OIT Training Research Workshop Descriptions (Summary)
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ArcGIS: Online Fundamentals and Story Maps

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This workshop will introduce you to the basics of geographic information system (GIS) mapping using ESRI’s ArcGIS Online platform. In this session, you will learn how to use the ArcGIS online system, to create a series of maps. After creating the maps, you can then export your maps to ESRI’s Story Maps, which will allow you to create stable link to a mixed media mapping project that you can use for research, teaching, and job portfolio purposes.

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NVivo: Completing Literature Reviews Using Nvivo Software

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Qualitative data-analysis tools such as NVivo are immensely useful for researchers who analyze, synthesize, and write up literature reviews. This workshop will focus on using NVivo (a qualitative data-analysis tool) to organize, query, visualize, and summarize data for a literature review. Additionally, participants will learn how to annotate literature, add research notes, and integrate NVivo with bibliographic software packages such as Endnote and Zotero.

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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: R for Machine Learning

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In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to use R to discover useful patterns in your data and to make accurate predictions. Topics will include data preparation, automated variable selection, cross-validation methods, model tuning, and several popular modeling approaches including decision trees, random forests, gradient boosting machines, and neural networks. We will use the popular tidymodels package which integrates the various steps and standardizes them across many modeling methods. It takes approximately 8 hours to complete this workshop. Log in to Canvas with your NetID and Password to begin this workshop at your own pace at the following URL: https://utk.instructure.com/enroll/4G37M9

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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: R: Markdown

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In this hands-on previously recorded zoom workshop you will learn how to blend your research writing, programming, and output into a single word processing style document using the R Markdown language in RStudio. This style of work is known as Reproducible Research since every phase of the analysis can be recreated by “knitting” a single document. The output document can be HTML with an interactive table of contents, or Word or PDF formats. While we will be using it with the R language, Markdown commands apply to many other languages such as Python and SAS. A recommended prerequisite for this course is the R-Basics workshop. It takes approximately 2 hours to complete this workshop. Log in to Canvas with your NetID and Password to begin this workshop at your own pace at the following URL: https://utk.instructure.com/enroll/M8RGH6

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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: Basic Statistical Concepts

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Basic statistical concepts are fundamental to understanding more in-depth analysis that are typically performed when conducting quantitative research. This workshop discusses the contribution of statistics to the scientific method and provides an overview of the statistical methods associated with basic data analysis. Topics include basic statistical concepts, developing a research hypothesis, the importance of statistical power, an explanation of basic statistical tests, and guidelines on how to present research results. An example is provided of a past research project in veterinary medicine. It takes approximately 45 minutes to complete this workshop. To enroll, please paste the following link into a web browser: https://utk.instructure.com/enroll/AK7A8K

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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: Data Visualization Best Practices

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The same data visualization could be good or bad depending on the point you’re trying to make. We will briefly discuss your options of using words and tables, then we will focus a variety of graphical displays, showing when each works best. Several different plot types are discussed including histograms, bar charts, dot plots, pie charts, line charts, box plots, and scatter plots with various types of fit lines. This presentation takes approximately 1 hour to complete. This workshop is optionally followed by R Data Visualization which shows how to make the graphs discussed in this workshop. To enroll, please paste the following link into a web browser: https://utk.instructure.com/enroll/JEANXP.

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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: JMP Basics

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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; Conduct basic data analysis; Find help and learning resources. Hands on tutorials will be conducted throughout the session and prior preliminary knowledge of JMP is not required. This workshop takes approximately 1 hour to complete this workshop. To enroll, please paste the following link into a web browser: https://utk.instructure.com/enroll/XYNXTN.

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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: Mediator and Moderator Regression

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Mediator and moderator variables are terms in a regression model which intervene between the independent and dependent variables and alter the relationship between them. This workshop will explain the difference between mediation and moderation effects and show how to model and assess them. Examples will use both traditional statistical software and structural equation modeling software. Log in to Canvas with your NetID and Password to begin this workshop at your own pace at the following URL: https://utk.instructure.com/enroll/PEPBGN

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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: Moderated Regression Using Multi-group Analysis in Amos

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A moderated regression is one in which the relationship between a predictor and the dependent variable is altered (moderated) by the value of a third variable, called the moderator. In this 10-minute video we will discuss how to use the multi-group analysis feature of the Amos structural equation modeling software to assess the statistical significance of the moderation effect of a categorical moderator variable. To enroll, please paste the following link into a web browser: Use this copy for all asynchronous workshops at the end of the description… Log in to Canvas with your NetID and Password to begin this workshop at your own pace at the following URL: https://utk.instructure.com/enroll/KFRY3J.

