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(RCR) Digital Humanities Research with Twitter: Legal and Ethical Issues (2/3)

Thu, Oct 13, 2022 9:30am — 11:30am

Note: this is part 2 of a 3-part workshop sequence. This workshop will introduce and explore the ethical and legal issues that are related to the acquisition and use of social media information for research. Students will learn what to consider in study design, how to understand platform terms of service, and what best practices apply when working with social media research. This workshop will be offered in person; an online version will be offered via Zoom on October 20.

Other workshops in this series: Introduction to Twitter Research (in-person, September 22; Zoom, September 29); Acquisition and Analysis (in-person, November 3; Zoom, November 10). The workshops build on one another, but it's not necessary to register for all three in order to receive RCR credit.


Project Management for Academics: Applying a Project Management Mindset to your Academic Life (RCR; In-Person)

Thu, Oct 20, 2022 9:00am — 11:00am
Liz Milewicz

The skills of project management are valuable skills for academics at any stage in their career and for a range of activities. This workshop, appealing to graduate students across disciplines, provides a gentle introduction and overview to key principles and concepts in project management and how they can be applied effectively in academic work. Activities and discussions will enable participants to begin formulating their own strategies for project management and help them build a toolkit of ideas and approaches that they can use in their academic life.

Format: This two-hour, in-person workshop will actively engage discussion around students’ specific project management concerns and provide hands-on activities for applying concepts to one’s own project. Attendance per session is capped at 15 students, and participants will be asked to share their specific interests and needs ahead of time, to help ensure that presentation examples and discussion points are sufficiently relevant.

Learning Outcomes: Participants will understand how project management principles can be applied to academic work; appreciate the value of project planning (especially communication) for managing their academic work; and learn strategies for defining & managing academic projects. Specifically, they will:

  • Recognize how time, resources, and goals interact to form and influence the project scope.
  • Identify factors to consider when managing time spent on projects.
  • Appreciate the role of communication in managing project resources (e.g., people and time).
  • Identify different forms and purposes of communication for ensuring positive project outcomes, especially considerations for digital communication.

(RCR; Online) Digital Humanities Research with Twitter: Legal and Ethical Issues (2/3)

Thu, Oct 20, 2022 9:30am — 11:30am

Note: this is part 2 of a 3-part workshop sequence. This workshop will introduce and explore the ethical and legal issues that are related to the acquisition and use of social media information for research. Students will learn what to consider in study design, how to understand platform terms of service, and what best practices apply when working with social media research. This workshop will be offered via Zoom; an in-person version will be offered on October 13. Participants will receive a Zoom link in the days leading up to the workshop.

Other workshops in this series: Introduction to Twitter Research (in-person, September 22; Zoom, September 29); Acquisition and Analysis (in-person, November 3; Zoom, November 10). The workshops build on one another, but it's not necessary to register for all three in order to receive RCR credit.


Project Management for Academics: Better Meetings (RCR; In-Person)

Thu, Oct 20, 2022 11:30am — 1:30pm
Liz Milewicz

From one-on-one check-ins with a mentor to virtual project team discussions, meetings can be powerful opportunities to connect, learn, and work with others. And yet, many meetings fail to rise to their potential. If you are organizing a meeting, you can improve the experience and outcomes for everyone through thoughtful planning and management. This workshop offers a basic introduction to what makes meetings successful and how to help ensure meetings are necessary, efficient, and effective for all involved. We will also touch on how to recognize and address social dimensions of meetings (e.g., status differences, such as advisor/advisee relationships or different roles in a lab; emotional needs, such as inclusion and appreciation). Participants will learn steps and actions to follow when organizing and managing meetings and will spend time in the workshop practicing how to apply these in their academic life.

Format: In-person. This two-hour, in-person workshop will actively engage discussion around students’ specific concerns about planning and managing meetings and will provide hands-on activities for applying concepts to their own situations. Attendance per session is capped at 15 students, and participants will be asked to share their specific interests and needs ahead of time, to help ensure that presentation examples and discussion points are sufficiently relevant.

