Postgraduate, Researcher and Faculty Workshops

Postgraduate, Researcher and Faculty Workshops 研究生及教研人員講座

Workshops and talks on research skills, 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. In addition, discussion workshops such as successful presentations, thesis writing tips and scientific writing are also organized. Attendance proof may be issued on request.

 

Postgraduate Survival Skills Workshops (Sep - Oct  2021)

Sharpening Your Research Skills 

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Finding Theses and Dissertations in Your Research Area

This workshop will demonstrate how to locate theses and dissertations from universities in Hong Kong, China and other countries.

30 Sep 2021 (Thu)
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Online Click here to register
20 Oct 2021 (Wed)
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library Click here to register
Exploring Research Information in Your Field in Multi-disciplinary Databases (I)

This workshop will demonstrate:

  • How to use ScienceDirect and IEEE Xplore to discover research information in your research field
  • Advanced search features in the databases
  • Multiple databases selection (where applicable)
20 Sep 2021 (Mon)
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Online Click here to register
24 Sep 2021 (Fri)
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library Click here to register
Exploring Research Information in Your Field in Multi-disciplinary Databases (II)

This workshop will demonstrate:

  • How to use EBSCOHost and ProQuest to discover research information in your research field
  • Advanced search features in the databases
  • Multiple databases selection (where applicable)
20 Sep 2021 (Mon)
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Online Click here to register
24 Sep 2021 (Fri)
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library Click here to register
Exploring Research Information in Your Field in Citation Databases

This workshop will demonstrate:

  • How to use Web of Science Core Collection (Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index and 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.
21 Sep 2021 (Tue)
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Online Click here to register
27 Sep 2021 (Mon)
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Digital Scholarship Lab, G/F, University Library Click here to register
Getting New Research Information Automatically

This workshop will demonstrate how to use Web of Science Core Collection, Scopus and ScienceDirect to 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)
21 Sep 2021 (Tue)
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m
Online Click here to register
27 Sep 2021 (Mon)
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Digital Scholarship Lab, G/F, University Library Click here to register

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

Enquiries: Email to eref@cuhk.edu.hk

 

Managing Citations for Your Research 

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Managing References Citations with EndNote 20

Demonstrates how to use EndNote 20, a tool for publishing and managing bibliographies, citations and references.

Topics covered:

  • How to download and install EndNote 20 from CUHK Library
  • How to import references into EndNote Desktop from LibrarySearch, databases and organizing them
  • How to create an EndNote online account
  • How to produce bibliographies and in-text citations in a variety of styles (e.g. MLA, APA, Chicago, etc.) for your papers
4 Oct 2021 (Mon)
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Online Click here to register
12 Oct 2021 (Tue)
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library Click here to register

Acknowledging the Sources – RefWorks Hands-on Experience

This workshop demonstrates how to use RefWorks, a web-based bibliography management tool, to produce bibliographies and in-text references in a variety of citation styles (e.g. MLA, APA, Chicago, etc.).

19 Oct 2021 (Tue)
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Online Click here to register
25 Oct 2021 (Mon)
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Seminar Room, 1/F, University Library Click here to register

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

Enquiries: Email to eref@cuhk.edu.hk

 

Scientific Writing Workshop

The Library is pleased to offer a scientific writing workshop co-organized with The Independent Learning Centre (ILC) for postgraduate students. Postgraduates from Faculty of Science and Faculty of Medicine are welcome to join.

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Successful Writing in the Life Sciences: Designing Effective Figures and Tables

Invited speaker: Dr. Sarah E. Webb, Visiting Scholar, Division of Life Science, HKUST

Students will learn how to present scientific information in their thesis, research publications and conference presentations. Topics to be covered include the preparation of figures (line illustrations, photomicrographs and graphs) and tables.

21 Oct 2021 (Thu)
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Leature Hall, Lo Kwee-Seong Integrated Biomedical Sciences Building Click here to register
28 Oct 2021 (Thu)
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Digital Scholarship Lab, G/F, University Library Click here to register

Medium of Instruction: English

Enquiries: Email to eref@cuhk.edu.hk

 

Thesis Writing Tips

Capturing readers' interest and communicating the significance of your research effectively can be challenging tasks. Do you want to enhance your writing skills in doing so? 
Co-organized with The Independent Learning Centre (ILC), the Library is pleased to offer the following discussion workshops for research postgraduate students on thesis introduction (in English), thesis abstract (in English), and thesis writing (in Chinese).

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Date & Time

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Structuring a Thesis Introduction: How to Get Readers Hooked at the Beginning

Instructor: Dr. Yvonne Loong, Senior Lecturer, ILC

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.

