Research Skills

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

 Events

Title Description Date Provider
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.

31 January 2022 - 2:00pm Library Research Commons
Working with data in Excel: part 1

Wed, February 2, 2022 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/3650173

2 February 2022 - 10:00am Library Research Commons
Incorporating Reconciliation, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion into Your Project (Mitacs Training)

This facilitated synchronous session, offered by Mitacs Training, is designed to have the participants identify the reconciliation, equity, diversity and inclusion (REDI) considerations for their project and discuss how to incorporate these principles into their project plan, their project tea

2 February 2022 - 2:00pm Mitacs Training
NVivo part 1: getting started with NVivo

NVivo is a computer-assisted qualitative data analysis software. In this introductory workshop you will learn about the benefits of working with NVivo, how to set it up, the types of sources you can use, and how to import them into NVivo. You will also learn how to do queries, nodes, and coding.

Workshop Requirements

2 February 2022 - 4:00pm Library Research Commons
Geocoding and Web Mapping with Python

Mon, February 7, 2022 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/3649907

7 February 2022 - 1:00pm Library Research Commons
NVivo part 2: classification and datasets

NVivo’s classification capabilities will help you add demographic data to your nodes, and bibliographic data to your sources. Datasets allow you to import and work with tabular material from spreadsheets, database tables, surveys, and social media.

9 February 2022 - 4:00pm Library Research Commons
Geospatial Analysis & Visualization with Python
14 February 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.

14 February 2022 - 2:00pm Library Research Commons
Project and Time Management (Mitacs Training)

This facilitated synchronous session, offered by Mitacs Training, is designed to provide learners with the opportunity to practice delivering project status updates to their stakeholders. Learners will draft and present their updates to small groups and receive feedback from their peers.

16 February 2022 - 9:30am Mitacs Training
Working with Data in Excel: Part 2

This session is designed for users who previously had some experience with Excel and covers a range of skills from basic to intermediate levels. It builds on the topics covered in Working with data in Excel: part 1. (More detailed description to come.)

16 February 2022 - 10:00am Library Research Commons
Introduction to Statistical Concepts V: Logistic and Poisson Regression

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

17 February 2022 - 1:00pm Graduate Pathways to Success, Applied Statistics and Data Science Group
NVivo part 1: getting started with NVivo

NVivo is a computer-assisted qualitative data analysis software. In this introductory workshop you will learn about the benefits of working with NVivo, how to set it up, the types of sources you can use, and how to import them into NVivo. You will also learn how to do queries, nodes, and coding.

Workshop Requirements

23 February 2022 - 4:00pm Library Research Commons
Understanding Spatial Data: Map Projections
28 February 2022 - 10:00am 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.

28 February 2022 - 2:00pm Library Research Commons
Visualization with R

Wed, March 9, 2022 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/3650177

9 March 2022 - 12:00pm Library Research Commons
NVivo Part 2: Classification and Datasets

NVivo’s classification capabilities will help you add demographic data to your nodes, and bibliographic data to your sources. Datasets allow you to import and work with tabular material from spreadsheets, database tables, surveys, and social media.

9 March 2022 - 4:00pm Library Research Commons
Project and Time Management (Mitacs Training)

This facilitated synchronous session, offered by Mitacs Training, is designed to provide learners with the opportunity to practice delivering project status updates to their stakeholders. Learners will draft and present their updates to small groups and receive feedback from their peers.

15 March 2022 - 9:30am Mitacs Training
Introduction to ArcGIS Pro

This is an introductory workshop focusing on the fundamental concepts and skills needed to begin using ArcGIS Pro for exploring and analyzing spatial data.

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

15 March 2022 - 1:00pm Library Research Commons
Introduction to Statistical Concepts VI: Mixed Effects Models

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:

17 March 2022 - 1:00pm Graduate Pathways to Success, Applied Statistics and Data Science Group
R Shiny: interactive web apps

Description to come

 

To participate fully you will need to install the latest versions of R and RStudio on your computer before the workshop:

30 March 2022 - 12:00pm Library Research Commons

Pages

 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.

Library Research Commons
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