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The schedule for the Spring 2021 Graduate Workshop Series, offered by UASP's Graduate Academic Support Center, is listed below. Workshops are on writing and statistics topics and are offered live through Zoom. To attend live, please register using the links that appear below. If you cannot attend the workshops live and would like to receive the recording, please also register using the links below. For questions, please call (480) 965-9072. For ASU Zoom account questions, please see our guide about how to sign up for your ASU Zoom account.

Spring 2021 Graduate Workshop Schedule

January

Statistical Concepts Review (Part 1). Whether you are taking a class that utilizes statistics or are gearing up to analyze data for a research project, this presentation provides a strong foundation. Students will review introductory statistics concepts such as mean, hypothesis testing (z-test and t-test), and confidence intervals (z-test and t-test).

To view the recording of this workshop, please visit:  http://bit.ly/S21GradStatReviewP1Recording


Managing the Thesis and Dissertation Writing Process.
 
Students will learn about resources at ASU that can be utilized to support their thesis or dissertation processes. Students will also learn strategies for planning time to research and write, using mentor texts, keeping track of research, communicating with thesis or dissertation committee members, and staying motivated and inspired.

To view the recording of this workshop, please visit: http://bit.ly/S21ManagingtheProcRecording 

 
Introduction to R (Part 1). Graduate statistics tutors will present an introduction to R, free software for statistical computing. Tutors will discuss why users might choose to use R, how to get started with R and R Studio, data types and decision making in R, and basic functions in R.

To view the recording of this workshop, please visit:  http://bit.ly/GradStatsIntrotoRP1 

  February

Statistical Concepts Review (Part 2). Graduate statistics tutors will present part 2 of a statistical concepts review with more information provided to support statistics coursework or research projects. Students will review introductory statistics concepts such as types of data, types of data distribution, central limit theorem, and the law of large numbers.

To view the recording for this workshop, please visit:  http://bit.ly/S21GradStatReviewP2Recording   


APA Style, 7th Edition
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 This workshop will review tips for formatting, in-text citations, and references according to the 7th edition of the American Psychological Association's (APA) citation style. 

To view the recording for this workshop, please visit:   http://bit.ly/S21APAStyleRecording  

 
Introduction to SPSS (Part 1). Graduate statistics tutors will present an introduction to SPSS, statistical software. Students will learn why they might choose to use SPSS, how to get started with SPSS, and basic functions in SPSS related to data acquisition and data management strategies.

To view the recording for this workshop, please visit:  http://bit.ly/S21GradStatsSPSS1Recording  


Introduction to Excel for Data Analysis
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 Graduate statistics tutors will present an introduction to Excel for statistical data analysis. Tutors will demonstrate how to receive summary statistics (mean, median, mode, and range) from Excel and how to conduct basic statistical tests using the Data Analysis Toolpak (e.g., paired t-test, ANOVA, and linear regression). Tutors will also discuss some data visualization techniques.

To view the recording for this workshop, please visit:   http://bit.ly/S21GradStatIntroExcelRecording  


Tips for Editing in Academic Writing
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 This workshop will review grammatical concepts in academic writing and tips for revising and editing papers.

To view the recording for this workshop, please visit:   http://bit.ly/S21EditingAcademicWritingRecording  

 
Introduction to R (Part 2). Graduate statistics tutors will present part 2 of an introduction to R, free software for statistical computing. Tutors will demonstrate how to input data, data cleaning methods, rudimentary analyses (e.g., t-test and linear regression), and some data visualization techniques.

To view the recording for this workshop, please visit:   http://bit.ly/S21GradStatRIntroP2Recording  

 March

Introduction to SPSS (Part 2). Graduate statistics tutors will present part 2 of an introduction to SPSS, statistical software. Tutors will review data management techniques and will demonstrate exploratory data analysis, visualization, modeling, and significance testing in SPSS.

To view the recording for this workshop, please, visit:  http://bit.ly/S21GradStatsSPSS2Recording  

Writing a Literature Review: Preparation & Research (Part 1). This presentation will discuss the purpose of a literature review and provide strategies for preparing to write a draft, including tips for researching, using the ASU Library tools, and organizing a literature review.

To view the recording for this workshop, please visit: http://bit.ly/S21GradLitReviewP1Recording  


Writing a Literature Review:  Drafting & Revising (Part 2)
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 This presentation will discuss the process of evaluating multiple drafts of a literature review by examining a sample literature review and considering revision and editing strategies.

To view the recording for this workshop, please visit:  http://bit.ly/S21GradLitReviewP2Recording 


Cancelled Workshop:  Introduction to Graduate Funding.
  The audience for this workshop is students early in their graduate programs who are considering applying for graduate fellowships and research funding. This presentation will discuss how to start looking for funding and how to manage the application process.

 

Introduction to Qualitative Data Analysis.  Students will learn basic tips for qualitative data analysis, such as developing a framework and coding data. An overview will be provided about the most popular methods for analyzing qualitative data: content analysis, narrative analysis, discourse analysis, and grounded theory. Resources for learning more about each method will also be shared.

To view the recording for this workshop, please, visit: http://bit.ly/S21GradStatQualitativeDataRecording 

 April

Developing a CV.  Dr. Duane Roen, Vice Provost of the Polytechnic campus and Dean of the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts, will discuss the differences between a curriculum vitae (CV) and a resume as well as strategies for developing and revising a CV.

Tuesday, Apr. 6 |  Noon.-1 p.m. | Online through Zoom | To register, visit:  http://bit.ly/GradDevCV


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reparing to Submit for Possible Publication.  Students will learn strategies for drafting and tackling the process of transforming a course seminar paper into an article manuscript.

Thursday, Apr. 8 |  3 p.m.-4 p.m. | Online through Zoom | To register, visit:  http://bit.ly/S21GradPossPub