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Workshops

Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Time: 10:00am - 12:30pm
Location: Map & Data Library

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.

Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Map & Data Library

Data visualization gives us a better understanding of our data and helps us communicate that to others. It has the potential to generate insights, communicate findings, and illustrate evidence. Conversely, a poor visualization can undermine an argument or even mislead the reader.

Through a combination of lecture and activities, this three-hour workshop will use a data visualization workflow model to introduce students to best practices and guidelines for designing effective visualizations and evaluating visualizations. For the final part of the workshop, students will get a chance to work with a common data visualization tool, Tableau Desktop, creating visualizations such as a line graph of average temperature by month, a treemap of population by world regions, and a stacked bar graph of word frequencies in Romeo and Juliet.

For more information on Data Visualization, including topics covered in the workshop, and services offered by the libraries, see our Data Visualization Guide.

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

Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: UTSC Library
Campus: UTSC

When: Wednesday October 16, 2019, 12-2pm

Location: AC286A, UTSC Library, 1265 Military Trail, Scarborough, ON M1C 1A4

Instructor: Carey Toane, Entrepreneurship Librarian, Gerstein Science Information Centre (carey.toane@utoronto.ca)

Working on a business idea? The Business Model Canvas is an alternative to a long, wordy business plan used by startups around the world. It's a great way to summarize all the key elements of your product or service in a single page. It’s also a great tool to make sense of exactly what information you will need for your business planning – and how to find it at the library. 

This workshop is for startups who have started a canvas and are looking to test assumptions against market research and other resources. Participants will be expected to have a canvas prepared before attending the session. Those who do not will not receive CCR credit.   

In this session, you will:            

  • Understand which free and proprietary library databases are the best fit for your canvas
  • Develop search strategies that will save you time and eliminate frustration, and
  • Get market, industry, or competitor information you can use for your startup or small business venture
Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Time: 4:10pm - 5:30pm
Location: Robarts Library

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

DescriptionEngaging 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

 

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