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Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Presenter: Kelly Schultz
Location: Map & Data Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

In an ideal world, any data you collect or obtain would be clean and formatted perfectly for analysis and visualization. But the reality is that data can be really messy! Cleaning and reformatting your data can be a time-consuming and tedious task, but there are ways to speed things up and automate repetitive tasks. OpenRefine can help!

This workshop will provide an introduction to OpenRefine, a powerful open source tool for exploring, cleaning and manipulating “messy” data. Through hands-on activities, using a variety of datasets, participants will learn how to:

    Explore and identify patterns in data Normalize data using facets and clusters Manipulate and generate new textual and numeric data Transform and reshape datasets Use the General Regular Expression Language (GREL) to undertake advanced manipulations Use APIs to augment existing datasets

Location: Robarts Library, 5th Floor. Map & Data Library Computer Lab

Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Time: 4:10pm - 5:30pm
Location: Robarts Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

Essential Research Skills workshop series

Set yourself up for academic success by learning essential research skills that can help you save time, get better grades, deepen your engagement with your subject, and boost your confidence. Participants learn how to develop successful research questions; how to effectively search for quality resources; how to choose and critically evaluate the best sources; and how to use information responsibly. These are also skills that employers look for in potential employees

Take these workshops individually or take all four for credit in the Co-Curricular Record. Each workshop will be offered several times over the year - check back for more dates.

 

Essential Research Skills: Finding Scholarly Sources

Location: Robarts LIbrary. e-classroom, 4th floor, room 4033. Directions

Description: Engaging with the research literature on a topic is essential to your own research, whether you’re writing a paper for an undergraduate assignment or doing original research for your Ph.D. dissertation. Through lecture, discussion and hands-on exercises, this workshop will help you:

    recognize the characteristics of a scholarly article find scholarly sources more efficiently and effectively select the best places to search for scholarly sources on your topic design an effective search strategy for your topic

Questions? Please contact Eveline Houtman.

Other workshops in the series:

    Getting Started Choosing the Best Sources for Your Topic Citing and Organizing Your Work

 

Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Presenter: Nadia Muhe
Location: Map & Data Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

In this hands-on workshop, students will learn how to read, explore, manipulate and combine data in Stata as well as run some common statistical analyses. It is suitable for new Stata users and Stata users looking to develop their familiarity with common Stata syntax.

Location: Robarts Library, 5th Floor. Map & Data Library Computer Lab: https://mdl.library.utoronto.ca/technology/computer-lab

Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Presenter: Lisa Gayhart
Location: Gerstein Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

During this workshop, you will learn the essentials of User Experience (UX) research, design, and testing geared towards product development.

You will leave with:

    An overview of the User Experience (UX) field, including common methods and tools used in UX research and design Knowledge of how integrating UX research and testing can improve your product by discovering and fully understanding user needs An understanding of how the UX Lab service can help you as an entrepreneur (e.g., one on one project consultations, project support for research and testing, weekly drop in hours, etc.) Information about upcoming workshops and events at the University of Toronto

 

Next session: Wed Oct 17, 2018, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: MADLab, Gerstein Library, 1 below
Instructor: Lisa Gayhart, User Experience Librarian  |  lisa.gayhart@utoronto.ca

 

Note: This workshop is free and registration is required. However, we have a minimum attendance threshold for this course to run. If you cannot attend this workshop, and fail to withdraw 48+ hours in advance, thereby preventing others on the waitlist from filling in your spot, your library account will be charged $10. Please note, it is your responsibility to sign-in next to your name on the attendance sheet for this workshop. A blank signature spot will result in a penalty charge.

Research and teaching

  • Research and course guides

    Research advice, useful tools, and the best resources for your needs curated by librarians.

  • Researcher support

    Services to help you with all facets of your research: finding materials; discovering resources; and managing your publications and research data.

  • Copyright and syllabus services

    Support for course readings, syllabi, publishing, and open access.

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