Research Skills

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

 Events

Title Description Date Provider
Visualizing Data with ArcGIS Online

Wed, August 12, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3563593

12 August 2020 - 10:00am Library Research Commons
Introduction to R and RStudio

Wed, August 12, 2020 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3552465

12 August 2020 - 1:30pm Library Research Commons
Understanding Spatial Data: Map Projections

Thu, August 13, 2020 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3563595

13 August 2020 - 1:00pm Library Research Commons
Literature Reviews: Searching and Keeping Track

Thu, August 13, 2020 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3559531

13 August 2020 - 2:00pm Library Research Commons
Spatial Network Analysis in QGIS

Fri, August 14, 2020 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3563597

14 August 2020 - 1:00pm Library Research Commons
Statistics I: Exploratory Data Analysis (via Webinar)

This is the first workshop in a 6-part series focused on the foundations of statistics.

24 September 2020 - 1:00pm Graduate Pathways to Success, Applied Statistics and Data Science Group
Literature Reviews: Searching and Keeping Track

Fri, September 25, 2020 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3563533

25 September 2020 - 12:00pm Library Research Commons
Statistics II: Study Design and Data Collection Essentials (via Webinar)

This is the 2nd workshop in a 6-part series focused on the foundations 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:

22 October 2020 - 1:00pm Graduate Pathways to Success, Applied Statistics and Data Science Group
Statistics III: Two group comparisons and ANOVA (via Webinar)

This is the 3rd workshop in a 6-part series focused on the foundations of statistics.

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

5 November 2020 - 1:00pm Graduate Pathways to Success, Applied Statistics and Data Science Group
Statistics IV: Correlation and Linear Regression (via Webinar)

This is the 4th  workshop in a 6-part series focused on the foundations of statistics.

3 December 2020 - 1:00pm Graduate Pathways to Success, Applied Statistics and Data Science Group
Statistics V: Logistics and Poisson Regression (via Webinar)

This is the 5th workshop in a 6-part series focused on the foundations of statistics.

Learn about generalized linear models (GLM) for categorical and count outcomes.  Necessary for understanding and using these models, the following will be covered: 

21 January 2021 - 1:00pm Graduate Pathways to Success, Applied Statistics and Data Science Group
Statistics VI: Mixed Effects Models (via Webinar)

This is the last workshop in a 6-part series focused on the foundations of statistics.

This webinar is critical for understanding when linear regression models aren’t applicable and how to model dependent data.  Topics that will be covered are:

18 February 2021 - 1:00pm Graduate Pathways to Success, Applied Statistics and Data Science Group

 Services

Title Description Provider
One-to-One Assistance

Consultations are available for Thesis Formatting, Citation Management, NVivo, SPSS, R, 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

Get expert answers to your questions about your research ethics application or research ethics in general. 

Book an online consult with staff from the Office of Research Ethics (BREB) by emailing:

Wendy Bond, Research Ethics Coordinator – Compliance & Outreach
wendy.bond@ors.ubc.ca

Office of Research Ethics | VP Research & Innovation

Library Research Commons, 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
Communicating your Research (online course)

This short online course highlights the importance of communicating well and focuses on three common communication opportunities that researchers face on a regular basis:

  1.     Presentation skills;
  2.     Writing skills; and
  3.     Poster creation

Facilitated by Dr. Jenn Gardy, you will learn more about the latest tips and techniques to make sure your next conference talk, email or poster presentation is impactful and memorable.

Register

Mitacs Training
Managing Project Timelines (online course)

This online, on-demand course will help you to reach project deadlines with less stress. Gain techniques and tools to help you create realistic project timelines and manage your time and energy. At the end of the course, you will:

  • Understand how to define tasks, task duration, milestones, and deadlines
  • Know how to use planning techniques to implement and adapt project timelines
  • Learn processes and techniques to communicate your project status to your research team

Register

Mitacs Training
Online Responsible Conduct and Clinical Research Courses

Available online, on-demand are courses on Good Clinical Practice, Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)- Life Science and Physical Science, 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.

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