CECH Research Resources and Supports



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CECH Methods and Statistical Consulting Support

This Methods and Statistical Support resource is available to faculty, staff, and students in CECH.

This service is meant to help guide CECH faculty, staff, and students in their research and to troubleshoot issues that may delay the research (not class projects!) process. Consultants can provide advice at different stages of research (e.g., design, data collection, analysis, reporting) and for research using different approaches (quantitative, qualitative, mixed, and participatory).  Appointments are required. Faculty, staff, and students can submit a request here:  https://uceducation.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_estf2gexgc3GSMt or http://bit.ly/CECH-methods-help.


Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) Resources

(Institutional Review Board)

  • Technical Assistance from Human Protection Administrators (Tuesdays 11:30am - 1:30pm in Teachers-Dyer Complex room 535).  Please email Devan Vaughn (devan.vaughn@uc.edu) to make an appointment to meet with an HPA in the building during those times.
  • IRB assigned HPA (Human Protection Administrator):  Christa Preston.  Each college has an assigned HPA to answer questions and manage protocols.  Please reach out to Christa with questions:  513-558-2087 or christa.preston@uc.edu
    • If your submission is (1) time sensitive or (2) an amendment that ONLY changes personnel on your research team, send an email to Christa Preston.
  • HRPP/ IRB homepage:  http://researchcompliance.uc.edu/HRPP/Overview.aspx.  Find templates, forms, and other resources here.
  • Top Pitfalls to Avoid:  Document coming soon.  Send your most common pitfalls to Jacinda.dariotis@uc.edu for shared learnings! 
  • Research Compliance Videos.  For your own use, to share with others, to use in courses or mentoring opportunities, there are 17 short videos available on multiple topics related to research compliance, authorship, and other areas of interest. http://researchcompliance.uc.edu/Home/LightsCameraResearch.aspx
  • Community Ethics Training Slides.  Rather than re-inventing the wheel, you can find slides developed and revised for training community partners in research ethics as an alternative to CITI training. If you plan to use these slides for your own project, please edit them for your own project and submit them as part of your IRB protocol "other documents."  


Funding Opportunity Search Engines

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  • SPINPlus and University funding opportunities resources
    • UC has a license for this database you can use to search for many diverse funding opportunities. You can tailor it to send updates for RFAs, RFPs, PAs, etc., relevant to your area of study. Find set up instructions, quick start instructions, and a user guide here:  http://research.uc.edu/home/fundingOpportunites.aspx
  • CECH-identified funding opportunities and other proposal resources

Upcoming Professional Development, Workshops, and Conferences

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  • Power Wednesdays. Power Wednesdays are regular events (2-4 pm in Teachers-Dyer, room 407) aimed at increasing faculty and graduate student engagement with research.  Each Power Wednesday session includes professional development and 1-2 research talks. Presentations include ongoing research by faculty within the college or by distinguished visiting scholars. After these talks, there is time for networking and socializing. If you have topic suggestions or would like to present, please email Anna DeJarnette, PhD (Chair, Power Wednesday Planning Committee):  dejarnaa@ucmail.uc.edu. Dates for 2019-2020 academic year are as follows.
    • September 18
    • October 16
    • November 13
    • January 22
    • February 19
    • April1
  • Mentoring Workshops.  The Mentoring Workshops Initiative is a University-wide aim to cultivate professional relationships among faculty and graduate students.  Watch this page for workshop announcements. 
    • Dates: To be determined
  • Spring Research Conference.  Please mark your calendars for March 7, 2020, which is the date for the next Spring Research Conference. The conference will be held at the Graduate Hotel Cincinnati. We will provide more details as that emerge.

Application Process to Conduct Research and Evaluation Involving CPS

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Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) developed a research agenda and an application process for research and evaluation involving CPS during the academic year.  Details can be found at the following website (http://www.cps-k12.org/community/get-involved/research-proposals). Application dates are set:

  • Fall Quarter Submission – July 1 through August 15, for study or evaluation beginning September 1 through October 30
  • Winter Quarter Submission – November 1 through December 15, for study or evaluation beginning January 1 through February 28
  • Summer Submission – April 15 through May 15, for study or evaluation beginning June 1 through June 30


Need Help Finding Community Partners and Establishing Collaborations?

  • Kathie Maynard, EdD, Assistant Dean in the CECH Office for Innovations & Community Partnerships, has been cultivating partnerships with the community, local schools, and CECH.  If you have plans and needs related to community engagement, please contact her at kathie.maynard@uc.edu
  • Action Research Center - http://cech.uc.edu/centers/arc.html.  Director Miriam Raider-Roth, PhD (miriam.raider-roth@uc.edu): visit the websites of two partner organizations and learn about other organizations with related interests to the mission of the Action Research Center.


