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graduate college workshops Workshops Offered This Semester

Spring 2015


Brown Bag Series


Graduate Student's Library Survival Guide

Learn the secrets of successful graduate students.  In just one hour, you will understand effective research, time management, database tricks and library services you never knew existed.

Workshop covers advanced library usage of databases, finding the correct sources, the reference section, identifying important articles through citation analysis, searching other libraries and more.

Friday, February 6; 1:00-2:30 p.m.

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IRB Survival Skills

Everything you ever wanted to know, or didn't realize you needed to know, about the process of submitting an IRB Application at Texas State.
How,
What,
Where,
When,
and
Why does it take so long? We are here to help — grad students, faculty supervising thesis or dissertations, faculty or staff researchers — understand the process from A-Z so they can submit well-prepared applications that get approved on the first review.

Friday, February 13; 1:00-2:00 p.m.

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RSS, Journal Alerts, & Other Tools for Long-term Research

Manage your information gathering for long-term research projects such as dissertations, theses, and semester long papers easier and more efficient with database tools such as journal alerts, and RSS feeds.  In this session you will learn how to set up an RSS feed reader (if you don’t have one yet) and be introduced to advanced features in research databases to help you keep track of the latest literature in your field.

Friday, February 27; 1:00-2:30 p.m.

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A Complementary and Comparative Look at Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods

This Brown Bag will focus on the foundations of qualitative and quantitative research methods and practice applying these methods to several research questions. In our analysis of common and divergent aspects of these methods, we will emphasize how quantitative and qualitative research methods complement one another and mutually help to advance scientific inquiry.

Friday, April 3; 1:00-2:30 p.m.

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Finding Images

Need to find good quality images for your presentations or papers? Come to the Finding Images workshop to learn how use the library’s image databases, books, and public domain/open access image websites to find high quality images in all different subject areas including art, advertising, journalism, popular culture and more. Presentation tips, copyright, and tech tools will be also briefly be covered.

Monday, April 6; 10:00-12:00 p.m.

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Take Control of Social Media for your Career

Social media has quickly become a necessary part of life. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram are just a few of the tools that we now use to stay in touch with friends and family, complete school assignments, receive news and information and entertain us in our spare time. We have all encountered businesses and professional organizations in our social media usage. How do professional organizations use social media, and how can you - as a professional - leverage social media to your advantage for your career? In this brown bag session, you will learn effective ways to use social media for job hunting, developing a professional network and staying updated on trends. We’ll also discuss how to avoid the pitfalls of a social media presence, so you can put your best foot forward with your personal brand.

Wednesday, April 8; 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

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A Research Playbook: Tools to Manage the Process while Enhancing Coherence and Creativity

Have you ever made a connection between football and award winning student research? This workshop introduces The Playbook for Research Methods: Integrating conceptual frameworks and project management. Using extensive metaphors from football, the author-presenters introduce research tools which can transform writing a paper into managing a project and bring coherence and creativity to the empirical research process (purpose, literature review, conceptual framework, methods, data analysis). These connections are illustrated using examples of student research. Come and see how football and quality student research are connected! *Registration required*

Friday, April 17; 1:00-2:30 p.m.

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Thesis/Dissertation Workshops


The Graduate College Thesis/Dissertation Workshop

Have questions about your thesis or dissertation? Then this workshop is for you!

We will cover the process for writing a thesis or dissertation, from the proposal to the final submission.  We will also go over formatting, style, and how to submit your document to our office for review.

This workshop is for all students, whether just starting your document or adding the final touches.

Monday, February 9, 2015 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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The Graduate College Thesis/Dissertation Workshop

Have questions about your thesis or dissertation? Then this workshop is for you! We will cover the process for writing a thesis or dissertation, from the proposal to the final submission.  We will also go over formatting, style, and how to submit your document to our office for review.

This workshop is for all students, whether just starting your document or adding the final touches.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Please click here to register for this workshop.


The Graduate College Thesis/Dissertation Workshop

Have questions about your thesis or dissertation? Then this workshop is for you!

We will cover the process for writing a thesis or dissertation, from the proposal to the final submission.  We will also go over formatting, style, and how to submit your document to our office for review.

This workshop is for all students, whether just starting your document or adding the final touches.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Please click here to register for this workshop.