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Clarke Hall
Virginia Wesleyan College
1584 Wesleyan Drive
Norfolk , VA 23502
Phone: 757.455.3359
Fax: 757.233.8743

Hours

M - Th
8:30 a.m.- 8:30 p.m.
F
8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Research Workshops

The Undergraduate Research Program will hold a series of workshops in fall 2015. These workshops help students from all disciplines with various aspects of conducting and presenting research. They are designed to supplement classroom instruction. Faculty from various academic departments lead the workshops.

Students may attend any of these workshops. No registration is required. Faculty may also assign students to participate. If you would like to request one of these workshops for an entire class, please contact the Director of Undergraduate Research, Dr. Soraya Bartol (sbartol@vwc.edu), to make arrangements.

February 2, IRB Workshop

If you are conducting research with human participants, this workshop is ideal for understanding the process of writing and submitting an application to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) for approval. The basics of the IRB form and common shortfalls of applications will be covered, and the chair of the IRB will be on hand to answer questions or concerns about the process.
Time: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Location: Lighthouse Common

February 4, Defining Research Questions

Description: This workshop provides instruction on how to select and define a viable and interesting research problem. Building on Virginia Wesleyan’s commitment to inquiry-guided learning, it explains how to develop questions to determine compelling research problems. The workshop especially focuses on how to use scholarly literature to articulate a problem. It also stresses the importance of practical considerations when deciding on a research problem, including defining a project that can be completed within a single semester and assessing whether the appropriate resources are available to conduct the research. Hosted by VWC's Undergraduate Research Program (URP), office in the new Center for Experiential Learning.
Time: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Location: Lighthouse Common

February 18,  How I Write

Description: This workshop features an interdisciplinary faculty panel of faculty who discuss their writing strategies. Researchers all write differently. The speakers will share their insights into effective and efficient writing strategies. The workshop focuses especially on ways to begin the writing process, strategies for organizing ideas, and techniques for engaging other scholars’ research. Hosted by VWC's Undergraduate Research Program (URP), office in the new Center for Experiential Learning.
Time: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Location: Social Science Lab, Village II

February 23,  Why Doing Research Matters:  Tips from Students

Time: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Location: Lighthouse Common

March 3,  Going Pro:  Taking Your Library Research Skills to the Next Level

Time: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Location: Hoffheimer Library, Foley Classroom

March 17,  Citations/Using Mendeley

Description: This workshop features an interdisciplinary faculty panel of faculty who discuss their writing strategies. Researchers all write differently. The speakers will share their insights into effective and efficient writing strategies. The workshop focuses especially on ways to begin the writing process, strategies for organizing ideas, and techniques for engaging other scholars’ research. Hosted by VWC's Undergraduate Research Program (URP), office in the new Center for Experiential Learning.
Time: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Location: Lighthouse Common

April 7,  Writing an Abstract

Description:This workshop explains how to create a poster that effectively presents research findings. It focuses on both technical elements of poster design and content. The workshop is especially helpful to students who will present posters at Virginia Wesleyan’s annual Undergraduate Research Symposium or off-campus academic conferences.
Time: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Location: Lighthouse Common

April 12 &19,  Abstract Walk-in Help

Description:
This is hands-on help for students to revise their research abstracts. Faculty and/or staff are available to assist students individually with their abstracts. We encourage students to bring their abstracts and laptops to the meeting. These meetings are especially helpful to students who will present their research at Virginia Wesleyan’s annual Undergraduate Research Symposium and who would like to share their research on the Undergraduate Research webpage.
Time: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Location: Learning Resource Center

April 14,  Creating a Research Poster/Oral Presentation

Description:This workshop explains how to create a poster that effectively presents research findings. It focuses on both technical elements of poster design and content. The workshop is especially helpful to students who will present posters at Virginia Wesleyan’s annual Undergraduate Research Symposium or off-campus academic conferences.
Time: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Location: Lighthouse Common

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