Workshops

Graduate Studies and Research (GSR) at Eastern Michigan University provides professional development opportunities for faculty and graduate students. Designed to strengthen the professional foundation by focusing on critical topics specific to students’ graduate education and faculty members’ scholarly and creative work. These opportunities include workshops, presentations, and the GSR Lunch & Learn series. Lunch & Learn is a series of workshops designed to build community while focusing on topics related to graduate education and research. When we resume normal campus operations, we will host face-to-face Lunch and Learn meetings on campus. Our series of workshops and presentations will provide participants with information that is necessary to establish a strong knowledge base in many interesting areas.  

  • EMU’s Data Retention Policy (September 18th at Noon)Expand dropdown
    This session discussed EMU’s Research Data Retention Policy and covered university practices regarding data management. (Intended for Faculty and Graduate Students) 

    recording of this session is available.

  • Introduction to SPSS, Part 1  (September 24th at Noon)Expand dropdown

     This "hands-on" workshop is for faculty and graduate students who have never used or feel out-of-date with the statistics package SPSS. The menu-driven system of the Windows version of SPSS will be demonstrated for performing common tasks such as: entering data into SPSS, creating variable and value labels, computing new variables, recording values, running selected statistical procedures, and saving data and output files. The SPSS I Workshop will cover the basics of this package. 

    A recording of this session will be available soon.

  • Introduction to SPSS, Part 2 (October 1st at Noon)Expand dropdown

     This "hands-on" workshop is for faculty and graduate students who want to know how to create and use syntax files for SPSS for Windows. The SPSS II Workshop will cover selected advanced features and syntax files. Syntax files are text files that allow the user to run programs on a SPSS data file. The advantages of using syntax files rather than menu-driven systems will be discussed and demonstrated during the workshop.

    A recording of this session will be available soon.

  • Introduction to R, Part 1 (October 22nd at Noon)Expand dropdown

     R is a very popular computing and graphing tool for exploring data. It allows users to document their thoughts of the data analysis and make it easier to reproduce or update the analysis. R is free and can be downloaded on any operating system. This workshop will give a hands-on introduction to R. We’ll start with the software installation and work through a few examples that demonstrate the use of R for various types of data manipulation, graphical presentation and basic statistical analysis. (Intended for Faculty and Graduate Students)

    Please refer to the event calendar for Zoom meeting details.
  • Admission Policies and Recommendation Process, Policies and Conditions  (October 23rd at Noon)Expand dropdown

     Workflow and the 6 conditions can add confusion to the admission process. This session will address workflow, the conditions and processing the Recommendation Form.

    Please refer to the event calendar for Zoom meeting details.

  • Opportunities with Michigan Space Grant Consortium (October 26th at Noon)Expand dropdown

     This session will discuss research funding opportunities for undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty with the Michigan Space Grant Consortium.

    Please refer to the event calendar for Zoom meeting details.

  • Introduction to R, Part 2 (October 29th at Noon)Expand dropdown

     R is a very popular computing and graphing tool for exploring data. It allows users to document their thoughts of the data analysis and make it easier to reproduce or update the analysis. R is free and can be downloaded on any operating system. This workshop will give a hands-on introduction to R. We’ll work through a few examples that demonstrate the use of R for various types of data manipulation, graphical presentation and basic statistical analysis.

    Please refer to the event calendar for Zoom meeting details.

  • Science of Motivation Applied to Writing (October 30th at Noon)Expand dropdown

    This session reviews what we know about motivation and applies it to writing. Tips for personalizing are provided.  

    Please refer to the event calendar for Zoom meeting details.

  • Foreign Influence and Research (November 6th at Noon)Expand dropdown

    This session will review recent cases and federal actions regarding international research collaborations. 

    Please refer to the event calendar for Zoom meeting details.

  • Getting to Know REDCap (December 4th at Noon)

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    REDCap is a secure web application for building and managing online surveys and databases. REDCap can be used to collect virtually any type of data in any environment. EMU is part of the REDCap consortium and is available to faculty and graduate students with a faculty mentor. This session will help new users get started with REDCap. 

    Please refer to the event calendar for Zoom meeting details.