Database Hacks Workshop

Sponsor: Digital Commons Presenter: Pam Morgan, Central Library Librarian Facilitator: Cazembe Kennedy, Assistant Director, Digital Commons Date and Time: Tuesday, August 9, 11:00am to 12:00pm Location: Zoom Research takes a lot of time, especially keeping track of sources, finding them again, and learning about new ones. Did you know that many of the VU databases have… Keep reading

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Covidence: Systematic Review Management Tool

Sponsor: Digital Commons Presenters: Kayce Gill, MSIS, Health Sciences Collections Librarian, Eskind Biomedical Library and Rachel Lane Walden, MLIS, Reference and Instruction Librarian, Eskind Biomedical Library Facilitator: Cazembe Kennedy, Assistant Director, Digital Commons Date and Time: Tuesday, August 2, 10:00am to 11:00am Location: Zoom Covidence is a web-based tool that can be used to conduct your reviews… Keep reading

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Join Us April 5 for Talk on Adapting Mixed Method Research Approaches to Digital Environments

Are you aware that the mixing of quantitative and qualitative research analysis methods offers power and flexibility that sometimes is not possible through simply focusing on one or the other?  It is a research methodology that is adaptable to diverse settings, including those that involve teaching and learning in digital environments. Join Elizabeth G. Creamer,… Keep reading

How to Train Research Assistants to Clean Data March 2

After data collection and before data analysis lies the all-important step of data cleaning. This is an integral, yet time-consuming part of any data-focused research project, and it is often delegated to research assistants (RAs). Unfortunately, data cleaning is not typically taught formally in the statistics courses our RAs have taken. As a result, many… Keep reading

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Join us Feb. 21 for Digital Project Management Workshop

With all of the data and collaboration involved in research, knowing how to effectively and efficiently manage your projects is essential. The Digital Commons and the Data Science Institute are co-sponsoring this event on February 21st to help Vanderbilt students, faculty, and staff learn how to clean up their digital research environments. Join us at… Keep reading

Building Your Professional Network with LinkedIn and Twitter February 17

Come learn some professional development skills at a Digital Commons’ sponsored workshop on Thursday, February 17, 2–3 p.m. Open to Vanderbilt faculty, staff, grad students, and postdocs, the workshop will present strategies for boosting your LinkedIn and Twitter presence to raise awareness of your scholarly work. Connect with us so you can connect with academic… Keep reading

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Introduction to Research Data Management at Vanderbilt

In November 2021, the Digital Commons hosted a panel titled “Introduction to Research Data Management at Vanderbilt.” The session was recorded and highlights have been made available on the Digital Commons YouTube channel, and embedded below. In part 1, Cliff Anderson, associate university librarian for research and digital strategy, provides an overview of the research… Keep reading