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The Savvy Researcher: Social Sciences Bootcamp

Tools for Research Methodology (10-11am)


Kirsten Kinsley

Assessment Librarian, and Subject Specialist for Criminology and Criminal Justice; Psychology; Social Work

This session will cover ways to read journals critically and use of Sage Research Methods Online for understanding validation studies, research methodologies, and using blue and green books for the how-to’s of qualitative and quantitative research. Tips for finding tests and measure/instrument samples and reviews will be provided. Learn about Sage Reference and other resources as essential tools for conducting research.


Literature Review Made Easy (11-12 noon)


Kyung Kim

Business and Communication Librarian

This session will introduce participants to practical tips for preparing literature reviews from selecting topics to preparing drafts and revisions. At the end of the session, attendees will be able to build a research toolkit for current and future literature review projects.


Introduction to United States Federal and United Nations Data Research (12-1pm)


Mohamed Berray

Social Sciences Librarian

This presentation will cover an introduction to US Federal and United Nations data for major UN agencies and initiatives including the United Nations Statistics Division and UNdata.com. Students will learn about where to find country, demographic and trade data, followed by a brief introduction to UN’s data visualization efforts in Comtrade.


Using ICPSR for Research and Teaching (1-2pm)


Presented by: Dr. Jesse Klein, Social Science Research & Data Librarian

FSU’s ICPSR Designated Representative


The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) is a valuable resource for finding, using, and teaching with data. ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 250,000 files of research in the social and behavioral sciences. Their teaching and learning modules are particularly helpful for engaging undergraduates and graduates in data-driven learning experiences. This session will walk attendees through the ICPSR interface for finding and using data as well as demonstrate its potential for teaching and learning.


Company Databases and Datasets: The Least You Need to Know (2-3pm)
Trip Wyckoff


Entrepreneurial Outreach Librarian

Learn about resources available at FSU for company information from the early 1900’s to up-to-the-minute filings; there’s something here for everyone! This session will cover the most expensive data platform you’ve probably never heard of: Wharton Research Data Service (WRDS).

Friday, February 23, 2018
10:00am - 3:00pm
Scholars Commons Graduate Instructional Room
Strozier Library
Registration has closed.


Mohamed Berray