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January 2020

Social Media for PhD Researchers

January 23 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

23 January 2020   10am-1pm Social Media for PhD Researchers Alan Meban Ulster University Belfast campus (Room BA-03-019)   SOCIAL MEDIA FOR PHD RESEARCHERS   Workshop Description Over two hours we’ll look at how social media tools can be used confidently to develop your professional reputation as a researcher and establish a network among other academics working in your field. The two-hour session will be followed by an hour-long clinic where you can stay behind to talk over questions, challenges and concerns…

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February 2020

TELLING THE WORLD: PUBLICISING YOUR RESEARCH THROUGH THE MEDIA

February 5 @ 9:15 am - 5:15 pm

5 February 2020 This one day Media Workshop, led Media Players International, is for research students who want to publicise their work in the non-specialised media. Making the case for your research to the general public through the media has never been more important, and this course will give you invaluable lessons from two very experienced ex-BBC journalists, Tim Grout-Smith and Lily Poberezhska. The course, which we have given at 38 UK universities, will also help you to build skills…

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SYSTEMATIC REVIEW

February 10 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

10 February 2020 SYSTEMATIC REVIEW SUITABLE FOR All researchers DATE • Tuesday 10th December 2019 Course repeated on: • Monday 10th February 2020 TIMES 10am – 1pm LOCATION Teesside University DELIVERY MODE Half-day workshop AIMS/OBJECTIVES OF COURSE Learn how to use systematic review techniques in research DESCRIPTION OF COURSE Using rigorous methods to produce a comprehensive, unbiased synthesis of relevant research, the quality of systematic review depends on which methods are followed to minimise risk of error and bias during…

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SOCIAL MEDIA FOR PHD RESEARCHERS

February 20

20 February 2020 Social Media for PhD Researchers   NB: A workshop running at Ulster in Feb 2020 has been opened up to DTP PhD Researchers who can watch remotely.   Workshop Description   Over two hours we’ll look at how social media tools can be used confidently to develop your  professional reputation as a researcher and establish a network among other academics working in your field. The two-hour session will be followed by an hour-long clinic where you can stay…

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March 2020

META ANALYSIS

March 13 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

13 March 2020 META ANALYSIS SUITABLE FOR All researchers DATE Friday 13th March 2020 TIMES 10am – 1pm LOCATION Teesside University DELIVERY MODE Half-day workshop AIMS/OBJECTIVES OF COURSE Learn about techniques of meta-analysis for systematic reviews. DESCRIPTION OF COURSE In this session, Professors Batterham and Atkinson will introduce the basic ideas behind a meta-analysis within a systematic review. The following questions will be discussed; Is a meta-analysis appropriate? What are the underlying philosophies to random effects and fixed effects meta-analysis?…

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“Archives: Knowledge, Politics, Ethics” An Interdisciplinary Advanced Training Workshop

March 19

19 March 2020 “Archives: Knowledge, Politics, Ethics” An Interdisciplinary Advanced Training Workshop Northumbria University Thursday March 19th 2020 Venue Overview Material (written, visual, audio) from public and non-public archives is increasingly being used by postgraduates across the social sciences and humanities. Finding secondary sources at the boundary of public knowledge, such as from charities and professional organisations, can expand one’s base of sources, but raise important methodological and ethical challenges. In this interactive, interdisciplinary workshop we suggest that an even…

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Creative Thinking in Research

March 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

20 March 2020 9am – 12pm Library Skills Centre Room 1, Northumbria University Library Creative Thinking in Research Dr Catriona Ryan - Scriptor Cube  This workshop is based on a new approach to creative innovation in research based on Dr Catriona Ryan’s research into creative thinking. The workshop encourages PGR students and Research staff to take an unconventional approach to their research by contextualising it in a creative context using the multi-layered interpretative potential of poetic language and using that lyrical…

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RESEARCH STANDARDS AND VALUES

March 25

25th March 2020   RESEARCH STANDARDS AND VALUES SUITABLE FOR All researchers DATES Wednesday 25th March 2020 TIMES 1 – 4.30pm   LOCATION Teesside University DELIVERY MODE Half-day workshop AIMS/OBJECTIVES OF COURSE Understand the main ethical and legal aspects of conducting research, with a focus on current policy and good practice relating to ‘research integrity’. DESCRIPTION OF COURSE The session will focus on example cases and situations which raise questions about values and standards in research and why it matters…

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April 2020

BASICS OF RESEARCH ETHICS

April 1

1 April 2020 BASICS OF RESEARCH ETHICS SUITABLE FOR All researchers DATE Wednesday 1st April 2020 TIMES 1.30 – 4.30pm LOCATION Teesside University DELIVERY MODE Half-day workshop AIMS/OBJECTIVES OF COURSE Understand the rationale of research ethics review and the principles which define ethical research practice DESCRIPTION OF COURSE The session features presentation material and some analysis of case studies. Main themes are: • Context & rationale of research ethics • Valid consent • Harm & risk management • Confidentiality &…

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Writing Across Boundaries

April 2 - April 3

2 April 2020 An intensive, two-day, residential workshop for social science PhD students in the third year to explore analytical and practical approaches to writing. The course offers participants an opportunity to reflect on the writing process itself as a form of social science thinking. The workshop dates for 2020 are 2nd – 3rd April. The call for applicants will open in January 2020. Please see here for details of how to apply. You may be interested in reviewing this…

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