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Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Online

Research and Writing Seminars: Develop Your Scholarly Voice. Each session in this suite of four interactive seminars integrates the learning of academic research and writing skills and is taught by a librarian in collaboration with a writing instructor. The goal of each seminar is to help you develop your own voice as an emerging scholar by enabling you to identify, situate and substantiate your arguments in the context of the scholarly discussion taking place in your discipline. The seminars are designed for undergraduate humanities and social sciences students, but all are welcome.

Take any three (3) of the four (4) seminars to earn credit on your Co-Curricular Record.

Literature Reviews

Learn how to conduct comprehensive research and synthesize the “state of the art” knowledge on a particular topic. Through short lectures, interactive class discussion and hands-on exercises, you will learn:

    The different kinds of literature reviews you may be asked to write at university The definition and purpose of literature reviews as part of the scholarly conversation Strategies for narrowing your topic and developing a thesis The steps to writing a literature review, including how to organize your content To avoid common mistakes students make when writing literature reviews

Key terms for this session: description versus evaluation, comparative analysis, synthesis, Literature Review Synthesis Matrix

Location: Online via Zoom. The link to the session will be sent to you in the confirmation email upon registration.  

Other seminars in this series include:

    Critical Reading Writing to Cite Annotated Bibliographies
Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Online

Whether you are on the edge of a new industry to looking to enter an established sector, you need to quantify and understand the industry players, segments, and size. This workshop introduces you to existing sources of industry information such as market research reports and trade journals, as well as provides strategies to help you do your own analysis and estimations. 

In this session you will: 

    Become familiar with proprietary and open sources of industry information Learn to read a market research report in five minutes Explore models for DIY industry analysis Take away tools and frameworks for synthesizing and analyzing your industry

When: Oct 4, 2022, 12 - 1 p.m. EST
Location: Online via Zoom (participants will receive a link prior to session start)
Instructor: Mariana Jardim, Liaison Librarian, The BRIDGE, UTSC Library, mariana.jardim@utoronto.ca

The workshops on this page are part of an Entrepreneurship Research Skills Co-Curricular Record as recognized by the University of Toronto. They are open to all U of T students, faculty, and staff. A valid UTORid is required to access library databases. Registration is required.

Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Online
Campus: UTSC

This session will occur online and is facilitated by the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus Makerspace.

This introductory workshop will introduce you to the tools and resources related to podcasts. You will learn about best practices for creating a podcast, including choosing a format, comparing recording software and selecting the proper equipment needed to complete your digital project.

 

Facilitator: Adriana Sgro, Makerspace Assistant, University of Toronto Scarborough

Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm
Location: Online

Interested in learning R? Need to learn R for your research or for job prospects? R is a popular open-source statistical programming language that is popular in academia and industry. This workshop provides an easy entry into the data science field. Get started learning R with this gentle hands-on workshop. You will learn how to import, explore and manipulate data using R in RStudio.

No coding experience required! No math or statistics theory required or covered!

To follow along the demo please install both R and RStudio on your computer. You can download R and RStudio from their respective websites.

To download R: https://utstat.toronto.edu/cran/
To download RStudio: https://www.rstudio.com/products/rstudio/download/#download
General setup instructions can also be found here: https://mdl.library.utoronto.ca/technology/tutorials/getting-started-r-and-r-studio

Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Location: Online

Interested in learning Stata? Need to use Stata for your research or for job prospects? Stata is a data science software that is commonly used in academia and in research organizations. Get started learning Stata with this gentle hands-on workshop. You will learn how to import, explore and manipulate data using Stata.  

No coding experience required! No math or statistics theory required or covered!

To follow along the demo you need to have access to Stata. UofT members get a discounted price for the annual license on the Stata website: https://www.stata.com .

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