Using Secondary Data to Conduct Research in Developmental and Educational Psychology

Maximizing Opportunities and Minimizing Challenges

Dr. Alison Koenka
Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Educational Studies
The Ohio State University

Friday April 14th
136 Ramseyer Hall

After earning her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology at Duke University, Alison Koenka joined the Department of Educational Studies as a postdoctoral researcher in July 2015. Alison is interested in motivational consequences of feedback delivered to students across developmental periods and academic contexts. She uses both primary and secondary data, along with meta-analytic methods, to pursue this line of research.


EHE Centers Expo

Partnerships, Projects, Programs
Open House and Reception

Friday April 14th, 2017, 1:00-2:30pm
College Commons- 260 Ramseyer Hall

Register here.

Drop by and learn about the work of our college-based centers, network with research staff, and leave with ideas for collaboration! You can stop by anytime, grab some food, sign up to win raffle items, and mingle. Six EHE Centers will have exhibits:

  • The Center on Education and Training for Employment (CETE) focuses on project management and research administration and translating research to practice in the areas of standards, curriculum, assessment, program evaluation and collaborative community problem solving.
  • The Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy (CCEC) is dedicated to conducting high-quality, empirical research on how to improve children’s learning and development in the home, the school and the community.
  • The Dennis Learning Center (DLC) provides students of all backgrounds with strategies for college success that will enable them to enter, excel in, and complete programs of postsecondary education.
  • The International Data Evaluation Center (IDEC) specializes in creating data systems that support large-scale data collection and training teachers how to use data.
  • The Research Methodology Center (RMC) promotes the design and conduct of high-quality research by providing professional development and consulting in research methods.
  • The Schoenbaum Family Center (SFC) is a network of community partners providing information on early childhood programming and family engagement.

This workshop is intended for all interested faculty, staff and students. If you have any questions, please email Rebecca Chacko at


Conference on Excellence in Teaching & Learning

The Ohio State Academy of Teaching presents the 11th Annual Conference on Excellence in Teaching & Learning
Building a Community of Teacher-Scholars

Thursday, May 4th
Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center

The annual Conference on Excellence in Teaching & Learning is a venue for members of The Ohio State University community to share innovative and interesting, evidence-based ideas for the improvement of teaching effectiveness and student learning outcomes. Faculty and staff from across the university will share ideas and results from their own work with students, in the form of breakout sessions and posters. Lunch is included with your free registration.

Read more and register here.

Diversity and Implicit Bias Awareness Program Symposium

Hosts, the Council of Graduate Students, Office of Student Life, and OUAB Grad/Prof, invite you to the second annual Diversity and Implicit Bias Awareness Program Symposium on April 11, 2017. This year’s theme is Diversity and Inclusion as a Means Not an End. Registration will start at 9:00am with the program beginning at 9:30am. The symposium will conclude during lunch and a keynote address by Dr. Nancy “Rusty” Bareceló. For a complete schedule and information on all of our guest experts, please go here.

To register for the event:

Apply to be a Senator with the Council of Graduate Students!
Applications are open and close April 7, 2017:
All senator positions are open for the 2017-2018 academic year. For more information on the position, please visit:

Apply to be a Delegate with the Council of Graduate Students!
Applications are open and close April 7, 2017:
All delegate positions are open for the 2017-2018 academic year. For more information on the position, please visit:


EHE RMC Methodology Leadership Series & Software Series

There College of Education and Human Ecology’s Research Methodology Center (RMC) is pleased to present more exciting events in the Methodology Leadership Series and Software Series!

These events are free and open to all OSU Faculty, Students, Researchers and Staff. However, RSVPs are requested for our events.

Introduction to Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR)
Dave Julian
Thursday March 30
EHE College Commons

Are you interested in maximizing the impact of you practice and research on communities? Community practice and community-based participatory research (CBPR) are methodologies that can be used to improve the lives of community members by involving them in addressing the issues that impact their daily lives. By doing so, practitioners/researchers can connect community members to the problem solving process, utilize their knowledge to improve results and provide immediate benefits. However, using these procedures can be challenging, especially in communities where trust is and understanding is low. In this presentation, scholars from the College of EHE Center on Education and Training for Employment (CETE) will review various methodologies using real-world examples including recent work with the local American Indian/Alaskan Native community and efforts to evaluate web-based employment services. This presentation will provide valuable suggestions for individuals interested in applying principles of community practice and CBPR in their work.

Register here.

