Research

Resources, tools, and software are available to support the diverse and multidisciplinary research of graduate students.

 Events

Title Description Date Provider
Using Zotero for Citation Management

Everyone who is using Zotero or thinks they might like to use Zotero is welcome at this workshop.

3 October 2022 - 4:30pm Library Research Commons
Using Mendeley for Citation Management

Mendeley is a reference management tool that helps you build libraries of references and then add citations and bibliographies to word-processed documents. This workshop is meant for those using or considering Mendeley as a Citation Management tool.

5 October 2022 - 6:00pm Library Research Commons
Fundamentals of Statistics I: Exploratory Data Analysis

This is the first workshop in a 5-part series focused on the fundamentals of statistics.

6 October 2022 - 10:00am Graduate Pathways to Success, Applied Statistics and Data Science Group
Introduction to Git and GitHub

Learn the basics of using Git and GitHub for version control and collaboration. Git is widely used version control software that tracks changes to a group of files, referred to as a repository. GitHub is a popular website for hosting and sharing Git repositories, making it easier to collaborate and share your work.

11 October 2022 - 10:00am Library Research Commons
Reproducible research PART II: Intro to reproducible research tools

In this webinar we will introduce the best practices and tools for creating reproducible workflows for your statistical analyses.

12 October 2022 - 10:00am Graduate Pathways to Success, Applied Statistics and Data Science Group
Visualization with R

R is a popular, free software program. This workshop will introduce concepts and tools for visualizing data in R, with emphasis on the ggplot2 package. Participants are expected to be familiar with R and the RStudio environmnet. (If you are new to R, consider attending ‘Introduction to R and RStudio’ first.)

20 October 2022 - 10:00am Library Research Commons
Introduction to the Unix Shell

This workshop will introduce the Unix shell, a powerful way to communicate with your computer more directly through a command line interface. There are many ways to interact with a computer. Most of the time we click on things and select options with a cursor through a graphical user interface (GUI).

24 October 2022 - 10:00am Library Research Commons
Using Zotero for Citation Management

Everyone who is using Zotero or thinks they might like to use Zotero is welcome at this workshop.

24 October 2022 - 4:30pm Library Research Commons
Building a Static Website with GitHub Pages

This workshop will introduce you to static web pages and give you the skills to create and publish static web pages using Github Pages (https://pages.github.com/). We will walk through the steps to set up a GitHub repository, author content in Markdown, and customize your site.

2 November 2022 - 1:00pm Library Research Commons
What format to choose to save your data

Which file format should you use when saving your research dataset?

4 November 2022 - 1:00pm Library Research Commons
R for Statistical Analysis

R is a popular, free software program used for quantitative analysis in both the humanities and sciences. Many state-of-the-art models and various graphs are available in R. This workshop covers data preparation and management, descriptive statistics, and common statistical analyses (T-test, ANOVA, correlation, regression).

10 November 2022 - 4:00pm Library Research Commons
Reproducible research PART III: Collaborative reproducible research tools

In this webinar we will introduce the best practices and tools for sharing your reproducible workflows and collaborating with your colleagues in private networks or with any public GitLab users. We will start by introducing concepts on branching and forking using diagrams.

18 November 2022 - 10:00am Graduate Pathways to Success, Applied Statistics and Data Science Group
Introduction to Git and GitHub

Learn the basics of using Git and GitHub for version control and collaboration. Git is widely used version control software that tracks changes to a group of files, referred to as a repository. GitHub is a popular website for hosting and sharing Git repositories, making it easier to collaborate and share your work.

21 November 2022 - 10:00am Library Research Commons
Fundamentals of Statistics II: Study Design and Data Collection Essentials

This is the 2nd workshop in a 5-part series focused on the fundamentals of statistics.

This webinar focuses on the first two crucial steps in a statistical investigation: 

1) identify a question and

2) collect the right data to answer this question. 

You will learn about:

24 November 2022 - 10:00am Graduate Pathways to Success, Applied Statistics and Data Science Group
Introduction to the Unix Shell

This workshop will introduce the Unix shell, a powerful way to communicate with your computer more directly through a command line interface. There are many ways to interact with a computer. Most of the time we click on things and select options with a cursor through a graphical user interface (GUI).

