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Tips and Tricks for Formatting Your Thesis: Little Things Mean a Lot! - 12:00pm

Are you worried about getting your thesis/dissertation into the format required by the Faculty of Graduate Studies? Would you like to know more about how to use the formatting features in Microsoft Word? Research Commons staff will help you with your questions about the nuts and bolts of formatting: page layout, numbering, headings, front matter, and more! As well, find out more about the resources that are available to help you in writing your thesis/dissertation. Graduate students at any stage of the writing process are welcome; some prior knowledge of Microsoft Word will be helpful.

Have specific questions you think would be best answered in a one-on-one session? Email research.commons@ubc.ca for an appointment


Advanced NVivo Workshop (3) - 3:30pm

You've coded your data in NVivo: now what? Learn more about using data visualizations to enhance your presentation of your results, cross-tabulating your data using matrix coding, and summarizing your data using framework matrices. This workshop is suitable for those who have taken both the Introduction to NVivo and the Classifications and Datasets workshops, or for those who have some experience working with NVivo. NOTE: You will need to bring your own laptop if you want to try using NVivo in this workshop, as the software is not available on library computers. You can download a trial version at: http://www.qsrinternational.com/products_free-trial-software.aspx


Literature Reviews - Great Research Starts Here - 10:00am

This session is appropriate for students conducting literature reviews in any discipline.
Topics include
... what is a literature review?
... finding the right databases
... search strategies for databases
... finding scholarly articles, theses and dissertations, books, and more
... resources to help you keep track of your research.
There will be plenty of hands-on time for searching, and assistance from the two presenting librarians.

Limit of 25 registrants.
Can't make it to this workshop? Look for additional dates in the column on the left, or contact the subject specialist librarian for your subject.
**Health Science Researchers: this workshop does NOT cover how to do a Systematic Review.**


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Research Commons offers summer services

Graduate students can attend workshops or book consultation appointments all summer long.

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Read More Posted on April 16, 2015

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