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27th Aug 2019 Qualitative Research, An Introduction
Qualitative research has unique characteristics, and like any approach, it has pros and cons. This looks at the reasons for choosing qualitative rather than quantitative research, and identifies principles for doing rigorous qualitative research. We discuss issues including developing good research questions, generalisability, evaluation of research. You are invited to forward an outline of your research questions, for consideration during the workshop.  This is limited to 15 participants and is facilitated by Dr Jenine Beekhuyzen of Adriot Research, please email her with any questions - info@adroitresearch.com.au with the subject line: CSU workshop.
27th Aug 2019 Tips and strategies for doing a PhD in English
Two PhD graduates who have completed their thesis will discuss their language journey, and answer your questions about writing a PhD in English.
28th Aug 2019 MCR Forum - Building international connections through fellowships and SSP
Do you like the idea of a long SSP at an international university that provides great mentoring and accommodation?  It seems like the unreachable dream for most mid-career academics, until you discover that many universities in the UK and USA welcome academics from the far flung corners of the world.
28th Aug 2019 MCR Forum - Ethical considerations in international research projects
What do you need to consider if you are establishing an international research project? In this session we will discuss the ethical and practical issues that researchers may come up against when conducting international research. Countries may vary in their ethical standards and requirements, and have different cultural understanding of acceptable practice, yet CSU researchers cannot ignore the standards and values of the National Statement.
28th Aug 2019 Avoiding predatory publishing
This workshop will help you identify predatory publishers using a checklist of things to consider when looking at a journal.
28th Aug 2019 MCR Forum - Opportunities for industry-led collaborations with a CRC
Charles Sturt University is currently part of three Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs) funded under the Australian Government’s CRC Program. This program supports industry-led collaborations between industry, researchers and the community. In this workshop, four of CSU’s participating researchers in the CRCs for Food Agility, High Performance Soils, and Cyber Security will share their experiences and discuss the opportunities available at CSU for you to get involved.
29th Aug 2019 MCR Forum - Lessons learnt in IP and contract negotiation with research partners
In this session Fran Leone (Manager of Research Legal) and Prof Mark Morrison (Associate Dean Research, Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences) will present a number of case studies and share their experiences and lessons learnt in protecting Intellectual Property rights and negotiating contracts with research partners.
29th Aug 2019 MCR Forum - Writing for Public Audiences
Writing for public audiences is a unique kind of academic writing. Through short opinion pieces in publications like the Conversation you can take your research to wider audiences to inform, educate, influence and contribute to public debate. This workshop will cover things like choosing what and where to publish and the benefits of writing for public audiences. Two experienced CSU writers for the public will share their tips and experiences in this workshop.
29th Aug 2019 MCR Forum - Research with impact: Experiences putting transdisciplinarity into practice
This presentation aims to create discussion among researchers with experiences putting transdisciplinary research into practice. The lead presenter will provide some background into the concept of transdisciplinary, before describing some of his own experiences, including an evaluation of a four-year transdisciplinary project. other experts will then share their experiences.
2nd Sep 2019 Finding and Using Theses and Dissertations
This session will show you how to find Australian and International theses and dissertations using the Library's resources - and how you can use them.
3rd Sep 2019 Finding Funding
Quick! How many funding schemes can you name? A lot of researchers find it hard to think about any funding except ARC funding. If this is you, you need to get your thinking cap on. There is a whole world of funding out there, and you shouldn’t be overly reliant on any one source. This workshop is intended to help you to think outside the box, and to find more sustainable sources of funding. By the end of the workshop, you should have a lot of new ideas about funding possibilities that you can explore, as well as a typology of funding schemes that works for you.
4th Sep 2019 Supervisor Series - Module 2 – Supervising remote, distance and PT HDR's
The aim of this module is to share knowledge and understanding of how to effectively supervise distance and part-time HDR candidates. This workshop will include a presentation from an experienced HDR supervisor, feedback from Distance and Part-time graduate students, and group discussion.
