CRASE Statistics and Methods Camp

Building and Sustaining a Research Program using Mixed Methods

Monday Morning, May 20th 9 a.m.– 12 p.m.

Designed for researchers at all stages of their careers and fields of research, this workshop focused on how to implement a mixed methods approach to creating research that is programmatic and generative. During the workshop, participants: (1) Honed in on their research priorities; (2) Created a storyboard of their research arc; (3) Learned different mixed methods designs and how they can be used in mapping career trajectory; and (4) Learned about multiple types of methods and make decisions on how and when to use them appropriately. Regardless of career stage, it is important to think through your research agenda sequentially but with flexibility. This holistic approach to research methods helped augment faculty research programs and career trajectories.

Dr. Christine Yeh, Professor of Counseling Psychology at the School of Education, has taught mixed methods and completed numerous projects employing a sequential mixed methods design.

Qualitative Research Methods Refresher

Monday Afternoon, May 20th 1–4 p.m.

This workshop focused on qualitative data analysis was designed for faculty who have collected (or are about to collect) qualitative data and are trying to figure out what to do next. The first half of the workshop covered popularly used data analysis methods such as grounded theory, thematic analysis, and discourse analysis. Participants did some initial analysis using a “data session” model often used by discourse/conversation analysts (but really can be used by anyone doing qualitative coding). The second half of the workshop covered some technologies for qualitative analysis with special emphasis on Dedoose: a cloud-based (and desktop) qualitative data analysis software that is reasonably priced and allows for team coding.

Dr. Evelyn Ho, Professor of Communication Studies, has taught qualitative research and led numerous interdisciplinary projects using qualitative methods.

Creating Surveys Using Qualtrics

Tuesday Morning, May 21st 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

This workshop covered how to get started in using Qualtrics; a software program that allows you to create surveys quickly and easily using both open and close ended types of questions. Surveys can be distributed easily and data can be downloaded in a variety of formats. Qualtrics is more powerful than Google Forms and its menus allow you to create different questions and responses, score and recode data. With the click of a button you can see your results or download data for analysis in Excel, SPSS, etc. In this workshop, faculty spend time creating surveys according to their research needs.

Dr. Saera Khan, Professor of Psychology, has taught how to use Qualtrics for research to her undergraduates in her advanced research methods course and in her social cognition lab.

ANOVA and MANOVA Refresher

Tuesday Afternoon, May 21st 1– 4 p.m.

ANOVA (Analysis of Variance) and MANOVA (Multivariate Analysis of Variance) are statistical analyses frequently used in many disciplines of research. They allow researchers to compare meaningful group differences to reveal similarities and disparities exist among groups to inform policy, educational, and public health practices, to name a few. This workshop refreshed basic concepts of ANOVA and MANOVA and took participants step by step to gain familiarity with these statistical skills through SPSS.

Dr. Hsiu-Lan Cheng, Associate Professor in Counseling Psychology at the School of Education, has taught research methods and statistical analyses across multiple levels of graduate student courses.

No-Shame Revise and Resubmit Workshop

Wednesday, April 24, 1:30–3:00 p.m.
Malloy Hall 230

Has a manuscript rejection or revision ever felt overwhelming or disheartening? This workshop helped participants develop strategies for tackling manuscript revisions now or in the future. Workshop facilitators walked attendees through revision letter templates and provided tips for tackling revision in a no-shame, supportive environment.

This workshop was led by Erin Grinshteyn (Assistant Professor, School of Nursing and Health Professions) and Christine Yeh (CRASE Co-Director and Professor, School of Education).

Closing Reception: Faculty Responses to Limning the Liminal by Jenifer Wofford

Wednesday, April 10, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Thacher Gallery

During this closing reception, USF faculty responded to Jenifer Wofford: Limning the Liminal, which ranged in subject matter, from Filipina nurses, WWII comfort women, to the aftermath of Pacific Rim earthquakes. Perspectives incorporate personal history and stories, scholarly analysis, and creative expression. Presenters include Professors Monisha Bajaj (International and Multicultural Education), Omar Miranda (English), Dean Rader (English), Evelyn Rodriguez (Sociology), and Ronald Sundstrom (Philosophy).

Going Public with It: Blogging for Social Justice

Wednesday, March 27 12–2 p.m.
UC 402/403

In this faculty workshop, Huffington Post blogger and USF Professor Rick Ayers shared writing prompts and exercises to discuss your scholarly interests in the format of a blog post. During the two-hour session, faculty received plenty of tips and had time to brainstorm, develop ideas, and begin writing.

Yes I will talk to that reporter! Engaging with the Media as a Faculty Expert

Wednesday, March 20 12:30 p.m.–2 p.m.
UC 503

CRASE and USF Media Relations presented a media training workshop to help faculty feel more comfortable with the media and more effective in communicating your message with impact. This workshop provided tools to be prepared to speak strategically, knowledgeably and succinctly.

Spring Break Online Writing Challenge

March 11–March 15

This community-oriented event connected USF faculty to meet your writing goals. Faculty received daily reminder emails with tips and tricks, wrote for 20-30 minutes a day, and shared your progress with others participating in the challenge.

Human Rights Academic Circle Luncheon with Andre Keet

Thursday February 14, 11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
Lo Schiavo Getty Study

The luncheon with Andre Keet, a trained teacher and educator and former deputy chief executive officer of the South African Human Rights Commission, was held on Thursday February 14, 11:45a to 1:15p in the Getty Study (LS 104).

