You, me, and data

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Data analysis is becoming an integral part of our daily lives. While some of us are still afraid to dive into data science, others diligently learn to use it.

This session will be presented by Olga Pexídrová and Eric Herz. Olga and Eric are students of International Business and Emerging Markets at the University of Edinburgh Business School. Together they would like to share their experience of learning data and the importance they see in it as young professionals.

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Wikimedia in Scotland

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This presentation and end of year CELEBRATION event discusses the efforts of the ScotWiki community and the Wikimedia residency at the University of Edinburgh; highlighting its efforts working with Wikipedia both as an ally in its mission to disseminate verifiable open knowledge and an important tool in its information literacy and digital skills strategy.

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Teaching data/AI ethics in various disciplinary contexts

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This presentation and Q&A will focus on teaching data ethics and AI ethics in various disciplinary contexts, and seeing data ethics as an increasingly essential component of data skills and literacy.

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Web of Science: Trusted discovery

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With the increase of predatory journals and fake articles, finding trusted peer reviewed articles can be a challenge. Using Clarivate’s Web of Science, this session will show you not only how to discover these publications but also how to quickly get an understanding of a research area, including who are the key contributors and which are the most influential.

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Managing your references using EndNote

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When doing research, or compiling a literature review, with so much information at your fingertips, managing it all can be a headache. Using a tool like EndNote can free up your time, leaving you to focus on the actual research.

During this 60 minute session, we will take you through a typical workflow and highlight the key product features that you can leverage to free up that time.

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Build your Staff profile online with EdWeb

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Find out how to create your own staff profile in EdWeb, with tips on integrating your PURE profile and advice on choosing and presenting your professional contact information.

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Hosting Online Events

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In this informal session, Lisa Otty (Centre for Data, Culture & Society) and Ben Fletcher-Watson (IASH) will share what they have learnt over the past year as they successfully moved their public events programmes online.  

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Basic charts in Excel

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Charts in Excel are a popular way to graphically represent data sets. This is a short introductory demonstration on creating charts in Excel.

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Library Bitesize: Introduction to web archives

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What happens to information on the web when webpages are updated or taken offline?

This session presents the overarching concepts of web archives – what they are and why they matter. It looks at approaches and tools used to collect and preserve web content (such as websites and social media) and how archived web content can be accessed and used in research.

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Introduction to Data Science

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Introduction to Data Science is a short webinar designed to introduce the beginner to the exciting world of data science for staff and student learners.

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Library Bitesize: Check your source

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Students are often asked to read and cite academic, scholarly or peer-reviewed sources in their written work.

But what is an academic, scholarly or peer-reviewed source? How do you know that the information you find is appropriate for academic purposes?

This session will introduce you to different types of information source; how to search for and identify relevant sources and how to recognise or select resources appropriate to your subject or topic.

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Excel: Selected Functions

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This session is intended for people with some prior knowledge and experience of Excel. It comprises a demonstration on the If (logical function), Round and vlookup functions using Excel 2016 for the PC.

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Introduction to reference managers

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At University, you’ll be using a large number of documents in many different formats (e.g. journal article, book chapter, image, report, case law, conference proceedings etc.). Using a reference manager to collect, organise, annotate and cite these references can save you a lot of time, improve accuracy and help you structure your work.
This short session will introduce you to four reference managers: EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley and Citavi, all of which have free versions.

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Basic data visualisations

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Data Visualisations are a popular and effective way to graphically represent data sets. This is a short introductory presentation on why visualisations are useful and factors to consider when creating them.

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