Data Analysis Practitioner - Student Research Team

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Data Analysis Practitioners must analyze data for a research project and present to a group of peers the nature of their analysis process (preliminary results may be included).

Position Requirements

The Student Research Team (SRT) will provide members with a generalized research skill set that is applicable to any discipline.  As a member gains an increased aptitude for research, there will be opportunities for apprentices to move into positions of practice and mentorship.  The SRT is the largest multi-disciplinary student research group on campus and allows for enhanced social, scholarly, and research connections.

Data Analysis Practitioners must demonstrate the following:

  • The use of at least one data analysis technique
  • The presentation of the technique(s) to an audience - may also present preliminary results (5-minute presentation)

Sign Up Directions

Data Analysis Practitioners must complete a minimum of 15 hours of participation.  If the student reaches the stage of presentation, then the minimum time expectation is met.  Activities may be covered in-class or in-addition to class requirements.

Data analysis techniques will be dependent on the nature of the research, and may include:

  • Statistical analysis
  • Theme analysis
  • Modeling
  • Self-reflection

A “Got Results” event will be organized by the Student Research Team Coordinator during both the Fall and Spring semesters to ensure students can meet the presentation requirement.  5-minute presentations will be the presentation format.

In addition, there will be one social event per semester organized by the Coordinator to provide for greater cross-campus and interdisciplinary connections between team members.  A couple of faculty researchers will present ‘TED Talk’ style presentations.

Kendra Stiwich, VIU’s Student Research Engagement Coordinator is the Student Research Team Coordinator.

Interested students need to contact Kendra for more information or to sign up.  Each student team member will be part of a database designed to track students’ progress and activities.