Helen Sword: Writing with Pleasure

Thursday, February 28, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
McLaren 252

In this workshop for academic writers who aspire to bring more “air & light & time & space” into their own writing practice, Helen Sword made an evidence-based case for recuperating pleasure as a legitimate (and indeed crucial) academic emotion.

Manuel Pastor in Conversation with Marisa Lagos: What the Bay Area Tells us about America’s Hopeful Future

Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 3:45–5:00 p.m.
Gleeson Library – Monihan Atrium

Manuel Pastor, author of State of Resistance: What California’s Dizzying Descent and Remarkable Resurgence Mean for America’s Future, discussed his book and responded to the CRASE blog issue “Bright Future or Cautionary Tale? How the Bay Area Shapes the Future of the U.S.” where faculty across the university discuss recent social, legal, technological and environmental transformations in the Bay Area, some of which represent progress and others that signal deeper challenges moving forward.

Dr. Manuel Pastor is a professor of sociology and American studies and ethnicity at the University of Southern California, where he also serves as director of the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity and as co-director of USC’s Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration. Dr. Pastor has received Guggenheim and Fulbright fellowships as well as the 2012 Wally Marks Changemaker of the Year award from the Liberty Hill Foundation in Los Angeles. He currently holds the Turpanjian Chair in Civil Society and Social Change at USC and lives in Los Angeles.

Marisa Lagos reports on state politics for the KQED California Politics and Government Desk, which uses radio, television and online mediums to explore the latest news in California’s Capitol and dig deeper into political influence in the Golden State. Lagos also appears on a weekly podcast analyzing the week’s political news. Before joining KQED, Lagos worked at the San Francisco Examiner and Los Angeles Times, and, most recently, for nine years at the San Francisco Chronicle where she covered San Francisco City Hall and state politics, focusing on the California legislature, governor, budget and criminal justice.

All Day Writing Event with the Editor

Saturday Feb. 2, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Zief Law Library – Terrace Room

During this All-Day Writing Event, participants had the opportunity to work with an editor for a 20-minute session. As usual, for each hour we wrote for 45 minutes and took a 15-minute break, and throughout the day, participants met with the editor for feedback.

This event was co-sponsored by the School of Nursing and Health Professions.

How to Package Your Big Ideas in Small Grants

Wednesday, November 14, 12–3 p.m.
Malloy 405

This interactive workshop, facilitated by Don Campbell (Office of Contracts and Grants) and Crystal Herron (experienced grant editor), was designed to help you understand how to write small grants. Participants learned what to do before you start writing, how to write and revise your proposal, and even how to deal with rejection. During the workshop, faculty set up a SPIN account to receive alerts about funding opportunities and developed a plan and outline for their next proposal.

All-Day Writing Event

Friday, November 9, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Malloy 230

All-Day Writing Event

Saturday, October 20, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Zief Law Library – 201 Terrace Room

No-Shame Stats Refresher

Friday, October 19, 12–3 p.m.
Gleeson 220

This workshop was designed for faculty who are familiar with statistics, through graduate school or research literature, but needed a refresher on key concepts and procedures. Some of the statistics topics included: Correlation models, chi-square, ANOVA, regression, and t-tests. Hsiu-Lan Cheng, Associate Professor in School of Education, has taught all levels of statistical analysis.

Academic Freedom in Dangerous Times: A Panel Discussion

Wednesday, October 10, 3:30–5 p.m.
Zief Law Library – 201 Terrace Room

University faculty face a national climate of rising intolerance and a widening partisan gap in perception of the value and impact of higher education. We have witnessed a steady decline in higher ed’s commitment to the protections of tenure, even as Information technology and social media play a new and unpredictable role in public perception of faculty work.

In these politically volatile times, how can faculty work together to preserve and sustain the values of academic freedom?

Panelists included Aysha Hidayatullah (Theology and Religious Studies), Brandi Lawless (Communications), and Stephen Zunes (Politics), and the event will be moderated by Michael Rozendal (Rhetoric and Language). This event was co-sponsored by the Tracy Seeley Center for Teaching Excellence and the Center for Research, Artistic and Scholarly Excellence.

All-Day Writing Event

Friday, September 28, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Zief Law Library – 201 Terrace Room

Developing a Five-Year Plan

Friday, September 21, 12–2 p.m.
Malloy 230

Designed for early-career faculty, this interactive workshop provided a framework and tools to create a five-year plan to help you achieve your professional goals in the academy. Participants had time to begin making their five-year plan. The workshop was facilitated by Michelle Millar, Associate Professor in the School of Management and Genevieve Negrón-Gonzales, Associate Professor in the School of Education.

Pecha Kucha Challenge & Happy Hour

Thursday, September 6, 3 – 5 p.m.
Fromm Hall – Maraschi Room

During this event, faculty presenters talked about their scholarly work in a highly visual and fast-paced Pecha Kucha style.

Our featured presenters included:

  • Byron Au Yong, College of Arts and Sciences, Performing Arts and Social Justice
  • Lara Bazelon, School of Law
  • Alessandra Cassar, College of Arts and Sciences, Economics
  • Barbara Sattler, School of Nursing and Health Professions, Masters in Public Health Program
  • Sumer Seiki, School of Education, Teacher Education
  • Aparna Venkatesan, College of Arts and Sciences, Physics and Astronomy
  • Neil Walshe, School of Management, Organization, Leadership and Communication

CRASE Summer All-Day Writing Events

Thursday, June 14, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thursday, July 12, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thursday, August 9, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.