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Savvy Researcher: Social Sciences Bootcamp


Graduate Research 101 (10-10:50am)

Kirsten Kinsley (Assessment Librarian, and Subject Specialist for Criminology and Criminal Justice; Psychology; Social Work)

Attendees will learn how to locate and evaluate resources found on the internet and in FSU Library databases. Participants will also gain insight about tools to access and evaluate primary and secondary sources, peer-reviewed journals, and library social sciences databases. This session will also give an overview of top research journals in your field, and how to detect and avoid predatory journals.


Advanced Strategies and Timesaving Tools for Your Literature Review Project  (11-11:50am)

Kyung Kim (Business and Communication Librarian)

This session will introduce attendees to practical tips for preparing literature reviews from selecting topics to organizing references to preparing drafts and revisions. At the end of the session, attendees will be able to build a research toolkit for current and future literature review projects.


Lunch- Fun with Data Literacy (12-12:50pm)

Dr. Jesse Klein (Social Science Research & Data Librarian)

While enjoying lunch, attendees will have an opportunity to engage with entertaining sources of bad statistics and learn about methods used for manipulating numbers, making inappropriate comparisons, and creating confusing graphs in social science research.


Intro to Citation Management (1-1:50pm)

Matt Hunter (Digital Scholarship Technologist), Jeff Phillips (Instruction and Learning Services Librarian). Denise Wetzel (STEM Research and Learning Librarian), and Nicholas Ruhs (STEM Research and Learning Librarian)

This workshop offers a demonstration of the 4 most popular citation tools available at the FSU Libraries. Participants will learn how to use Refworks, Zotero, Mendeley, and EndNote to store articles, create bibliographies, provide in-text citations, and import items. Attendees will be able to ask questions about the advantages and disadvantages of each tool to help them determine which tool is best for their research.


Introduction to United States Federal and United Nations Data Research (2-2:50pm)

Mohamed Berray (Social Sciences Librarian)

This presentation will cover an introduction to US Federal and United Nations data for major UN agencies and initiatives including the United Nations Statistics Division and Attendees will learn about where to find country, demographic and trade data, followed by a brief introduction to UN’s data visualization efforts in Comtrade.

Research Management for Social Sciences: Tools and Techniques (3-3:50pm)

Sarah Stanley (Digital Humanities Librarian)

Researchers often work with materials and data in many different formats and file types, from .xlsx to .txt. Organizing these varied research materials can be a challenge, especially the need to keep track of multiple versions of the same file. This session will cover best practices for naming computer files and directories, followed by a short demonstration of GitHub for versioning, managing, and sharing fiiles. By the end of the session, attendees will elarn about tools and best practices for organizing and navigating your varied research materials.

This Bootcamp will be immediately followed by the Graduate Students Social in the Bradley Reading Room.

Friday, September 21, 2018 at 10:00am to 4:00pm

Strozier Library, R&D Commons (Basement of Strozier)
116 Honors Way, Tallahassee, FL 32306, Tallahassee, FL

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