration Required
Monday, February 10 4:30-6:00pm Tisch 223 Registration Required

 

Documenting Your Sources

Have questions about using citations and documenting your research in your thesis? In this workshop you’ll compare documentation styles and decide which one is most conducive to your research, and find out how to handle unusual citations like archival research, appendices, or visual images.

Date Time Location Instructor
Wedneday, February 5 NOON - 1:00PM Tisch 223 Kristina Aikens and Chris Strauber

 

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Research Tricks and Tips in 15 Minutes

Secrets of Your Library Account

Using your account you can renew your books online, pay fines, set up alerts for new materials in the catalog and view your reading history.

Date Time Location
Tuesday, February 11 4:30 - 4:45PM Tisch 224

Interlibrary Loan@Tisch

If Tisch doesn’t have it, we can almost always get it for you, quickly and at no cost. Find out all your options at this quick session.

Date Time Location
Tuesday, February 18 12:15 - 12:30PM Tisch 224

Finding Full Text Articles

Learn the best ways to locate the full text of articles. Bring your toughest problems for us to solve.

Date Time Location
Tuesday, February 25 4:30 - 4:45PM Tisch 224

 

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