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Don't miss out - Library workshops for researchers

Posted: Monday 18 July 2022

The Library is celebrating the return to an in-person format for this year's HDR conference by providing face-to-face workshops for researchers. 

Data organisation in spreadsheets

2:00-5:00pm Wednesday, July 20, Library Skills Room 2, Mt Helen Library

In this session we will talk about:

  • Good data entry practices - formatting data tables in spreadsheets
  • How to avoid common formatting mistakes
  • Recognising and reformatting dates in spreadsheets
  • Basic quality control and data manipulation in spreadsheets
  • Exporting data from spreadsheets

Literature reviews for your thesis and research

3:00-4:30pm Wednesday, July 20, Room F312 , Mt Helen, F Building

Introducing the new subject guide to support you in every step of developing and conducting the literature, scoping or systematic review for your PhD or research project. Librarians and learning skills advisors will present the guide and answer your questions.

OpenRefine for Data

9:00am - 12:00pm Friday, July 22, Library Skills room 2, Mt Helen Library

A part of the data workflow is preparing the data for analysis. Some of this involves data cleaning, where errors in the data are identifed and corrected or formatting made consistent. This step must be taken with the same care and attention to reproducibility as the analysis. OpenRefine (formerly Google Refine) is a powerful free and open-source tool for working with messy data: cleaning it and transforming it from one format into another.

This lesson will teach you to use OpenRefine to effectively clean and format data and automatically track any changes that you make. Many people comment that this tool saves them literally months of work trying to make these edits by hand.

Not sure how OpenRefine can help you? Watch this 3.5 minute video on ‘Clustering’ to see how quickly and effectively OpenRefine can clean data with numerous spelling mistakes.

Choosing where to publish.

9:30 - 10:15am Friday, July 22,  room T204, Mt Helen T building

Find out about the tools to identify the best journals for your work and avoid the traps of predatory publishers

Register to reserve your place or browse these and other events in the REDI calendar.

Some sessions will require files and/or programs to be downloaded and installed. You will be emailed prior to the event with links or instructions for the session.

Contact Cheryl Claridge
Team Leader, Library Research Services.
03 53279263