Research Commons April Events
We hope everyone has a smooth and stress-free month with exams, marking, and end-of-term wrap ups. If you find time this month, make sure to join our regular workshops on Thesis Formatting, Citation Management, NVivo and SPSS. Also don’t miss the R Study Group, Grad Writing Community weekly meet ups, and our Intro to TEI workshop this month!
Find workshop dates, descriptions and links to register below.
Getting Started with TEI
This workshop will introduce you to text encoding in the context of digital archives and digital humanities. After this workshop you will be able to:
- Explain the importance of text encoding for digital humanities
- Illustrate applications of TEI
- Explain what the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) is
- Describe the main components of the TEI-XML scheme
- Apply the basic elements of TEI-XML to encode a literary text using the oXygen XML Editor
Find online resources to continue learning about TEI and text encoding for digital humanities
Date: Friday, April 21
Time: 10:00am – 12:30pm
Location: Koerner Library, Rm 216
1-on-1 consults are available for Thesis Formatting, Citation Management, SPSS, and NVivo.
To request an appoint, follow the steps below:
Check the consultation schedule to find available time slots for your requested service.
Fill out the Consultation Request Form..
Thesis Formatting Support
Thesis formatting can be tricky – we’re here to help. Register today for one of our bi-weekly 2-hour workshops that cover the basics of the thesis template, and useful resources for thesis writing and formatting.
Sessions run bi-weekly at 10am-12pm in Koerner Library, room 217
Upcoming Thesis Formatting Workshops:
Monday, April 10 Monday, April 24
Don’t forget to also check out our Thesis Formatting resources, including templates and guides!
Need some help when it comes to managing your citations, and compiling your bibliography? Join our weekly Citation Management workshops for help with Mendeley, RefWorks and Zotero! Get tips on organizing your research, formatting bibliographies, and creating in-text citations.
Workshops run weekly at 9am-11am in Koerner Library, room 217.
Upcoming Citation Management Workshops:
Tuesday, April 4 | RefWorks Tuesday, April 11 | Zotero Tuesday, April 18 | Mendeley Tuesday, April 25 | RefWorks
NVivo – Qualitative Analysis
Improve your research results and gain new insights into your data by learning to use NVivo, a powerful qualitative data analysis software. Workshops are offered separately for PC and Mac users, and there are two levels of workshops: introductory (part 1), and intermediate (part 2).
Workshops are held weekly at 1pm-3pm, in Koerner Library, room 217.
Upcoming NVivo Workshops:
Tuesday, April 4 | (Part 1) for PC Tuesday, April 11 | (Part 1) for Mac Tuesday, April 18 | (Part 2) for PC Tuesday, April 25 | (Part 2) for Mac
SPSS – Statistical Analysis
Get assistance with analyzing your quantitative data – attend one of our weekly SPSS workshops where our student experts will get you acquainted with using SPSS for your statistical analysis. Workshops are offered at two levels: introductory (part 1), and intermediate (part 2).
Workshops on Thursdays at 10am-12pm, Koerner Library, room 217.
Upcoming SPSS Workshops:
Thursday, April 20 | (Part 1) Thursday, April 27 | (Part 2)
Multi-Disciplinary Grad Student Writing Community
Writing your thesis can be hard, but writing regularly and being part of a writing community can help – you can do both at our weekly meetings! Each session is facilitated by a Peer Writing Consultant from the Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication.. Weekly sessions run Tuesdays at 1pm-3pm in Koerner Library, room 153.
R Study Group
Join the UBC R Study Group and learn how to code and collaborate with others on open science projects. All graduate students, scientists and researchers are welcome!
This semester, the R Study Group will be co-working on a group project, and honing skills in Shiny, Leaflet, API, and time series analysis. Their other sessions this term included Advanced R, and various Utility Belt sessions.
Sessions will run Wednesdays, 3pm-5pm, and are held in Koerner Library, room 153. Upcoming Sessions:
Wednesday, April 19 | Co-working Project Wednesday, April 26 | Advanced R
Check the R Study Group Calendar of Events for the full list of upcoming sessions.
Pixelating: A Digital Humanities Mixer
Our Pixelating DH Mixer is back! The Mixer is an opportunity for DH scholars across campus to meet colleagues, talk tools, brainstorm ideas and network with others who use digital tools to explore and visualize their research.
Weekly workshops take place Thursdays at 12pm-2pm, in Koerner Library, room 153.
Thursday, April 6 | Database of Religious History Thursday, April 13 | Co-Working Session Thursday, April 20 | Day of DH Thursday, April 27 | Co-Working Session
Wondering what it takes to get published in top journals? Do you have questions about the scientific writing process? And what happens to your paper after submission anyway? Nature Masterclasses is a series of 15 online training modules from the editors of Nature that covers topics on the full publishing process from Planning and Writing to Submitting to Publication. Now available to all UBC students, faculty and staff.