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Workshops for graduate students and other advanced researchers designed to help make your research process better, faster and smarter.

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Webinars: 2020 - 2021

2020-2021 Webinars

Evaluating Information during COVID-19: Preprints, Retractions, Politics, Rumors, and More - Erica Brody and Hillary Miller
September 16, 2020 - noon Eastern time

During the COVID-19 pandemic, how do we balance the "need for speed" with the risks of moving too fast when evaluating the quality of research to make important decisions?


Researching Globally: Search Strategy and Tips - Sergio Chaparro
October 14, 2020

Have you considered how much research is being produced outside of the United States? This webinar is intended to expose students to information resources and databases that contain international research.

APA 7th Edition: What You Need to Know - Nia Rodgers and Erin Carrillo
November 11, 2020

This webinar will introduce attendees to changes to the latest edition of the APA style manual.

Publishing a Journal Article: A Getting Started Guide for Graduate Students - Stacey Wahl, Hillary Miller, and Julie Arendt
February 3, 2021

You’ve done the research. Now it’s time to share the results by writing an article for publication. Join this interactive webinar to get started with journal authoring and publishing.

A Tale of Two Posters: Print and Digital Academic Posters - Hope Kelly, Carla-Mae Crookendale, and Eric Johnson
February 17, 2021

Help your audiences better understand your research! Learn tips for designing engaging conference posters, and configuring your content for both print and digital formats.

Secondary Data Search and Retrieval: Sources, Exports, and Imports - Nina Exner
March 17, 2021

This session will address secondary analysis steps between operationalizing the constructs and running the analysis. We will discuss extracting a dataset, finding the data and codebook in the data package, and uploading to App2Go.