Accountability and Productivity Groups

Do you have difficulty devoting time for scholarly writing (e.g., articles, chapters, books, proposals)?  Would you benefit from participating in a group that meets regularly to help keep you accountable for moving your work forward?  Regularly meeting with a group of colleagues who keep you “accountable” helps promote productivity. For faculty group interest, please email Jacinda K. Dariotis, CECH Director of Research (Jacinda.Dariotis@uc.edu) and she will help organize a group. For student group interest, please email Megan Tischner (carrolm2@ucmail.uc.edu) for help.



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The library is available to assist you with all your research needs. Citations and Formatting; Reference Service; Reading List Management; Instruction Sessions.  Please contact a librarian for help:


Research Methods Courses

  • School of Education:
    • General
      • EDST 7000- Introduction to Research Methods
      • EDST 8000-Paradigms of Inquiry
    • Introductory Statistics
      • EDST 7010- Statistical Data Analysis I
      • EDST 7011-Statistical Data Analysis II
    • Action
      • EDST 8021-Action Research I
      • EDST 8022-Action Research II
      • EDST 7043-Practitioner Action Research I
      • EDST 7053-Practitioner Action Research II
      • EDST 7045 Community-Based Participatory Research
      • EDST 7047 Arts-based Action Research
      • Special topics workshops offered in topics such as Photovoice, Concept Mapping, Group-Level Assessment, and Relational Interviewing
    • Mixed Methods
      • EDST 8081-Mixed Methods I
      • EDST 8082-Mixed Methods II
    • Qualitative
      • EDST 8051-Qualitative Research Methods I
      • EDST 8052-Qualitative Research Methods II
      • EDST 8053 Feminist Qualitative Methodologies
    • Quantitative
      • EDST 8044-Conducting Quantitative Research
      • EDST 8033- Survey Research Methods: Intro to Design and Development
      • EDST 8034-Measurement and Assessment
      • EDST 8041-Multivariate Data Analysis
      • EDST 8043-Reading Advanced Quantitative Research,
      • EDST 8086-Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Design
      • EDST 8087-Multilevel Models for Educational Research
      • EDST 8088-Item Response Theory
      • EDST 8089-Structural Equation Modeling.
      • Special topics workshops on topics such as Data Management, Qualtrics, Propensity Score Matching, and Intro to Multilevel Modeling
    • Design Research
      • IDT 9100 Design Based Research
    • Evaluation
      • EDST 8014- Evaluation Methods
      • Special Topics Workshop on topics such as Needs and Readiness Assessment
    • Literacy Research Methods
      • LSLS 9021 Frameworks for Literacy Research
  • School of Criminal Justice:
    • CJ 8030 Criminal Justice Research Methods I
    • CJ 8031 Criminal Justice Research Methods II
    • CJ 8040 Criminal Justice Statistics I
    • CJ 8041 Criminal Justice Statistics II
    • CJ 8016 Criminal Justice Program and Policy Evaluation
    • CJ 8051 Meta-Analysis in Criminal Justice
    • CJ 8054 Multilevel Modeling
    • CJ 8057 Longitudinal Data Analysis
    • CJ 8050 Qualitative Methods in Criminal Justice
    • CJ 8056 Growth Modeling in Criminal Justice
    • CJ 8052 Criminal Justice Survey Design
    • CJ 8053 Introduction to Data Management and Analysis with SPSS
  • School of Human Services:
    • CNSL9020- Research in Counseling
    • HPE 7072- Health Science Statistics
    • HPE 9015-Reading and Analyzing Health Education Research
    • HPE 9072- Survey Research
    • SPSY 8012-Behavioral Research and Accountability Methods
    • SPSY 9012-Advanced Behavioral Research Methods and Designs
  • School of Information Technology:
    • IT7010C Information Technology Research Methods


CECH Data Science and Analytics Resources and Activities

  • Supercomputing – 100 Gig server
  • Data Science and Analytics Events – interested in participating or helping plan activities (Brown-bags, workshops, and more), please email  Hexuan Liu (liu2h6@ucmail.uc.edu) and Ben Kelcey (kelceybn@ucmail.uc.edu)

CECH Data Community

The Data Community in the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services aims to promote a community on innovative use of data to solve real-world and methodological problems by pooling expertise from the four schools, the CECH library, and other units in the College. We are committed to advancing best practices for using data including data management, data representations, the full spectrum of analytic methodology (qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods), and promoting skills for handling data.