Research Workshops

The Center for Research is hosting a series of workshops each month of the Spring semester from 4:00-5:00 PM. Workshops have limited seating. To register, please email research@westga.edu. Additional materials and information will be sent to registered participants. The goal of these workshops each semester is to support the research and improve the data analysis skills of the participants. Throughout the year we will be covering a wide range of topics on quantitative and qualitative research methods, data analysis, and visualizations. Faculty, staff, and students are all welcome.

  • February 21st: Using ICPSR Data for Research: Resources, Search, Download, and Analysis Presented by Dr. Sooho Lee
    Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) is known as one of the greatest data repositories, maintaining a data archive of more than 500,000 files of research in the social sciences, with 16 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields. This could be an excellent resource for your research. In this workshop, we will discuss how to search ideas, to download/analyze data, and more.
  • March 28th: Analyzing Qualitative Data! Presented by Dr. Emily McKendry-Smith
    Do you have qualitative data? Interviews, field notes, content for your content analysis? Let’s analyze it! This workshop will give an overview of qualitative analysis, including organizing qualitative data, coding, identifying and developing themes, writing memos, and developing analysis. Both the grounded theory or constant comparative perspective and other perspectives will be covered.
  • April 18th: Getting Past Reviewer 2: A Process for Revise and Resubmit Responses Presented by Dr. Chapman Rackaway
    Getting and dealing with proposed revisions to submitted manuscripts is a part of every academic’s life. And it can be hard to reconcile different perspectives from multiple reviewers to come up with a cohesive revision for resubmission. Dr. Rackaway will share his process for summarizing, analyzing, and deploying a revision plan for revise and resubmit requests on manuscripts.