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Research Skills & Tools

Research Skills & Tools

  • RD-QMA-013 - Project Management for Researchers
    This workshop will take you through the steps of helping you define a project, from initiation, planning, execution, and closure.
  • PHD-QMA-100 - Critical Thinking 
    Suitable for postgraduate research students interested in developing their logical argumentation and analysis skills.
  • RD-JRMO-101 - Planning and Managing your Ethical Research Project 
    This course is open to researchers who are in the process of planning their research with human participants. You will be given a general understanding of research ethics, as well have an opportunity to discuss your individual work.
  • RD-QMA-005 - Speed-reading for Researchers
    This workshop introduces you to some techniques that will allow you to process quickly and effectively large quantities of information encountered in different forms, such as research papers, books and articles.
  • RD-QMA-006 - Creativity and Mindmapping for Researchers 
    This workshop introduces you to mindmapping, a technique that allows you to visually organise information. The workshop will also help you think of how you can introduce creativity into your research.
  • PHD-QMA-001 - Reading Strategically and Analytically 
    This course considers how you choose what to read and then how best to read it. It explores, through practical activities, the strategies to read a research paper critically and efficiently.
  • RD-QMA-007 - Academic Peer Review 
    This course is intended for those with little or no experience of performing peer review, and will promote discussion of its importance to a means of quality control for academic research in the sciences and social sciences, and why you should participate in it. 
  • RD-QMA-031 - LaTeX Tutorial for Absolute Beginners 
    During this workshop we will look at what LaTeX is, how to structure a document, how to add non-textual elements such as figures, tables and mathematical formulas, and how to manage effortlessly cross references and bibliographies.
  • RD-QMA-030 - Introduction to meta-analysis
    This course aims to introduce attendees to the basics of meta-analysis, give them hands on experience of data analysis using Review Manager and their interpretation.

  • RD-QMA-032 - Basics of systematic reviewing (2-day course)
    This two-day course aims to introduce attendees to the theory and skills required to conduct a systematic review of the medical/health care literature.

  • RD-QMA-026 - How to use NVivo to organise your literature review
    NVivo is one of the leading software packages for qualitative data analsyis, and can also help you better manage literature reviews. This workshop covers the basics of how to get started with NVivo and how to keep track of your articles, key findings and influential authors when conducting a literature review.

  • RD-QMA-025 - Qualitative analysis for beginners with NVivo 
    This workshop covers the basics of conducting qualitative analysis with NVivo. It is aimed at research students and staff who have little or no prior knowledge of NVivo or other qualitative software packages.

  • RD-QMA-027 - Advanced qualitative analysis with NVivo 
    This workshop covers advanced concepts of conducting qualitative analysis with NVivo. It is aimed at research students and staff who have some experience or prior knowledge of NVivo or other qualitative software packages. 

  • RD-QMA-021 - Introduction to Statistics and R 
    This 5-half-day course is designed for all PhD students and researchers with little prior knowledge of statistics who wish to better understand and apply statistical method using the software R.

Searching & Referencing*

  • RDweb006* - Access Library resources online 
    In this interactive session, you will be shown how to access e-books, journal articles and a range of databases within the Queen Mary subscriptions.

  • RD-LIB-003* - Endnote for Medicine and Dentistry
    RD-LIB-007* - How to use Endnote for Science and Engineering
    RD-LIB-004* - EndNote for the Humanities and Social Sciences
    Suitable for academic staff, researchers and post graduate teaching or research assistants who are interested in using the referencing system Endnote.
  • RD-LIB-015* - Mendeley It! Using Mendeley to manage your references
    With the Mendeley Reference Manager, you can easily organize and search your personal library, annotate documents and cite as you write.
  • RD-LIB-009* - Research it! Information Research Skills for Medicine & Dentistry
    RD-QMA-024* - Research it! Information research skills for Science and Engineering

    Research it! provides researchers with the opportunity to explore and develop their understanding of information skills for researchers and the scope of key resources within their area of research. This session is designed to be highly interactive and participant driven.
  • RD-LIB-013* - Let’s search it!: Discover High-quality Resources for Science and Engineering Research
    RD-LIB-014* - Lets search it! Advanced search skills for Medicine & Dentistry

    These workshops provide a deeper exploration of some of the topics covered in Research it!. Let’s search it! takes a more comprehensive look into the skills and resources which can be used for a successful (re)search experience.
  • RD-LIB-009* - Visualise it! Your research in focus 
    A practical session covering the process of research. It will give the participants a chance to explore their research topics, and plan for the future in a supportive environment. 
  • RD-LIB-011* - SciFinder 
    SciFinder provides the most complete coverage of Chemistry but also Materials Sciences. CAS scientists thoroughly analyze the literature indexed in SciFinder so you can quickly search the authoritative CAS databases for substances, reactions, and patent and journal references, giving you confidence you aren’t missing important results.

Bitesize Research Skills webinars* (15 mins)

  • RD-LIB-006 - How to search for non-UK theses 
    In a world of globalised research, it is vital to stay abreast of research from all corners of the world. This bitesize webinar introduces you to pathways to access theses from various countries.
  • RD-LIB-012 - Scopus 
    Scopus is large multi-disciplined citations and abstract information database. In this short introduction, you will learn the basics of searching the database and some of the tricks and tips to make your search experience better.
  • PHD-LIB-009 - PubMed 
    PubMed indexes biomedical literature from MEDLINE and supplementary life science journals. Contains citations and abstracts. In this short introduction, you will learn the basics of searching the database and some tricks and tips to make your search experience better.
  • RD-LIB-001 - How to find Open Science  
    Lots of research is now on open access or in the public domain. But how do we go about finding it? This introductory webinar will give some tips on where to start finding these resources.
  • RD-LIB-005 - Endnote vs Mendeley 
    This webinar will aim to put Endnote and Mendeley up for scrutiny, and give the participants the chance to compare the two tools. Which one will finish up as the winner? You decide!
  • RD-LIB-018 - Web of Science 
    Web of Science is large multi-disciplined citations and abstract information database. In this short introduction, you will learn the basics of searching the database and some of the tricks and tips to make your search experience better.
  • RD-LIB-010 - SAGE Research Methods 
    SAGE Research Method is aiming to be a one-stop-shop for research methods. 

*These workshops are delivered by the Faculty Liaison Librarians

 

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