5th Sep 2019 R Tutorial Series 7 - Time series analysis
This unit covers the special data analysis topic, time series analysis, which primarily introducing the classic Box-Jenkins approach, namely ARIMA models and related R functions.
10th Sep 2019 Using EndNote for theses and other publications
This session will look at advanced EndNote features, which will be helpful when writing your thesis or for other professional writing.
12th Sep 2019 Supportive Conversations for HDR Supervisors
HDR supervisors play a pivotal role in supporting the well-being and mental health of their research students. This session, presented by CSU Student Counsellor Dr Shaunagh Foy, will guide supervisors in having supportive conversations, as well as setting boundaries, responding to stressed or anxious students, and making appropriate referrals. All new and ongoing supervisors welcome.
17th Sep 2019 Research Administration 2 - The Grant Submission Process
Do you want more of an understanding of the grant application process or are you new to the submission process? This session is all about enabling you to better understand the processes and people within CSU who can support you in submitting an application to the Research Office for approval.
19th Sep 2019 Research metrics for grants and promotion
Are you looking to complete a grant application or application for promotion and want information about how to present their research impact? This session will show you how.
23rd Sep 2019 Promoting your research: establishing a Research Profile
Need to set up a Research Profile and not sure what is out there or how to go about it?  This session will show you the different profiles available, and their features and how to establish and maintain your profile.
26th Sep 2019 Introduction to learning Bayesian Networks
This session is about basic concepts, definitions, & basic theoretic basis of a Bayesian Network model. Researchers dealing with problems with reasoning & decision making under uncertainty, particularly with complex system with mixed data will benefit...
30th Sep 2019 Human Research Ethics Café
Staff and Students who are undertaking research projects which require research ethics approval are strongly encouraged to attend this workshop. This workshop will include: An introduction to research integrity and the responsible conduct of research; An overview of the ethical issues that may arise in your research; Key questions you need to consider; Tools to analyse and address issues; Understanding who needs to make application and how to apply for approval from a Research Ethics Committee; the Codes which apply to your research and your ethics application.
1st Oct 2019 R Tutorial Series 8 - Tree models
This unit covers the special data analysis topic, tree models that may refer to a regression tree (if the response variable is continuous) or a classification tree (if the response variable is categorical).
2nd Oct 2019 Supervisor Series - Module 3 – Monitoring progress throughout candidature
This module will discuss key issues surrounding candidate progress (both formal and informal) such as: * formal progress activities; * Using timelines and research plans;* Strategies to identify problems or potential issues early * Evaluation of professional development needs * Identifying opportunities to present work at CSU and/or conferences and publication opportunities .
3rd Oct 2019 Data Visualisation
There are many ways to visualise and analyse research data. Visualisations and mapping can reveal and highlight trends and patterns in data that may not have been otherwise obvious. This session will demonstrate some techniques that have been used by the Spatial Data Analysis Network (SPAN) to help researchers ;analyse, map and visualise their research data.
8th Oct 2019 Research Administration 3 - Developing my Research Budget
Are you competent in developing a solid and competitive research budget? This session aims to assist researchers with all facets of budget development.
10th Oct 2019 Ethics in Research involving Human Participants
Staff and Students who are undertaking research projects which require research ethics approval are strongly encouraged to attend this workshop. This workshop will include: An introduction to research integrity and the responsible conduct of research; An overview of the ethical issues that may arise in your research; Key questions you need to consider; Tools to analyse and address issues; Understanding who needs to make application and how to apply for approval from a Research Ethics Committee; the Codes which apply to your research and your ethics application.
10th Oct 2019 Where to publish
This session will outline good practice and introduce you to a checklist of what to look for to identify suspicious publishers
16th Oct 2019 HDR Candidate Induction
This session is a welcome and Induction for new HDR Candidates and forms part of probationary requirements. This session has a variety of presenters from the Research Office and Library who share essential information about getting started - what essentials you need to know, the support services available to you, how the Library can help you, your key relationships, working well with your supervisor team, setting expectations, your responsibilities, professional development opportunities available to you and more.
