Category Archives: The Productive Scholar

The Productive Scholar: Thank You!

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The New Media Center, a McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning Lab, as well as the group that comprises the former Educational Technology Center (now The McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning, Educational & Classroom Technologies), sincerely thanks the Princeton University community for its support of the Productive Scholar series. The Fall 2014 series was the final one for the Productive Scholar, which will now be retired. During that last semester, the New Media Center (NMC) became sole host to the series. As a McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning Lab, the NMC has shifted to an increased emphasis on undergraduate teaching and learning initiatives. The NMC continues to be available for hands-on training, and we welcome the opportunity to work with members of the Princeton campus community on such training projects.

The Productive Scholar: Effective Tools to Navigate the Institutional Review Board (IRB) Process

Topic: Effective Tools to Navigate the Institutional Review Board (IRB) ProcessPS-Ferguson-Dadas
Speaker: Andrea Ferguson-Dadas

Time: Thursday, November 13, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location: New Media Center (NMC), 130 Lewis Library, First Floor

Lunch will be provided. To register for this session: http://bit.ly/PS-IRBF2014
(Registration is not required for attendance, however refreshments may be limited.)

No post-session documentation of this presentation will be provided.*

An Institutional Review Board is responsible for the protection of the rights, privacy and welfare of all participants in human subjects research. Guided by federal regulatory requirements, the IRB has the authority to review, approve, modify or disapprove research protocols submitted by Princeton faculty, staff and student investigators. This session will introduce key ethical principles, critical elements of IRB review, components of the IRB operations and review processes, as well as tips for successful IRB application.

Andrea Ferguson-Dadas is Assistant Director of Research Integrity and Assurance where she oversees the Princeton Institutional Review Board and Human Research Protection Program (HRPP).  Andrea has over 20 years of research and regulatory experience and has worked for notable institutions such as the Centers for Disease Control, Columbia University, Yale University School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, and elsewhere. She has developed and managed at least ten University Institutional Review Boards, education programs; QU/QI programs; and information technology support programs for various HRPP organizations and as a President and Chief Consultant at IRB Advisors, Inc. Andrea holds degrees in Social and Behavioral Sciences and Bioethics.

*In keeping with Research Integrity Assurance guidelines for external educational presentations, this Productive Scholar presentation was not documented. However, if  you would like to attend education sessions offered by the Human Research Protections Education Program, or you have questions regarding human subjects research guidelines and regulation and/or the University’s Institutional Review Board, please go to RIA’s Human Research Protections homepage for more details and IRB Staff contact information.

The Productive Scholar: Trust & Identity Practices in Illicit Deep Web Transactions

Topic: Trust & Identity Practices in Illicit Deep Web Transactions
Speaker: Rachael Ferguson, Department of Sociology

Date: Thursday, November 6, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location: New Media Center (NMC), 130 Lewis Library

Co-presented with the Center for Digital Humanities

Lunch will be provided. To register for this session:
http://bit.ly/PS-DeepWeb
(Registration is not required for attendance, however refreshments may be limited)

‘Virtual ethnography’ is an increasingly popular method in Sociology and Anthropology. Researchers have examined interaction on various social media websites, taken participant observer roles in Second Life, and non-participant observer roles with organizations such as the hacktivist group known as Anonymous. This talk looks at how virtual ethnography can be used to examine online identity practices, focusing on trust and identity in illicit transactions on Deep Web marketplaces.

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Rachael Ferguson is a doctoral candidate in Sociology. Her dissertation is a multi-year multi-site ethnography that examines order and interaction for participants in a variety of criminal enterprises, including sexworkers, bookies, drug gangs and dealers in the US, and the Mafia in Sicily. The book manuscript for this project is currently under review at the University of California Press.

The Productive Scholar: Exploring Archival Collections through Forensically Packaged Disk Images

Topic: Exploring Archival Collections through Forensically Packaged Disk Images
Speaker: Jarrett Drake, Digital Archivist, MUDD Manuscript Library

Date: Thursday, October 23, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location: New Media Center (NMC), 130 Lewis Library, First Floor

Jarrett Drake’s slides for this session: 20141023-ps-jmd

Lunch will be provided. To register for this session:
http://bit.ly/PS-ArchiveForensics
(Registration is not required for attendance, however refreshments may be limited)

The increasingly born-digital nature of archival collections requires that archival institutions incorporate new methods and technologies into their practice. One method archivists employ to preserve and provide access to born-digital materials is to create forensically packaged disk images. Disk imaging, a process adopted from the digital forensics discipline, presents new opportunities for researchers to interpret the past. This talk will discuss these emergent practices and how they impact scholars and users of archives.

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Jarrett M. Drake is the Digital Archivist at the Mudd Manuscript Library. His responsibilities include preserving and providing access to analog and born-digital collections of the University Archives as well as contributing to the University Library’s long-term digital preservation infrastructure. Jarrett holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Yale College, and a Master of Science in Information Science from the University of Michigan.

The Productive Scholar: Best Practices for Data Management

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Speaker: Willow Dressel (Plasma Physics and E-Science Librarian)

Time: Thursday, October 16, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location: New Media Center (NMC), 130 Lewis Library, First Floor

• Slides from Willow Dressel’s presentation: RDMProductiveScholar-10-2014
• Entertaining NYU Health Sciences Library video on the perils of poor data management. Shown by Willow Dressel during her presentation.

More and more digital data are being created and used in the course of research, yet often little thought is given to managing this data for collaboration, future use, or preservation. In addition, many funders require data management plans be submitted with grant applications, and both funders and journals are calling for shared or publicly accessible data. Following best practices can help you be prepared for these requirements.

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Willow Dressel is the E-Science and Plasma Physics Librarian and has been providing reference, instruction, and outreach services for Princeton University Libraries for over five years. She is currently developing research data management library services for the sciences. Willow holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Astronomy, and a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Washington.