PAST SESSIONS

Below  are recordings of our past workshops. They will introduce you to the QMER workflow method, as well as introductory lessons on statistical software and professional skills.

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FALL 2020

Workflow and Statistical Method

WORKFLOW 1

An introduction to our logic and system for doing research efficiently. This can help with coursework and specifically larger projects like that ever looming dissertation. Works for any type of research (quantitative, qualitative), software agnostic. Slides.

WORKFLOW 2

Focus on fast, accurate, and efficient research process. We introduce how to integrate data into this system, and do some practice runs. Little bit of software introduction (SPSS & R). Slides.

SPSS RESULTS 1

This is to help learn the ropes of stats software. Find your data, import it, etc. We're going to hold separate sessions that are SPSS and R specific. SPSS Handout

SPSS RESULTS 2

Dig into some data. We guide you through some basics using student data in Alabama & show you how to get it into a paper.  SPSS Handout

R SESSION 1

An introduction to the R workspace and method

R SESSION 2

Continuation of techniques in R with examples

 
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SPRING 2021

Professional Skills Workshops

Jan 28 4-6p

CONFERENCE CONFIDENCE:
STANDOUT PROPOSALS

Techniques to write and submit proposals for maximum impact. We'll cover:

  1. Identifying conferences by interest

  2. Discuss Division/SIG selection & submission

  3. Always have results (other strategies)

  4. What reviewers look for/reading the Call

Feb 11 4-6p

CONFERENCE CONFIDENCE: PRESENTATION STRATEGIES

Pitch your proposal. We'll also have presentations from our research labs. Which you should join by the way.

  1. Research Labs Presentation

    1. SCALES Lab

    2. AED Lab

  2. Conference Reviewer Roundtable

Feb 25 4-6

THE SMART DISSERTATION 1: WORKFLOW

Dissertation as Workflow. Management techniques to tackle your dissertation efficiently and accurately.

  1.  Backwards Map Thinking

  2.  QMER Workflow Method (Iterations/Branch/Post)

  3.  Coursework Integration

  4. Time Management

Session Slides​

Mar 11 4-6p

THE SMART DISSERTATION 2: WORK IN PROGRESS (WIP)

Bring your half-baked ideas and lets troubleshoot them, so you don't have to look stupid in front of your advisor. We'll also cover

  1. Possible Data Sources

  2. Other strategies (e.g., Zotero)

  3. Roundtable on Dissertation strategies

Session Slides | Data Handout

Mar 18 4-6p

STRATEGIC PUBLICATIONS

Let's knock some out. Here are some strategies we'll cover:

  1. Publication Workflow

  2. Identifying Journals

  3. Deconstructing a paper

  4. Outlining your paper

  5. Quant Example w/Statistical demonstration

April 1 4-6

PUBLICATION PROCESS

We'll do some research presentations, discuss how we all approach the all-important publication process

Apr 15 4-6p

BUILD YOUR RESUME/CV

How to build your CV to market the right stuff. And that all important cover letter. Yikes.

April 29th 4-6p

THE MODERN JOB MARKET

It's rough out there. Get ahead by finding ways to build & market yourself to the right domains to fit your goals. And it's a lot easier if you do it sooner than later

 
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SUMMER 2021

Graduate Skills Workshops

Everyone passes their classes. Be smarter than that. This summer, we focus on techniques to do classwork, write your dissertation, and build your professional skills so you can be competitive on the market.

June 10th 3-5p

GET FUNDED

We cover the all-important topic of funding opportunities for graduate students, with our own Outreach Director, Natale Neugebauer

June 24, 3-5p

GRADUATE RESOURCES

There is more support here than you may know. We cover university resources including those from the College of Education, the Graduate School, the Library, and your department. Don't do extra work when someone else can help you.

July 8, 3-5p

PLANNING THE COURSE

Plan out your battle strategy for your graduate career. We focus on long-term, high-leverage plans to maximize your time here, focusing on 3 strands:

  1. Course & Credit Selection

  2. Dissertation Progress

  3. Professional Skills & CV development

Be smart and make it count.

July 22, 3-5p

TASK MANAGEMENT: GET IT DONE

Now that you've got the plan, knock out the tasks. We present a task management system so you're cool as a cucumber while getting it all done.

August 5, 3-5p

POLICY & NONPROFIT JOB SKILLS W/ DR. JEREMY ANDERSON

Don't want to be an academic? There are a ton of options that are often not discussed. Dr. Jeremy Anderson, Policy Analyst for the California School Boards Association discusses about how to navigate a nonacademic pathway, including:

  • Policy Analysis

  • Government

  • NGO/Non-Profit