Medium of Instruction: English

19 Oct 2021 (Tue)
2:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Digital Scholarship Lab, G/F, University Library Click here to register
Writing an Abstract for Your Thesis: How to Summarize Your Research in 500 Words

Instructor: Dr. Yvonne Loong, Senior Lecturer, ILC

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.

Medium of Instruction: English

20 Oct 2021 (Wed)
2:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Digital Scholarship Lab, G/F, University Library Click here to register
Intensive and Profound: Chinese Thesis Writing Skills

Instructor: Dr. Felix Chao, Senior Lecturer, ILC

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.

Medium of Instruction: Cantonese supplemented with Putonghua

12 Oct 2021 (Tue)
2:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Digital Scholarship Lab, G/F, University Library Click here to register

Enquiries: Email to eref@cuhk.edu.hk

 

Oral Defence Tips

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

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Designing a Successful Oral Defence

Invited speaker: Dr. Maria Luisa C. Sadorra

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, and management of public self-presentation. Participants will be introduced to principles of presentation and notions of public persona. Two Q&A sessions will provide opportunities for participants to ask questions and receive feedback specific to their viva.

Speaker's profile:
Dr. Maria Luisa C. Sadorra is a language consultant and independent researcher. She pioneered persona studies at the National University of Singapore (NUS) through the Ideas and Exposition Programme where she offered “Public Persona and Self-Presentation” to undergraduate students at the University Town College Programme. At NUS, she also taught and coordinated undergraduate and postgraduate academic writing and communication courses. 

26 Oct 2021 (Tue)
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Online Click here to register

Medium of Instruction: English

Enquiries: Email to eref@cuhk.edu.hk

 

Researcher Workshops (Sep - Nov 2021)

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Date & Time

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Program 1: AIMS and Research Portal
Research Output Management with AIMS

The Academic Information Management System (AIMS) is the system for CUHK researchers to manage and deposit the full text of their research outputs.

This workshop will demonstrate:

  • Key features of AIMS and its public interface Research Portal
  • How to input your publication records into AIMS
  • How to deposit the full texts and related the copyright issues

CUHK researchers, administrative staff, and research postgraduates who need to input publication records into AIMS are all welcome to join.

7 Sep 2021 (Tue)
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
(Cantonese session)
User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library Click here to register
10 Sep 2021 (Fri)
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
(Cantonese session)
User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library Click here to register
15 Sep 2021 (Wed)
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
(English session)
User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library Click here to register
17 Sep 2021 (Fri)
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
(Cantonese session)
Online Click here to register
29 Sep 2021 (Wed)
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
(English session)
Online Click here to register
Program 2: Enhancing Your Research Impact
How to Measure Impact of Research Papers

This workshop will cover:

  • What is citation impact and how to find it
  • How to use citation counts and other metrics to quantify the impact of research papers
  • How to find an author’s h-index
  • What are the alternative metrics and how to find them
  • What are the strengths and limitations of citation metrics
24 Sep 2021 (Fri)
4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Online Click here to register
Citation Analysis Tools for Ranking Journals

The workshop will introduce how to:

  • Find the ranking of journals and compare journal performance from Journal Citation Reports and Scopus
  • Use online tools to find the right journals for your manuscript
5 Oct 2021 (Tue)
4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Online Click here to register
Understanding Open Access Publishing

The workshop will cover:

  • What is open access and its implication on research impact
  • Open Access publishing opportunities with the CUHK’s Transformative Agreement
  • Types of open access and their archiving policies
  • Tips on publishing in open access journals
21 Oct 2021 (Thu)
4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Online Click here to register

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

Program 3: NVivo
NVivo: A Powerful Tool to Address Your Research Questions

Guest Speaker: Dr. Paula Hodgson

This workshop will cover the key concepts on using NVivo for qualitative research. Starting with research questions, participants will gain ideas from making coding to reading abstracts to extending coding in journal articles as an illustration. Alternatively, researchers can make coding based on the conceptual framework that they are working on.

Through coding with categories/themes, you may learn to create queries to make initial visualization and analysis from a mix of interviews and survey results. You will learn the process of coding while building an understanding of how evidence can be gathered from the cycle to confirm the existing conceptual framework or build a new model for further analysis.

The demonstration will be conducted with the latest version in Windows.

Remarks:

Interested participants are required to have your own notebooks/laptops installed with the new NVivo before attending the workshop. For those using previous versions of NVivo, please note that the software interface of the new version is not the same as yours.

17 Nov 2021 (Wed)
Rescheduled to
15 Nov 2021 (Mon)

10:30 a.m. –
12:00 p.m.
(English session)
Digital Scholarship Lab, G/F, University Library Click here to register
NVivo: Strategies to Advance Qualitative Data Analysis

Guest Speaker: Dr. Paula Hodgson

With the latest version of NVivo, the advanced workshop will use research examples to illustrate features and functionalities to allow researchers to use an inductive or deductive approach to sources of data when analysing qualitative data. Coding allows 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 allows 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 such that this can provide an enlightened scope in addition to existing theories.

