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.
DVS Workshop: Designing Effective Academic Posters
"Presenting research in an accurate and visually appealing way can have a huge impact on the communication of research to a broader audience. Academic posters are some of the most visual outputs of a research project, and becoming familiar with good strategies for poster design allows researchers to take full advantage of the opportunity to network with colleagues and promote their own research. This workshop will cover basic considerations for designing effective academic posters, including use of color, layout, fonts/typography, and software choices. Hands-on activities throughout the workshop will also help participants gain comfort with how to apply general principles to the design of a real poster. This workshop will focus on PowerPoint for poster creation, but many of the techniques will apply to more powerful programs like Adobe Illustrator. Please note: this classroom has a limited number of seats. If you choose to register for the workshop, please make every effort to attend, or if you cannot, please cancel your registration as soon as a conflict comes up. If all spots fill up, we will maintain a waitlist in the event of cancelations. If you can't attend but would like to be notified when materials are available, please contact Angela Zoss."