Woodward Library: Sciences Workshop Series March 2015


Mar 10 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Best Practices for Research Data Management

Register here: http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/5498

Woodward Library Computer Lab – Room B25

How do you manage your research data? Join us for a research data management planning workshop designed to help you incorporate best practices for data management into your own work. We will address such questions as: What file naming standard should I use? What is metadata, and how will it help me manage my data? What’s a data repository, and which one should I use? Do I need permission to share my data? In addition, we will discuss critical components of data management planning, provide hands-on practice with methods to name and organize files, review data management resources, and give you a framework to develop your own data management plan. We welcome all researchers; faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and others. Facilitator(s): Eugene Barsky, Sally Taylor, Jennifer Abel


Mar 10 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Literature Reviews – Great Research Starts Here

Register here: http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/5469

Koerner Library – Room 217

This session is appropriate for students conducting literature reviews in any discipline.
Topics include
… what is a literature review?
… finding the right databases
… search strategies for databases
… finding scholarly articles, theses and dissertations, books, and more
… resources to help you keep track of your research.
There will be plenty of hands-on time for searching, and assistance from the two presenting librarians.
Limit of 25 registrants.
**Health Science Researchers: this workshop does NOT cover how to do a Systematic Review – see next workshop.** Instructors: Sheryl Adam, Katherine Miller.


Mar 10th 1:00PM – 4:00PM

Search Methods for Systematic Reviews

Register here: http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/5488

Woodward Library Computer Lab – Room B25

Need to know what the search process for systematic reviews is about? This session will provide an introduction to the process of locating relevant studies and recording the methodology. Topics include the systematic review process, framing the search question with tools like PICO, searching Medline and other databases and grey literature sources, and tips for using citation management software for systematic reviews. Instructors: Charlotte Beck, Ursula Ellis


Mar 12th 12:00PM – 5:00PM

Statistical Methodology for Systematic Reviews

Register here: http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/5532

Woodward Library Computer Lab – Room B25

Hands-on workshop on statistical methodology used in systematic reviews, and an introduction to RevMan software (http://tech.cochrane.org/Revman). Content covered will include: double screening process; data extraction process; providing examples of data extraction form; introducing Distiller software to ease the process of screening; effect measures such as odds ratio and relative risk; heterogeneity; creating a forest plot, tables of included and excluded studies, and risk of bias graphs in Revman. Instructor: Shayesteh Jahanfar, PhD, International Cochrane Trainer.


Mar 18th 10:00AM – 11:30AM
Stay Alert! Keeping Current with Research
Register here: http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/5536

Koerner Library – Room 217

Keeping current with new research in your field can be a challenge. In this workshop, you’ll learn strategies and tools to help you stay up-to-date with the published literature. We’ll cover: How to create saved search alerts for new articles and dissertations on your topic, how to set up Table of Contents alerts for your favourite journals, how to find out when a key article has been cited by someone else, how to use social media tools such as blogs and Twitter to hear the buzz around new research. Instructors: Sally Taylor, Susan Paterson

See the full Graduate Student Workshops calendar, for more workshops.

Thank you!


Katherine Miller, MLIS


Woodward Library, UBC

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