Introduction to Propensity Score Analysis in STATA
Nivedita Bhaktha
Monday April 3
PAES 110

Please join the RMC for this introduction to propensity score analysis (PSA). Propensity scores reflect the probability of assignment group (e.g. treatment, control) based on observed baseline characteristics. These scores can be helpful to researchers in analyzing treatment effects in observational/nonrandomized studies. Nivedita Bhaktha, doctoral student in the College of EHE QREM program, will introduce the basics on PSA using the STATA software program. Space for this event is limited.

Register here.

Introduction to NVivo
Eman Tiba, PhD Candidate- School Psychology
Emma Bosley-Smith, Master’s Student- Sociology
Paola Echave, Master’s Student- Sociology
Friday April 14
Campbell Hall 100

Join the RMC for an introduction to the NVivo environment and learn more about this powerful software for qualitative data analysis. By participating in this workshop, you will (1) Understand the terminology and capabilities of NVivo, (2) Set up your own project in NVivo, (3) Learn to import and organize your materials. Participants should bring their own laptop with NVivo Pro already installed. You can get a 14-day free trial by clicking here.

Register here.


Multiple Perspectives Conference

The OSU ADA Coordinator’s Office is presenting a free conference on access, inclusion and disability April 12-13 on the Columbus Campus.

Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion & Disability: Seeing Disability at School, Work & Beyond
April 12-13, 2017

Registration is open here.

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, The Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation, The Battelle Memorial Fund and Disability Rights Ohio as well as the ongoing support of The Ohio State University, this year’s Multiple Perspectives Conference will be free to students, faculty and staff ($10 each day if you want lunch).

The 2017 Ethel Louise Armstrong Lecture on Disability Art & Culture will be presented by Leroy, “Black/Brown International Disability Art/Hip-Hop” featuring art, music and narrative on April 12 at 3:30pm. Immediately following, a reception will feature Student Perspectives- Ethel Louise Armstrong Student Poster Competition. This lecture is at the Blackwell Inn on OSU’s Columbus Campus and is free and open to the public.

The 2017 Ken Campbell Lecture on Disability Law and Policy will be presented by Samuel Bagenstos, the Frank G. Millard Professor of Law at the University of Michigan’s Law School. He has served with the US Department of Justice and recently argued Fry vs. Napolean Community Schools, a case at the intersection of the ADA and IDEA concerning a disabled girl who was prevented from using her service dog in school, winning an 8-0 decision. This lecture is at the Blackwell Inn on OSU’s Columbus Campus on April 13th at 3:30 and is free and open to the public.

Sample of concurrent Sessions:

  • Have Impact: Your Community, Ohio, Nationwide and the World?
  • Ohio AgrAbility: Disability Can’t Stop Ohio Farmers from Farming!
  • Access to Higher Education: Rights and Responsibilities
  • Inclusive Neighborhoods: Zoning Predictions under the Fair Housing Act and Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Unified Sports: Providing Recreational Opportunities in Postsecondary Education
  • On Inclusivity, Mental Disability, and Unimagined Types: Reconsidering Learning Spaces
  • Improving Employment Outcomes for Students with IDD across Ohio’s Statewide Consortium
  • Accommodations in the Work Place: Workable, Whacky and Wild
  • Disability/Race Disclosure, Intersectional Resistance and Radical Solidarity




Archiving and Sharing Data Workshop

Research Commons
Eighteenth Ave. Library, 3rd Floor
Monday April 10, 2017


In this 1.5 hour in-person session, we focus on the last part of the data management cycle: preparing data for sharing outside of the research team, depositing data into repositories and archiving. Amanda Rinehart will discuss the difference between archiving and sharing, when and what to share, best practices for protecting respondent confidentiality, and how to find an appropriate repository. Jessica Logan will share her experience with depositing Sit Together and Read data sets into the ICPSR repository and provide best practices on how to get data ready to be deposited.


Amanda Rinehart
Data Management Librarian
OSU Libraries

Jessica Logan
Director of Research
Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy (CCEC)

This is the last workshop of a series of three that focus on the data life cycle. The video and power points from the first workshop: Know Your Data: Security and Compliance Issues are available. Power points and resources from the second workshop: Managing Active Data are also available.

This workshop is for all OSU faculty, postdoctoral researchers, staff and graduate students with examples from the College of Education and Human Ecology.

If you have any questions, please email Rebecca Chacko at

Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar in Literacy Studies

Please join the Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar in Literacy Studies on Friday March 31st from 10:00am- 11:30am in 311 Denney Hall, for our next meeting.

