June 13-19, 2011


1. STATS SHORT COURSE: WHAT LISA CAN DO FOR YOU AND T-TEST/ANOVA TUTORIAL

Monday, Jun 13, 4:00-6:00pm, Fralin Auditorium  [Instructor: Anne Ryan]
The goal of this short course is to (1) explain the services provided by the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis (LISA) and (2) to offer t-test and ANOVA (Analysis of Variance) training for researchers. The statistical training will include the discussion of the one sample t-test, the two sample t-test, matched-pairs t-test, and ANOVA. Data analysis examples will be covered using JMP statistical software. JMP is available for free download to VT students here.

2. GSA SUMMER VOLLEYBALL PICNIC

Thursday, Jun 16, 5:00-7:00pm at Owens Volleyball Court area
Come out for some free food and fun with the GSA and your fellow graduate students at the GSA summer picnic! Play some volleyball or soccer or just come to enjoy the food and weather.  *In case of inclement weather, event will be moved.  Questions: contact Amanda Shea.

3. EVENING SHORT COURSES IN STATS THIS SUMMER
LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research.  The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data.  See LISA for instructions on how to register and to learn more. Summer 2011 Schedule:

  • Jun 13: What LISA Can Do for You and a Tutorial in T-Tests and ANOVA*;
  • Jun 21 & 22: Introduction to R;
  • Jun 28 & 29: Linear Regression and Structural Equation Models;
  • Jul 5 & 6: Generalized Linear Models;
  • Jul 11: Mixed Models and Random Effects*;

*Course to be held in Fralin Auditorium. Other courses will be in 3060 Torgerson Hall.

4. HEALTH SERVICE ELIGIBILITY IN SUMMER
Current graduate students on campus who are not enrolled for summer but are working towards their degree and who will be enrolled in fall have two options to access services at Schiffert Health Center and the Cook Counseling Center during the summer:

  1. Graduate students can pay the student health fee per summer term ($81.50/term). Summer services are identical to those offered during the fall and spring semesters.
  2. Graduate students can elect to pay a day fee ($59/visit) for service. For the person who will use Schiffert Health Center and/or the Counseling Center no more than twice, the day fee is cost effective. However, if one will use Schiffert and/or Cook more than twice, it is a better value to pay the summer health fee.

Eligible graduate students who wish to pay the health fee should first go to the Medical Records office at Schiffert to document the health fee election, then go to the Schiffert cashier (not the bursar/Student Accounts) to pay the fee by cash, check or Hokie Passport (no credit cards). More information>>

5. PARTICIPATE IN RESEARCH ABOUT MINDFULNESS AND COUPLE RELATIONSHIPS – 1st posting

A VT graduate student in human development is conducting an on-line survey to validate a recently developed measure. The survey takes approximately 30 minutes to complete, and it is anonymous. Participants who wish to provide their e-mail address will have the opportunity to win a $100 gift card to Amazon.com, but this voluntary. Approximate odds of winning are 1:350. You are eligible to participate if you are over 18 years old and in a current romantic relationship. If you’d like to help out a fellow student and contribute to knowledge about couple relationships, the survey is available here. If you have any questions, please contact Laura Gambrel.

6. PAID PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR MULTIMODALITY EFFECTS IN STORY TELLING STUDY – 2nd posting
Participants are sought for the "Study of Multimodality Effects in Story Telling" to help researchers gather both quantitative and qualitative insights into how different digitally mediated multimodality inputs can affect people’s communication. The study will consist of listening to two stories and answering a few questions related to your understanding and feeling about the stories. The whole experiment will last for about 40 minutes in McBryde Hall 106A. Participants will get $5 for their time. The study has been approved by VT IRB. Participants must be 18 or older and speak fluent English. To sign up for your participation, please contact Rongrong Wang  with your preferred time slots. Find available slots here.

7. STUDY PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT – 3rd posting
Voluntary participants are sought for a project on the “Effects of Immersion on Military Training.” Participants will get the opportunity to experience high-end virtual reality equipment in the Black Lab at VT Knowledgeworks II, and will help researchers gather important insights about how field of view and scene complexity influence performance and strategy in a virtual reality military training environment. The study will consist of performing a visual scanning task to find threats hidden along busy city streets. More details will be provided on site. The whole experiment will last about 65-75 minutes. Please contact Cheryl Stinson to sign up for the study.

8. RESEARCH SUBJECTS NEEDED FOR HNFE STUDY – 3rd posting
Research subjects are wanted for a study to determine whether daily consumption of corn oil/omega-3 fat will influence muscle soreness, damage and inflammation that occurs after weight training. Must consume supplement for 45 days, perform strenuous weight training bout, go through several weeks of weight training program developed by the researchers, and provide seven blood samples over 45 days. Eligibility: must be healthy males (non-smokers, no orthopedic limitations to exercise; no chronic health conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, bleeding, or inflammatory diseases); 18-28; schedule compatible with testing and training. Benefits: development of personal weight training program by experienced professionals, financial compensation up to $175. Looking for individuals who will be able to participate over the summer (May-Aug). If interested, contact vthnfe@gmail.com for more information.

