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16 Aug 2019 - 08:00

The Research Series consists of workshops aimed at improving your researching skills. The series will take place every Friday 2-4pm during the semester at Impilo Junction, Health Sciences Library. Sign up today

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Research Series at Impilo Junction, Health Sciences Library: Friday afternoons, 2–4 pm
Date Title Notes   Presenters Sign up here
23 Aug Searching PubMed An in-depth introduction to searching PubMed. Strongly recommended if you are doing a literature, scoping or systematic review.   Gill Morgan
30 Aug Searching Primo and databases other than PubMed An in-depth introduction to searching Primo and other medical databases (except PubMed
see 23 August). Strongly recommended if you are doing a literature, scoping or systematic review.
  Marja Wren-Sargent
13 Sep Your Literature Review Part 1: Searching Where and how to find appropriate resources for your subject. Attendance at the earlier sessions on searching databases and on the reference manager EndNote are strongly recommended.   Mary Shelton
20 Sep Your Literature Review Part 2: Writing Up The purpose and basic requirements of an effective literature review, how to critically analyze literature as well as some strategies on developing, organizing and drafting a literature review.
We will also touch on integrating sources within one’s literature review. 
  Emmanuel Nwosu from the Writing Centre
27 Sep Your Systematic Review An introduction to the systematic review process with particular reference to comprehensive literature searching. Attendance at the earlier sessions on database searching and the citation manager, EndNote, is strongly recommended prior to attending this session.   Mary Shelton
4 Oct EndNote (references management program) If you are doing a literature , scoping or systematic review and have not yet installed and used a reference manager, we strongly recommend that you attend this session. The demonstration will be done in Windows; however, Apple Mac users are also welcome.   Namhla Madini
11 Oct Research Data Management The UCT Research Data Management (RDM) policy was approved by Council in 2018 and the new supervisorstudent MOU requires the publication of data in support of a thesis. This hands-on workshop will introduce participants to two tools to assist in Research Data Management viz. UCT DMPonline and ZivaHub: Open Data UCT. These tools can improve the planning, working, and sharing of data in a research cycle.   Anthea Paulsen & Dilshaad Brey
18 Oct Research Landscape Analysis

Using the two databases Scopus and Scival this presentation will assist you in identifying:

  • niche research clusters
  • gaps in research areas
  • topics for further research
  • topics of prominence
  • possibilities for collaborative studies
  • experts in a particular field of study
  • funding opportunities.
  Tamzyn Suliaman & Glynnis Johnson
25 Oct Research Identifiers (IDs) The starting point for assessing your research impact is to make sure your work is correctly attributed to you across all different platforms. This helps to raise your visibility and ensures you are not mistaken for other researchers with the same name. A research ID is a unique ID/number which distinguishes you from other researchers: increasingly journals, funders, publishers and institutions require a unique ID. For example, the NRF requires all researchers and students applying for funding and rating to have an ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) and a Google Scholar Research Profile. This hands-on workshop will introduce: Scopus Author ID, Web of Science Researcher ID, ORCID and Google Scholar Research Profile.   Dilshaad Brey & Nahmla Madini