Brock’s Building Better Research series returns this week, with a variety of topics planned for the Winter Term.
University experts from the Brock Library, the Office of Research Services and Government, Community and International Relations will be presenting noon-hour online workshops this month that aim to support faculty and student research practices.
Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 10, Instructional Design Librarian Cal Murgu will be leading a short presentation on responsible research metrics, which will review common and emerging research metrics, identify resources for collection and analysis of research metrics, and discuss how to apply research metrics in a responsible manner to illustrate the impact of research programs.
Also taking place this month are presentations on partnerships, knowledge mobilization and evaluating journals while avoiding predatory publication. Three additional workshops on knowledge mobilization will take place in February and March, with focuses on plain language communication, digital knowledge mobilization and equity, diversity and inclusion. Additional topics over the next few months include Indigenous research grants, community engagement, the Qualtrics survey platform and using the Brock Makerspace in research.
Listed below are the webinars planned for January with links for additional information. A full listing is available on the Building Better Research web page. Registration is required through each webinar’s ExperienceBU page.
January Building Better Research workshops
- Responsible Research Metrics
Presented by Cal Murgu, Liaison and Instructional Design Librarian
Tuesday, Jan. 10 from noon to 1 p.m.
- Introduction to Partnerships
Presented by Meaghan Rusnell, Associate Vice-President, Government, Community and International Relations
Monday, Jan. 16 from noon to 1 p.m.
- Knowledge Mobilization: The Basics
Presented by Jayne Morrish, Knowledge Mobilization Officer
Wednesday, Jan. 25 from noon to 1 p.m.
- Publish, Don’t Perish: Tips for Evaluating Journals and Avoiding Predatory Publication
Presented by Elizabeth Yates, Scholarly Communication Librarian
Thursday, Jan. 26 from noon to 1 p.m.
Building Better Research is a professional development workshop series offered jointly by the Brock University Library and the Office of Research Services to enhance research efforts at Brock.
The series draws upon expertise from across the campus community, and new workshops are always being added. Brock researchers and students are invited to suggest new topics for the series or volunteer as a workshop leader/speaker if they have a relevant skill they would like to share. Email Associate University Librarian Nicole Nolan at firstname.lastname@example.org or Knowledge Mobilization Officer Jayne Morrish at email@example.com