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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 and workshops 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.

 

Date Event
May 1
Centre on Aging Spring Research Symposium, 8:45am-4:00pm Brodie Centre, Bannatyne Campus
May 2
Centre on Aging Symposium Workshop: 9:00am-2:30pm, Marshall McLuhan Hall (University Centre)
May 4                                
Applied Health Science Research Day
May 10 Health, Leisure & Human Performance Research Institute Research Day, Active Living Centre Agora, Fort Garry Campus 8:00am-4:30pm

 

 

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 are:

·       College of Nursing

·       Faculty of Kinesiology & Recreation Management

·       Faculty of Education

·       Centre on Aging

 

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 17. Registration for each workshop will close 24 hours prior to the beginning of the workshop. Space is limited.

 

SRTI 2017 Workshop Schedule

 

Registration link click to navigate to registration page

 

 

Foundations of Literature Searching

 

Wednesday, May 3, 2:30-4:30 pm

Gold Computer Lab, Elizabeth Dafoe Library

Presenters

Ms. Lisa Demczuk, Librarian for College of Nursing

Mr. Kyle Feenstra, Librarian for Education

Ms. Sarah Clark, Librarian for Kinesiology and 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. **This workshop will be repeated on May 4th.

Max number of participants=14

 

 

Foundations of Literature Searching

 

Thursday, May 4, 9:30-11:30 am

Gold Computer Lab, Elizabeth Dafoe Library

Presenters

 

Ms. Lisa Demczuk, Librarian for College of Nursing

Mr. Kyle Feenstra, Librarian for Education

Ms. Sarah Clark, Librarian for Kinesiology and 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. **This workshop will be a repeated of the workshop on May 3rd.

Max number of participants=14

 

 

Introduction to Systematic Reviews

 

Wednesday, May 4, 1:00-3:00 pm

Room 218 Helen Glass Centre

Presenter

 

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

 

 

Description

This session will provide an introduction to systematic reviews by providing an overview of why systematic reviews are important and overview of different review types and the basic steps involved in conducting a systematic review.

Max number of participants=25

 

 

Tips on Being a Successful Research Assistant

 

Monday, May 8, 1:00-2:30 pm

Room 220 Active Living Centre (Cibinel Boardroom)

Presenters

 

Mr. Scott Kehler, Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

Ms. Jennifer Watt, Faculty of Education

Ms. Erin Scott, Department of Sociology

Ms. Rachel Mangiacotti, College of Nursing

 

 

Description

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

Max number of participants = 25

 

 

Introduction to SPSS

 

Friday, May 12: 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Room 394 Helen Glass Centre

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.

Max number of participants=25

 

 

Excel for Research Management

 

Thursday, May 18, 10:00-11:30 am

Gold Lab, Elizabeth Dafoe Library

Presenters

 

Ms. Sarah Clark, Libraries

Dr. Todd Duhamel, Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

 

  

Description

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

Max number of participants = 14

 

 

Introduction to Research Project Management

 

Friday, May 19, 9:00-10:30am

Room 216 Tier Building

Presenters

 

Ms. Nicole Dunn, Associate Director (Research), Centre on Aging

Ms. Mary Ann Nurmi, Research Coordinator, College of Nursing


   

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.

Max number of participants = 15

 

 

Conducting Research with Older Adults

 

Thursday, May 25, 9:00-10:30am

Room 216 Tier Building

Presenter

 

Ms. Nicole Dunn, Associate Director (Research), Centre on Aging

 

 

Description

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

Max number of participants = 15

 

 

Ethics Involving Human Subjects

 

Tuesday, May 23, 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Room 218 Helen Glass Centre

Presenter

 

Mr. James Plohman, Research Coordinator, MCNHR

 

 

Description

This presentation will focus on describing the basic ethical principles and guidelines for conducting research involving humans as outlined in the governing document: “Tri-Council Policy Statement: 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.

