Guangji Yuan

Guangji Yuan

School of Education

What brought you to the CTG UAlbany?

I am interested in cross-boundary collaboration in technology-supported communities. 

The research project, Integrating heterogeneous wide-area networks and advanced data science to bridge the digital divide in rural emergency preparedness and response, attracted me because it aligns with my research interests of knowledge diffusion and technology adoption across multi-layer social structures.

I believe I can gain new insights into the information diffusion and technology adoption from this project.

What did you do prior to coming to CTG UAlbany?

I have been working with an NSF funded project team in the Technology and Collaborative Creativity in Learning Research Lab for the last four years. 

I gained a lot of hands-on research experience through on-site data collection, conducting interviews for both students and teachers, transcribing interviews and classroom observation videos, conducting discourse analysis and content analysis.

I have been in charge of data input and storage, writing literature reviews, conducting data analysis, and reporting data analysis results to journals and conferences in that project.

I am proficient at both quantitative and qualitative analysis software, including R, SPSS, Nvivo11, and Dedoose.

I have been using grounded coding, regression analysis, Social Network Analysis and other analysis methods in my research.

These experiences have not only strengthened my rigor and persistence in research but have also sharpened my communication and collaboration skills. 

What are your plans/goals for the future?

I want to be a scholar and researcher in the future.

I will keep my passion for academia and keep investigating phenomena related to technology-supported cross-boundary collaborations. 

Besides that, I want to be a lifelong progressive learner and keep enhancing my understanding of my research area as well as of this world. I want to keep my curiosity and always challenge myself to step out of my comfort zone.

How can CTG UAlbany help you reach your goal for the future?

The project I am working on is a great opportunity to hone my research skills in writing literature reviews, creating conceptual frameworks, designing research protocols and conducting hands-on data-collection and data analysis.

I am looking forward to learning more from this my colleagues, as well as making my contributions to CTG.