Category Archives: Workshops & Training

Reminder-Last DIY research workshop tomorrow!

Tomorrow, October 25 the Survey & Interview Studies workshop is happening.  If you want to sign up please use the link below.  This is the last DIY workshop for the semester.
Understand how to collect data using surveys and interviews. Sampling, question development, and implementation will be covered. Doing sensitive research and working with vulnerable groups will also be discussed.

Reminder-Ethnography & Observation Studies

Just a reminder that this Tuesday,October 18, we have a workshop in Ethnography & Observation Studies.  If you would like to participate please use the link below to register.
 
 
Understand how to collect data on individual/group activities and social interactions through ethnographic fieldwork and participant-observation. Methodological strengths, limitations, and documenting field notes will be discussed.

More Bloomberg Terminal Training. Sign up now!

Bloomberg is an excellent research tool.  Not only can you see all the business information for the corporations you are researching but they also have a law section called B-law that allows you to research cases.  This is an excellent thing to train in and so popular they have added even more training courses!  Sign up now!

Bloomberg Introductory Training schedule

.  The dates for the sessions are as follows:

  • Friday, October 21st @ 2pm
  • Thursday, November 3rd @ 10am
  • Friday, November 11th @ 10am
  • Thursday, December 1st @ 2pm

All sessions will be held at the Business Library.

RSVP @ https://goo.gl/forms/rG717f0AvCSLn14H2

Lastly, if any of theses times do not work for the patron he/she can request an individual consult via business@library.columbia.edu

Reminder- Workshop Free and Open Data

This Tuesday we have a workshop in Lehman Library about using free and open data.  If you have not registered and want to attend, make sure to click the link below.  Let’s get our research on!
October 11
Using Free and Open Data
Discover free and open data – from government agencies and other organizations – that you can use in your research immediately to do analysis and visualizations. Open data portals, data scraping, FOIA requests, and open data issues will be discussed.

REMINDER- Workshop Basics of Study Design

This is a reminder that tomorrow is our first DIY Research workshop!  If you want to attend and have not signed up yet, please click the link to register now!  See you there.
DIY Research Series from the Libraries
Build skills on how to design and conduct your own research studies!
All workshops are held in Lehman Social Sciences Library, Group Study 2, 12:30-1:30pm
October 4
Basics of Study Design
Learn how to translate a research question into a research study. Find documentation on how to conduct different kinds of research analysis, and get up to speed quickly with different methods to aid you in your research.

Bloomberg Terminal Training. Sign up now!

In the library we get asked all year round when training sessions for Bloomberg Terminal’s are. The answer is always at the beginning of the year.  This year, they are so popular, they have added extra sessions!  Please see the dates and times below.  Be sure to follow the link at the end to register.  Trust me, this is one training session you do not want to miss!

Bloomberg Introductory Training.  The dates for the sessions are as follows:

  • Friday, October 7th @ 10 am
  • Friday, October 21st @ 10 am
  • Friday, November 4th @ 10 am
  • Friday, November 18th @ 10 am

All sessions will be held at the Business Library.

RSVP @  https://goo.gl/forms/F6W0mlblriyxXNcO2

As an FYI, the form will automatically notify the business global and generate a confirmation email for the patron.

Lastly, if any of theses times do not work for the patron he/she can request an individual consult via business@library.columbia.edu

DIY Research Series – Get the most out of your research!

Though we know your time here at the J-School is short and packed, these  workshops are something that you can work into your schedule to help you while you are here at Columbia and beyond!  Check them out and sign up for the ones you can.  We want to make sure you have all the tools you need to be successful!

DIY Research Series from the Libraries
Build skills on how to design and conduct your own research studies!
All workshops are held in Lehman Social Sciences Library, Group Study 2, 12:30-1:30pm
October 4
Basics of Study Design
Learn how to translate a research question into a research study. Find documentation on how to conduct different kinds of research analysis, and get up to speed quickly with different methods to aid you in your research.
 
October 11
Using Free and Open Data
Discover free and open data – from government agencies and other organizations – that you can use in your research immediately to do analysis and visualizations. Open data portals, data scraping, FOIA requests, and open data issues will be discussed.
 
October 18
Ethnography & Observation Studies
Understand how to collect data on individual/group activities and social interactions through ethnographic fieldwork and participant-observation. Methodological strengths, limitations, and documenting fieldnotes will be discussed.
 
October 25
Survey & Interview Studies
Understand how to collect data using surveys and interviews. Sampling, question development, and implementation will be covered. Doing sensitive research and working with vulnerable groups will also be discussed.