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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: NVivo: Fundamentals

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NVivo is a qualitative data-analysis package used to organize and analyze resources used in qualitative research. NVivo allows researchers to analyze documents, electronic web surveys, audio and video files, images, database tables, web pages, and social media content in one platform. This workshop will provide an overview of the software. The interface and features are demonstrated, along with examples of research projects utilizing the software. Participants will import and organize data in NVivo, add research notes and annotations, and code qualitative data in a variety of ways. Participants will also understand the potential of NVivo as a tool for organizing, questioning, visualizing, and reporting qualitative research data. It takes approximately 6 hours to complete this workshop. Log in to Canvas with your NetID and Password to begin this workshop at your own pace at the following URL: https://utk.instructure.com/enroll/HM3MK3

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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: Python Basics

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In this hands-on workshop you will learn how to use the Python programming language to create a python variable-number, string, list, dictionary, and tuple; how to create Python functions, condition statements and iterations; how to install a python package; how to manage your files and workspace; how to read comma-separated data files; how to create plots using Seaborn package. It takes approximately 1.5 hours to complete this workshop. Log in to Canvas with your NetID and Password to begin this workshop at your own pace at the following URL: https://utk.instructure.com/enroll/3X4ECJ

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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: R: Basics

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In this hands-on previously recorded zoom 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 plots and perform basic statistical analyses. It takes approximately 2 hours to complete this workshop. Log in to Canvas with your NetID and Password to begin this workshop at your own pace at the following URL: https://utk.instructure.com/enroll/X6PN64

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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: R: Data Visualization

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R’s ggplot2 package lets you visualize data and easily make complex graphs. In this hands-on previously recorded zoom workshop you will learn the grammar of graphics approach and create a wide range of graphs including histograms, bar charts, dot plots, pie charts, line charts, QQ plots, box plots, and scatter plots with various types of fit lines. You will also learn how to easily create graphs divided up by groups and mosaic combinations. It takes approximately 2 hours to complete this workshop. A recommended prerequisite for this course is the R-Basics workshop. To enroll, please paste the following link into a web browser: https://utk.instructure.com/enroll/J7LW3J.

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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: R: Statistics

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In this hands-on previously recorded zoom workshop, you will learn to program common statistical analysis including frequency tables, descriptive statistics, chi-square, correlation, linear regression, t-tests and analysis of variance with post-hoc tests. A recommended prerequisite for this course is the R-Basics workshop. It takes approximately 2 hours to complete this workshop. Log in to Canvas with your NetID and Password to begin this workshop at your own pace at the following URL: https://utk.instructure.com/enroll/N8EPXA

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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: Research Computing Support Overview of Services

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In this brief previously recorded 30-minute presentation, we will discuss the various software and services that Research Computing Support offers Students, Faculty, and Staff members. We cover how RCS provides assistance with analyzing data via statistical consulting, qualitative analysis, GIS support, content analysis, and data mining. This includes help with designing studies, experiments, and determining sample size; How we can help create, deploy, and analyze web survey data; Co-authorship, and several other research related topics. In addition, we discuss the research software available on campus and how to get assistance. Log in to Canvas with your NetID and Password to begin this workshop at your own pace at the following URL: https://utk.instructure.com/enroll/CHL4KW

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Python: Machine Learning Using Keras (Special Topic)

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In this hands-on workshop you will learn how to use Python Keras package to build machine learning models and make accurate predictions. Topics will include data preparation, building a model using the Keras functions, training the model, evaluating the model on the test data, and using a pre-trained machine learning model to predict the new data.  We will use the Keras to build the models and the sci-kit learn package to pre-process the data. This workshop requires basic python programming skills. This special topic workshop is an advanced topic only offered once.

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Python: Introduction

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In this hands-on workshop you will learn to use the Python programming language to create list, dictionary, tuples, and strings; how to manage your files and workspace; how to control Python functions; how to read comma-separated data files; how to select variables and observations; how to create plots.

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Qualtrics: Basics

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In this introductory workshop, you will learn how to 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 Display and Skip Logic, which allows the respondent to skip questions that do not pertain to them, thereby shortening their response time. An overview of the reporting tools, how to export data as an SPSS dataset and an overview of best practices for collecting online data will also be presented.

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R: BlueSky Statistics

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BlueSky Statistics – BlueSky is a free and open source data science package for Microsoft Windows and Mac. It offers extensive features for data management, visualization, statistical analysis, and machine learning. Its point-and-click user interface is easy to learn and use. Behind the scenes it uses the powerful R language. If you wish to learn R programming, you can ask BlueSky to show you the R code that it writes. It uses the popular ggplot R package for visualization and tidyverse commands for data management.

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R: Markdown

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In this hands-on Zoom workshop you will learn how to blend your research writing, programming, and output into a single word processing style document using the R Markdown language in RStudio. This style of work is known as Reproducible Research since every phase of the analysis can be recreated by “knitting” a single document. The output document can be HTML with an interactive table of contents, or Word or PDF formats. While we will be using it with the R language, Markdown commands apply to many other languages such as Python and SAS. A recommended prerequisite for this course is the R-Basics workshop. It takes approximately 2 hours to complete this workshop.