Learning Outcomes: Participants will understand what makes meetings effective and learn and apply approaches to more effectively organizing and running meetings. Specifically, they will:

  • Recognize how a clear purpose, planning, and time management can improve meeting outcomes.

  • List key considerations when deciding whether to have a meeting.

  • Name some actions to help plan ahead for a meeting.

  • Identify how to actively manage during a meeting to optimize meeting time. 

  • Recognize social dynamics that can undermine a meeting and ways to address.


Project Management for Academics: Applying a Project Management Mindset to your Academic Life (RCR: Online)

Fri, Oct 21, 2022 9:00am — 11:00am
Liz Milewicz

The skills of project management are valuable skills for academics at any stage in their career and for a range of activities. This workshop, appealing to graduate students across disciplines, provides a gentle introduction and overview to key principles and concepts in project management and how they can be applied effectively in academic work. Activities and discussions will enable participants to begin formulating their own strategies for project management and help them build a toolkit of ideas and approaches that they can use in their academic life.

Format: ONLINE (Zoom). This two-hour, virtual workshop will engage discussion around students’ specific project management concerns and provide hands-on activities for applying concepts to one’s own project. You must register through Zoom in order to attend this workshop: https://duke.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJItcOioqj8tH9Rr7mU94_3glhRgDo36MSeU.

Learning Outcomes: Participants will understand how project management principles can be applied to academic work; appreciate the value of project planning (especially communication) for managing their academic work; and learn strategies for defining & managing academic projects. Specifically, they will:

  • Recognize how time, resources, and goals interact to form and influence the project scope.
  • Identify factors to consider when managing time spent on projects.
  • Appreciate the role of communication in managing project resources (e.g., people and time).
  • Identify different forms and purposes of communication for ensuring positive project outcomes, especially considerations for digital communication.

Project Management for Academics: Better Meetings (RCR; Online)

Fri, Oct 21, 2022 1:00pm — 3:00pm
Liz Milewicz

From one-on-one check-ins with a mentor to virtual project team discussions, meetings can be powerful opportunities to connect, learn, and work with others. And yet, many meetings fail to rise to their potential. If you are organizing a meeting, you can improve the experience and outcomes for everyone through thoughtful planning and management. This workshop offers a basic introduction to what makes meetings successful and how to help ensure meetings are necessary, efficient, and effective for all involved. We will also touch on how to recognize and address social dimensions of meetings (e.g., status differences, such as advisor/advisee relationships or different roles in a lab; emotional needs, such as inclusion and appreciation). Participants will learn steps and actions to follow when organizing and managing meetings and will spend time in the workshop practicing how to apply these in their academic life.

Format: Virtual. This two-hour, online workshop will engage discussion around students’ specific concerns about planning and managing meetings and will provide hands-on activities for applying concepts to their own situations. Participants must register through Zoom in order to access the workshop.

Learning Outcomes: Participants will understand what makes meetings effective and learn and apply approaches to more effectively organizing and running meetings. Specifically, they will:

  • Recognize how a clear purpose, planning, and time management can improve meeting outcomes.

  • List key considerations when deciding whether to have a meeting.

  • Name some actions to help plan ahead for a meeting.

  • Identify how to actively manage during a meeting to optimize meeting time. 

  • Recognize social dynamics that can undermine a meeting and ways to address.


About Us

Duke Libraries Digital Scholarship & Publishing Services department collaborates with researchers in the humanities and interpretive social sciences, at any level of study, to plan and build digital research projects. We supply consultation on technical matters, project management, and best practices for a wide range of technologically-engaged research. We also encourage learning and experimentation in digital scholarship through exploratory projects, programs of hands-on instruction, graduate student internships, and resources and programming in The Edge / Murthy Digital Studio.