Max number of participants=25

 

 

Conducting Research in Schools

 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

1:00-2:30 pm

Room 228 Education Building

Presenters

 

Dr. Charlotte Enns, Professor and Associate Dean (Graduate Programs & Research), Faculty of Education

Ms Alison Wells-Dyck, Instructor and PhD Candidate, Faculty of Education


    

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.

Max number of participants = 15

 

 

Staying Organized During Systematic Reviews

 

Monday, May 29, 9:00-10:30 am

Room 218 Helen Glass Centre for Nursing

Presenters

 

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

Ms. Lisa Demczuk, Nursing Liaison Librarian, College of Nursing

   

Description

This session will provide practical tips to help you stay organized during a systematic review and draws on lessons learned from those doing systematic reviews.

Max number of participants=25

 

 

Introduction to NVivo

 

Thursday, June 1, 1:00-2:30 pm

Room 220 Active Living Centre (Cibinel Boardroom)

Presenter

 

Dr. Fenton, Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

 

 

Description

An introduction to using NVivo for qualitative data management and analysis.

Max number of participants = 25

 

 

Indigenous Research

 

Monday, June 5, 1:00-2:30 pm

Room 326 Education Building

Presenters

 

Dr. Myrle Ballard, Post-Doctoral Fellow, College of Nursing

Dr. Heather McRae, Community Indigenous Scholar, Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreational Management

            

Description

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

Max number of participants = 16

 

 

Qualitative Interviewing & Focus Groups

 

Tuesday, June 6, 9:00-10:30am

Room 335 Isbister Building

Presenter

 

Dr. Kristin Reynolds, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology

 

Description

In this workshop, we will describe qualitative approaches to data collection and analysis. Particular attention will be paid to interview and focus group data collection methods. In addition to the provision of didactic material, attendees will have the opportunity to complete hands-on activities related to qualitative data analysis.

Max number of participants = 35

 

 

Online Surveys

 

Wednesday, June 7, 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Room 394 Helen Glass Centre

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 to demonstrate the steps that must be followed when online survey software.

 

Max number of participants=25

 

 

NVivo – Practice Session and Advanced Methods

 

Tuesday, June 13, 10:00-11:30 am

Room 220 Active Living Centre (Cibinel Boardroom)

Presenter

 

Ms. Kelsey Johansen, Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

 

 

Description

This workshop will include a short presentation on advanced uses of NVivo, and then be open as a trouble-shooting and practical session. Participants are asked to bring their own laptop with either the trial or full-version of NVivo installed.

Max number of participants = 25

 

 

Preparing a Manuscript for Publishing

 

Thursday, June 15, 1:00-3:00 pm

Room 326 Education Building

Presenters

 

Dr. Melanie Janzen, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education

Dr. Diana McMillan, Associate Professor, College of Nursing

Dr. Jonathan Singer, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreational Management

Ms Miriam Unruh, Director, Academic Learning Centre

 

     

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.

Max number of participants = 25

 

 

Advanced SPSS

 

Monday, June 19, 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Room 394 Helen Glass Centre

Presenter

 

Mr. James Plohman, Research Coordinator, MCNHR

 

 

Description

(in process)

Max number of participants=25

 

 

Creating Poster Presentations

 

Tuesday, June 20, 1:00-2:00 pm

Room 220 Active Living Centre (Cibinel Boardroom)

Presenter

 

Dr. Gordon Giesbrecht, Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

 

 

Description

How to create effective poster presentations for research events.

Max number of participants = 25

 

 

How to Create a Great Presentation

 

Thursday, June 22, 10:00-11:00 am

Room 220 Active Living Centre (Cibinel Boardroom)

Presenter

 

Mr. Garrick Kozier, Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

 

 

Description

This workshop is about how to effectively communicate research through presentations. It will include information on types of programs available for creating good presentations, how to design a presentation, and tips on presenting to an audience.

Max number of participants = 25