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Summer Research Training Institute

 

The Summer Research Training Institute is based on a partnership between the College of Nursing, Faculty of Kinesiology & Recreation Management, Faculty of Education, and the Centre on Aging. This program will offer a variety of workshops designed to provide introductory research skills and knowledge for students, research assistants, research staff, and faculty members. Any faculty member or researcher, his/her students and research staff that are affiliated with any of the partnering faculties and unit may participate in the Summer Research Training Institute.

 

The Summer Research Training Institute is comprised of a combination of research events, workshops, and on-line resources held in May and June. This will provide exposure to a wide variety of experiences related to research.

 

 

RESEARCH EVENTS

 

There are a number of research events held during May and June. Below is a list of related events. Each event requires a separate registration that is managed separate from the Summer Research Training Institute.

 

Eligibility: These events are open to anyone.

 

Registration: Please visit each event website to register and for more information.

  

ONLINE RESOURCES

 

•    FIPPA/PHIA Training
•    CORE
•    Research Integrity (Register through UM Learn)
•    Dataverse
•    Environmental Health & Safety Training

 

RESEARCH WORKSHOPS

 

There are a number of workshops offered through May and June. Eligible registrants may attend as many workshops as you wish.

 

Eligibility: You must be affiliated with one of the partnering faculties or unit to attend any of the Summer Research Training Institute workshops. Partnering faculties and units are:

·       College of Nursing

·       Faculty of Kinesiology & Recreation Management

·       Faculty of Education

·       Centre on Aging

 

If you are not affiliated with one of the above units and want to attend, please contact Nicole Dunn.
 

 

Registration: All workshops are FREE to attend and require registration. See each workshop below to register for each workshop. Registration for May workshops will open Monday, April 22. Registration for each workshop will close 24 hours prior to the beginning of the workshop. Space is limited.

 

 

 

 


Tips for Success as a Research Assistant
Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 1:00 – 2:30 pm
238 Investors Group Athletic Centre

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Presenters
Rebecca Balakrishnan, Faculty of Education
Sidrah Khawaja, College of Nursing
Carrie Peters, Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management
Erin Scott, Centre on Aging & Faculty of Education

Description
Current graduate students will present their tips on being a successful research assistant.
 

Foundations in Literature Searching
Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 9:30- 11:30am
Brown Computer Lab, Elizabeth Dafoe Library


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Presenters
Ms. Laurie Blanchard, Librarian for Nursing
Mr. Cody Fullerton, Librarian for Education
Ms. Sarah Clark, Librarian for Kinesiology & Recreation Management

Description
In this workshop, we will cover skills in developing a literature search strategy as well as how to manage the literature. There will be an opportunity to test your skills in a computer lab. Literature search examples will be given from nursing, education, kinesiology, recreation, and gerontology/geriatrics.

What Are Systematic Reviews and How Are They Different from Traditional Literature Reviews?
Friday, May 10, 2019 at 9:00-10:00am
Room 210 Helen Glass Centre


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Presenter
Ms. Diane Cepanec, Senior Research Manager, College of Nursing & MCNHR

Description
This session will focus on the differences between a systematic review and a traditional literature review. This session is meant to provide participants with a beginning level understanding of some of the terminology associated with systematic reviews and an overview of the methodological steps involved in doing a systematic review.

Introduction to SPSS
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 9:00am-12:00noon
Room 394 Helen Glass Centre


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Presenter
Mr. James Plohman, Research Coordinator, MCNHR

Description
This hands-on introductory workshop will provide participants with an overview of quantitative data analysis using SPSS software. Participants will learn how to utilize SPSS by creating an SPSS dataset and entering data. Participants will also learn how to select and run procedures in SPSS including charts, descriptive statistics, parametric and non-parametric tests, correlations and cross tabulations.

Managing Your References Using Mendeley
Tuesday May 14, 2019 at 1:00-2:30 pm
Room 394 Helen Glass Centre


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Presenter
Ms. Laurie Blanchard, Nursing Liaison Librarian, College of Nursing

Description
This session will provide an overview of citation management software, focusing on Mendeley, a freely available citation management software to help you store and organize your references and PDFs, automatically generate reference list, and incorporate citations while writing in Mi-crosoft Word.

So that we can do some hands-on during the workshop, please sign up for a Mendeley account in advance of the workshop and you are encouraged to bring your laptop with Mendeley installed. Instructions can be found here.

Indigenous Research
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 1:00-2:30pm
Room 327 Education Building


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Presenters
Dr. Amy Farrell-Morneau, Assistant Professor Curriculum, Teaching and Learning for Education (CTL)
Dr. Brian Rice, Associate Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

Description
This workshop will provide perspectives from different disciplines regarding the process of conduction research with Indigenous individuals and within Indigenous communities.

Excel for Research Management
Friday, May 17, 2019 at 10:00 – 11:30 am
Gold Computer Lab, Elizabeth Dafoe Library


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Presenter
Ms. Sarah Clark, Libraries

Description
An overview on how to use Microsoft Excel for effective research management.

Introduction to NVivo
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 9:00am – 12:00noon
220 Active Living Centre (Cibinel Boardroom)


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Presenter
Dr. Fenton Litwiller, Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

Description
This session will introduce the foundations of qualitative research and the qualitative data analysis software Nvivo. Participants are asked to bring their own laptop with either the trial or full version of NVIvo installed.