17th Oct 2019 My Research Career, Module 5 – Funding, Grant writing
The aim of this module is to develop better skills at grant writing and discuss approaches to writing grant applications.  It will cover topics such as:  Things to consider before applying to a grant scheme;  Different types of grant income;  Developing a funding strategy;  Key components of a grant application.
21st Oct 2019 Human Research Ethics Café
Staff and Students who are undertaking research projects which require research ethics approval are strongly encouraged to attend this workshop. This workshop will include: An introduction to research integrity and the responsible conduct of research; An overview of the ethical issues that may arise in your research; Key questions you need to consider; Tools to analyse and address issues; Understanding who needs to make application and how to apply for approval from a Research Ethics Committee; the Codes which apply to your research and your ethics application.
24th Oct 2019 Introduction to CRO and linking your ORCiD profile
This session will help you understand and get the best out of your CRO profile.  It will cover adding publications to CRO, adding to your profile and linking your CRO profile with your ORCiD profile.
29th Oct 2019 Supervisor Series - Module 4 – Managing problems and difficulties, providing feedback
Module 4 will discuss; Strategies when problems arise, monitoring and managing your own workload, resource problems, equipment failures, necessary changes in the research plan; breakdown of supervision/candidate relationship or the supervision team; managing team changes, providing feedback on potential problems, developing constructive feedback.
31st Oct 2019 Ethics in Research involving Animals
It is essential that all persons involved in the care and use of animals have the necessary skills and knowledge.  If your research project requires research ethics approval you are strongly encouraged to attend this workshop. It includes: Research integrity and the responsible conduct of research; Ethical issues;  Key questions to consider; Tools to analyse and address issues; Who needs to and how to apply; the Codes which apply to your research.
31st Oct 2019 Research Supervision - Masterclass
This masterclass is aimed at experienced supervisors who want to update their practice and share supervisory approaches. Hugh Kearns draws on his experience of working with thousands of research students and research supervisors across the world.  It will look at how to help both the supervisor and the student get the most out of the post-graduate research experience as well as providing the opportunity for supervisors to share their experiences of what works and what doesn't.
5th Nov 2019 Using NVivo for Qualitative Literature Reviews
Does it sound appealing to have easy access to key quotes, methods, and statistics in the literature? Would you like to be able to integrate your Endnote library and do full text searches, word clouds, word trees, of important concepts and matrices of your key authors and their main ideas?  This workshop provides the theoretical foundation for conducting systematic literature reviews followed by practical advice for managing your literature review in NVivo. We use a real life example to provide steps for doing rigorous and transparent research. This is limited to 15 participants and is facilitated by Dr Jenine Beekhuyzen of Adriot Research, please email her with any questions - info@adroitresearch.com.au with the subject line: CSU workshop.
6th Nov 2019 R Tutorial Series 9 - Meta-analysis and inter-rater reliability analysis
This unit covers two special data analysis topics: (1) Meta-Analysis; and (2) Inter-rater reliability analysis ...
11th Nov 2019 Literature Review Using EndNote & NVivo – An Introduction
With your new skills with Nvivo, you can now learn how to use EndNote and Nvivo to manage and write your literature review.  You can import EndNote data into Nvivo and you can cite details from you Nvivo analysis.
12th Nov 2019 NVivo
As prerequisite to this session you need to go through the 'Getting Started' webinar - to be advised.  This workshop then moves you beyond basic coding with a range of queries to help identify patterns in data. Queries are powerful and assist the researcher to move beyond basic coding to use their classifications to produce visualisations. Reports are also covered. We work with a sample dataset, however you are encouraged to work with your own coded dataset if desired (literature or empirical data). It is OK if you don't have coded data as the workshop gives insight into what is possible when you reach that stage.This workshop is limited to 15 participants and is facilitated by Dr Jenine Beekhuyzen of Adriot Research, please email her with any questions - info@adroitresearch.com.au with the subject line: CSU workshop.
12th Nov 2019 Accessing ABS Data and other important Datasets
Gain practical knowledge regarding how to access ABS data and data from other important data sets and learn more about the CSU support services available to you in this endeavour.
