SSRI~ Workshop: Using Excel to organize and analyze information and data and to present findings
This workshop provides an overview of ways Excel can be used to structure and even analyze data and to create presentations. It starts with examining basic tools and functions in Excel (including ways that Excel can be used to manage textual data, to combine or divide data cells and sources, and to perform calculations such as sum, average, minimum, and maximum). It then proceeds to an overview of how to sort and transpose data and create graphs and tables. Finally, it reviews how to perform basic statistical operations, including counts, frequencies, and even simple linear regressions, in Excel. Registration required; please click "more information" to access the registration form.
DVS Workshop: Developing a Good Informed Consent Process
In this forum you will learn how to develop fully comprehensible, participant-friendly consent protocols. With numerous research funders and journal publishers requiring data management and sharing plans, consent forms and protocols need to address how participant privacy will be protected throughout a project's lifecycle and how and what data will be shared. The workshop includes interactive exercises where you will assess consent form language to ensure that it is appropriate for the target study population and addresses data sharing in a responsible way.
DVS Workshop: Introduction to Stata
Stata for Research focuses on the core concepts of using Stata. This workshop provides a hands on overview of how to load, manage, and analyze data using Stata. The workshop will also include a brief introduction to Stata graphics as well. No previous experience with Stata is required.
DVS Workshop: Publishing Data with Research and Other Strategies for Increasing Your Impact
"Scholars can and do communicate their research in various ways. While peer-reviewed journal publications remain the primary outlet for sharing the key results of research projects, there are growing norms (and expectations) that the underlying data from projects should also be published. In this workshop, we will look at 1) strategies to effectively publish data; 2) journal policies related to data sharing; 3) new types of publications such as data articles and registered reports; and 4) strategies for increasing and measuring the impact of your research. There will also be a hands-on portion of the workshop where participants will create their own ORCID identifier. Please bring a laptop to fully participate in this workshop."
SSRI~ Workshop: Program Evaluation
This workshop offers an overview of program evaluation, or the systematic investigation of the merit, worth, or significance of a program. Topics covered will include: when and why to conduct evaluation; types of evaluations; key aspects of an evaluation, including logic model development, data sources and data collection, analysis and reporting, and guiding resultant programmatic change; and tips for feasibly and effectively implementing evaluation at a program or organization. This workshop focuses on evaluation from the perspective of programs or organizations and will be of particular interest to people working in such settings who are looking to learn more about evaluation, but it is also relevant to undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, or other researchers who are interested in evaluation and applied research. Registration required; please click "More Information" below to access the registration form.
DVS Workshop: Managing Sensitive Data
In the course of your research you may collect, interact with or analyze data that are classified as "Sensitive" or "Restricted" according to Duke's data classification standard. In this workshop we will examine common sensitive data types, how Duke's IRB and Information Technology Security Office (ITSO) expects you to protect that data throughout your project's lifecycle and the resources available to you for sensitive data storage and analysis, data de-identification, and data archiving and sharing.