UBC Library Research Commons | Upcoming Events in July 2018

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July Focus: What R you up to this month?

...we are happy to announce the return of our community led R(#rstat) Study Group! Join us on Thursdays at 9AM in Koerner Library - Room 216. No registration required - ALL WELCOME!

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Featured Instructor: Meet Vishal!

We are so fortunate to have Vishal on our Research Commons team this year! He hit the ground running as Lok's teaching partner for the SPSS workshops, while bringing a rich knowledge of various stats softwares and skills with him.

Vishal augments his wide breadth of knowledge about stats, with his approachable and accessible style. He constantly looks for ways to best serve the needs of the UBC Graduate Community. To this end, in addition to his workshops in SPSS, he now offers one-on-one consults in R, Stata, and SPSS.

Vishal is a one-stop-shop for statistics software guidance!

Book a consult with Vishal today! Whether you are working in SPSS, R, Stata, or a combination, Vishal can provide guidance on selecting the right software and using that software to its fullest capabilities.

Note that the above link will work for all of the types of consults we offer too: NVivo, Thesis Formatting, Citation Management, R, Stata, SPSS, and GIS.



UBC R (#rstat) Study Group is back!

This community run group is open to everyone-even if you are completely new to R. No registration required; simply drop-in:


Every Thursday @9AM

Koerner Library-Room 216
(One floor below the main entrance)

For a week-by-week, topic list of the R Study Group, visit their GitHub page.

You can also book a one-on-one R consultation.



Lay Summaries:
Telling Your Research Story to the Wider World

This workshop helps you to understand what a lay summary is and how it’s different from an abstract. Then, you’ll have an opportunity to work on creating a lay summary for your research, and get feedback on it from the workshop facilitators and other participants. 

Friday, July 20th
11 AM to 12 PM
Woodward Library, Sherrington Room (Room 103)



SPSS Support

Did you know that you don't need to write any code to use SPSS? - SPSS does this for you with just a few clicks. Learn all this and more with us this month:

Koerner Library, Computer Lab -  Room 217 (One floor below the main entrance)

SPSS Part 1: Environment, Data Entry and One Variable Analysis
Thursday, July 12th
10 AM - 12 PM

SPSS Part 2: Data Management and Bivariate Analysis
Thursday, July 19th
10 AM - 12 PM

You can also book a one-on-one SPSS consultation.



NVivo Workshops for PC

Join us in July at Woodward Library for NVivo on the PC! If these dates don't work for you, book a one-on-one NVivo consultation by going here.

Woodward Library, Computer Lab B25:

NVivo (Part 1) for PC - Getting Started with NVivo
Tuesday, July 10th
10 AM - 12 PM


NVivo (Part 2) for PC - Classification and Datasets
Tuesday, July 17th
10 AM - 12 PM



Literature Reviews (Part 2): Great Writing Starts Here!

If you are interested in improving the writing of your literature reviews, this workshop is perfect for you. Join our expert instructors as they work through examples to demonstrate how to improve your literature review writing.

Literature Reviews (Part 2): Great Writing Starts Here!
Friday, July 6th
10AM - 12PM
Woodward Library - Computer Lab B25 (floor below main entrance)

If you have further questions about Literature Reviews, including research or writing, contact research.commons@ubc.ca.



Graduate Student Writing Community

Weekly on Tuesdays and Wednesdays 

Writer's block? Feeling isolated in your research and writing? Bit of both? You are not alone! Come discover what a difference writing in a community can make in one of our weekly writing communities! Join us on Tuesdays from 2PM-4PM or Wednesdays from 5PM-7PM




Thesis Formatting Support

This month we are pleased to offer this popular workshop in both Woodward and Koerner Libraries. Please join us at the most convenient time and location for you.

Woodward Library | Computer Lab Room B25
Wednesday, July 18th
10AM - 12PM

Koerner Library | Room 217
Friday, July 27th
10AM - 12PM

These times don't work for you?
No problem! Book a one-on-one consult with one of our Thesis Formatting experts using the consult form. These consults are also great to cover specifics about your own thesis. 

Also, don't forget to also check out our Thesis Formatting resources, including templates and guides!



Systematic Reviews Search Methods

Need to know what the search process for systematic reviews is about? We have one more session offered this summer session and it is in August. This workshop tends to fill up, so sign up TODAY!

Woodward Library
Wednesday, August 22nd
Computer Lab - Room B25 (floor below main entrance)
12PM - 2 PM

Can't make this session? Contact your subject librarian or Woodward Library for additional resources and one-on-one help.



Pixelating: A Digital Humanities Mixer

The Pixelating Mixer is an opportunity for DH scholars across campus to meet colleagues, talk tools, brainstorm ideas and network with others who use digital tools to explore and visualize their research. Join us Thursdays 12-2 in Koerner Library

Special Edition:

Exploring the UBC Discorder as a Digital Humanities Project
Thursday, July 19th
12 PM - 2 PM
Koerner Library - Room 153

Join us as we explore the digitization of the entire run of Discorder magazine (a collaboration between UBC Library Digitization Centre and CiTR 101.9 FM). 


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