Category: Lecture

What can you do with biostatistics? Get a job!

Matt_HayatBiostatistics: The Hottest Career of the 21st Century: A talk by Matt Hayat, Ph.D., associate professor in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the School of Public Health.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
CURVE, Library South, 2nd floor

Biostatistics is the science of learning from data with a focus on health and medicine. With a career in biostatistics you can make a difference, have fun, satisfy your curiosity, and make money. Biostatistics is a fulfilling and rewarding profession. In fact, statistical analysis and data mining were listed among the “hottest skills of 2014” by LinkedIn, and the discipline has been ranked by Fortune magazine as the top graduate degree based on salary, growth and job satisfaction.

Dr. Hayat will provide an overview of the discipline of biostatistics and describe some of the potential benefits of study in the GSU School of Public Health’s graduate program in biostatistics.

The Logics & Logistics of Qualitative Research with NVivo

The Logics and Logistics of Qualitative Research: A Framework for Exploring Concepts, Dimensions, and Relationships in Qualitative Data using NVivo Research Software

Dr. Ralph LaRossa and Dr. Mandy Swygart-HobaughWorkshop Leaders: Dr. Ralph LaRossa and Dr. Mandy Swygart-Hobaugh

When: Wednesday, March 11, 11:00am-12:30pm – REGISTER HERE

Where: CURVE (Collaborative University Research & Visualization Environment), Library South 2nd Floor

In this workshop, Dr. Ralph LaRossa, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, and Dr. Mandy Swygart-Hobaugh, Librarian Associate Professor for Sociology, Gerontology, & Data Services, will present both the theoretical-methodological “logics” and the applied-methodological “logistics” of conducting qualitative data analysis (i.e., non-statistical analysis of textual, audio, visual, and/or audiovisual sources).  Dr. LaRossa will discuss the steps involved in building theoretically-rich qualitative analyses.   Dr. Swygart-Hobaugh will outline the specific features of NVivo qualitative research software that complement and facilitate these analyses.   There also will be opportunities for questions and discussion.

This workshop will be especially helpful for faculty and graduate students who are immersed – or about to be immersed – in a qualitative project and would like an overview on how to do qualitative analysis and how to use NVivo in the process.  Those interested in publishing qualitative work and/or applying for grants based on qualitative work will also find it helpful.

Questions?  Email Mandy Swygart-Hobaugh at