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- What Is the FDC?
About the FDC:
Faculty Development Center
109 Bruce T. Halle Library
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197
The FDC is available to assist and support faculty in their scholarly pursuits. Quantitative and qualitative research resources are available on site at the FDC through books, pamphlets, videos, consultations, faculty learning communities, and software.
The FDC has a small collection of books, manuals and CDs for faculty to update their knowledge and strengthen their capacity for scholarly inquiry. These include books on teaching and research design. Anyone who teaches at EMU may check items out from the FDC library or read and scan sections of the resource materials that support their projects. You can see an online list of all the books available at the FDC on our Librarything page. The EMU Library has a much larger collection, and faculty librarians are available to work with you to seek the information you need.
FDC staff and associates are available to meet with faculty members to discuss research design, implementation methods, analysis, and draft publications.
- Research design of descriptive, correlational and experimental studies.
- Design and evaluation assistance with internal and external proposal development in cooperation with the Office of Research Development.
- Design and formatting of data gathering instruments, including surveys, observational forms, and interviews.
- Management of data.
- Quantitative and qualitative data analysis, interpretation and presentation of results, including presentation graphics.
- Feedback on draft articles, texts, or presentations.
- Grant Writing Workshops
Several research software packages are available in the FDC. Consultations can be used to update or enhance one's current capacity for conducting data analysis in both quantitative and qualitative projects or to design research projects. At this time, our priority is to serve faculty and lecturers.
For graduate students working on theses, dissertations, and funded projects, initial consults and a plan for further consultation must include both the supervising faculty member and the graduate student. Consultations for graduate student projects will be provided if time is available. Request a consultation.
There are computers in the FDC that can be used by faculty for data collection and analysis. Software packages include SPSS 18, N-Vivo 8, and SNAP 10, along with access to Survey Monkey. The FDC also has a high speed .pdf / slide scanner that can be used for scanner-based data collection.
Training and consultation is available for SPSS 18 and SNAP 10. Student staff is available for assistance with the high speed .pdf / slide scanner. While we offer an N-Vivo 8 access, we do not have staff at hand to train N-Vivo 8.
Communities of Practice
Faculty learning community support is available to any group of researchers who wish to meet over the course of the semester, and develop scholarly outcomes. They might meet around a particular topic (e.g., social science research, or developing and maintaining grant funding) or around a specific method (e.g., spatial data analysis, factor analysis, etc.). If you would like to start such a group, or know of a particular need, please Contact Us.