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Oct. 26: Getting Started w/ ETDR Templates

""Are you a master’s or doctoral student? If so, it is likely that you will be conducting research as part of your studies. At some point, you may be writing a thesis, report, or dissertation to record your work to share with the profession and the world. K-State has made available templates (in MS Word and LaTeX) for students to use, in order to ensure that they include all required information in the proper formatting. “Getting Started with ETDR Templates” is an online training on Zoom from 1-2:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 26.  

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Oct. 23: Exploring the Advanced Features of Qualtrics

“Exploring Advanced Features of Qualtrics” is scheduled 1:30–3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, online on Zoom. All students, faculty, and staff who use this research suite are welcome to attend.

The Qualtrics tool that powers K-State Survey is one of the most sophisticated online survey and research tools on the market. At K-State, it is used for research, teaching assessment, event registration, large-scale policy compliance trainings, late TEVAL evaluations, and more. There is also an integration from Qualtrics to NVivo for direct access to online survey data for qualitative and mixed methods analysis.

 

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Oct. 16: Intro to NVivo

NVIVOAn “Intro to NVivo” training is scheduled from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, for all faculty, graduate students, and staff who may be using this qualitative (and mixed methods, multimethods) data analysis tool. This session will occur on Zoom.

This presentation, which covers NVivo 12 Plus / NVivo (newest) basics, will address the following:

  • The basic parts of the NVivo 12 Plus interface
  • How to start and structure a research project (including a team project)
  • How to set up a project around a base language (Chinese/PRC, English/US, English/UK, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese/Brazil, and Spanish
  • How to ingest various multimedia file types (and curate heterogeneous and semi-structured digital data and digitized contents)
  • How to ingest some social media contents
  • How to begin manual and/or automated coding various media file types
  • How to run data queries in the tool and analyze resulting data visualizations (word clouds, word trees, matrices, geographical maps, bar charts, and others)
  • How to back up the .nvp / .nvpx project file

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Oct. 2: LIWC2015 for Computational Text Analysis

LIWC“Using LIWC2015 for Computational Linguistic Analysis” will be presented from 1:30-3:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 2, via Zoom. (Link will not be live until the event.)

The Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count (LIWC) tool enables users to conduct computational linguistic analyses on single texts, collections of texts, and text corpora, in order to better understand the latent data.

 

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Sept. 28: Getting Started w/ ETDR Templates

""Are you a master’s or doctoral student? If so, it is likely that you will be conducting research as part of your studies. At some point, you may be writing a thesis, report, or dissertation to record your work to share with the profession and the world. K-State has updated templates (in MS Word and LaTeX) for students to use, in order to ensure that they include all required information in the proper formatting.

“Getting Started with ETDR Templates” is an online training on Zoom from 1 – 2:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28.  

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Sept. 18: Exploring the Advanced Features of Qualtrics

“Exploring Advanced Features of Qualtrics” is scheduled 1:30–3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, online on Zoom. All students, faculty, and staff who use this research suite are welcome to attend.

The Qualtrics tool that powers K-State Survey is one of the most sophisticated online survey and research tools on the market. At K-State, it is used for research, teaching assessment, event registration, large-scale policy compliance trainings, late TEVAL evaluations, and more. There is also an integration from Qualtrics to NVivo for direct access to online survey data for qualitative and mixed methods analysis.

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Sept. 4: Exploring Microsoft Excel (Basics)

An introductory training for Microsoft Excel (essentials) is scheduled 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, on Zoom.  

About Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel is the foremost spreadsheet program in use today.

It is commonly used to:

  • Conduct calculations
  • Clean data
  • Graph or plot data (to identify data patterns)
  • Create data visualizations (both static and interactive)
  • Apply visual styles to data tables and data visualizations
  • Create interactive data visualizations (interactive pivot tables, interactive
  • dashboards with sliders, and others)
  • Create simple macros for continuing data handling (with Visual Basic programming language)
  • Process data for analytics in other software programs
  • Enable the share-ability of information
  • Access online survey data (in analyze-able format), and more…

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Aug. 31: Getting Started with ETDR Templates

ETDR TrainingAre you a master’s or doctoral student? If so, it is likely that you will be conducting research as part of your studies. At some point, you may be writing a thesis, report, or dissertation to record your work to share with the profession and the world. K-State has created templates (in Microsoft Word and LaTeX) for students to use, in order to ensure that they include all required information in the proper formatting

“Getting Started with ETDR Templates” is an online training on Zoom from 1 – 2 p.m., Monday, Aug. 31.  

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Aug. 14: Advanced NVivo 12 Plus

NVIVO“Advanced NVivo 12 Plus/NVivo” is a follow-up presentation from the “Introduction to NVivo 12 Plus/NVivo” offered earlier this term. This training will be held 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, online via Zoom.  (The link will not be live until the event.)

This presentation will address the following:

  • Any extant questions from the basic introduction of NVivo 12 Plus
  • How to set up qualitative data to be explored and queried
  • How to use the software on interview, survey, focus group, and similar data
  • How to query the collected data in an NVivo project (word frequency counts, text searches, matrix coding queries, matrix queries, proximity text searches, and other forms of text parsing)
  • How to create data visualizations (word trees, word clouds, dendrograms, ring lattice graphs, sociograms, and others) (for analysis and presentations)
  • How to conduct four types of auto-coding (by extracted themes and subthemes, by sentiment analysis, by structured data, and by supervised machine learning based on existing human coding)
  • How to set up a qualitative cross-tabulation analysis
  • How to output a basic report (including a custom codebook)

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July 31: Exploring Advanced Features of Qualtrics

“Exploring Advanced Features of Qualtrics” is scheduled 1:30–3:30 p.m. Friday, July 31, online on Zoom. All students, faculty, and staff who use this research suite are welcome to attend.

The Qualtrics tool that powers K-State Survey is one of the most sophisticated online survey and research tools on the market. At K-State, it is used for research, teaching assessment, event registration, large-scale policy compliance trainings, late TEVAL evaluations, and more. There is also an integration from Qualtrics to NVivo 12 Plus for direct access to online survey data for qualitative and mixed methods analysis.

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