Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Nailing Stats and Data

If you are in your final year undergraduate or a postgraduate student and you want to know more about statistical analysis or using data then you need to check out That Figures, a week long programme of useful workshops at York in the new year. Whether it's something specific like linear modelling or an overview of data sources at York from Monday 6 February there's a week of workshops to get you on the numbers! There's more information on how to book and what's on offer available from the training page for  That Figures.

Don't forget that HYMS students based at Hull can take advantage of this training too. If you don't fancy the trip don't worry the good people at Hull have loads of juicy stats training too, check out the Hull site to see what's currently on offer.

If that's not enough to whet your data appetite York have made Qualtrics even more useful by giving you access to the Qualtrics Offline App.If you already use the Qualtrics survey tool, you'll know that it makes it quick and easy for you to design your own surveys, whether for research or more general purpose surveys.

Now they have a licence allowing all members of the University to use the Qualtrics Offline App. It's available for both iOS and Android, and allows you to administer surveys on your mobile device even when you don't have internet access. The app lets you collect responses on your mobile device, and then upload them to Qualtrics when you're back online.
Find out how to install and use the app at:
Qualtrics Offline App

Learn more about Qualtrics at:
Qualtrics survey tool

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Library Survey Now Open at York

Photo credit: Ryan McGuire Gratisography 
The University of York is running its 2016 survey. It's an opportunity to provide feedback on York's Library services and resources, and to have your say on what changes you'd like to see there. The survey can be found at https://www.libqual.org/survey/RWSLJA82NUM86X8H4A
HYMS students are members of the University of York Library irrespective of what site you're at. So if you're at Hull, you'll still be making use of York's e-resources, and there are plenty of questions about the online provision -- you can always choose "N/A" for anything that's not relevant to you. Plus there's the chance to win a Bose speaker as an incentive to take part. 
While we're on the subject of feedback, if you ever have any feedback for the University of Hull Library you can always make use of their feedback form.
And remember, if you have any comments or questions for the HYMS Library team, do feel free to get in touch with us at library@hyms.ac.uk.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Netflix and … SCRAN?

Photo credit Ryan McGuire; Gratisography
When we talk about literature we normally mean research papers, conference proceedings or clinical trials - the serious stuff. However, literature can also be an all encompassing term for a variety of media to aid learning and teaching. So if there’s an image or even a video clip that you would like to use to enhance lectures or presentations you may be interested to know that you can use content on Netflix to this end so long as:

  1. You have a personal subscription
  2. You aren’t charging an entry fee
  3. You aren’t linking or uploading a copy to the VLE
  4. It definitely is for learning or teaching  (no socials I'm afraid)

SCRAN is a new resource (you’ll need your York login details) that gives educational access to digital materials representing material culture and history via an archive of almost 500,000 images, videos and audio tracks sourced from museums, galleries, archives and media organisations. The materials in Scran can be accessed and used under the terms of an institutional licence. You can access SCRAN from the Images and Videos of this page.