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    Qualitative Data: Practices for RDM Planning and Sharing

    Qualitative methods let us share nuanced interpretations of multifaceted issues, understand lived experiences, see a research question from different standpoints, and highlight contexts. Qualitative research data can take the form of interview transcripts, oral histories, focus groups, field notes, audio, video, and more.

    This workshop discusses considerations for managing and sharing quantitative data. We’ll start with practical skills and workflows, and then move on to a discussion about hesitations and urgencies. Qualitative research often grows out of relationships of trust, and information is deeply contextual, making data sharing sticky. However, communities are often approached by different researchers for similar information, and data sharing can also help alleviate research fatigue. Let’s learn and unpack together!

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    Reddit Scraper

    Does your social media research examine comments on Reddit? Use this Python script created by DS Librarian John Fink to take arbitrary comment URLs from Reddit and output them into organized CSV files.

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    Research Beyond Academia

    Mihaela Gruia, Director of Research Retold, delivers a two-part workshop series on knowledge mobilization. In order to make an impact with your research, it is important to know how to share research findings with broader, non-academic audiences. Gruia explains how to create a communications plan that will aid researchers in translating long, complex research reports into documents that spark conservation.

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    Research Data Management Guide

    Research Data Management (RDM) is the active organization and maintenance of data throughout its lifecycle–from collection to interpretation, dissemination, long-term preservation, and reuse. Learn about McMaster resources on Data Management Plans, research data storage and backup, data documentation and metadata, data sharing, and more.

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    Science Communication and Digital Scholarship: A SCDS Graduate Resident Panel

    How can scholars best communicate scientific analyses and results? How can we engage wider audiences in scientific research?

    In this panel, three work-in-progress papers address these questions with a shared answer: digital tools. Through case studies of their own research, emerging scholars will explore the benefits of digital scholarship in science communication and discuss the importance of employing reflexive, inclusive, and interactive approaches.

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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.

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    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.

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    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’.

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    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.

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    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.

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  • Sonification: Communicating Data with Sound

    In this two-part workshop, participants will be introduced to the theory and practice of data sonification. Most of us are familiar with data visualizations like graphs, charts, and maps. How might we communicate and engage with data differently through sound as opposed to visuals? In the second session, we will examine what sonification can do, the different types of sonification, and the types of data that work best in sound. We will put theory into practice and experiment with communicating data through sonification tools like TwoTone.

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  • Sonification: Sounding and Listening as Critical Practice

    The sounds of data are all around us: from phone notifications to car horns to the whistle at a sports game. In this two-part workshop, participants will be introduced to the theory and practice of data sonification. We will briefly delve into the history of sonification and think through the unique ways that humans process and communicate sonic information. In the first session, through interactive exercises, like virtual sound walks, participants will be introduced to approaches and theories of listening to sound critically and reflectively.

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