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    1. EPLS Lab Orientation Educational Policy and Leadership Studies Research Lab N494 Lindquist Center

    2. Developed in part, out of NCES visitation in 1996.Developed in part, out of NCES visitation in 1996.

    3. Teaching Tools Smart Board Microsoft Office Products PowerPoint Excel Word Web page design Microsoft SharePoint Macromedia Dreamweaver MX (all stations) Macromedia Fireworks MX (all stations) Macromedia Flash MX (all stations) Inspiration Microsoft FrontPage is still available in the ETC lab, 1st Floor Lindquist Center.Microsoft FrontPage is still available in the ETC lab, 1st Floor Lindquist Center.

    4. Research Tools Context (Type) Discovery and Description (Find and Describe) Verification (Theory testing) Research Design Experimental Non-experimental Qualitative vs. Quantitative Research Collection Analysis Presentation EPLS Lab can help w/ Collection, Analysis, and Presentation of data. Context Develop type of research question you want to test Is question: Theory-driven (verification-oriented) or data-driven (discovery and description-oriented)?Context Develop type of research question you want to test Is question: Theory-driven (verification-oriented) or data-driven (discovery and description-oriented)?

    5. Research: Data Collection Assistance with the collection of data: Web surveys UI Web Surveyor Dreamweaver SharePoint Snap Survey Already available data: Hard copy library of books and resources for data collection: Research books A-Z. Ed. Databases (See Sage Publications for survey ideas). Assistance with the collection of data We have expertise and software to help students to create web surveys for their own data collection. Assistance with the collection of data We have expertise and software to help students to create web surveys for their own data collection.

    6. Research: Data Collection Already available data: Online resources for available data: NCES website for a variety of already collected ed.-related stats. for research. University of Michigan Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) University of Wisconsin Data and Program Library Service (DPLS)

    7. Research: Using Library Databases To search online databases Go to UI Library Click on Databases Proxy loginif off campus HawkID and password Alphabetical Listing of Databases/Indexes Choose G for Google Scholar Click on Google Scholar Click on Google Scholar icon Now youre ready to search the Internet for articles, books, documents, monographs, etc. (Google will search ALL other databases by subject, title or author) Alternatively, you may choose any database to search articles. Useful databases in social science: Eric (Ovid) EbscoHost JStor WilsonWeb LexisNexis

    8. Research: UI Library Document Delivery UI students can obtain nonelectronic journal articles and documents from books held by the UI Library (with the exception of Law and Curriculum Lib.). The library will scan and deliver the electronic documents to you. Use this link to obtain more information about it: http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/ill/ads.html

    9. Research: Data Analysis Qualitative Nvivo Atlas ti (Station 3 & Citrix Network) TextAloud Dragon Naturally Speaking Inspiration Quantitative SPSS 17 HLM 6.0 Stata 11 (Citrix Network) Stat/Transfer 9 LISREL 8.7 SAS version 9.2 M-plus Amos Tell group which stations and which laptops have each program---Explain that some software will be loaded after we have overcome the incompatibility problems created by Windows Vista. Programs such as SAS and NVivo do not interface with Vista---this problem is being worked on.Tell group which stations and which laptops have each program---Explain that some software will be loaded after we have overcome the incompatibility problems created by Windows Vista. Programs such as SAS and NVivo do not interface with Vista---this problem is being worked on.

    10. Research: Access to Citrix Network Citrix Network Holds many programs commonly used Available through proxy login How it works: Go to UI A-Z search page Click on ITS (Information Technology Services Click on Help Desk Click on ITS A-Z List Choose V and click on Virtual Desktop* Now you will be at the Citrix Web Interfacesign in with your HawkID and password You will see an Applications box on the leftin this box you will find such programs as Atlas ti, SAS, SPSS, Stata, among other Macromedia and Adobe products *If a small blue screen pops up and asks for password, etc., just click cancel

    11. Research: Data Presentation Adobe Acrobat Reader and Professional 8 for PDF files Endnote RefWorks Dragon NaturallySpeaking ExpressScribe Inspiration Microsoft Office Products CD burning capabilities Web page design: Microsoft Sharepoint Ipswitch WS_FTP Professional Dreamweaver MX Fireworks MX Flash MX

    12. Other Capabilities EPLS Labceiling projector, remote keyboard and mouse Smart Board interface HP Touch Smart IQ526 Desktop Digital Cameras checkout from ITC (N188) or EPLS office in N491. Canon Scanners Page scanners CD burners 4 PC Notebook Laptops* checkout from EPLS office (N491) 3 mini-LCD Projectors checkout from EPLS office (N491) Wav transcription foot pedals and headsets *Dell, Gateway and 2 PC tablet laptops Laptops and mini-LCD projectors are typically checked out for classroom or conference presentations. Please note that we have a check-out process and sheet that must be adhered to by all students in EPLS. Karen Bixby is in charge of checking out these items from the EPLS departmental office and is clear with students what the policy is. Familiarize yourself with the policy by seeing Karen.Laptops and mini-LCD projectors are typically checked out for classroom or conference presentations. Please note that we have a check-out process and sheet that must be adhered to by all students in EPLS. Karen Bixby is in charge of checking out these items from the EPLS departmental office and is clear with students what the policy is. Familiarize yourself with the policy by seeing Karen.

    13. Other Capabilities Logitech cams For digital video conferencing, recording of MPEGs. One is set up, others are capable of being set up for each computer as needed (see lab staff for help) IrisPen Executive pen scanner DocuPen R700 pen scanners USB and infrared capabilities available for checkout from EPLS office (N491). Mini-disc, digital audio recorders Available for checkout from EPLS office (N491) USB and infrared capabilities available for checkout from EPLS office (N491) Portable printer USB capabilities available for checkout from EPLS office (N491) Portable page scanner USB capabilities Available for checkout from EPLS office (N491)

    14. General Policies Log on w/ Hawk ID and password. Log out or lock computers upon leaving them: ctrl + alt + del while logged on to lock computer no more than 5 minutes as courtesy to others No inappropriate websites (no porn, etc.). Printing policy: You may print the following: SPSS, SAS, Nvivo, Atlas ti research work (be mindful of page lengthan excessive amount would be 50 pages) Course syllabi if you are a Teaching Assistant Other work as approved by Dr. Morphew

    15. General Policies Access to books and research materials: Please see a lab assistant for checkout Be mindful of others using this space Pick up after yourselves Shut off lights and fans if last person

    16. Access to EPLS Lab Attend one orientation session Approval form signed by lab assistant See Karen Bixby in N491for assigned passcode

    17. Questions? You can contact any of the EPLS Lab Assistants via e-mailfind them at: http://www.education.uiowa.edu/eplslab/staff.htm See Dr. Christopher Morphew, lab/RA supervisor christopher-morphew@uiowa.edu Office N491B