Facilitating undergraduate research: In collaboration with the Department of Political Science and Lehigh Library and Technology Services, the IR department launches its new Accessible Research Tools workshop series this fall. The workshops are open to all majors and will benefit undergraduates interested in developing essential research skills.
USE AND MISUSE OF OPINION SURVEYS
September 28, 4:10—5:40pm, Maginnes 203
with Saladin Ambar and Dinissa Duvanova
This election season we are bombarded by public opinion survey results. Often times, pundits’ interpretations of these are confusing and contradictory. The workshop discuses the basic elements of survey research methods and practices that will help students navigate the sea of survey results. We will discuss challenges to polls’ validity and reliability.
INTRO TO QUALTRICS: TOOLS TO BUILD YOUR OWN SURVEY
October 26, 4:10—5:40pm, Maginnes 203
with Judd Hark and Dinissa Duvanova
Want to poll your friends and classmates on a topic? There are a lot of do-it-yourself tools to pick from. Lehigh students have access to some of the best research tools used by scientists to conduct survey research. This workshop introduces students to Qualtrics online survey tool that allows one to build, administer, and analyze their own surveys.
HOW TO SPEAK WITH NUMBERS: USING EXCEL FOR EASY STATS
November 30, 4:10—5:40pm, Maginnes 203
with Dinissa Duvanova
Thanks to the Internet we have an easy access to quantitative information on any imaginable subject. How to make sense of this enormous amount of quantitative data? How to make these data speak a story one can relate to? You do not need to be stats savvy to make use of numbers. This workshop discusses few simple quantitative description and analysis techniques accessible to every student.