The session is called “Literacies across Cultures”, and it will feature a discussion with Dr. Kate Vieira of the University of Wisconsin- Madison. How are reading and writing infomred by translation? When people move across borders, which literacies do they take with them, and how do they change? This session will consider literacy’s adaptabilities- and hostilities. All students with an interest in the study of literacy are invited and strongly encouraged to attend Dr. Vieira’s lecture on March 30th.

Lunch will be provided by Please RSVP by Tuesday March 28th to Michael Harwick at

If you can’t come to this meeting, but want to stay in the loop, drop Michael a line, and we will add you to the GradSem listserv.

Buckeye Teaching Showcase

Friday March 24th
4:00 pm
Creative Arts Room
Ohio Union

The Educational Studies TA Organization (ESTA) will be hosting the Department of Educational Studies’ third annual Buckeye Teaching Showcase. It is open to all Ohio State students and faculty.

The showcase will consist of table talks (30 minutes in length) about teaching, presented by some of the TAs in our department. Those interested in K-12 teaching and college teaching will also be invited to attend.

Some of the topics that will be covered include:

  1. Creating a Positive Classroom Climate
  2. The Right Pace: Formative Assessment as a Driver of Instruction.
  3. Reconfiguring STEM Education for Egalitarian Aims.
  4. Principles, Duties, and Goods, Oh My! Considering a Synthetic Ethical Framework.
  5. Google Folders for Planning, Assessment, and Collaboration.
  6. The Power of a Teacher’s Voice: Where’s the Line Between Authenticity and Indoctrination?
  7. Facilitating Discussion Through Targeted Questioning Strategies.
  8. Prompting Self-Regulated Learning in the Classroom.
  9. Helping Students Embrace and Learn from Failure.
  10. The Why’s and How’s of Synchronizing Online Communication.

Please join your colleagues for this event and support our third annual Buckeye Teaching Showcase!

If you are interested in learning more about ESTA and how to get involved, please contact Marissa Green at

Graduate School News

Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship (AGGRS)

 The Graduate School’s Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship (AGGRS) Program provides small grants up to $5,000 to support the research and scholarship of doctoral or terminal master’s degree candidates for their dissertations or theses.

 The deadline to apply is March 20.

 For more information, please see

 Preparing Future Faculty

 The Graduate School’s Preparing Future Faculty program helps graduate students from any discipline discern whether they are interested in pursuing faculty careers in liberal arts colleges or small universities.

Graduate students are matched with faculty mentors at partner colleges in and around Columbus and participate in other career development activities. For more information:

 J. Parker and Kathryn Webb Dinius Fellowship

 Generous donors established the J. Parker and Kathryn Webb Dinius Fellowship to support students who plan to pursue or who are pursuing a graduate or professional degree at Ohio State. Preference is given to students who earned an undergraduate varsity letter, with priority given to football players, at Ohio State. For more information:

Contact: Theresa Hazelwood, Director of Fellowship Services, Graduate School

 PhD Careers in Think Tanks

 Versatile PhD Panel Discussions on Careers in Think Tanks

 Humanities and Social Science Edition
March 6–10

 STEM Edition
April 3–7

 For more information

 Research Commons Events

 IRB and International Research (Workshop)
March 28, 4–5 p.m.
The Office of Responsible Research Practices is offering a workshop on creating and submitting proposals for researchers who plan to conduct research in international locations.

Data Management Basics (Workshop)
March 29, 4–5 p.m.
Join Amanda Rinehart, Ohio State’s Data Management Services Librarian, to learn more about creating a file naming system, tracking versions, and maintaining meaningful metadata for your research projects.

More events…

 UCAT Events

University Center for the Advancement of Teaching

 Suicide Prevention Training
March 6, 2:30–4 p.m.
A certified instructor from Ohio State’s Campus Suicide Prevention Program will teach faculty, GTAs, and advising staff about prevention and early intervention techniques designed to help save a life from suicide.

Beyond Plagiarism: Teaching For Academic Integrity in Writing and Research
March 30, 9:30–11 a.m.
The Writing Across the Curriculum team will illustrate opportunities for students to better understand writing assignments and scholarly conversations in an instructor’s field.

 Academic Job Search Overview
April 10, 2:30–4:30 p.m.
UCAT and Career Counseling and Support Services will provide helpful tips for starting your job search, including where and how to look for faculty openings and what materials need to be prepared.

More events…