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
-- Webinar Recording of Literature Review for a Successful Research Paper (Sept 2018)

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Link to the recording

Literature Review for a Successful Research Paper (Sept 2018)

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
https://youtu.be/-ZUHWEBIx8c

Medium of Instruction: English

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

 

 Tailor-made Workshops for Researchers (Jan - Mar 2019)

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Registration

Program: Managing Your Research Data
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
24 Jan 2019 (Thu) 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. User Education Room 1, G/F, University Library Register
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.

27 Feb 2019 (Wed) 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. User Education Room 1, G/F, University Library Register
Using ATLAS.ti for Qualitative Data Analysis

This hands-on workshop will introduce how to use ATLAS.ti to conduct qualitative data analysis. Participants will learn and 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

Remarks:
Participants will have to bring their personal computers and install a free trial version of ATLAS.ti 8 (https://atlasti.com/free-trial-version/).

Participants are welcome to bring along their qualitative research data.

8 Mar 2019 (Fri) 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library Register

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

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

 

Digital Scholarship and Research Data Workshops (Jan - Apr 2019)

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Date

Time

Registration

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/) and the plugins installed prior to the workshop.

25 Jan 2019 (Fri) 11:00 a.m. –
12:30 p.m.
Register
2 Apr 2019 (Tue) 3:00 p.m. –
4:30 p.m.
Register
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.

29 Jan 2019 (Tue) 3:00 p.m. –
4:00 p.m.
Register
1 Mar 2019 (Fri) 11:00 a.m. –
12:00 p.m.
Register
Data Cleaning with OpenRefine (Hands-on)

OpenRefine is a tool for cleaning messy data, transforming it between formats, and extending it with web services and external data.  This workshop will introduce the principles and the practice of data cleaning through hands-on exercise with OpenRefine.  The applications of the exported data will be discussed.

Remarks:
Participants have to bring your own device with OpenRefine 3.1 installed.

19 Feb 2019 (Tue) 10:30 p.m. –
12:00 p.m.
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).

20 Feb 2019 (Wed) 2:30 p.m. –
4:30 p.m.
Register
28 Mar 2019 (Thu) 10:30 a.m. –
12:30 p.m.
Register
Python for Beginners: Data Analysis and Visualisation (Hands-on)

Python is highly extensible programming language. Many pieces of functionality can be added but the core language still remains small and powerful and this contributes to its readability.

This workshop will introduce the programming language of Python with hands-on exercise on data extraction, analysis and visualisation.
 

Remarks:
Users are required to bring their own device with Anaconda (https://www.anaconda.com/download/) installed prior to the workshop.

21 Feb 2019 (Thu) 2:30 p.m. –
4:30 p.m.
Register
Tableau - Visual Analytics Hands-on Workshop
Instructor: Tableau representative

Conducted by Tableau experts, the hands-on workshop will teach what you can benefit from Tableau on step-by-step data analysis with the software.  During this workshop, you will learn how to create an interactive dashboard from scratch and see how you can quickly visualize data and share insight with Tableau.

  • Introduction to Visual Analytics
  • Tableau Hands-on Workshop:
    • Connecting to data
    • Creating your first visualization
    • Analyzing data with different visualization type (E.g. Map, Time-series and Trend)
    • Creating interactive dashboard
    • Sharing and publishing your dashboard
  • Tableau Academic Program

Remarks

  1. This workshop will be conducted in English.
  2. 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.
  3. Students can apply for Tableau for Academic License from https://www.tableau.com/academic/students#form.
  4. Instructors can apply for a free license at https://www.tableau.com/academic/teaching#form.
25 Mar 2019 (Mon) 2:30 p.m. –
5:00 p.m.
Register
Introduction to R for Statistical Analysis​
Invited speaker: Prof. Michael 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, and would like to learn about statistical analysis in the R environment. This workshop will 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 your own device with the software (installation in sequence) R (https://www.r-project.org/) and R Studio (https://www.rstudio.com/) installed prior to the workshop.

29 Mar 2019 (Fri) 2:30 p.m. –
5:30 p.m.
Register

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

 

Library Workshops for Research Postgraduates: Winning Academic Presentation Skills (Feb - Mar 2019)

The Library is pleased to offer in Feb and Mar 2019 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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Date

Time

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Instructor

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

26 Feb 2019 (Tue) 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. English Dr. Karl Holm, Lecturer, ILC Register
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.

28 Feb 2019 (Thu) 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Cantonese supplemented with Putonghua Dr. Felix Chao, Senior Lecturer, ILC Register
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.

4 Mar 2019 (Mon) 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. English Dr. Karl Holm, Lecturer, ILC Register

Venue: Idea Exchange, Research Commons, 1/F, University Library

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

 

Publishing Your Research Workshops (Apr 2019)

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

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Date

Time

Guest Speaker

Registration

Revision Strategies for Research Papers: The Introduction

The introduction of a research paper is generally short, but it is rhetorically complex. Therefore, it needs to be constructed carefully so that it leads readers to an understanding of what the paper is about and why it should be read. The talk focuses on specific revision strategies for research paper introductions and exercises for participants to learn these strategies and apply them to their writing.

24 Apr 2019 (Wed) 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Paul Nerney Register
Salient Features of (Publishable) Academic English

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.

24 Apr 2019 (Wed) 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Susan Lopez-Nerney Register
Towards Publication: Revising an Introduction of a Research Paper

Knowing the features of a publishable research paper introduction and working in small groups, participants in this writing seminar will be guided through the analysis of an assigned introduction. The goal is to identify the strengths and weaknesses of this introduction and revise to make it more likely to be published.

Remark:
This writing seminar is only for the participants who are present in BOTH of the above two workshops on 24 Apr.

25 Apr 2019 (Thu) 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Paul Nerney Register

Language: English

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

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

 

Oral Defence Workshop (Apr 2019)

The Library is pleased to offer this workshop on oral defence that is co-organized with The Independent Learning Centre (ILC) for research postgraduate students on 26 April 2019.

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Date

Time

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.

26 Apr 2019 (Fri) 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Dr. Maria Luisa C. Sadorra,
Senior Lecturer, Centre for English Language Communication, National University of Singapore
Register

Language: English

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

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

Venue

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.