Postgraduate Research Workshops

Training-workshops-for-you-610x393The University Research Office in collaboration with the Faculties will run a series of Postgraduate Research [PGR] Workshops throughout the year.

These PGR Workshops will provide a generic training that ensures that all research postgraduates acquire the research skills and competencies necessary to complete their research theses.

Along with the aim of training in a range of research skills, the programme will place a strong emphasis on networking – encouraging students to develop links with each other and with members of staff other than their own supervisors. Exchanging ideas about research experience is an invaluable method of gaining knowledge, and the Postgraduate Research Workshops will provide a unique multi-disciplinary environment that fosters these exchanges.

The Research Office will send out calls for Expressions of Interest two weeks or more before the PRG Workshops. Interested Postgraduate Research Students are required to fill in the EOI form before the deadline indicated for each of the workshops.

Qualitative Methods in Social Research - The Interview

Facilitator: Dr. Silja Klepp
Date: 17th April, 2015
Time: 8.00am – 4.30pm
Registration Deadline: 27th March, 2015

The Workshop is directed to students with or without previous knowledge who want to generate or enrich their research material by conducting and analysing interviews. After an introduction to the benefits and possibilities of qualitative social research methods. The workshop will concentrate on the conduction and analysis of interviews. Different types of interview-techniques will be presented, followed by a lively exchange of knowledge about access to the field, interview-settings, and other principles of successful research. Exercises, like interviewing each other according to different techniques, will be realized. Research experiences and current projects of participants will be integrated. [Read more…] 

Quantitative Data Analysis : SPSS - 1

Facilitator: Mr Karuna Reddy
Date: 13th – 15th May, 2015
Time: 8.00am – 4.30pm
Registration Deadline: 6th May, 2015

The workshop is directed to postgraduate research students with little or no previous knowledge of SPSS software as a tool of quantitative data analysis. [Read more…

Stress Management Workshop

Facilitator: Ms Esther Raudonat
Date: 20th August, 2015
Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm
Registration Deadline: 16th August, 2015

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Unpacking Research Skills

Facilitator: Dr John Willison
Date: 9th September, 2015
Time: 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Registration Deadline: 2nd September, 2015

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Referencing Software Training

Facilitator: USP Library
Date: 10th November, 2015
Time: 9.00am – 4.00pm
Registration Deadline: 6th November, 2015

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