Research Appreciation Week Schedule of Events

  • Monday, April 3

    23rd Annual Awards Luncheon

    11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., Blue Room, Sutton Hall

    This invitation-only event recognizes and celebrates outstanding research by faculty and graduate students and commitment to sponsored research by faculty and staff.

    Introduction to R

    4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m., Stabley 201

    R is a free, open-source, and powerful programmed-based statistical package that has increased in popularity in recent years. The purpose of this workshop is to provide a basic conceptual overview of R and to familiarize users with some rudimentary functions of the program such as importing data, creating variables and data frames, and producing measures of central tendency and dispersion. We will also demonstrate how to visualize data through various packages available in R. The workshop is intended for individuals with no experience using R or other programming software. Attendees will have the opportunity to work hands-on with a dummy dataset. Presented by Derek Hanely, Jaeyong Choi, and Paul Hawkins of the Applied Research Lab.

    11th Annual Women in Mathematics, Science, and Technology Program

    4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m., Weyandt Hall, first floor

    Join the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics for a poster session presenting research of IUP's women in STEM fields. The student awards ceremony is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. in 107 Weyandt. 

    Sit Down and Write at IUP

    Week-long Event, April 3–7

    Modeled after the “Shut Up & Write” initiative that started in San Francisco, this is a way to make dedicated writing time for your research and scholarship. Keep yourself accountable and schedule one hour of uninterrupted time during research appreciation week to just write something about your work. Pick the time, place, and day that will work for you and schedule your writing time. When you are done, tweet your progress or the topic of your writing to #SDAWIUP so we can see the power of this virtual writing movement at IUP.

    Tuesday, April 4

    Undergraduate Scholars Forum

    8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., HUB and Cogswell Hall

    Stop by to see the undergraduate research posters and presentations. Please see the Undergraduate Scholars Forum website for details. The full program will be available there soon.

    Introduction to SPSS

    4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m., Stabley 201

    IBM’s Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) 24 is a program that can be used to store and analyze data. It is available to all IUP students and faculty. This workshop will provide a basic overview of the SPSS interface and data entry process. This will include a review of the layout of SPSS (e.g., data view vs. variable view), the functions of numerous menus and icons, and the workspace (e.g., data editor, syntax editor, and output viewer). Emphasis will be placed on the best practices for setting up your dataset, creating variables and manipulating data to ensure organization and efficiency during the course of a research project. A brief introduction to performing preliminary analysis (e.g., descriptive statistics and visualization via graphs), and working with syntax will also be provided. Participants will be actively engaged in the software’s interface to help facilitate understanding of the material. This workshop is designed primarily for individuals who have little or no exposure to SPSS. Presented by Chris Metzger and Paul Hawkins of the Applied Research Lab.

    Wednesday, April 5

    Graduate Scholars Forum

    9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., HUB and Cogswell Hall

    Stop by to see the graduate student research posters and presentations. Please see the Graduate Scholars Forum website for details. The full program will be available there soon.

    Scholars Forum Awards Ceremony and
    Three-Minute Thesis Final Competition

    1:00–2:30 p.m., HUB Ohio Room

    Join the university provost and college deans as we recognize the outstanding research and scholarship of IUP students and announce this year’s Undergraduate and G raduate Scholars Forum award winners. Also, watch as the finalists for the Three-Minute Thesis event compete on stage, and a winner is chosen.

    Thursday, April 6

    Kuali Research Demo

    2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m., Research Institute Conference Room

    IUP has recently implemented Kuali Research, a web-based Grants Management System. Join us for a demonstration and let the RI team show you how to access, view, and approve grant proposals in Kuali Research. We have discontinued the use of the old “sneaker net” process of securing signatures on the paper authorization form and are now using the electronic routing functionality in Kuali. No more walking across campus to get signatures, and it’s web-based! If time permits, we will provide a “sneak peek” into the next (expected) phases, including dashboard reports. 

    Introduction to NVivo

    4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m., Stabley 201

    NVivo 11 is software used to assist in the management, organization, and analysis of semi-structured or unstructured data. Examples of these types of data include historical documents, memos, transcripts from interviews and focus groups, and audio/video files. NVivo is available to all faculty and students at IUP. In this workshop, we will introduce users to the NVivo interface, review key functions such as creating a project, importing data, developing a coding system, and performing basic analyses. Participants will have the opportunity to work hands-on with the preliminary analysis of a semi-structured data source. This workshop is intended for those who have no prior knowledge or experience using NVivo. Presnted by Mallory Smith and Paul Hawkins of the Applied Research Lab.

    Friday, April 7

    SelectedWorks @ IUP: Create a Compelling Online Scholarly Identity, Share Scholarship, and Measure Impact

    12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m., Stabley 101

    In honor of Research Week, faculty will learn how to collect, preserve, and make visible pre-prints, working papers, journal articles, dissertations, master's theses, conference proceedings, presentations, streaming media files, data sets, images, and more in the Knowledge Repository @ IUP.

    Introduction to Qualtrics

    1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m., Stabley 201

    The Qualtrics survey platform is the most extensively used customer experience software in the world. It is available to all IUP employees and students. It can be used to generate analyzable data through the administration of online surveys and questionnaires. In this interactive workshop, we will introduce the major components of Qualtrics, including how to create a project, generate and customize survey questions, create a panel of email addresses, and analyze and export data. This workshop is intended to give participants a basic introduction to the process of creating and executing surveys and subsequently analyzing data using Qualtrics. Presented by Larissa Bray and Paul Hawkins of the Applied Research Lab.

    Searching for Student Grant Funding

    2:00 p.m.–2:40 p.m., Stabley 101

    A review of funding opportunities available to IUP graduate students will be presented, including internal and external sources of funding. Information on student research grants, student travel funds, databases, and useful websites for grant seekers will be included.

    Preventing Plagiarism

    2:50 p.m.–3:30 p.m., Stabley 101

    Information covered will include the different types of plagiarism that are most commonly identified in theses and dissertations, including self-plagiarism, paraphrasing versus quoting, and proper in-text citations and references. An overview of how iThenticate software is utilized to detect instances of plagiarism will also be presented.