The demonstration will be conducted with the latest version in Windows.

Remarks:

Participants must have experience in using NVivo. No demonstration on basic steps on uploading files to NVivo, coding and organization of coding in the workshop.

Interested participants are advised to have your own notebooks/laptops with new NVivo installed before attending the workshop. For those using previous versions of NVivo, please note that the software interface of the new version is not the same as yours. Participants are encouraged to use your own qualitative research project data to practise the steps including setting cases and comparison of cases in the session.

Priority of registration will be given to staff and postgraduates who have already attended the workshop on “NVivo: A Powerful Tool to Address Your Research Questions".

30 Nov 2021 (Tue)
10:30 a.m. –
12:00 p.m.
(English session)
Digital Scholarship Lab, G/F, University Library Click here to register

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

 

Digital Scholarship and Research Data Workshops (Sep - Oct 2021)

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Understanding Research Data Management

Research data management refers to the collection, analysis, archive, sharing, and reuse of research data. This workshop will introduce the principles in managing data, the practice of managing and depositing research data. It will also emphasize how sharing and reuse of research data influence your research impact.

14 Sep 2021 (Tue)
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
(English session)

Online Click here to register

15 Sep 2021 (Wed)
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
(English session)

Digital Scholarship Lab, G/F, University Library Click here to register
Introducing Digital Humanities for Study and Research

Digital humanities is a new form of research increasingly embraced by scholars in arts and humanities. This seminar will show you:

  • Concepts of digital humanities research and the research methods used
  • How to apply popular digital tools on GIS, text mining and analysis, data and network visualisation, etc. in digital humanities research
  • Examples on digital humanities research projects from worldwide to illustrate the use of research methods and tools used

17 Sep 2021 (Fri)
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Online  Click here to register
Writing Data Management Plans with DMPTool

A data management plan (DMP) is a written document that outlines how research data are managed in a research project. Some funding agencies require researchers to prepare a DMP at the proposal preparation stage.  CUHK has been affiliated with DMPTool, on which templates of some popular funding agencies are also available. Besides introducing the rationale of having a DMP, this workshop will guide you to write a DMP with DMPTool.

20 Sep 2021 (Mon)
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
(English session)
Online Click here to register

23 Sep 2021 (Thu)
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
(English session)

Digital Scholarship Lab, G/F, University Library Click here to register
A Quick Glance of Online Text Analysing Tools

This online workshop will introduce the concept of text analysis and a few examples of text analysis tools.  An online text analysing tool – Voyant Tools (https://www.voyant-tools.org/) will be demonstrated to give handy results of textual materials, no matter they are in text file or online.

6 Oct 2021 (Wed)
3:00 - 4:15 p.m.

Online Click here to register
Introduction to GIS & ArcGIS
Invited Speaker: Mr. Alvin Chan, Esri China (Hong Kong) Ltd.

Conducted by ArcGIS vendor, this seminar will introduce the concept of Geographic Information System (GIS) and its use in research.  It will also cover the use of the software ArcGIS with illustration from examples of research projects.

7 Oct 2021 (Thu)
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Online Click here to register
Visualising Network Relationships with Gephi (Hands-on)

Gephi is a free software for visualisation and exploration of graphs and networks.  This workshop will demonstrate with hands-on exercise in turning your data into network graphs to discover hidden message.

Remarks:
Participants can bring their own device with Gephi 0.9.2 (https://gephi.org/) installed for practice.

18 Oct 2021 (Mon)
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Digital Scholarship Lab, G/F, University Library Click here to register
27 Oct 2021 (Wed)
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Digital Scholarship Lab, G/F, University Library Click here to register
Introduction to R Programming and Data Analysis (Hands-on)
Invited Speaker: Prof. Liang Hai, Assistant Professor, School of Journalism and Communication, CUHK

R is a popular software for statistical computing and programming. This seminar will introduce the differences between R for programming and R for data analysis with hands-on exercises.

Remarks:
Participants

  1. Should install (in sequence) R (https://www.r-project.org/) and R Studio (https://www.rstudio.com/) to their device prior to the workshop
  2. Are required to create a free account on R Studio Cloud (https://rstudio.cloud/)
  3. May install the R package swirl (https://swirlstats.com/students.html) to learn some R coding prior to the workshop

29 Oct 2021 (Fri)
2:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Online Click here to register

Medium of Instruction: Cantonese (English might be used if users require.)
Enquiries: Email to dslab@lib.cuhk.edu.hk

 

Improving Postgraduate Learning (IPL) Courses offered by Library

The Improving Postgraduate Learning (IPL) programme, organized by the Graduate School and the Centre for Learning Enhancement And Research (CLEAR), is a structured and cross-disciplinary framework which aims to facilitate the learning of research skills for all postgraduate students. It is highly recommended for postgraduate students to build a solid foundation for their postgraduate studies. All postgraduates are welcome to join!

