Data Privacy Day

Today, January 28, is international Data Privacy Day. Happy Data Privacy Day!

The idea of this “celebration” is to promote discussion and thought about privacy considerations around data – both data about you, and data that you might have gathered as part of your research.

A number of organisations will be promoting safe use of your data online today, such as the office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, Educause and the American National Cyber Security Alliance.

Big changes to NVivo for qualitative research

  • NVivo licenses now $0 at the Campus Computer Store
  • NVivo version 11 now available
  • Annual NVivo licenses need renewing now

NVivo is an analytical tool you can use to support your qualitative research. ICT works in partnership with the Social Sciences Research Laboratories (SSRL) to support NVivo. You might use qualitative analysis to investigate data gathered by techniques including interviews, questionnaires, and focus groups, in order to gain insight into the behaviour of the participants. NVivo is used both in research and in teaching, most frequently in social sciences and health sciences.

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Matlab R2015b Released

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Matlab R2015b Released

The latest version of Matlab, R2015b (Version 8.6), is now available for installation on campus.

This version was released on September 3rd, 2015. Please check out the “Release Highlights” on MathWorks’ website. MathWorks also announced that this version can work with Windows 10.

If you are interested in upgrading to this latest version to take advantage of the new features, please contact us via research_computing@usask.ca.

 

SSRL Research Methods Institute November 9-13

As a partner in the Social Sciences Research Laboratories, ICT is pleased to pass on information about their upcoming immersive workshop that will guide participants through social science research methods: “Framed within the context of Saskatchewan’s growing population, participants will utilize qualitative research methods (focus groups) to develop and test a survey research tool; program and implement an online survey; analyze the results using quantitative and qualitative analysis software and through maps and spatial analyses; and interpret and validate the results through experimental research.”
Registration is free and spaces are limited.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
November 9 – 10 and 12 – 13, 2015
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

To register, go to http://ssrl.usask.ca/events/