Computer & IT Skills

 

UpSkills provides computer and IT skills training UpSkills doesn’t provide training to use software
programs and packages. For this kind of IT training, please see the UpSkills Program FAQs

 


Introduction to SPSS

This short course introduces the statistical package SPSS for Windows. This is an excellent course for those intending to use statistics in their thesis or research work, but it may not be beneficial for people who are not planning to conduct statistical analysis in the immediate future. No prior knowledge of SPSS on any platform is required but an understanding of basic statistical terms is essential. This course concentrates on how to use the package; it is not an introduction to statistics. For courses on statistics, contact the Statistical Consulting Centre.

Topics include:

  • Creating SPSS data files
  • Merging data files
  • Selecting cases
  • Computing and recording variables
  • Reviewined selected procedures

Prerequisites: Windows skills and an understanding of basic statistical concepts are required. This is an intensive course, so it is not suitable for those who do not meet the prerequisites.

Each course requires attendance at all four sessions.

For all enquiries please email: msgr-upskills@unimelb.edu.au

DATES AND TIMES:

Course 1 runs - Wednesday 8, Friday 10, Monday 13 & Thursday 16 October 2014

Course 2 runs - Monday 17, Tuesday 18, Wednesday 19, Friday 21 November 2014

Please note there is no difference between Course 1 and Course 2. Students who enrol in either course are required to attend every session.

VENUE: Percy Baxter eLearning Studio - (location guide)
TIMES: Each session runs from 12pm to 3pm
REGISTER: Registrations for course 2 are now open. Please register here

 


Statistical Software and Your Thesis

This workshop will provide an overview of different statistical software packages available at the University of Melbourne. It is suitable for students intending to perform statistical analysis in their thesis or research work. The session will feature an open question and answer section.

DATE:

Friday, 7 November 2014

TIME: 12.00pm - 3.00pm
VENUE: Percy Baxter eLearning Studio - (location guide)
REGISTRATIONS:

Registrations for Friday, 7 November 2014 are now open. Please register here

 


Taming Your Thesis with Technology

Very few graduate researchers know about the many features of modern word processors which can make writing a 100K-word thesis a much less ominous task, and save untold time and angst. Learn how your word processor can be used strategically to structure a large document, and how you can create a ‘set and forget’ document which formats itself and gives you a sense of organisation in your writing. If you are just starting to realise how difficult it is to manage your words, your thesis and your life, now is the time to see and find the third way.

DATE: Wednesday 3 December 2014
TIME: 3.00pm - 5.00pm
VENUE: Gryphon Gallery, 1888 Building (map)
REGISTRATIONS:

Registrations are open, please register here.

 


Using Word for your thesis

Sessions facilitated by Minn Stewart

Writing a thesis is a daunting task without worrying about whether Word is going to reformat or renumber sections. If you have basic Word skills but you’re not sure how to handle a large document in Word this is the course for you. Find out how to set up your documents at the start to make it easier later on. Topics include formatting and Styles, Tables of Contents, Sections and page numbering, basic tables and objects,  managing a large document or using the Master document function. These sessions are run in a PC lab.

Three-hour training session
Designed to assist students who are in the early stages of their academic paper. The format of the exercises are designed to instruct students on how to use the word processing features to effectively to develop a complex document.
Topics covered:

  • Setup for double sided, print ready PDF document printing
  • How to select, modify or create styles to for chapter numbering and table of contents construction.
  • How to vary page numbering – roman and arabic numbers
  • Inserting captions and creating lists of tables and figures
  • Inserting and controlling graphic objects
  • Arranging for appendices and including in the table of contents
  • Bibliography or References considerations
  • To use Microsoft’s Master document facility or not?

Two-hour training session for more advanced users
Designed to assist students who have nearly completed their academic paper. A review of the correct use of the word processing features will enable students to edit their own document during the workshop.
Topics covered:

  • Setup for double sided, print ready PDF document printing
  • Style usage for chapter numbering and table of contents.
  • Page numbering – roman and arabic numbers
  • Inserting captions and creating lists of tables and figures
  • Inserting and controlling graphic objects
  • Arranging for appendices and including in the table of contents
  • Bibliography or References considerations
  • To use Microsoft’s Master document facility or not?
DATES AND TIMES and REGISTRATION

Three-hour training sessions for PC Users

This session will not be offered again in 2014, information about offerings in 2015 will be available sometime towards the end of January 2015

Three-hour training session for Mac Users

Wednesday 12 November 2014,10.00am to 1.00pm, Alan Gilbert Room 111 (map) Please register here.



Resources for quantitative research

Session Facilitated by Sue Finch

The session will cover the resources available to post-graduate researchers from the Statistical Consulting Centre:

  • Help with planning, design, analysis and reporting of data-based research;
  • Courses about quantitative research and analysis;
  • Advice on organising and managing quantitative data;
  • Statistical software available to post-graduate researchers.

You can find out about how to prepare and what to expect when meeting a consultant from the Statistical Consulting Centre.

DATE: This session will not be offered again in 2014, information about offerings in 2015 will be available sometime towards the end of January 2015

 


Pick it up on-line

Pick it up is free online computer training provided by the University. The University's Pick IT Up Online website has a bunch of online courses on a variety of topics to help you navigate your way around the MS Office Suite and Adobe programs. There's also courses on soft skill development, which you may find useful too.


Do you have further questions about any of the UpSkills programs? Please read the FAQ page or contact msgr-upskills@unimelb.edu.au for more information