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January 2020

Fast Track The Impact of Your PhD

January 22

22 January 2020 Fast Track The Impact of Your PhD   When: Wednesday 22nd January 2020. Full day session. Where: Van Mildert College, Durham University   Course description   This session will give you everything you need to generate real-world impacts from your PhD. You will learn about practical tools to time-efficiently increase the significance and reach of your impact without detracting from your PhD research. The training is based on the latest research evidence and takes a unique relational…

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ADVANCED RESEARCH ETHICS

January 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

22 January 2020 ADVANCED RESEARCH ETHICS SUITABLE FOR All researchers DATE Wednesday 22nd January 2020 (Repeated on Wednesday 17th June 2020) TIMES 2 – 4pm LOCATION Teesside University DELIVERY MODE Short workshop AIMS/OBJECTIVES OF COURSE Understand the complex ethical issues associated with new methods of research, including covert methods, online techniques and the disclosure or occurrence of unexpected information or events in research projects. DESCRIPTION OF COURSE The session features presentation material and some analysis of case studies. Main themes…

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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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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 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

19 March “Archives: Knowledge, Politics, Ethics” An Interdisciplinary Advanced Training Workshop Northumbria University Thursday March 19th 2020 Venue Great Hall, Sutherland Building, Northumbria University Reserve a place 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…

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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    Reserve your place 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…

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R Easter School

March 24 - March 26

24-26 March 2020 3-day beginner-level R workshop including: Importing & handling data Descriptive statistics Inferential tests Generalized linear model Tidyverse Data visualisation Workflows The emphasis is on using R to carry out analysis but will also include training in a conceptual understanding along the way. No prior knowledge of R is required. Instructors Dr Sally Street (Durham University) Prof Lisa DeBruine (University of Glasgow)   For more information and registration: https://www.dur.ac.uk/researchmethodscentre/coursesandworkshops/easterschool

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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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