Upcoming RIC events
To register for the following SHERC Research Infrastructure Core (RIC) Workshops, please visit the RIC workshop registration page.
February 3 | 1–2:30 p.m.
Thomas J. Champagne Jr, Associate Vice President of Research
During this 90-minute session, representatives from NAU’s Office of Sponsored Programs will guide participants through the key fundamentals of pre- and post-award management. The group will explore how grants and contracts are identified, pursued, negotiated, awarded, and compliantly managed. Along the way, the group will emphasize key points of partnership, faculty service, and how faculty and staff play a key role in the overall process. Along with comprehensive visual materials, a Q&A session will keep the session interesting and engaging.
February 9 | 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Indrakshi Roy, Biostatistician, Center for Health Equity Research
This workshop will provide a very basic introduction to RStudio including understanding the interface, how to import and export data, manage data, basic statistics, and simple data visualization techniques. The workshop will use a mock dataset to give hands-on experience with using R-studio. No previous knowledge of R is required.
February 28 | 10 a.m.–noon
Toby Hocking, Assistant Professor, School of Informatics, Computing and Cyber Systems
Interactive data visualization enables users to directly manipulate and explore graphical representations of data which can be useful for understanding patterns in large data sets, exploratory data analysis, research, and teaching. This tutorial will explain how to create animated and interactive data visualizations using the animint2 R package.
March 9| 10–11:30 a.m
Lisa Hardy, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology
This workshop introduces strategies for bringing research to public audiences. Participants will be guided through a series of practical steps to develop stories for publication in multiple media. A facilitated discussion and practical tools will provide plans for identifying intended audiences and outlets and drafting pitches for publication.
March 24 | 3–4:30 p.m.
Heidi A. Wayment, Professor and Chair, Department of Psychological Sciences
Social network analysis (SNA) allows for the examination of how configurations of social networks may influence how individuals and groups function. This presentation will provide a general overview of SNA and why and how it can enhance traditional social science and health-related research. Topics include a review of the basic elements of SNA, examples of its use in social and health-related research, methods for collecting SNA data, and a brief review of additional resources.
April 7 | 12:30–4:30 p.m.
Robert Wickham, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences
This workshop describes techniques for the analysis of multilevel study designs using mixed effects models. We begin with a general introduction to hierarchically nested data structures, followed by a description of the basic random intercept and random intercept+slope models for 2-level designs. The second portion of the workshop discusses issues related to centering of predictor variables, contextual effect analysis, and cross-level interactions. Worked examples are provided for SAS, SPSS, and R.
April 15 | 10–11:30 a.m.
Michael Petillo, Evaluator, Southwest Health Equity Research Collaborative
Qualitative data analysis software (QDAS) such as NVivo can assist researchers with coding, organizing, analyzing, visualizing, and storing qualitative data from interviews, focus groups, social media, and more. This workshop will provide beginner users with an overview of NVivo features, tools and techniques that can save time and strengthen results.
RIC Pre-recorded workshops
For a list of RIC pre-recorded workshops, please visit the RIC Pre-Recorded Workshops page.