Research Skills

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

 Events

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Best Practices in Research Data Management

Wed, March 11, 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/3532982

11 March 2020 - 10:00am Library Research Commons
Best Practices in Research Data Management

Tue, January 28, 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/3532934

28 January 2020 - 10:00am Library Research Commons
Choosing the Right Citation Management Tool for Your Research (Beginner)

Thu, January 23, 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/3527260

23 January 2020 - 12:00pm Library Research Commons
Choosing the Right Citation Management Tool for Your Research (Beginner)

Thu, April 23, 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/3527300

23 April 2020 - 12:00pm Library Research Commons
Citation Management using "Mendeley" (Intermediate)

Thu, April 9, 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/3527287

9 April 2020 - 12:00pm Library Research Commons
Citation Management using "RefWorks" (Intermediate)

Thu, March 26, 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/3527283

26 March 2020 - 12:00pm Library Research Commons
Getting your Research in the Press (and quoted correctly)

Workshop (9:30 – 11:30 am):

Do you want to see your work in the news? Do you have something to say about the stories you read in the newspaper, hear on the radio, or see on television?

This session will help you learn how to make your ideas and research accessible to a general audience, and provide you with simple tools to get your messages across effectively and efficiently.

10 February 2020 - 9:30am Graduate Pathways to Success
Innovation and Impact: Preparing to work differently independently

Workshop Objectives:

23 January 2020 - 4:00pm Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program
Introduction to "R" for statistical analysis

Wed, March 4, 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/3527275

4 March 2020 - 10:00am Library Research Commons
Introduction to "R" for statistical analysis

Wed, March 4, 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/3527275

4 March 2020 - 10:00am Library Research Commons
Introduction to Git and GitHub

Thu, February 20, 2020 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/calendar/vancouver/git_github

20 February 2020 - 12:30pm Library Research Commons
Introduction to Python

Wed, February 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/3527269

12 February 2020 - 10:00am Library Research Commons
Introduction to Python

Wed, April 1, 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/3527285

1 April 2020 - 10:00am Library Research Commons
Introduction to R

In this workshop, you are introduced to R and RStudio at the beginner level. This condensed 2-hour workshop is meant to get you started in R and acts as a pre-requisite for ALL of other ECOSCOPE R Series workshops

6 February 2020 - 2:00pm ECOSCOPE, Applied Statistics and Data Science Group
Introduction to SPSS for statistical analysis

Wed, January 29, 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/3527262

29 January 2020 - 10:00am Library Research Commons
Introduction to SPSS for statistical analysis

Wed, April 15, 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/3528531

15 April 2020 - 10:00am Library Research Commons
Introduction to SPSS for statistical analysis

Wed, March 18, 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/3527281

18 March 2020 - 10:00am Library Research Commons
Lay Summaries: Writing

Fri, January 31, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. In 2017, UBC added a lay summary requirement to all theses and dissertations, and more and more academic journals, public policy institutes, and granting agencies require researchers to provide summaries of their studies for non-specialists. But how do experts communicate specialized research to non-specialist audiences?

31 January 2020 - 10:00am Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
Literature Reviews: Searching and Keeping Track

Wed, February 26, 2020 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3530844

26 February 2020 - 11:00am Library Research Commons
Literature Reviews: Writing

Fri, March 27, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. Thesis and research article literature reviews accomplish several purposes for scholars. In the introduction, for example, writers review relevant research in order to establish a research gap or knowledge deficit that the current study addresses.

27 March 2020 - 10:00am Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication

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 Services

Titlesort descending Description Provider
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
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

 Resources

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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.

N2 Network of Networks
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