14th Nov 2019 Research Administration 4 - Managing My Research Project
Do you have a funded research project?  This session is all about enabling you to better understand the processes and people within CSU who can support you in managing your research project.  The sessions includes understanding your contractual obligations, how to access your budget and fund codes, and key tips to enable you to connect with systems and support people to manage project expenditure.
14th Nov 2019 Introduction to GIS & Spatial Analysis
Gain practical knowledge regarding GIS and Spatial Analysis and how these tools might be used in your research. Geographic Information Systems are computer based mapping and database systems, you can query tables and layers and perform analysis between and within all these forms of data. GIS allows you to make visual and analytical inferences that would be nearly impossible to interpret from plain tables.
18th Nov 2019 Human Research Ethics Café
Staff and Students who are undertaking research projects which require research ethics approval are strongly encouraged to attend this workshop. This workshop will include: An introduction to research integrity and the responsible conduct of research; An overview of the ethical issues that may arise in your research; Key questions you need to consider; Tools to analyse and address issues; Understanding who needs to make application and how to apply for approval from a Research Ethics Committee; the Codes which apply to your research and your ethics application.
20th Nov 2019 Social Media Platforms for Researchers
There is a huge range of social media platforms and other online sites that researchers can use to tell their research stories. In this seminar we have a look at many different social media platforms and how a researcher can best use each one within their communications network.
26th Nov 2019 Planning Surveys and Designing Questionnaires: Part 1
This three part integrated workshop is designed to introduce you to the processes and steps involved in planning a survey and creating a questionnaire that effectively gathers the data you need to satisfy your research questions. It will cover populations, ways to contact the population you want to survey, how to calculate an appropriate sample size, how to structure your questionnaire and what question types to use. Day 1: Aims of the workshop; Terms and definitions; Planning a survey; Populations, sample sizes and frames; Modes of data collection.
27th Nov 2019 Planning Surveys and Designing Questionnaires: Part 2
This three part integrated workshop is designed to introduce you to the processes and steps involved in planning a survey and creating a questionnaire that effectively gathers the data you need to satisfy your research questions. It will cover populations, ways to contact the population you want to survey, how to calculate an appropriate sample size, how to structure your questionnaire and what question types to use. Day 2: Different types of questions; and questionnaire design.
28th Nov 2019 Supervisor Series - Module 5 – Guiding students through thesis development and the examination process
The objective of this workshop is to discuss the volume and quality of work required for a thesis, different approaches to thesis preparation, how to select examiners and how they may approach the examination process, and how to help student’s respond to the examiners reports.
28th Nov 2019 Planning Surveys and Designing Questionnaires: Part 3
This three part integrated workshop is designed to introduce you to the processes and steps involved in planning a survey and creating a questionnaire that effectively gathers the data you need to satisfy your research questions. It will cover populations, ways to contact the population you want to survey, how to calculate an appropriate sample size, how to structure your questionnaire and what question types to use. Day 3: Survey testing; Online surveys; SPAN and using SurveyMonkey.
3rd Dec 2019 HDR Candidate Induction
This session is a welcome and Induction for new HDR Candidates and forms part of probationary requirements. This session has a variety of presenters from the Research Office and Library who share essential information about getting started - what essentials you need to know, the support services available to you, how the Library can help you, your key relationships, working well with your supervisor team, setting expectations, your responsibilities, professional development opportunities available to you and more.
4th Dec 2019 R Tutorial Series 10 - Survival analysis
This unit covers the special data analysis topic, survival analysis, which refers to the analysis of data that take the form of measurements of the time to death, or the time to failure.
5th Dec 2019 My Research Career, Module 6 – Working with collaborators
This module is split into 3 sub-sections all related to working with other researchers. Sub-section 1: Mentors. Sub-section 2: Collaborators and networking. Sub-section 3: Managing research staff. This module aims to: Discuss the role of mentors in developing your research career; Examine how to build and navigate successful collaborations and networks; Discuss strategies for how to secure, lead and manage research staff.
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