OIT Training Research Workshop Descriptions (Summary)
Data Visualization with NVivo11

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NVivo11 provides a comprehensive suite of visualizations that give researchers the tools to picture their qualitative research and present a story of findings. NVivo11 assists in organizing, analyzing, and displaying information with a variety search, query and visualization tools. Visualization tools include Mind maps, concept maps, project maps, comparison and explore diagrams, graphs, charts and cluster analysis. Users can use visualizations to organize materials, uncover trends and present findings. Participants in this workshop will learn how to use a variety of the maps, charts, graphs, and models available in NVivo11.

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Get to Know NVivo11

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NVivo11 is a qualitative data analysis package used to organize and analyze resources used in qualitative research. NVivo11 can work with documents, audio files, video files, images, database tables, web pages, social media content, and more. This session will provide an overview of the software. The interface and features are demonstrated, and examples of assignments and research projects utilizing the software are presented. Hands-on learning opportunities will be offered in our other NVivo11 workshops.

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Image Processing Using ImageJ

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This is an introductory course on computer processing of visual information using ImageJ. The topics to be covered include basic image processing techniques such as image enhancement and segmentation. We will mainly use ImageJ for demonstration, but MATLAB Image Processing Toolkit and R image processing packages will also be briefly discussed. Preliminary knowledge of ImageJ is not required.

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Introduction to ArcGIS Online

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ArcGIS Online is a simple cloud-based utility for producing, editing, and sharing geospatial data. ArcGIS Online is meant to act as a Web-based mapping solution for everyone from GIS professionals to those with no formal GIS training. This workshop will give an overview of ArcGIS Online features. Researchers will learn how to: Upload and manipulate data; map points, lines, and areas; enrich map layers with data; embed maps in Web sites; and share maps in a multitude of ways.

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Introduction to MATLAB

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MATLAB is the most popular software for solving problems in matrix algebra. The workshop introduces the basic features of MATLAB. You will learn MATLAB basic commands, data structures, built-in functions, and plotting using practical examples. You will also learn how to generate scripts in MATLAB called M-files and how to access information from MATLAB supporting documentation.

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Introduction to SQLite Database

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You will create a simple database and execute SQL commands and we will provide a few basic scripting interfaces which the participants will utilize and do some simple edits in the class to get output. SQLite is easy to install and does not need a dedicated server. From the SQLite website: "SQLite is a software library that implements a self-contained, serverless, zero-configuration, transactional SQL database engine. SQLite is the most widely deployed SQL database engine in the world. The source code for SQLite is in the public domain." Some well-known users of SQLite include Adobe, Apple, Firefox, GE, Google, McAfee, Microsoft, PHP, SKYPE, SUN, and Toshiba.

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JMP Basics

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New workshop! Students will learn the basics of using the JMP interface to accomplish the following tasks: manage data effectively; explore data by using the software's extensive graphical capabilities; create and manage data summary reports in JMP; and conduct basic data analysis. Hands-on examples will be provided throughout the session. Prior knowledge of JMP is not required.

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Mathematica 1 (Basics)

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Mathematica Basics is a beginner’s level introduction to using Mathematica. Topics include creating cells in notebooks, creating and editing mathematical formulas using the keyboard and palettes, basic language syntax and programming, importing and exporting text, data and graphics, creating a slide show from a notebook, and configuring notebooks with the Option Inspector.

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MATLAB Programming Basics

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MATLAB is the most popular software for solving problems in matrix algebra. This hands-on workshop will focus on the basic features of MATLAB's working environment and programming techniques. Numerical computation and application will be discussed using practical examples. MATLAB is currently free to faculty, staff, and students. Participants should be familiar with basic programming concepts.

To access the MATLAB software, first download the installation instructions by going to http://oit.utk.edu/software, clicking the "Download OIT Software" button, logging in, and choosing MathWorks, Inc.

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NVivo11 Analysis Features

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NVivo11's classification capabilities allow researchers to add demographic data to nodes and bibliographic data to sources. Datasets allows researchers to import and work with tabular material from spreadsheets, database tables, surveys, and social media. Researchers can cross-tabulate data using matrix coding, and summarize your data using framework matrices. By the end of the workshop participants will be able to: conduct matrix coding queries, organize sets of participants, auto code qualitative responses and use classifications and attribute features within NVivo11.