Topics:

Registration begins on 16 August 2021.
 

Discover Research Information at Your Discipline

The online workshops for Arts, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Medicine, Science, Social Science, Law and Chinese Law will cover:

  • An overview of key resources provided by the Library and free Internet resources
  • Locating and accessing journal articles, conference proceedings, books, theses, multimedia materials, and other relevant information resources in each discipline
  • Advanced search techniques 

Discipline / Course

Date & Time

Venue

Registration

Group 1: Arts 1 Sep 2021 (Wed)
7:00 p.m. –
9:30 p.m.
Online Click here to register
Group 2: Business Administration 18 Sep 2021 (Sat)
9:30 a.m. –
12:00 noon
Online Click here to register
Group 3: Education 17 Sep 2021 (Fri)
6:00 p.m. –
8:30 p.m.
Online Click here to register
Group 4: Engineering 2 Sep 2021 (Thu)
6:00 p.m. –
8:30 p.m.
Online Click here to register
Group 5: Medicine 7 Sep 2021 (Tue)
6:00 p.m. –
8:30 p.m.
Online Click here to register
Group 6: Science 20 Sep 2021 (Mon)
6:00 p.m. –
8:30 p.m.
Online Click here to register
Group 7: Social Science 3 Sep 2021 (Fri)
6:00 p.m. –
8:30 p.m.
Online Click here to register
Group 8: Law 2 Oct 2021 (Sat)
9:30 a.m. –
12:00 noon
Online Click here to register
Group 9: Chinese Law  25 Sep 2021 (Sat)
9:30 a.m. –
12:00 noon
Online Click here to register

Medium of Instruction: English

Enquiries: 
Email: clear@cuhk.edu.hk
Phone: 3943 6201

 

Managing and Creating Reference Citations with Reference Managing Tools – RefWorks and EndNote

At the end of the courses, you will learn how to use EndNote and RefWorks to create and format in-text citations and bibliographies for your papers.  You will also be able to create personal references database by importing references from online databases and other sources, and manage the references in the personal database.

Mainly demonstration on:

  • Setting up an EndNote/RefWorks account
  • Importing references from online databases
  • Creating groups (EndNote) / folders (RefWorks)
  • Creating a bibliography in a variety of formats/styles
  • Using EndNote/RefWorks with MS Word

Discipline / Course

Date & Time

Venue

Registration

Managing and Creating Reference Citations with EndNote 4 Oct 2021 (Mon)
6:30 p.m. –
9:00 p.m.
Online Click here to register
Managing and Creating Reference Citations with RefWorks 11 Oct 2021 (Mon)
6:30 p.m. –
9:00 p.m.
Online Click here to register

Medium of Instruction: English

Enquiries: 
Email: clear@cuhk.edu.hk
Phone: 3943 6201

 

Research Data Management for Your Discipline

These are discipline-specific courses focusing on research data management designed for ALL 1st-year research postgraduate students and taught doctoral students. They are highly recommended to enhance your research skills in managing research data.

The workshops for different disciplines will cover:

  • Overview of research data management throughout the research life cycle;
  • Features of Data Management Plans (DMPs) and using DMPTool to create DMPs;
  • Dataset deposit;
  • Data collection and reuse (according to disciplines); and
  • Data ethics (according to disciplines)

Discipline / Course

Date & Time

Venue

Registration

Research Data Management for Arts and Education 9 Oct 2021 (Sat)
3:00 p.m. –
5:00 p.m.
Online Click here to register
Research Data Management for Medicine 15 Oct 2021 (Fri)
6:00 p.m. –
8:00 p.m.
Online Click here to register
Research Data Management for Engineering 21 Oct 2021 (Thu)
6:00 p.m. –
8:00 p.m.
Online Click here to register
Research Data Management for Science 29 Oct 2021 (Fri)
6:00 p.m. –
8:00 p.m.
Online Click here to register
Research Data Management for Business, Law, Social Science, and Inter-faculty 5 Nov 2021 (Fri)
6:00 p.m. –
8:00 p.m.
Online Click here to register
Research Data Management for Multi-disciplines 20 Jan 2022 (Thu)
6:00 p.m. –
8:00 p.m.
Online Click here to register

Medium of Instruction: English

Enquiries: 
Email: clear@cuhk.edu.hk
Phone: 3943 6201

 

Observing Intellectual Property and Copyright Law during Research

On-line course available on Blackboard
Compulsory for ALL RESEARCH postgraduate students

Registration: Click here to register

Medium of Instruction: English

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.