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Digital Literacies Workshop Series

FAIR Data Practices

Workshop Abstract:  Bringing scientific research into the 21st century will require changing the way that researchers view scientific data. The FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable) principles are guidelines to help improve data management practices within all scientific fields. This workshop will discuss the meaning of the FAIR principles, how to practically implement them, and the potential implications for future scientific research. 

Workshop Learning Outcomes

  • List and describe the FAIR data principles
  • Describe the sections of a data management plan 
  • List places to find data management best practices  
  • Find public repositories for your field and know how to upload data 

Presentation Materials

Algorithmic bias in Search and Communication

Workshop Abstract: Ever wonder how Netflix or YouTube decide which videos to recommend to you? Or, how Twitter and Facebook curate your feeds? This session will provide an overview of the role of algorithms in our contemporary search and communication environments, as well as the types of biases that can manifest from them. 

Workshop Learning Outcomes:

  • Explore training data and how it perpetuates biases 
  • Understand the business models that support free communications platforms 
  • Discuss Different types of algorithmic biases (pre-existing, emergent, technical, correlations, feedback loops) 

 

Thursday, September 24, 1-2 p.m. via Zoom

https://vanderbilt.zoom.us/j/97991657592?pwd=YjdCTzhUMGY1YW0wcVpqVUU5ZW0rUT09    
    
Meeting ID: 979 9165 7592    
Passcode: 930076

Boosting Your Impact

Workshop Abstract: Interested in learning more about how others are interacting with your research and the impact your work is having within your community? In this workshop, we will discuss common research impact metrics and share strategies for assessing the impact of your research. 

Workshop Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the purposes of using impact metrics for research assessment 
  • Identify three different types of impact metrics used in research assessment 
  • List tools that can be used to calculate different types of impact metrics 
  • Discuss the benefits and limitations of using impact metrics for research assessment 

Thursday, October 1, 1-2 p.m. via Zoom

https://vanderbilt.zoom.us/j/97991657592?pwd=YjdCTzhUMGY1YW0wcVpqVUU5ZW0rUT09    
    
Meeting ID: 979 9165 7592    
Passcode: 930076

Disambiguation Tools (ORCiD)

Workshop Abstract: Establishing your identity unambiguously is a key component of managing your publicly accessible academic profile. There are several unique personal identifiers issued by different organizations, but the most important and widely used is the ORCID ID. In this workshop, we will learn how to set up an ORCID profile, then see how ORCIDs are used by publishers and aggregators like Wikidata to link scholars and researchers to the works they have created. 

Workshop Learning Outcomes

  • Create an ORCID account and link it to CrossRef
  • Locate or create a Wikidata item for yourself and add a statement with your ORCID
  • Describe how an ORCID can link you to your works at the time of publication.
  • List two tools that use ORCIDs to link researchers to their previous works.
  • Describe how Wikidata serves as "identifier central"

Links

ORCID website https://orcid.org/

Bionomia https://bionomia.net/

Wikidata http://wikidata.org/

Scholia https://scholia.toolforge.org/

example of Scholia "/missing" https://scholia.toolforge.org/author/Q5367618/missing

Thursday, October 8, 1-2 p.m. via Zoom

https://vanderbilt.zoom.us/j/97991657592?pwd=YjdCTzhUMGY1YW0wcVpqVUU5ZW0rUT09    
    
Meeting ID: 979 9165 7592    
Passcode: 930076

 

Presentation slides

Finding and Evaluating Open Research

Workshop Abstract: The Internet contains a wealth of open research outputs, educational materials, and other media. However, where does copyright fit in? If something is free to read online, does that mean it is free to use for educational purposes? This workshop will cover copyright basics in online research and how to evaluate open research and media. 

Workshop Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the different types of Creative Commons Licenses and their applications 
  • Perform searches for Creative Commons Licensed materials in online environments 
  • Identify Open Access publishing models and evaluate editorial rigor 

 

Thursday, September October 15, 1-2 p.m. via Zoom

https://vanderbilt.zoom.us/j/97991657592?pwd=YjdCTzhUMGY1YW0wcVpqVUU5ZW0rUT09    
    
Meeting ID: 979 9165 7592    
Passcode: 930076

Critical Thinking about Data Visualization

Workshop Abstract: In this workshop, we will discuss the importance of critically analyzing visual elements such as charts, images, and infographics and how this differs from evaluating text. Additionally, participants will discuss elements of data visualizations that can impact the way those visualizations are interpreted and identify questions to ask when evaluating visual data.  

Workshop Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe the importance of critically analyzing visual elements such as charts, images, and infographics and how this differs from evaluating text. 
  • Describe the importance of critically analyzing visual elements such as charts, images, and infographics and how this differs from evaluating text.  
  • Discuss elements of data visualizations that can impact the way those visualizations are interpreted.  
  • Identify questions to ask when evaluating visual data. 

 

Thursday, October 22, 1-2 p.m. via Zoom

https://vanderbilt.zoom.us/j/97991657592?pwd=YjdCTzhUMGY1YW0wcVpqVUU5ZW0rUT09    
    
Meeting ID: 979 9165 7592    
Passcode: 930076

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