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SSRI~ Workshop: Effective Survey Design for Online, Paper, and Mixed-mode Questionnaires

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 18:00
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 mode

SSRI~ Workshop: Introduction to Qualtrics Survey Software

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 18:00
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 wi

SSRI~ Workshop: Introduction to Survey Experiments

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 18:00
Introduction to Survey Experiments This workshop provides an introduction to conducting survey experiments, including a brief motivation for when and why to use an experiment. The workshop covers common experimental designs, how to design and pretest experimental manipulations, and concludes with a discussion of how to analyze experimental data. Registration required; please click "More Information" below to access the registration form.

Instructional Technology Showcase

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 12:30
Mon, Oct 13, 2014: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club (President's Gallery) The CIT Showcase is a free one-day conference which celebrates creativity and innovation in using technology in education at Duke with presentations and demonstrations by Duke faculty and staff. We invite Duke faculty and instructors to attend the 13th annual Instructional Technology Showcase on Monday, October 13, 2014 at t

SSRI~ Workshop: Best Practices in Survey Question Writing

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 18:00
This workshop covers the process of writing and testing survey questions in depth. There is no way to be certain that respondents will interpret your questions exactly as you intend and provide the answers you want, but this workshop will introduce what is known about the psychology of survey response and generally accepted best practices for question writing. Topics include how survey mode affects question writing, the potential for bias in questions, appropriate answer options, and writing sur

SSRI~ Workshop: Introduction to Survey Research

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 18:00
This workshop is designed for researchers new to survey research who are considering using an original survey to collect data. The workshop begins with a discussion of the advantages and opportunities that surveys can offer, as well as when surveys are not appropriate or beneficial for research projects and a quick overview of some alternative methods of data collection. It then provides an overview of the entire survey research process, including theoretical development, mode choice, question

Using Gephi for Network Analysis and Visualization

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 18:00
Mon, Sep 29, 2014: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Bostock Library Room 023 (Library Classroom) Networks (or graphs) are a compelling way of studying relationships between people, places, object, ideas, etc. Generating network data and visualizations, however, can be an involved process requiring specialized tools. This workshop will explore some of the easier ways to produce, load, and visualize network data using Gephi, an ope

Movie on the Quad: The Incredibles

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 00:00
Enjoy a free outdoor screening of Pixar's "The Incredibles" (2004), about a family of superheroes who are forced to hide their powers and live a quiet suburban life. The screening, which will take place on the East Campus Main Quad, is co-sponsored by the East Campus Libraries and Devils After Dark. Bring a blanket or folding chair, a little movie snack, and enjoy an evening of cinema al fresco!

Creating Student Video Projects

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 19:00
Thu, Sep 25, 2014: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Perkins Library Room 118 Have you thought about getting your students to create a video assignment or integrate video into fieldwork? This workshop will take you step by step through the process of planning a student video component in your course, including logistics, training, equipment, assessment and resources available to you and your students at Duke.

DVS Workshop: Stata for Research

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 17:00
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.

CIT Office Hours

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 17:00
Thu, Sep 25, 2014: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Bostock Library Room 026 CIT consultants will be available to answer questions about using

Stata for Research

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 17:00
Thu, Sep 25, 2014: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Bostock Library Room 023 (Library Classroom) 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 al

Film Screening: Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple

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The Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel Visiting Filmmaker Series will be sponsoring screenings of four films directed by Stanley Nelson prior to his visit to Duke on October 16-18. Co-sponsors of the series are the Archive of Documentary Arts, Center for Documentary Studies, Franklin Research Center, Screen/Society and the Program in Arts of the Moving Image. Voter registration will be available before and after the screenings. Each screening begins at 7:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public

CIT Office Hours

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Wed, Sep 24, 2014: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Bostock Library Room 026 CIT consultants will be available to answer questions about usi

Fusion Tables: simple mapping and charting

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 17:00
Tue, Sep 23, 2014: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Bostock Library Room 023 (Library Classroom) Bust your data out of the silo: combine tables, mark locations, shade regions, make charts and graphs, hosts and share with ease. This introduction to the features of Google Fusion Tables will provied an overview of many Fusion Table capabilities such as merging datasets, filtering and aggregating data, and visualizing data by creatin

DVS Workshop: Fusion Tables - simple mapping and charting

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 17:00
Bust your data out of the silo: combine tables, mark locations, shade regions, make charts and graphs, hosts and share with ease. This introduction to the features of Google Fusion Tables will provied an overview of many Fusion Table capabilities such as merging datasets, filtering and aggregating data, and visualizing data by creating online maps and graphs. For certain tasks, it can serve as an alternative to using statistical software such as Stata or GIS software such as ArcGIS.

DVS Workshop: Easy Interactive Charts and Maps with Tableau

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 14:00
Tableau Public (now available for both Windows and Mac) is free software that allows individuals to quickly create interactive visualizations of their research and business analytics data. This workshop will focus on using Tableau Public to create data visualizations, starting with an overview of the structure of the program and the terminology used. The workshop will include a sample data visualization and mapping project, focusing especially on some of the new features in Tableau Public 8. We

Easy interactive charts and maps with Tableau

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 14:00
Mon, Sep 22, 2014: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Bostock Library Room 023 (Library Classroom) Tableau Public (now available for both Windows and Mac) is free software that allows individuals to quickly create interactive visualizations of their research and business analytics data. This workshop will focus on using Tableau Public to create data visualizations, starting with an overview of the structure of the program and

The Argentine Experience and the Emergence of a Universal Right to Truth

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 16:00
Human rights lawyer, activist, and scholar Juan E. Méndez will reflect on the 30th anniversary of Argentina's Nunca Más report and its impact on the origins and development of transitional justice. Submitted to the Argentine people on September 20th, 1984 , Nunca Más was the first time a government authorized an independent entity to investigate those formerly- and often currently- responsible for its decisions and actions. Juan E. Méndez is a Visiting Professor of Law at the American Universi

CIT Office Hours

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 17:00
Thu, Sep 18, 2014: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Bostock Library Room 026 CIT consultants will be available to answer questions about using

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