R This is an researcher focused workshop.
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R: Statistics

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In this hands-on Zoom workshop, you will learn to program common statistical analysis including frequency tables, descriptive statistics, chi-square, correlation, linear regression, t-tests and analysis of variance with post-hoc tests. A recommended prerequisite for this course is the R-Basics workshop. It takes approximately 2 hours to complete this workshop.

R This is an researcher focused workshop.
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Research: Geographic Weighted Regression (Special Topic)

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"Geographically weighted regression GWR is a spatial analysis technique that takes non-stationary variables into consideration and adds a level of modeling sophistication by allowing the relationships between the independent and dependent variables to vary by locality. This workshop will introduce GWR, both conceptually and statistically, and will demonstrate its use in both simulated and real datasets. Several features of GWR will also be explored and ArcGIS Pro will be used to introduce these concepts. It will be assumed that participants will be familiar with regression but no knowledge of GWR will be assumed. This special topic workshop is an advanced topic only offered once. "

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Research: Introduction to Bioconductor and its application in genomic data analysis (Special Topic)

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This workshop introduces the basics of R-based open-source software Bioconductor and its application in genomic analysis. Using the analysis of microarray and RNA-sequencing data as leading examples, this workshop discusses biological concepts and statistical methods in analyzing and interpreting experimental data in functional genomics and provides hands-on experience with genomic data analysis using Bioconductor.  This special topic workshop is an advanced topic only offered once.

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Research: Introduction to Exploratory Factor Analysis (Special Topic)

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Exploratory Factor Analysis is a method used to reduce a large number observed variables into a smaller number factors. These factors often represent unobservable or latent measures that are typically viewed as broad concepts that may measure an observed phenomenon such as anxiety, satisfaction, depression, etc. For social scientists, these latent factors are often of more interest than the individual variables. This workshop will cover how to run a EFA, interpret the factor loadings, compare the different rotation methods and provide guidelines on determining the best factor structure. This special topic workshop is an advanced topic only offered once.

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Research: Logistic Regression Interpretation and Reporting (Special Topic)

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Logistic regression is the appropriate regression analysis to conduct when the dependent variable is dichotomous (binary). Although it is a widely used analysis in many fields, including economics, sociology, politcal science, education, and public health, interpretation and reporting of logistic regression results can be challenging. This workshops provides an overview of logistic regression output and explains odds rations, predicted probabilities, and average marginal effects to communicate results. This special topic workshop is an advanced topic only offered once.

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Research: Advanced Regression Techniques (Special Topic)

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In this workshop we will discuss recent advances in regression techniques which allow for modeling data when ordinary least squares regression assumptions are violated. Topics will include quantile, robust, and ridge regression. How to correct for heteroscedasticity using robust standard errors will also be addressed. Model interpretation, limitations, and appropriate use cases for each will be discussed. Participants should have prior regression analysis experience. Examples will be performed using SAS.

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Research: Mediated Multilevel Regression Models (Special Topic)

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A mediated regression is one in which the relationship between the independent and dependent variables is partially or totally due to the action of a third intervening variable. In this workshop we will extend the idea of mediated regression to multilevel models, models made up of variables from more than one level of aggregation, e.g. students within classrooms, etc. A working knowledge of basic mediated regression and multilevel modeling is desirable. This special topic workshop is an advanced topic only offered once.

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SAS: Data Analysis

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Updated description: 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 procedure statements, exploring your data, measuring the strength of association between two continuous variables, t-tests, chi-square tests, analysis of variance, regression, how to produce plots in SAS, and where to go to learn more. The hands-on session will employ SAS for Microsoft Windows. Participants should have a knowledge of bivariate statistics.

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SAS: Programming Basics

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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: 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.

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SPSS: Data Analysis

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SPSS is a popular package for data analysis and graphics. This workshop shows you how to run basic statistical procedures 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 association between two continuous variables; comparing two groups on categorial and continuous variables and where to go to learn more.

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STATA: Data Analysis

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Stata is a user-friendly software for data analysis and visualization with a broad suite of features. It is used by researchers in many fields, including economics, sociology, political science, biomedicine, and epidemiology. This workshop provides instruction on how to conduct popular statistical analyses in Stata using syntax.

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HPSC: Introduction to ISAAC Open Resources

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Introduction to ISAAC Open Resources provided by OIT HPSC

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HPSC: Introduction to ISAAC Secure Enclave Resources

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HPSC: Introduction to ISAAC Secure Enclave Resources

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HPSC: ISAAC GPU Computing

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ISAAC GPU Computing using OIT HPSC resources

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HPSC: Running Jobs on ISAAC Resources

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Running Jobs on ISAAC Resources provided by OIT HPSC

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HPSC: Using ISAAC Open OnDemand

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Using ISAAC Open OnDemand with the OIT HPSC resources

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R: Basics

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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; how to manage your files and workspace; how to control R functions; how to read comma-separated data files; how to select variables and observations; how to create plots and how to perform basic statistical analyses.

R This is an researcher focused workshop.