June 13-19, 2011


1. STATS SHORT COURSE: WHAT LISA CAN DO FOR YOU AND T-TEST/ANOVA TUTORIAL

Monday, Jun 13, 4:00-6:00pm, Fralin Auditorium  [Instructor: Anne Ryan]
The goal of this short course is to (1) explain the services provided by the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis (LISA) and (2) to offer t-test and ANOVA (Analysis of Variance) training for researchers. The statistical training will include the discussion of the one sample t-test, the two sample t-test, matched-pairs t-test, and ANOVA. Data analysis examples will be covered using JMP statistical software. JMP is available for free download to VT students here.

2. GSA SUMMER VOLLEYBALL PICNIC

Thursday, Jun 16, 5:00-7:00pm at Owens Volleyball Court area
Come out for some free food and fun with the GSA and your fellow graduate students at the GSA summer picnic! Play some volleyball or soccer or just come to enjoy the food and weather.  *In case of inclement weather, event will be moved.  Questions: contact Amanda Shea.

3. EVENING SHORT COURSES IN STATS THIS SUMMER
LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research.  The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data.  See LISA for instructions on how to register and to learn more. Summer 2011 Schedule:

  • Jun 13: What LISA Can Do for You and a Tutorial in T-Tests and ANOVA*;
  • Jun 21 & 22: Introduction to R;
  • Jun 28 & 29: Linear Regression and Structural Equation Models;
  • Jul 5 & 6: Generalized Linear Models;
  • Jul 11: Mixed Models and Random Effects*;

*Course to be held in Fralin Auditorium. Other courses will be in 3060 Torgerson Hall.

4. HEALTH SERVICE ELIGIBILITY IN SUMMER
Current graduate students on campus who are not enrolled for summer but are working towards their degree and who will be enrolled in fall have two options to access services at Schiffert Health Center and the Cook Counseling Center during the summer:

  1. Graduate students can pay the student health fee per summer term ($81.50/term). Summer services are identical to those offered during the fall and spring semesters.
  2. Graduate students can elect to pay a day fee ($59/visit) for service. For the person who will use Schiffert Health Center and/or the Counseling Center no more than twice, the day fee is cost effective. However, if one will use Schiffert and/or Cook more than twice, it is a better value to pay the summer health fee.

Eligible graduate students who wish to pay the health fee should first go to the Medical Records office at Schiffert to document the health fee election, then go to the Schiffert cashier (not the bursar/Student Accounts) to pay the fee by cash, check or Hokie Passport (no credit cards). More information>>

5. PARTICIPATE IN RESEARCH ABOUT MINDFULNESS AND COUPLE RELATIONSHIPS – 1st posting

A VT graduate student in human development is conducting an on-line survey to validate a recently developed measure. The survey takes approximately 30 minutes to complete, and it is anonymous. Participants who wish to provide their e-mail address will have the opportunity to win a $100 gift card to Amazon.com, but this voluntary. Approximate odds of winning are 1:350. You are eligible to participate if you are over 18 years old and in a current romantic relationship. If you’d like to help out a fellow student and contribute to knowledge about couple relationships, the survey is available here. If you have any questions, please contact Laura Gambrel.

6. PAID PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR MULTIMODALITY EFFECTS IN STORY TELLING STUDY – 2nd posting
Participants are sought for the "Study of Multimodality Effects in Story Telling" to help researchers gather both quantitative and qualitative insights into how different digitally mediated multimodality inputs can affect people’s communication. The study will consist of listening to two stories and answering a few questions related to your understanding and feeling about the stories. The whole experiment will last for about 40 minutes in McBryde Hall 106A. Participants will get $5 for their time. The study has been approved by VT IRB. Participants must be 18 or older and speak fluent English. To sign up for your participation, please contact Rongrong Wang  with your preferred time slots. Find available slots here.

7. STUDY PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT – 3rd posting
Voluntary participants are sought for a project on the “Effects of Immersion on Military Training.” Participants will get the opportunity to experience high-end virtual reality equipment in the Black Lab at VT Knowledgeworks II, and will help researchers gather important insights about how field of view and scene complexity influence performance and strategy in a virtual reality military training environment. The study will consist of performing a visual scanning task to find threats hidden along busy city streets. More details will be provided on site. The whole experiment will last about 65-75 minutes. Please contact Cheryl Stinson to sign up for the study.

8. RESEARCH SUBJECTS NEEDED FOR HNFE STUDY – 3rd posting
Research subjects are wanted for a study to determine whether daily consumption of corn oil/omega-3 fat will influence muscle soreness, damage and inflammation that occurs after weight training. Must consume supplement for 45 days, perform strenuous weight training bout, go through several weeks of weight training program developed by the researchers, and provide seven blood samples over 45 days. Eligibility: must be healthy males (non-smokers, no orthopedic limitations to exercise; no chronic health conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, bleeding, or inflammatory diseases); 18-28; schedule compatible with testing and training. Benefits: development of personal weight training program by experienced professionals, financial compensation up to $175. Looking for individuals who will be able to participate over the summer (May-Aug). If interested, contact vthnfe@gmail.com for more information.