These workshops are aimed at postgraduate students, emerging researchers and academic staff and the focus will be on the research process. The sessions vary in length depending on the subject matter, but cover a wide range of subjects related to the postgraduate research journey.
How to conduct a Literature Review
In this webinar, participants will learn what a literature review is and the different types of literature reviews. They will learn best practices for conducting a literature review by working with their topic, structuring the literature review and how to critically analyse literature.Date: Thursday, 4 August, 11:00 – 13:00
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Introduction to Research Data Management (Part 1)
This is Part one of a two-part introductory workshop which is designed to assist you with general background on research data management. Part 1 focusses on the overview of the Research Data Management (RDM) lifecycle and funder requirement for research data management plans.
Date: Wednesday, 10 August, 10h00 – 12h00
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Data Management Planning (Part 2)
This workshop forms part of a two-part introductory workshop designed to assist clients with general background on research data management. Part two deals with the process of developing data management plans to apply for SU ethical clearance of your research using Data Stewardship Wizard.
Date: Wednesday, 10 August, 12h00 – 13h00
Thinking about doing a systematic review? Having its origins in health sciences, a systematic review can be a daunting challenge. Let us help you demystify it and get started with a high-level introduction to the systematic review process.
Date: Thursday, 11 August, 14h00 – 16h00
Mendeley for reference management
Managing your references can be a daunting task. This workshop will introduce you to Mendeley, a free tool focusing mainly on reference management. Mendeley offers various services, including reference management, organising and annotation of PDF documents and collaboration.
Date: Tuesday, 16 August, 14h00 – 15h30
Tools and applications for research
This workshop will offer a look at some of the top tools and applications for students, academic staff, and researchers. It will cover a variety of mobile apps for research, productivity, reading, writing, presenting, note-taking, file sharing and other essential tools for studying and publishing on the go.
Date: Thursday, 18 August, 14h00 – 16h00
Finding Government Statistics
This workshop focuses on the database Statistics SA which is available by means of the Library website. The session includes a demonstration on how to access publications on the database, do cross-tabulation and access time series data with variables over time.
Date: Monday, 22 August, 14h00 – 16h00
Introduction to Special Collections: Dealing withprimary collections
This workshop focuses on Special Collection material in the library. The session will guide the participant to understand and explore the secondary and primary resources accessible to researchers. The aim is to encourage staff, students, and researchers to optimise the use of primary collections and data for research projects.
Date: Tuesday, 23 August, 11h00 – 12h30
Data sharing and dissemination: ethical andlegal considerations
The workshop is designed to illuminate the methods and platforms of data sharing and highlights various ways in which data can be shared and disseminated within acceptable ethical and legal considerations.
Date: Wednesday, 24 August, 14h00 – 16h00
Copyright issues in theses and dissertation writing
This presentation provides an overview of the copyright issues which students typically encounter while working on their theses or dissertations.
Date: Thursday, 25 August, 12:30 – 13:30
Principles of Data Visualisation
This workshop will cover the key principles to keep in mind when you are planning your visualisations, from choosing the best visualisation type for your data to the effective use of colour, narrative, etc.
Date: Tuesday, 30 August, 14h00 – 15h30
Overview of software for effective data analysis and data visualisation
An overview of tools and free software for data analysis and data visualisation will be presented. These tools are useful for statistical analysis, visualisation, mapping, data cleaning and the digital humanities.
Date: Wednesday, 31 August, 14h00 – 16h00
This programme has been developed to provide students and staff with introductory sessions to library related topics. To this end, these sessions are only 30 minutes long and you are welcome to bring along any questions. In addition, we have developed some video tutorials for quick help.
Get to know the Library's e-book collection and learn how to use e-books optimally.
Date: Tuesday, 2 August, 12h00 – 12h30
This workshop will be an introductory session on Stellenbosch University's key referencing styles and how to reference correctly. An overview of why referencing is important and some best practices will also be incorporated.
Date: Wednesday, 3 August, 12:00-12:30
Date: Wednesday, 31 August, 12:00-12:30
Improving your literature search strategy
Learn to improve your literature search strategy to get the best possible results when searching for information in databases.
Date: Thursday, 11 August, 12h00 – 12h30
Off-campus access to Library E-resources
Participants will learn how to access Library resources while off campus and via the Library website.
Date: Wednesday, 17 August, 12:00-12:30
Find books or articles using the Library search engine or subject specific databases
Learn to find appropriate academic information sources by using the Library's discovery tool and Databases optimally.
Date: Tuesday, 30 August, 09:30-10:00
Find trustworthy information on Google and Google Scholar
Participants will learn how to find appropriate academic information sources by using Google and Google Scholar optimally.
Date: Wednesday, 31 August, 09:30-10:00
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