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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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
This workshop targets advanced undergraduates and others planning their first independent quantitative research project (for example, an Independent Study or an Honors Thesis). It provides an overview of what quantitative analysis offers the researcher, what its shortcomings can be, and ways to structure data collection (or selection), data management, and model design to maximize the researcher's ability to generate results that provide meaningful tests of the hypotheses of interest. Registra
Tue, Sep 16, 2014: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Bostock Library Room 023 (Library Classroom) Explore the basics of the R programming language for statistics and graphing in this introductory workshop. This hands on workshop covers the basics of getting help, loading, managi
PAC & the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture Present: "Digitizing the Women's Liberation Movement: A conversation with Movement Leader, Alix Kates Shulman and Behind-the-Scenes perspective from Molly Bragg and Kelly Wooten"
Wed, Sep 10, 2014: 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Perkins Library Room 217 Event Details: Date & Time: 9:30-11am, Wednesday, September 10 Event Location: Perkins 217 Bagels and coffee will be served, remarks will begin at 9:45 RSVP: Please RSVP using the registration link below. This program will give insight both to the women’s liberation movement and to
Join author and activist Alix Kates Shulman who has explored the challenges of youth and midlife in her novels, and in her memoirs has probed the later stages in the ongoing drama of her generation of women. Shulman is the award-winning author of 3 memoirs including To Love What Is: A Marriage Transformed and 5 novels including the ground breaking Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen. Also the author of many personal essays and stories, Shulman will discuss her process of deciding whether to tell her sto
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.
Tue, Sep 9, 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 als
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.
Mon, Sep 8, 2014: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 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 creati
Like many visual forms, maps have a complicated history ¿ sometimes they're used as tools of domination and oppression, other times as ways to build a more just society. As a cartographer, trying to follow the side of the line which bends towards justice is not always easy. Counter-cartography advocates making maps that ask questions more than they answer them, in an attempt to unseat dominant spatial patterns and ways of thinking. This talk will present a few case studies of counter-mapping pro
Thu, Sep 4, 2014: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Bostock Library Room 026 CIT consultants will be available to answer questions about using
Do you want to find out how geographic information (GIS) software can aid your research? This class will provide an overview of how ArcGIS software can help you analyze or visualize digital data that has a locational component, as well as discuss starting points for obtaining data and ways for managing your GIS project. Examples will focus on social science data, but attendees are encouraged to ask questions regarding their own needs and will be welcome to make one-on-one appointments later fo