Each month our Librarians prepare and deliver a range of workshops to help improve your research skills. Register your interest today via the links below. 

Wednesday 1 March, 10 am – 11.30 am  Conveying the argument in academic writing 

Develop a clear argument in your writing and learn how to identify arguments in the writing of others. 

Thursday 2 March, 10 am – 12 noon Systematic style reviews in Health: Building a robust search strategy 

This workshop demonstrates expert search techniques using an example systematic review research question. The workshop will include topics like search concepts and synonyms, adjacency searching, subject headings (MeSH) and more. 

Wednesday 8 March, 10 am – 12 noon Introduction to digital texts and tools for HASS 

This information session introduces digital methods and tools to find, access and build a corpus or text dataset and prepare textual data for analysis—including transcription tools and data recognition (OCR) to ensure machine readability. 

Thursday 9 March, 10 am – 11 am Formatting your Thesis – Q&A 

Upon registration, participants will be provided with a resource containing video lessons on how to use Microsoft Word’s automated settings and features to apply consistent formatting throughout a document and manage long documents efficiently. Participants will then have the opportunity to ask further questions during the online Q&A session. 

Thursday 9 March, 12 noon – 2 pm Literature search strategies for Systematic Quantitative Literature Reviews (SQLR)  

This session demonstrates the development of a robust, well-documented search strategy, designed to locate all eligible material using an example review question. The session incorporates active learning components where the participants can apply and integrate the techniques discussed into their own search strategy. 

Wednesday 15 March, 10am – 11.30 am Managing your research literature 

Explore practical strategies and tools researchers can use to both identify and make sense of themes in research literature, and manage and organise references and research material. 

Wednesday 15 March, 12 noon – 1.30 pm Data Visualisation Basics 

Explore methods and tools to create publication quality visualisations of structured, tabular data.  Tools covered include MS Excel and open source tool Raw Graphs. 

Thursday 16 March, 11 am – 1 pm Organisation and Evaluation of resources for SQLR 

Discover tools and techniques researchers can use to quantitively analyse and organise the literature for a Systemtatic Quantitative Literature Review (SQLR). The workshop will use EndNote and Microsoft Excel to demonstrate the initial set-up for an SQLR database. This is the second of two SQLR workshops. 

Wednesday 22 March, 10 am – 11:30 am Introduction to REDCap at Griffith 

Learn how to build and deploy projects in REDCap (REsearch Data CAPture), one of Griffith’s supported research survey tools. This session is for anyone looking to gather qualitative data from participants but will be most valuable for researchers considering clinical and longitudinal trials. 

Thursday 23 March, 10 am – 11.30 am Copyright, Publishing and Open Access considerations 

This seminar will examine copyright, publishing and open access considerations across all research disciplines. 

Thursday 23 March, 12 noon – 1 pm Researcher Profiles – Symplectic Elements and Griffith Experts 

This workshop is aimed at academic staff who are researchers who are seeking to collect and manage their research outputs through Symplectic Elements and enhance their Griffith Experts profile to ensure their academic dashboard is up-to-date. 

Wednesday 29 March, 10 am – 11.30 am Writing the Literature Review 

Building on the Managing your research literature workshop, learn strategies to help plan, structure and write your literature review. 

Thursday 30 March, 10 am – 12 noon Working with Sensitive Data 

This workshop uses practical and discussion-based training to inform researchers about responsibilities when working with sensitive data. The workshop explains and demonstrates strategies to mitigate disclosure risks and promote data security and privacy protections. 

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