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Apr. 5: Exploring Advanced Features of Qualtrics

“Exploring Advanced Features of Qualtrics” is scheduled 1:30–3:30 p.m. Fri., April 5, 2019, in 306 Calvin Hall (a computer lab). All students, faculty, and staff who use this research suite are welcome to attend.

 

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Mar. 15: Intro to NVivo 12 Plus

NVIVOAn “Intro to NVivo 12 Plus” training is scheduled from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, Mar. 15, 2019, in 306 Calvin Hall for all faculty, graduate students, and staff who may be using this qualitative (and mixed methods) data analysis tool.

This presentation, which covers NVivo 12 Plus 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), and
  • how to back up the .nvp / .nvpx project file

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Gartner Campus Access available to students, faculty, and staff

Gartner logoGartner is a leading information technology firm that provides research and analysis services to inform and support decision making in higher education and other industry sectors.

Kansas State University is proud to announce a partnership with Gartner Campus Access, which allows students, faculty, and staff to benefit from Gartner’s vast library of research.

Students can gain exposure to real-life business case studies, trends, and expert opinions. Faculty can use the tool to plan courses that are relevant and innovative for business and IT, while leveraging expert opinions when drafting dissertations and research papers.

To access the Gartner portal, go to ksu.edu/gartner and sign in using your K-State eID and password.

To learn more about Gartner Campus Access, attend one of the following K-State Campus Access introduction overview and Q&A WebEx sessions:

Feb. 15: Exploring Advanced Features of Qualtrics

“Exploring Advanced Features of Qualtrics” is scheduled 1:30–3:30 p.m. Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, in 306 Calvin Hall (a computer lab). All students, faculty, and staff who use this research suite are welcome to attend.

Exploring Advanced Features in Qualtrics

 

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Oct. 19: Intro to NVivo 12 Plus

An “Intro to NVivo 12 Plus” training is scheduled from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, in 306 Calvin Hall for all faculty, graduate (and undergraduate) students, and staff who may be using this qualitative (and mixed methods) data analysis tool.

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Sept. 28: Exploring Advanced Features of Qualtrics

“Exploring Advanced Features of Qualtrics” is scheduled 1:30–3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in 306 Calvin Hall (a computer lab). All students, faculty, and staff who use this research suite are welcome to attend.

Exploring Advanced Features of Qualtrics

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June 22: New Features in NVivo 12 Plus training

NVivo 12 Plus, the world’s leading qualitative data analytics software, has recently released a new version. A training session on the new features (Windows) will be offered 2-4 p.m., Fri., June 22, in Calvin 306. There will be time for plenty of questions–as needed. The room will be open from 1:30-4:30 p.m.

An RSVP is NOT required. All are welcome.

Participants are welcome to bring their own laptops and follow along if they wish.  Please note that the Windows and Mac versions of NVivo are somewhat different (although becoming more similar in functional capabilities over time).

This latest version features some new analytics tools, including one for qualitative cross-tab analysis. This software has a data exchange integration with IBM’s SPSS.  There are new data visualizations features as well.

 

 

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Grad students and faculty: Final ETDR walk-in seminar Oct. 18

Graduate students who missed the September walk-in seminar on Electronic Theses, Dissertations, and Reports (ETDR) may want to attend the October session 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, in 407 Hale Library. This is a come-and-go seminar, so students can stay for more tips and timesavers, or get their answers and leave.

ETDR walk-in help sessions provide faster thesis/dissertation help on formatting, Microsoft Word, LaTeX, and ETDR questions.  About 30 Windows computers are available in Hale 407.  Attendees can bring their laptops if they need specific help.

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Grad students and faculty: Two ETDR walk-in seminars September-October

Two walk-in help seminars are scheduled September-October for graduate students who want faster help on thesis/dissertation formatting, Microsoft Word, and LaTeX.  Electronic Theses, Dissertations, and Reports (ETDR) sessions are scheduled:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 13 — 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 18 — 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Both sessions are in 407 Hale Library.  Hale 407 has Windows computers, and attendees are welcome to bring their own Mac and Windows laptops.

Topics include:

  • How to use K-State’s ETDR writing templates (Word and LaTeX)
  • Timesavers, tools, and solutions in Microsoft Word
  • Review your ETDR to meet Graduate School requirements
  • Prior publication and copyright resources
  • Automated features (Table of Contents, figure/table captions, and more)

Each session starts with an overview of ETDR resources and concludes with a question/answer period.  Leave as soon as your questions are answered, or stay and learn more about ETDR resources and using Word efficiently.

Distance students or others who cannot attend may request an ETDR meeting via Zoom webconference, in person, or by phone.  Class presentations are also available in person or via Zoom.  Use the ETDR request form (K-State eID/password required) to specify what help you need and to schedule meeting times.  Response time is 24-48 hours.

New thesis/dissertation requirements for 2017 

These changes are now mandatory for all theses, dissertations, and reports submitted in 2017 and on:

  • Title format must be in sentence case (not ALL CAPS)
  • Author name format must be in standard name format with uppercase/lowercase, as shown in KSIS records (not ALL CAPS)
  • Copyright line new format:  © Firstname Lastname 2017.

For more resources, see the ETDR website.

April 21: Using LIWC2015 for Computational Linguistic Analysis training

LIWC“Using LIWC2015 for Computational Linguistic Analysis” will be presented from 1:30-3:30 p.m., Friday, April 21, in 401B Hale Library.

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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