28 November 2022 - 10:00am Library Research Commons
Authoring scientific documents with Markdown and Quarto

This in-person workshop will show you how to easily create beautiful scientific documents (html, pdf, websites, books…)—complete with formatted text, dynamic code, and figures.

2 December 2022 - 1:00pm Library Research Commons
Introduction to Git and GitHub

Learn the basics of using Git and GitHub for version control and collaboration. Git is widely used version control software that tracks changes to a group of files, referred to as a repository. GitHub is a popular website for hosting and sharing Git repositories, making it easier to collaborate and share your work.

7 December 2022 - 10:00am Library Research Commons
Reproducible research PART IV: Building Shiny applications and dashboards

Some specific types of analyses that are intended to be repeated each time new data arrive can be automated. Building interactive dashboards is made possible via the Shiny package in R.

In this webinar we will learn the foundational steps in building interactive web applications:

8 December 2022 - 10:00am Graduate Pathways to Success, Applied Statistics and Data Science Group
Introduction to the Unix Shell

This workshop will introduce the Unix shell, a powerful way to communicate with your computer more directly through a command line interface. There are many ways to interact with a computer. Most of the time we click on things and select options with a cursor through a graphical user interface (GUI).

14 December 2022 - 10:00am Library Research Commons
Fundamentals of Statistics III: Two group comparisons and ANOVA

This is the 3rd workshop in a 5-part series focused on the fundamentals of statistics.

In this webinar, you will learn how to gain insight from a random and unbiased data sample of a population:

19 January 2023 - 10:00am Graduate Pathways to Success, Applied Statistics and Data Science Group

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 Services

Title Description Provider
One-to-One Assistance

Consultations are available for Citation Management, NVivo, SPSS, R, Digital Scholarship, and GIS. Appointments are available in 30-minute or 1-hour increments. To request an appointment, please complete form.

Library Research Commons
Subject Librarian Consultation

Subject Librarians serve as the primary liaison between the Library and the academic departments on campus. They provide skilled reference assistance, manage the library's collections and provide instructional support to faculty.

UBC Library
Free Statistics Consulting

The Statistical Opportunity for Students (SOS) program provides one hour of free statistical advice, based on a submitted project description, to any UBC graduate student.  Visit the SOS program page for full details. The SOS program is made possible through funding support from the Office of the Provost and Vice President, Research and Innovation.

Applied Statistics and Data Science Group
Drop-in Advising: Research Ethics

Looking for expert answers to your questions about your research ethics? Until drop-in sessions can be resumed, please contact the Office of Research Ethics staff to book an online consult:

For Behavioural research, email Wendy Bond.

For Clinical research, see their contact list.

Office of Research Ethics

 Resources

Title Description Provider
Statistics Webinar Series

This 6-part statistics webinar series is annually presented by the Applied Statistics and Data Science Group.  Slides and descriptions of each session are provided.

Applied Statistics and Data Science Group, Graduate Pathways to Success
Good Clinical Research Practice Courses, Online

Available online, on-demand are courses on Good Clinical Practice, Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR), Biomedical Research Ethics, Social and Behavioral Research, Transportation of Dangerous Goods TDG/IATA, Health Canada Division 5 - Drugs For Clinical Trials Involving Human Subjects, and CITI Canada Privacy.  These are available through a UBC subscription and are free to UBC students, staff, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty.

N2 Network of Networks
Responsible Conduct of Research Course

Available online, on-demand the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) course discusses many academic and scholarly integrity topics including:

N2 Network of Networks
Open Education Resources, Workshop Materials

Check out this page for handouts and materials from sessions on citation management, Data Analysis and Management, Literature Reviews, NVivo, R, GitHub, GIS, Dissertation/Thesis Formatting, Copyright, and more.

Library Research Commons
Library Orientation for Graduate Students in 30 minutes_Links, Materials

This library GitHub page , called "Graduate Student Orientation to the Library in 30 minutes" , includes information on library resources and services such as the reseach commons, guides and events as well as links to electronic resources such as databases and open access resources.

UBC Library
GPS Workshop Materials, Recordings

Materials, handouts, and recordings from many past Graduate Pathways to Success sessions, including our career and statistics series, are posted online here (cwl login required)

Graduate Pathways to Success