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Savvy Researcher Boot Camp

Dr. Alberto Cairo Lecture-- May 22, 2021

Data visualization has become part of the public imagination. We see graphs and maps of data everywhere: in the news, in social media, in science, and many other realms.  But do the readers of these visualizations understand what they are looking at?  More importantly, do visualization designers know what they are doing? This talk offers suggestions for overcoming these challenges.

[Dr. Alberto Cairo is Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the School of Communication, University of Miami, and author of How Charts Lie: Getting Smarter About Visual Information.  This lecture was presented at AU Libraries' Savvy Researcher Boot Camp on May 22nd, 2021.]

Check our library catalog for books mentioned in Dr. Cairo's talk.  Dr. Cairo has shared these resources related to his presentation topic:

AU 3 Minute Thesis Winners Panel Presentation

2020 Three Minute Thesis (3MT©) winners, Eleanore Larson and Sophie Boorman, reprise their winning 3MT talks and answer audience questions about how to prepare for, and deliver, effective scholarly presentations.  [Please note that, due to technical issues, the beginning segment of this panel presentation was not recorded.]

AU Faculty Panels on Academic Publishing

The May 2020 Savvy Researcher Boot Camp featured two AU faculty panels discussing academic publishing in their disciplines.  The panelists addressed the following questions:

  • What kinds of research and written work are suitable for publication?
  • Where should I publish?  How do I determine the most appropriate venue for my work?
  • How do I deal with the peer review process, including critical or mixed reviews and requests for revisions?                
  • What was the most valuable piece of advice related to scholarly publishing that you’ve received?  What advice do you give to the graduate students you work with?

Featured speakers: Dr. George Flowers (Dean, The Graduate School; Mechanical Engineering); Dr. John Hung (Electrical and Computer Engineering); and Dr. Brian Thurow (Aerospace Engineering)

AUDIO RECORDING (with transcript)



Featured speakers: Dr. Carey Andrzejewski (Educational Foundations, Leadership, and Technology); Dr. Chris Correia (Psychological Sciences); and Dr. Bridgett King (Political Science)

AUDIO RECORDING (with transcript)