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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Workshop Schedule

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Spring 2019

To register for workshops you should create an account at: 

You are encouraged to use your Star ID as your username. Please use your home address when entering address.  The workshops are free.  Do not put down anything other than the required registration fields.  Depending upon what you are registering for, it may ask for a credit card number or other identifying information - this is not needed.    


To view and/or register for one of The Center trainings:

Look for The Center for Excellence in Scholarship & Research group. Click on this name and it will take you to the CESR Workshops.  If you have trouble registering through rSchool, send us an email or call 6278 or 1093 to let us know you wish to participate and we will direct you from there.


A Primer for APA Writing Style

Thursday, February 14th.  3:00 pm.-4:00 pm.

ML 88A - Conference Room

Many professional outlets for scholarly work require APA writing style or adaptations of that style.  We will go through the basics of APA format and focus extra attention on the most common problems encountered when writing in APA style.

Survey Construction Using Qualtrics®

Monday, February 18th.  10:00 am. - 11:00 am.

ML 94B

This workshop will provide participants a basic knowledge of survey construction and the use of Qualitrics®, a free MSU-supported tool for online survey construction.  Paricipants will learn how to create and distribute surveys using a variety of different item types and Qualtrics special features.  Additionally, participants will learn how to add consent forms to surveys, edit the look of surveys, and export data in various formats.

Qualitative Analysis Workshop

Monday, February 25th. 9:00 am.-11:00 am.

ML 94b

This will be an introduction to the concepts and strategies related to doing various types of qualitative research (e.g., focus groups, content analysis, coding strategies).

Advanced SPSS

Monday, March 11th. 10:00 am.-11:00 am.

ML 94b

This workshop will provide participants with a knowledge of how to analyse data and determine appropriate outcomes using SPSS.  The focus of the workshop will be on interpreting results given in SPSS while also discussing when to use certain tests and statistics and what assumptions guide these choices.  Familiarity with SPSS is essential.

Qualtrics® CESR Drop-Ins

Monday, March 11th. 8:00 am.-12.00 pm. (i.e., noon)

ML 88 - CESR Area

Often times, you have one specific question that does not require an entire workshop to answer.  Stop in and ask the Research Consultant.


Tuesday, March 12th. 11:00 am.-3:00 pm. 

ML 88 - CESR Area

Fast one-on-one tutoring on specific concerns related to SPSS or R.

Preparing IRB Applications

Thursday, March 14th. 1:00 pm.-2:30 pm.

ML 94b

Research efforts at MSU, Mankato always need to start with the Institutional Review Board (IRB).  Knowledge of the process and the expectations are necessary.  This workshop will give you the background to get started with this process.

Designing Journal-Ready Tables and Figures

 Monday, March 18th, 10:00 am.-11:30 pm.

 ML 94b

Journal space is expensive.  It is important to be able to create concise and accurate table and figures that properly convey information in the least amount of space possible.  This workshop will help you learn how to create journal-ready tables and figures to assist in that process.

Building a Survey Tool Using Qualtrics® "drop-ins"

Monday, March 25th, 8:00 am. -1:00 pm.

ML 88 CESR Area

Discuss the process of deciding on which survey format best fits your needs in your research, building that survey tool using Qualtrics®, aa well as validating the tool using factor analysis and principle component analysis (when appropriate).

 APA, AMA, MLA writing style "drop-ins"

Tuesday, April 2nd, 8:00 am. - 12:00 pm. (i.e., noon)

ML 88 CESR Area

A consultant will be available to help you with questions related to different writing styles.