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NVivo11 Fundamentals

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NVivo11 is a software package for analysis of qualitative data, such as transcripts of in-depth interviews, focus groups and field notes, data from electronic web surveys, audio, video, and social media data. The purpose of this workshop is to introduce participants to NVivo11. Participants will learn how to prepare text and media data for analyses with NVivo11, import and organize data in NVivo11, add research notes and annotations, and code qualitative data in a variety of ways. Participants will also understand the potential of NVivo11 as a tool for organizing, questioning, and reporting qualitative research data and be able to support and defend research findings.

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Qualtrics Web Survey Design 1

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In this hands-on workshop, you will create and deploy a web-based survey using Qualtrics. Basic question construction (single and multiple response questions, grid/matrix tables for Likert questions, text questions) will be covered as well as how to add in Display and Skip Logic, which allows the respondent to skip questions that do not pertain to them, therefore shortening their response time. An overview of the reporting tools and how to export data as an SPSS dataset will also be presented. You may bring your own laptop if you wish.

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R 1 (R Programming)

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In this hands-on workshop, you will learn to use the R programming language to create vectors, factors, and data frames; manage your files and workspace; control R functions; read comma-separated data files; select variables and observations; create simple traditional plots; and perform basic statistical analyses.

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SAS Data Analysis

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SAS is a popular package for data analysis and graphics. This workshop shows you how to run the most widely used statistics and graphics in SAS, as well as how to interpret the output. Topics include: importing data in SAS, SAS procedures statements, exploring your data, measuring the strength of association between two continuous variables, comparing two groups on categorical and continuous variables, t-tests, analysis of variance and regression using the general linear model, how to produce plots in SAS, and where to go to learn more. The hands-on lab session will employ SAS for Microsoft Windows. Participants should have a basic knowledge of statistics.

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SAS Programming Basics 1

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SAS is one of the most popular software packages for data analysis and visualization. It is a powerful tool that enables programmers to perform various tasks including information retrieval, data management, report writing and graphics, statistical analysis, and data mining. This workshop provides instruction on how to program effectively using SAS and understand basic concepts about SAS programs.

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SPSS 1 (Basics)

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SPSS is a popular package for data analysis and graphics. This hands-on workshop takes you from starting the package through data coding, entry and cleanup, creating new variables, how to get output for different groups, how to request an analysis or a graph, manipulating the output, and where you can learn more. The hands-on lab session will employ the easy-to-use version for Microsoft Windows, but the menus are almost identical on Macintosh and Linux. Participants should have basic knowledge of Windows, Macintosh, or UNIX X-Windows. You may bring your own laptop if you wish.

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SPSS 2 (SPSS Data Analysis)

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SPSS is a popular package for data analysis and graphics. This workshop shows you how to run the most widely used statistics and graphics in SPSS, as well as how to interpret the output. Topics include: exploring your data to find errors, extreme values and sparse categories; examining the distributions of continuous variables; measuring the strength of association between two continuous variables; comparing two groups on categorical and continuous variables and where to go to learn more. The hands-on lab session will employ the easy-to-use version for Microsoft Windows, but the menus are almost identical on Macintosh and UNIX. Participants should have a basic knowledge of statistics. You may bring your own laptop if you wish.

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Using NVivo11 for Literature Reviews

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Learn how to use NVivo11 to organize and manage information needed for a literature review. Literature reviews require researchers to organize reference materials into themes, and to find patterns within the research. NVivo11 has the tools to help researchers with this process. This workshop will help researchers learn how to use NVivo11 to organize literature, code references and themes within the literature, query the literature and import bibliographic data from Endnote, RefWorks or Mendeley. You’ll get the most out of this workshop if you already understand the basics of how NVivo11 works and have gained some comfort navigating its workspace.

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What's New in Qualtrics: Introducing the Qualtrics Insight Platform

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Qualtrics introduced their new Insight Platform in May 2016. This one hour presentation is designed for faculty, students and staff who are familiar with Qualtrics and will focus on the changes that have been made in the layout, panels and survey distribution. It will also provide an overview of the new features, including the new reporting interface, text analysis and data tagging.

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