Fall 2019 Research Tune-up Workshops

The Research Tune-up Workshops are designed for graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and other campus researchers. You are welcome to attend whether you are new to research or looking for information on new tools and trends that may have an impact on your work. The emphasis is on practical strategies to help you achieve your research and dissemination goals.

Qualtrics Survey Software
Qualtrics is a web-based, research survey software that offers many advanced, but user-friendly features. This session will provide an overview of Qualtrics and prepare participants to set-up a survey with diverse questions types (multiple choice, text entry, rank order, slider, etc), employ skip logic, understand distribution options, and to view collected data and reports.
Presented by Cara Bradley
Thursday, October 31, 1:30-3pm, LY 107.33 (Wascana Room)
Click here to register: https://uregina.libcal.com/event/3519850

Complying with the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy
Any researcher (other than graduate student grant holders) who received a Tri-Agency (CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC) grant after May 1, 2015, is required to provide open and free access to resulting journal articles within one year of publication. This workshop is for those who have received these grants and want to learn more about their options for complying with the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications. Topics will include various journal types (green/gold), author agreements, agreement addendums, and the Library’s oURspace Mediated Deposit Service.
Presented by Cara Bradley and Christina Winter
Thursday, November 14, 10-11am, LY 107.33 (Wascana Room)
Click here to register: https://uregina.libcal.com/event/3521826

Creating Research Poster Presentations
Many academic conferences provide opportunities for researchers to present their work as a poster presentation. This session will discuss design considerations, software options, templates, using images in poster creation, as well as provide some tips for presenting your poster at an academic conference.
Presented by Cara Bradley
Wednesday, November 20, 1:30-2:20pm, LY 107.33 (Wascana Room)
Click here to register: https://uregina.libcal.com/event/3524946

Systematic and Scoping Reviews
This workshop will provide an introduction to scoping and systematic reviews, two very specific types of literature review that had their beginnings in clinical medicine, but are increasingly being adopted by social sciences researchers. These reviews typically involve a highly detailed and comprehensive plan and search strategy, with the goal of reducing bias by identifying, appraising, and synthesizing all studies relevant to a particular research question. Topics covered in the workshop will include an overview of the steps involved in this type of review, advice on developing search strategies, using purpose-built software programs like SUMARI and Covidence to conduct the review, as well as thoughts on the time and resources required to successfully complete a review.
Presented by Cara Bradley and Mary Chipanshi
Tuesday, November 26, 1:30-3pm, LY 107.33 (Wascana Room)
Click here to register: https://uregina.libcal.com/event/3521827

Contact Cara Bradley, Research & Scholarship Librarian, at
306-585-4837 or cara.bradley@uregina.ca if you have any questions. Suggestions for future workshop topics are also welcome!