Program for the 2020 PDI

Monday, January 13th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
The Case Against Statistical Significance
Presenters:
Ben Prytherch,Zach Weller,Julia Sharp
Category:
Research
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2020
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 328-30
Description:
Recently, The American Statistician published a special issue focused on statistical inference: “Statistical Inference in the 21st Century: A World Beyond p < 0.05”, which expands upon the American Statistical Association's 2016 Statement on p-values. There is much discussion in the statistics profession and in science about the use of p-values and statistical significance. An editorial co-authored by the Executive Director of the American Statistical Association tells readers that "it is time to stop using the term 'statistically significant' entirely". Why do so many statisticians object to the use of statistical significance? And how should we go about making statistical inferences, if not through the lens of significance? These are the big questions that will be addressed in this session. We will cover the history and logic behind the use of p-values and significance, the consequences of their misuse, and look at a variety of recommendations for doing things differently. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5logb3o7wo
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this session will be to inform participants on the use of statistical significance in science. Participants will be CSU researchers.

Tuesday, January 14th

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Showing Research Impact: Strategies and Tools for a Variety of Disciplines
Presenters:
Jocelyn Boice,Naomi Lederer
Category:
Research
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 376-78
Description:
Do you need to show the impact of your research in order to achieve tenure, be promoted, or apply for grants? Depending upon the subject area, this may be relatively straightforward or it could require some creativity. But no matter the field, the process is easier if you know how to approach it. Learn successful strategies from CSU librarians who will present go-to resources for demonstrating research impact, including CSU Libraries’ databases and free web-based tools. The session will cover techniques and resources that work within and across disciplinary boundaries, along with recommendations for how to use them.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty and researchers in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences will be able to access free tools, use CSU Libraries’ databases, and employ various approaches to demonstrate the significance, impact, and reach of their research and creative activities.
Session Title:
Team Science 101
Presenters:
Jeni Cross,Alyssa Stephens,Allison Cantwell
Category:
Research
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 324
Description:
People at all career levels—from recent college graduates to experienced researchers—are being called upon to collaborate to solve complex social problems. This emphasis on knowledge creation and problem-solving in groups—not as individuals—requires a different approach and a different set of competencies than previously taught in the college classroom or developed through single-researcher projects. The Science of Team Science emerged as a field of study in response to this need. Research from the Science of Team Science highlights best practices that can help researchers work on teams more successfully. Practices like followership and social sensitivity can dramatically improve team experiences and foster collaboration for researchers at all career stages. IRISS proposes to provide an interactive, 90-minute introduction to the Science of Team Science. This introduction will emphasize opportunities to incorporate the Science of Team Science principles into both teaching and research activities.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal will be to provide a foundation to faculty and instructors at all career stages to approach collaborative research, and better prepare students for working on teams and combining knowledge to solve complex problems. This session is also appropriate for students working as part of research teams.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Using RMarkdown to Create Reproducible Research Reports
Presenters:
Zach Weller,Mara Sedlins,Julia Sharp
Category:
Research
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
Virgina Dale
Description:
Reproducible research is an important topic and an area of increasing emphasis in the scientific community. Advances have been made that facilitate sharing research outputs (e.g., data and code) such that other researchers can verify results. One such advancement is R Markdown which enables seamless integration of statistical computing (e.g., R) with text for generating research and analysis reports. This is also useful for those who repeat similar analyses for multiple datasets over time. In this session, we will demonstrate how to use R Markdown for creating reproducible research reports. This session will be interactive and participants are encouraged to bring their laptop with R and R Studio installed. Lunch will be provided for this session only!
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this session will be to demonstrate R Markdown to participants, enabling them to do reproducible research reporting. The skills learned in this session will help promote reproducible research in the scientific community. Participants will be CSU researchers.

2:00 PM

Session Title:
Improving Survey Results with Great Survey Design using Qualtrics
Presenters:
Jeni Cross,Allison Cantwell
Category:
Research
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 328-30
Description:
This session will discuss campus survey policy, best practices in survey development, question quality, and suggested ways to maximize survey response rates. A brief overview of the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences and its available survey development support services will be discussed.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session is appropriate for a general audience with a focus on those having to generate surveys for assessments or evaluations of their programs or interventions. This session is also relevant to those generating surveys for research purposes.

Wednesday, January 15th

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Kuali Research: Using System-to-System to simplify proposal submission to federal agencies
Presenters:
Christine Carsten
Category:
Research
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2020
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 322
Description:
The built-in system-to-system (s2s) functionality in the Kuali Research Proposal Development (KR PD) module simplifies proposal submissions to federal agencies that post Grants.gov opportunities. Users can key in data and add attachments in the KR PD record only, instead of duplicating effort in a separate submission portal. This session will review the features of s2s and provide reference resources for users who want to try it out.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goal: Encourage more system-to-system submissions through the KR PD module. Audience: OSP and Department/College research administrators who work with research faculty and staff to develop and submit proposals to federal agencies.