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Date: Thursday, October 18, 2018
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Robarts Library

Data visualization is an important tool in keeping your startup competitive and relevant. It allows you to quickly examine large amounts of data, and identify trends and issues. It also lets you effectively communicate your value to potential customers, stakeholders, and investors.

Through a combination of lecture and activities, this three-hour workshop will use a data visualization workflow model to introduce you to best practices and guidelines for designing effective visualizations and evaluating visualizations.

For the final part of the workshop, you 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 Map and Data Library, see the Data Visualization Guide.

Next session: Thursday Oct 18, 2018, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Robarts Library, 4th Floor Electronic Classroom, Room 4033. Directions
Instructor: Kelly Schultz, Data Visualization Librarian, Map and Data Library  |  kelly.schultz@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.

Date: Thursday, October 18, 2018
Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Kelly Library

Work on your assignments with others—with a librarian for support. Everyone is welcome!

Bring an assignment, a draft of your work, an idea, or just a few questions. Bring your laptop too. Work in the company of other students while a librarian moves around the room to help you and others with questions.

Location

Room 302, Third Floor, John M. Kelly Library

113 St. Joseph Street Toronto, Ontario M5S 3C2 Canada

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Date: Thursday, October 18, 2018
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: Getting Started

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

Description: Did you know that most cases of plagiarism at U of T are unintentional? You may want to use information responsibly, but be unsure how to go about it.Through lecture, discussion and hands-on exercises, this workshop will help you:

    Articulate the importance of giving proper credit Identify examples and causes of plagiarism Recognize the common parts of a citation Discover software and apps that can help you get your sources organized and create bibliographies

 

Questions? Please contact Eveline Houtman.

Other workshops in the series:

    Getting Started Finding Scholarly Sources Choosing the Best Sources for Your Topic

 

Date: Monday, October 22, 2018
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: E.J. Pratt Library

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: E.J. Pratt Library, E-Classroom (room 306) Directions

Other seminars in this series include:

    Critical Reading Writing to Cite Annotated Bibliographies

 

Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Map & Data Library

This is a hands-on workshop that introduces the R statistical programming language using RStudio. The topics covered are reading, exploring, manipulating data and running some statistical tests. It is most suitable for new R users or users looking to review their knowledge in R.

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

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