DVS Workshop: Map Design
Making maps is a creative rather than a purely technical process. Even if you can expertly use the latest and most advanced tools, you still have to make design decisions based on your specific audience, data, and goals. This workshop will present an overview of concepts in cartography and provide practical techniques for creating effective, visually appealing maps. We will explore design principles by analyzing plenty of examples. No specific software experience or GIS knowledge is required.
SSRI~ Workshop: Introduction to Qualtrics Survey Software
This workshop offers an introduction to Qualtrics survey software, a package available (at no cost to researchers) for use across Duke's campus and medical center. This powerful, easy-to-use system is a great way to collect information online, whether as part of a research protocol or for administrative purposes such as program evaluation. This workshop will introduce participants to the Qualtrics system, demonstrate how to set up an account, create a questionnaire and access its results. It will also cover some basic tools that can be used to customize the questionnaire to fit your needs, such as using display and skip logic to collect more detailed information from a subset of your audience. The workshop is taught through the Duke Initiative on Survey Methodology (DISM) in collaboration with the Duke Office of Information Technology (OIT). Participants will receive a very brief overview of the consulting and other services DISM offers to help Duke researchers develop and conduct surveys. Registration required; please click "more information" to access the registration form.
DVS Workshop: Getting Started with NVivo 11 for Windows
This workshop will introduce researchers to the basics of NVivo 11 Pro for Windows, a qualitative data analysis software. Participants will learn the foundations needed to begin analyzing data in NVivo. Topics will include how to import data, create nodes and code, and run basic queries. Although Mac users are welcome to attend, this workshop will primarily focus on using NVivo in the Windows environment, though we will discuss some of the differences between the two versions of the software. Participants will need to bring their own laptops and download NVivo 11 Pro from OIT prior to the session: https://software.duke.edu/node/149 .
DVS Workshop: OSF + TIER Protocol: Designing a reproducible workflow
The Open Science Framework is a free online system for managing and sharing research materials throughout the research cycle, and the TIER Protocol is a workflow for maintaining well-organized documentation of your data and analyses. This workshop will introduce you to key features of the OSF and demonstrate how it can be used in conjunction with TIER to facilitate reproducible research practices, collaboration, and best practices in data management.
SSRI~ Workshop: Effective Survey Design for Online, Paper, and Mixed-Mode Questionnaires
This workshop examines questionnaire design for online and paper questionnaires, such as screen layout and appearance, the use of images, and other aspects of the user interface which affect the accuracy of survey results. This course does not include programming, but focuses on the conceptual issues and considerations underpinning questionnaire design for online and paper designs. It also considers the design issues involved in combing such modes can be combined with other data collection modes, i.e., in-person or telephone. Registration required; please click "More Information" below to access the registration form.
SSRI~ Workshop: Research Data Management for the Social Sciences
This workshop introduces data management practices to consider throughout the research lifecycle: planning, organization, documentation, storage and backup, sharing, citation, and preservation. The workshop will focus on best practices for data management in the social sciences, with an emphasis on documentation strategies for data collection, file organization, data validation, and analysis protocols. Registration required; please click "more information" to access the registration form.