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November research workshops at Lehman Library!

Join our final Social Sciences workshops for the fall, and learn how to build your research and analytic skills!

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Unless otherwise noted, all workshops will be held in room 215 on the lower level of Lehman Library.

Please RSVP using this link: http://goo.gl/forms/oA1oLxO6uL (Note that you can only access the form through your Columbia LionMail account.)

Please email dssc@library.columbia.edu with any questions.

11/4, 1 pm – Qualitative Analysis with NVivo
Learn how to use NVivo software to code and analyze documents, audiovisual materials, and social media.

11/10, 10 am – Find Consumer Behavior Data [held in Group Study 2]
This workshop will provide an in-depth look into consumer surveys and how to use the data in your research.

11/12, 1 pm – Quantitative Analysis with SAS
Learn how to write and understand basic programs, using SAS software, for analyzing numeric data.

 11/17, 1 pm – Quantitative Analysis with R
Explore different packages in R to help you understand and analyze your data. Learn how to keep track of your work by writing and saving scripts.

 

October research workshops at Lehman Library!

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Join our Social Sciences workshops and build your research, data, mapping, and analytic skills!

Unless otherwise noted, all workshops will be held in Group Study room 2 on the main level of Lehman Library.

Please RSVP using this link: http://goo.gl/forms/oA1oLxO6uL. Please email dssc@library.columbia.edu with any questions.

10/1, 2 pm – Learn to Map: CartoDB

CartoDB has an easy, intuitive interface for quickly creating online maps. Bring your laptop and join us.

10/2, 2 pm – Learn to Map: QGIS [held in 215 Lehman Library]

A hands-on introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) using QGIS open source software.

10/6, 10 am – Using Bloomberg & Capital IQ

Learn how to navigate, download data, and use basic commands in these popular business databases.

10/8, 1 pm – Making Sense: Qualitative Data Analysis 

Understand how to qualitatively interpret data collected through interviews, observations, and documents.

10/15, 1pm – Making Sense: Quantitative Data Analysis

Explore different quantitative methods for interpreting data. Learn how to identify appropriate methods for your data.

10/19, 11am – Making Sense: Spatial Data Analysis

Survey quantitative and geostatistical techniques for analyzing data.

10/22, 2pm – Learn to Map: Leaflet

Come learn Leaflet, an open-source JavaScript library for displaying spatial data in an interactive, mobile-friendly map.

10/28, 11am – Crash Course in Business Research

Get a quick tour of the basics of business research, covering resources for finance, marketing, and more.

 

Fall workshops at the Libraries

Take advantage of workshops offered across the Columbia Libraries!

Workshops at the Digital Social Science Center (all sessions will take place in Lehman Library):

9/15, Noon to 1pm: Keep track of your research with Zotero
9/17, Noon to 1pm: Crash Course in Research Methodologies
9/23, Noon to 1pm: Find Free and Open Data

Learn to Map
9/25, 2pm to 4pm:  ArcGIS
10/1, 2pm to 3pm:  CartoDB
10/2, 2pm to 4pm:  QGIS
10/22, 2pm to 3pm: Leaflet

Making Sense Series
10/8, 1pm to 2pm: Qualitative Data Analysis
10/15, 1pm to 2pm: Quantitative Data Analysis
10/19, 11am to Noon: Spatial Data Analysis

Business Research Series
10/6, 10am to 11am: Using Bloomberg
10/28, 10am to 11am: Crash Course in Business Research

More workshops to come in November (days and time to be decided)!

  • Find Consumer Behavior Data (part of Business Research Series)
  • Find Finance Data (part of Business Research Series)
  • Qualitative Analysis with NVIVO
  • Quantitative Analysis with SAS
  • Quantitative Analysis with R

For more workshops check out the Libraries’ main workshops page.

Maximize your interview IQ

Successful interviewing is crucial in landing any job offer. Taking advantage of Columbia Libraries’ key resources is essential in preparing for an effective interview. The following is a list of important business databases that will help you research industries and companies.

COMPANY

Online database providing current and historical financial quotes, business newswires, and descriptive information, research and statistics on over 52,000 companies worldwide, and all traded instruments.

 

Capital IQ provides access to corporate information with coverage of both public and private companies, global M&A and PE/VC transactions, and background information on professionals with relationship tools. For more information on networking via Capital IQ, please check out this blog post.

 

Provides analytic tools and financial and economics data on public and private companies and their debt issues, private equity and venture capital firms and funds, macroeconomic series, global M&A deals, ownership details, and people data.

 

Thomson ONE provides access to financial data on public companies, as well as merger and acquisition information and market data. Users can search and screen across databases to identify companies that meet your specific investment criteria as well as conduct peer analysis. Includes Investext, Private Equity database (Venturexpert) and Thomson Deals (SDC Platinum). For step by step instructions on finding analyst reports in Thomson ONE consult our quick tutorial.

 INDUSTRY

Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage is a great resource to learn about the major industries in the United States and globally. NetAdvange provides analytic tools and financial and economics data on public and private companies and their debt issues, private equity and venture capital firms and funds, macroeconomic series, global M&A deals, ownership details, and people data. Netadvantage provides industry surveys on 55 major industries ranging from Advertising to Transportation. The industry surveys are updated twice annually, and historical industry reports are available to as early as 1999. A typical industry survey covers the current environment and a detailed industry profile such as major industry trends, how the industry operates, key industry ratios and statistics, as well as how to analyze a company. Additionally there is an industry glossary, industry references such as key industry publications, associations and government agencies, and research organizations and firms, and comparative company analysis are included.

 

IBISWorld provides industry research reports for all of the 723 industries in the United States as categorized by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). IBISWorld research reports contain trends, statistics and analysis on market size, market share of competitors, and industry growth rates. Each report includes leading companies, products and markets, industry outlook, competitive landscape, industry life cycle, operating conditions, and key statistics.

MARKET RESEARCH

Global Market Information Database (GMID) contains over a million demographic, economic and marketing statistics for 205 countries worldwide. The database also contains 6-year historic market size data for more than 330 consumer products in 52 countries, plus 5-year forecasts. Coverage: 1977 to present;  forecasts to 2016.

Mintel Oxygen offers yearly market research covering UK, Europe, US and International consumer markets in the CPG/FMCG, financial services, media, retail, leisure and industrial space. Market data including size, segmentation and forecasts.

NEWS

 Full-text database providing timely and detailed facts, figures and analyses of companies, industries and financial markets. Includes industry and trade publications, news sources, and company and market data. Coverage varies by source.

Fall 2013 Bloomberg introduction sessions

This session will teach the basic navigation and searching skills necessary to begin using Bloomberg.

Spaces are available for the following sessions:

 

All sessions will take place in the 1st Mezzanine reading room on the west side of Watson Library.

Reservations are required. Please register to reserve your spot.

Summer 2013 Bloomberg introduction sessions

This session will teach the basic navigation and searching skills necessary to begin using Bloomberg.

Spaces are available for the following sessions:

All sessions will take place in the 1st Mezzanine reading room on the west side of Watson Library.

Reservations are required. Please register to reserve your spot.