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Intro to Research Integrity
Researchers can feel a lot of pressure to study new research questions and produce exciting results. Unfortunately, this pressure may lead to unethical choices about how research is conducted or reported. All stages of the research process should demonstrate research integrity: conducting research in such a way that allows others to have trust in the methods and findings. This session will define key elements, discuss common problems, and share best practices for producing research ethically.
Intro to Data for Beginners
Some people think of "data" as belonging to medicine or hard science. In reality, data is all around us, and we should all be more knowledgeable about it. But what do we even mean when we say "data"? What does it look like, how can we use it, and why should we care? This session will help beginners, such as undergraduate students, to establish a more foundational understanding of data so they can better understand research by others or begin to engage in research themselves.
Intro to Data Management Planning
Data management planning is an essential step of preparing to launch a research project, but it's often not well understood or robustly addressed. Moreover, funding agencies are increasingly requiring detailed plans for how data will be collected, maintained, and preserved in accurate and effective ways. This session will cover the core concepts of data management planning and introduce resources available to assist researchers at SHSU.
Academic Writing Watch Parties (x4 topics!)
As a group, we will watch a webinar from the National Center for Faculty Diversity & Development (NCFDD), then discuss its implications and applications with our peers. You can also learn more about how to benefit from SHSU's membership in NCFDD. The following details come from NCFDD's website.
Quick Take! Unraveling Scholarly Authorship
Who "counts" as an author? ...Who doesn't? How do you order author names? How do you explain who did what? Get your questions answered in this quick, 30-minute Zoom session!
Daily Data! Daily Email Tips to Celebrate Love Data Week 2023
Daily Data returns for its second year! Do you love data, or want to learn to embrace it? Sign up for "Daily Data" from the SHSU Library and receive an email about a data-related insight or resource for each day of International Love Data Week 2023 (Feb 13-17).
For Intermediate to Advanced Researchers
Using Existing Research Datasets
Collecting original data can be rewarding, but time-consuming, and you may not always have the capacity to collect the data you really want. But there are other options: many existing research datasets, ranging from historical to contemporary and across disciplines, are available to be leveraged for new analysis. This session will explore finding these datasets, making sense of them, and understanding how you can re-use them for your own research, either alone or in combination with new data.
Where Should I Publish?
The quantity of academic journals is overwhelming, and it's easy to choose the wrong one to submit an article. Whether you’re new to scholarly publishing, branching out into a new area, or just looking to broaden your horizons for journal venues, this workshop will highlight why it’s important to avoid the “wrong” journals, what traits make the “right” journals, and provide hands-on experience with specialized tools to help you find “the one.”
NIH Grants and Data: New Rules Coming in 2023
Beginning in January 2023, any new applications for funding with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) must now include a Data Management and Sharing Plan (DMSP). Even researchers who don't plan to share their data with others will still be required to submit a plan describing limitations which preclude sharing. Join Professor and Scholarly Communications Librarian Erin Owens for a one-hour overview of what the DMSP is and how to begin developing yours.
Intro to Open Educational Resources (OER)
Have you been hearing about OER from other instructors in your department or discipline? Maybe you just want to understand the mysterious OER checkbox on the textbook adoption form. This session will explain the nuts and bolts of OER: what it is, how it benefits both students and instructors, and how the SHSU Library can support you if you want to "explOER" your options for new curricular materials!
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