Research

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

 Events

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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
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
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
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
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
Reproducible research PART I: Intro to reproducible research and its pitfalls

In this webinar we will introduce the importance of reproducible research, as well as give a historical overview on the beginnings of reproducible research. Once we introduce benefits and elements of reproducibility, we will discuss the most common pitfalls and guide ways toward reproducibility. 

In this webinar you will learn about:

28 September 2022 - 10:00am Graduate Pathways to Success, Applied Statistics and Data Science Group
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
Introduction to R and RStudio

Do you want to learn about R, but don’t know where to start? This workshop is for you! R is a popular free software program with many applications in both the humanities and sciences. RStudio is a set of integrated tools designed to help you be more productive with R.

27 September 2022 - 10:00am Library Research Commons
Fundamentals of Statistics V: Intro to Mixed Effects Models

This is the last workshop in a 5-part series focused on the fundamentals 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:

2 February 2023 - 10:00am Graduate Pathways to Success, Applied Statistics and Data Science Group
Fundamentals of Statistics IV: Correlation and Linear Regression

This is the 4th workshop in a 5-part series focused on the fundamentals of statistics.

26 January 2023 - 10:00am Graduate Pathways to Success, Applied Statistics and Data Science Group
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
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
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
Choosing a Citation Management Tool and Migrating from RefWorks

Whether you are a former RefWorks user in need of a new citation management tool, or completely new to citation management, this workshop is for you. This workshop will cover citation management basics and how to transition from RefWorks to another tool.

26 September 2022 - 4:00pm 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
Advanced statistical modeling: Introduction to Non-linear analysis

In this webinar we will discuss the foundational concepts behind non-linear modeling, when should these models be applied and how to implement them correctly. We will show how this complex methodology can be applied in a correlated data example. While complete R code is provided for this analysis, the focus of this webinar will be on the statistical methodologies.

23 February 2023 - 10:00am Graduate Pathways to Success, Applied Statistics and Data Science Group
Advanced statistical modeling: Introduction to Machine learning

In this webinar we will introduce basic concepts behind the machine learning algorithms, their difference from the statistical methods and the most common type of problems that can be tackled with machine learning algorithms.

In this webinar you will learn about:

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

 Services

Titlesort ascending Description Provider
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
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
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

Titlesort ascending 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
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
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.

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