Faculty can use Spit for Science data in research and teaching
VCU School of Education faculty and students turned out for the first of three Spit for ScienceTM workshops recently to learn how they can use data from this longitudinal study of VCU students in their research or teaching.
Spit for Science launched in 2011 as a university-wide project to create opportunities for VCU students to work with leading researchers in emotional health and substance use. The focus of the project is to understand why some people are more likely to develop problems associated with substance use and emotional health than others are.
The first workshop was led by Dr. Danielle M. Dick, founder and director of the College Behavioral and Emotional Health Institute (COBE) and a professor in the Psychology Department at VCU. She said that data from the study, especially when combined with data from other areas of the university, have already become a valuable resource to faculty in their research and teaching.
The two remaining workshops will provide a more hands-on approach to the Spit for Science study and its data. Details are included below, along with registration links.
Workshop 2: Hands-on Workshop
Friday, Feb. 15, 12:30-1:45 p.m. (Oliver Hall, Room 3108)
We're back for a second round! Join us for a more hands-on approach to the study, with an introduction to the variables as well as a tutorial on navigating and interpreting the codebook.
To register, visit: https://goo.gl/forms/whNdTj1cD7JFMz1C2
Workshop 3: Hands-on Workshop
Friday, Feb. 22, 12:30-1:45 p.m. (Oliver Hall, Room 3108)
The third workshop in the series will focus on actually working with data from the study. Come dive into the facts and figures and take part in a Q&A session.
To register, visit: https://goo.gl/forms/3L7chaSPdsFHwuqf2
View photos from Workshop 1 in our Flickr album.