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.
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.
“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)
Advanced NVivo 11 Plus training is 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, in 401B Hale Library. This is a follow-up training from the “Introduction to NVivo 11 Plus” training presented last month.
Two sessions for Master Extract Reporting in iSIS are now available for staff who have been granted the Master Extract Reporting permission. You can sign up for the classes in HRIS. You must have permissions set up for Master Extract Reporting before you can take this class.
Two sessions are scheduled to take place in 9 Fairchild Hall:
- Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 1:30-2:30 p.m.
- Monday, Oct. 2, at 1:30-2:30 p.m.
The Email Upgrade Committee submitted its report to Ken Stafford, CIO, in late December. The report (PDF format) is available online for review by K-Staters. The committee decided to collect more in-depth information about calendar functionality from users. This information was used to determine if necessary and critical features were available in Google Apps for Education and Microsoft Office 365. Committee members are in the process of comparing the functionality to both solutions and will meet with university administration soon to discuss their findings.
Does your department have a weekly seminar for graduate students? Does your graduate student association have regular meetings? If so, plan to invite an ETDR consultant to one of your meetings to review the best ways to use Microsoft Word to format your electronic thesis, dissertation, or report (ETDR). Continue reading “Graduate students: Invite an ETDR consultant to your meetings”
The Information Technology Assistance Center has several new videos available to help with using Word 2007 to write your Electronic Theses, Dissertation, and Reports. These 2- to 3-minute, narrated videos show specific examples in Word 2007 and are helpful if you’re just starting to work with Styles.
- Download the ETDR Template
- Configure Word for Working with Styles
- Apply Styles
- Modify Styles
- Create a New Style