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Workshop and Events

Workshops are organised throughout the year via Researcher KnowHow in the Library.

Sessions during summer 2019.

Understanding Normal Distributions and T-Tests Tuesday 25th June 11.00am – 12.00pm  Knowhow Space Sydney Jones Library. This workshop will improve your digital fluency and familiarise you with outputs generated in SPSS, as well as increase your confidence in understanding the different types of T Tests and know when to use them. Open to staff and students who carry out research. Book via the Career Hub

How does academic publishing work Monday 1st July ? 2.00pm – 3.00pm  All researchers have to publish but when has anyone ever explained to you how academic publishing actually works? You’re expected to know about copyright, which journal to publish in and which ones to definitely avoid – but how do you find this out?! To book

Sharing research data/ data management plans Tuesday 2nd July 10.30 – 12.30 Knowhow Space Sydney Jones Library. A workshop run by the Liverpool Research Data team. Discussing the concept of sharing research data and the extremely useful DMPonline tool that anyone can use to help prepare data management plans required in funding applications. To book

Choosing Statistical Tests Wednesday 3rd July  2.00pm – 3.00pm Knowhow Space Sydney jones Library. This  workshop will help you to determine which statistical test is most appropriate for your data. During this workshop, we will aim to increase your confidence in understanding which tests are appropriate to use. Open to all staff and student who carry out research. Book via the Career Hub

Research Café Monday 8th July 12:30pm – 3.00pm Library Room Liverpool Guid of Students. Open to all PGRS, ECRs, Academics and non University of Liverpool researchers  - an opportunity to network and build understanding in a relaxed, informal environment over a cuppa and bite to eat.  For more info and to book

SPSS practical: Performing Normal Distributions and T-tests in SPSS Thursday 11th July 12.00pm – 1.30pm Knowhow Space Sydney Jones Library. This session is an SPSS practical where you will learn how to test for normal distributions, and perform T-tests, along with non-parametric alternatives. In your research you may have to compare two means, to see if they are significantly different. The first step in statistics is usually to know whether your data are normally distributed or not. Increase your confidence in using statistical software. Book via the Career Hub

Copyright, copyleft, and point in-between Thursday 11th July 2.00pm – 3.00pm Taylor Room Sydney Jones Library. Copyright – do you really need to know about it when you’re using material for teaching? Or how about when you’re publishing your research outputs – it’s your work so you own the copyright, right? To book

Stand out from the crowd! Communicating your research outside of academia Wednesday 17th July 2.00pm – 3.00pm Training Room 2 Sydney Jones Library. Impact, impact, impact. Impact. It feels like that is all we hear about in academia these days. Your funders want to know how you will ensure your research will have impact and you often need to evidence impact for REF. Also, engaging different groups outside of academia with your research is (usually) just a good thing to do. To book

Impact Factor? H-Index? Making sense of metrics    Wednesday 24th July 2.00pm – 3.00pm  Wolfson Suite Harold Cohen Library. Do you know how the journal impact factor is calculated? Do you know why it was originally invented? The answer may surprise you. Metrics like the impact factor and h-index are bandied about a lot amongst researchers but very few people tend to know what exactly they measure or how they are calculated. To book

Advanced tips and tricks for long document in Microsoft Word    If you struggle to navigate your way around long documents in Microsoft Word then this is the session for you! In this hands-on workshop, Martin will show you how to use advanced features. To book