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Securely Managing and Publishing Sensitive Data
Are you working with environmental, commercial, health, personal, or other sensitive data? Are you unsure whether your data is sensitive and unclear on your responsibilities for managing it?
This webinar discusses the foundations of working with sensitive data including how to protect your data, your research participants, and yourself. We’ll take about how and when to de-identify sensitive data, and how to share sensitive data.
Social Media and Digital Activism: A SCDS Graduate Resident Panel
What role do social media platforms play in forming and negotiating digital labour? How do platforms frame online selves and lives as intelligible or otherwise? What are the cultural and communicative practices Creators and users rely on to mediate their identities in digital spaces?
At this panel, SCDS Graduate Residents address these timely questions. Drawing from interdisciplinary fields such as Cultural Studies, Automedia, and Human-Computer Interaction, the papers consider the on and offline impacts attention economies, self-branding, and the mediation of identity.
Social Media Research Ethics – Power and Provocations
As researchers across disciplines incorporate social media platforms and data into their research, questions surrounding the ethical complexities of such research continue to proliferate. This roundtable brings together researchers from a variety of disciplines to assess the embedded power structures of social media research and the frameworks for assessing such research as ‘ethical’.
Social Media Research Ethics – Preliminary Considerations
As researchers across disciplines incorporate social media platforms and data into their research, questions surrounding the ethical complexities of such research continue to proliferate. In this module, you will be introduced to the formative considerations for integrating social media platforms and data into your research while keeping ethics top of mind.
Social Media Research Ethics – Project Design
As researchers across disciplines incorporate social media platforms and data into their research, questions surrounding the ethical complexities of such research continue to proliferate. This module focuses on the methodological and ethical considerations for planning, carrying out, and managing research projects that incorporate social media platforms and data.
Strategies for Research Data Storage and Backup
Looking for a better way to store your data? Not sure what the difference is between Dropbox or OneDrive? Join us for a session on research data storage and backup. In this workshop, we will go over the different storage platforms available to you as a researcher, their features and drawbacks, and when to choose a particular platform. We will also consider some data backup and security principles and touch on the basics of storing and encrypting sensitive research data.
Teaching with Digital Tools and Approaches
From podcasts and video games to coding and data visualizations, digital tools are on the rise in the university classroom—and for good reason. When integrated well, these approaches can facilitate student-centered learning, critical literacy skills, interdisciplinary inquiry, collaboration, and more. Learn how you can integrate digital tools and approaches into your curriculum at this relaxed roundtable conversation with members of the Sherman Centre team.
Telling Data-Driven Stories: Lessons from Journalism
In this workshop, Roberto Rocha (Data Journalist at CBC) takes participants through the steps of creating a data-driven story, from obtaining the data, to making sense of it, to writing an outline of a final article. Each step of the way, you’ll be prompted to consider and implement storytelling elements in the service of creating a data-driven story.
Text Preparation and Analysis
Are you interested in textual analysis but unsure of where to start? This workshop introducers readers to the fundamental concepts, processes, and methodological approaches for preparing and analyzing text. Following a general introduction, participants will learn how different software packages (OpenRefine, Python) can prepare for and perform textual analysis. Participants will gain the confidence to use a variety of software and computational approaches, and a better understanding of where to find additional learning resources.
Textual Analysis with Voyant
Written documents can be transformed into data for visualization, helping Humanities scholars see texts in different ways. In this tutorial, we will use the web-based application Voyant Tools to analyze and visualize the text content of documents.
The Infinite Game: ChatGPT, Procedural Generation, and Large Language Models
Since launching in late 2022, ChatGPT has sparked an ongoing, complex conversation about large language models and artificial intelligence. But where does this cutting-edge technology come from? What are its roots–and how can they help us understand today’s software?
This webinar by John Fink (Digital Scholarship Librarian) explores the history of procedural generation in text and games, from the I-Ching to ChatGPT and beyond. The talk will emphasize current state of the art Large Language Models like ChatGPT, including a demonstration on how to run one on a modest computer and get near-ChatGPT quality output.
The Value of Visuals in Science Communication
This virtual talk by Mark Belan (Scientific Graphics Journalist) will introduce the basics of visual perception, its benefit to science communication efforts, and how anyone can manipulate design theory to create visuals (of whatever skill level) to tell impactful, effective, and ultimately better science stories.