Workshops, Classes & Events

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Events

  • Tuesday, February 12, 2019
    • Tuesday, February 12, 2019
      Measuring the Impact of Your Research
      4:00 pm-5:00 pm
      This workshop will provide an introduction to traditional and nontraditional scholarly metrics, such as Journal Impact Factor, h-index, and social media metrics. Participants will also gain an appreciation for the limitations of publication metrics and the varied suitability of different metrics for different academic fields and types of publications. Finally, participants will learn methods to optimize their impact. Please register at: https://goo.gl/forms/tqJTfCp0fkeFkfF12
    • Tuesday, February 12, 2019
      Collecting Data and Quality Control: Using Spreadsheets and Lab Notebooks Effectively
      5:30 pm-7:00 pm
      Open to undergraduate students in any discipline, this workshop will cover the best practices of collecting your data in lab notebooks and spreadsheets. These are essential steps in managing the quality of your data and necessary for accurate data analysis. FREE FOOD! Dinner provided; registration strongly encouraged to ensure food availability. Register here: https://canvas.wisc.edu/enroll/YG4GNW (this will enroll you in the canvas course for this workshop series)
  • Thursday, February 14, 2019
    • Thursday, February 14, 2019
      Digital Scholarship & Publishing Office Hours
      11:30 am-1:30 pm
      We can provide assistance with (but not limited to!) the following: publishing methods, platforms; copyright, author’s rights, fair use; digital humanities projects; selecting or applying tools, platforms; developing and planning digital projects; data management and sharing. Thursdays from January 31st till May 2nd from 11:30AM – 1:30PM rotating between Memorial and Steenbock libraries. Open to all.
  • Friday, February 15, 2019
    • Friday, February 15, 2019
      R programming: R basics
      10:00 am-12:00 pm
      Learning how to code can be intimidating, but will save you time and effort in the long run. This workshop will cover the basics of R programming. By the end of this session, you will be able to create variables, use pre-defined functions, understand data types and load and inspect a dataset using RStudio. This workshop is geared toward programming novices, so no previous experience is required. Please register at: https://go.wisc.edu/o3g812
  • Tuesday, February 19, 2019
    • Tuesday, February 19, 2019
      Research Reusability and Reproducibility: Make Your Data Useful over Time
      5:30 pm-7:00 pm
      Open to all undergraduate students in any discipline, this workshop will cover research reusability and reproducibility, which is essential to future-proofing your data. FREE FOOD! Dinner provided; registration strongly encouraged to ensure food availability. Register here: https://canvas.wisc.edu/enroll/YG4GNW (this will enroll you in the canvas course for this workshop series)
  • Tuesday, February 26, 2019
    • Tuesday, February 26, 2019
      Funding for Your Graduate Education
      1:00 pm-3:00 pm
      Join us for workshops, Funding for Graduate School and Budgeting 101. In the first hour (1:00-2:00), staff from the Office of Fellowships and Funding Resources and the UW Libraries' Grants Information Collection will help you find and manage funding for graduate school. In the second hour (2:00-3:00), a representative from UW Credit Union will help you manage your money and introduce you to tools for tracking spending and reaching your budgeting goals.
    • Tuesday, February 26, 2019
      NVivo Software Basics
      2:00 pm-3:30 pm
      NVivo is data analysis software that can be used with qualitative data, such as interview transcripts and textual survey responses. It provides a suite of textual and metadata analysis tools such as word frequency analysis and cross-tabulation analysis. NVivo allows the user to store and organize documents and data, and it will save researcher time by automating text coding for analysis.
    • Tuesday, February 26, 2019
      Communicating Your Research Through Podcasts
      4:00 pm-5:00 pm
      Interested in having your research reach a wider audience? Come learn how to create a podcast that will tell the story of your experiences. In the spirit of the Wisconsin Idea, you will also learn how to disseminate your podcast so that your work reaches a variety of communities. This session will cover the basics of creating a podcast including storyboarding, equipment, editing, and distribution. Registration is limited to 22 attendees.Please register at: https://goo.gl/forms/Q1r93yeyEHTjNiGh2
  • Friday, March 1, 2019
    • Friday, March 1, 2019
      R programming: R Data wrangling
      10:00 am-12:00 pm
      What you can do with your data depends strongly on how its formatted. This workshop will cover how to manipulate datasets using an R package called dplyr. After this session, you will be able to subset, reformat and summarize your data. A basic working knowledge of R and R studio would be helpful for you to get the most out of this session. Please register at: https://go.wisc.edu/9rirbv
    • Friday, March 1, 2019
      Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) - Spring 2019
      2:00 pm-4:00 pm
      This is the spring 2019 workshop offering: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and ArcGIS Desktop software. Students will map demographic data from the US Census using ArcMap 10.4 software. To secure 1 of the 20 seats in this workshop, students must pre-register by emailing Jaime Martindale in the UW Map Library: jmartindale@wisc.edu