Introduction to Research Project Management
Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 9:00-11:00am
Room 214 Tier Building


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Presenter
Ms. Nicole Dunn, Associate Director, Centre on Aging

Description
This workshop will provide practical information and tips for those who are managing a research project. Based on the principals of project management, we will explore strategies, tools, and basic skills to manage any sized research project through the research process.

Ethics Involving Human Subjects
Tuesday, May 23, 2019 at 1:00-3:00 pm
Room 218 Helen Glass Centre

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Presenters
Mr. James Plohman, Research Coordinator, MCNHR
Ms. Pinar Eskicioglu, Human Ethics Coordinator

Description
This presentation will focus on describing the basic ethical principles and guidelines for conduct-ing research involving humans as outlined in the governing document: “Tri-Council Policy State-ment: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans”. During this seminar, I will describe how these ethical principles should be practically applied when designing your research protocol. Helpful tips will be provided to assist seminar attendees in preparing a good application to the Education and Nursing Research Ethics Board.

Conducting Research with Older Adults
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 9:00-10:30am
Room 216 Tier Building


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Presenter
Ms. Nicole Dunn, Associate Director, Centre on Aging

Description
This workshop will provide an introduction to conducting research with older adults including practical considerations.

Conducting Research in Schools
Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 10:00-11:30 am
Room 327 Education Building


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Presenters
Dr. Francine Morin, Associate Dean, Undergraduate and Professor Curriculum, Teaching and Learning for Education (CTL)
Dr. Charlotte Enns,  Professor Educational Administration, Foundations & Psychology (EAF&P)

Description
This workshop will discuss the unique benefits and challenges of conducting research in school contexts. Ethical concerns will be discussed and recommendations for researchers will be provided.

Online Surveys
Monday, June 3, 2019 at 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Room 394 Helen Glass Centre

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Presenter
Mr. James Plohman, Research Coordinator, MCNHR

Description
Online Surveys are a popular tool used by researchers for data collection. In the first half of this workshop, I will explore the many issues that must be considered when designing and implementing an online survey including ethical considerations, question design, and survey delivery. I will also discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using this form of data collection over other survey methods. In the second half of the workshop, you will setup and deploy a sample online survey.

Qualitative Interviewing & Focus Groups
Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 9:30-11:30am
Room 214 Tier Building

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Presenter
Dr. Stephanie Chesser, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Centre on Aging

Description
In this workshop, we will delve into the logistical and practical considerations involved with conducting qualitative interviews and focus groups. Some of the topics to be covered in this session will include: power dynamics and consent, rapport building, location selection and schedul-ing, creating question guides, the use of technology, and dealing with unexpected situations in interviews and/or focus groups.

How Do I Make Sense of It All?: Strategies for Extracting and Synthesizing Research Literature
Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 1:00-2:30pm
Room 218 Helen Glass Centre

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Presenter
Dr. Lynda Balneaves, Associate Professor, College of Nursing

Description
Confronted with a stack of articles that you’re trying to make sense of for a course? Thinking about beginning your literature review for your research project or thesis? Learning how to pull out key information from the literature in a structured manner will help you more efficiently and effectively summarize and synthesize the latest research. This workshop will review a systematic method of extracting information from published and unpublished material to assist students in synthesizing the literature for their thesis/research project. Key strategies for writing a coherent synthesis based on the literature will also be reviewed.

Advanced SPSS
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 9:00am-12:00pm
Room 394 Helen Glass Centre

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Presenter
Mr. James Plohman, Research Coordinator, MCNHR

Description
This session will build upon the skills learned in the Introductory SPSS Workshop to conduct mul-tivariate data analysis using “The 7 Steps of Data Analysis”. This session will use binary logistic regression modelling as the example of multivariate data analysis.

Preparing a Manuscript for Publication
Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 1:00-2:30pm
Room 327 Education Building


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Presenters
Dr. Diana McMillan, Associate Professor, College of Nursing
Ms. Miriam Unruh, Instructor, Academic Learning Centre
Dr. Jonathan Singer, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreational Management
Dr. Thomas Falkenberg, Associate Dean, Graduate Programs and Research and Professor Curricu-lum, Teaching and Learning for Education (CTL)

Description
Panelists from a variety of different disciplines will share their experiences and tips regarding the academic writing process, including planning, drafting, revising, and responding to reviewers.

Creating Great Research Presentations
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 2:00-3:00 pm
220 Active Living Centre (Cibinel Boardroom)


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Presenter
Dr. Gordon Giesbrecht, Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

Description
This session will help you to give a vibrant, compelling and valuable presentation of your work; this relates to poster, slide, or simple lecture presentations.

Areas of consideration include:
  • Create an informative but interesting title.
  • How to start a presentation, AND HOW NOT TO!
  • How to build a logical, sequential presentation that brings the consumer through your research adventure.
  • Importance of being clear and concise.
  • Use of color and contrast in visual presentations.
  • How to pick what is important from all your data.
  • How to make sure the consumer gets the main practical points of your work.

Remember, if no one consumes or remembers your work, "you haven’t done it."