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12th Feb 2019 My Research Career, Module 1 – Introduction, research landscape, priority and time management
Module 1 explores what should happen in the first meeting including: * Determining research interests, * understanding expectations, roles, responsibilities * Resourcing and training needs. We will also explore what should happen in the first session of enrolment.
14th Feb 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.
14th Feb 2019 Supervisor Series, Module 1 – Introduction, research landscape, priority and time management
Module 1 explores what should happen in the first meeting including: * Determining research interests, * understanding expectations, roles, responsibilities * Resourcing and training needs. We will also explore what should happen in the first session of enrolment.
18th Feb 2019 Introduction to Systematic Reviews
Want to know more about Systematic Reviews? This short session will provide a guide to the tools available and show you the steps to creating a systematic or systematic-like review.
19th Feb 2019 Using library databases effectively: getting better search results
Learn more about Library Databases, what’s available and how to get the most out of them with advanced search techniques.  This session will introduce you to different databases, their features and when to use them.
26th Feb 2019 Research Administration 1 - Why Apply for a Grant
Why should I apply for a Grant? What are the CSU expectations? What do I need to consider and do?  A session aimed at helping new Researchers consider preliminary information when applying for an external grant.
28th Feb 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.
5th Mar 2019 R Tutorial Series 1 - Introduction and overview of R for data analysis
The example R codes prepared for this unit are to learn a few most essential R functions such as setting up the working directory path, R help functions, input and output functions, and some descriptive and graphical analysis examples.
7th Mar 2019 Research Data Management
Are you drowning in research data? Do you want to know where you should be storing your data? Are you required to comply with funding body data management requirements, but don’t know how? This workshop is ideal for researchers who want to know how research data management can support project success and are interested in research data management services and support available at their institution. Combining slide-based background material, discussions, and case studies this workshop will equip participants with best practices for managing their valuable research data.
26th Mar 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.
27th Mar 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.
28th Mar 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.
3rd Apr 2019 R Tutorial Series 2 - Hypothesis test and simple regression/ANOVA models
Participants will be able to perform exploratory data analysis (EDA); a few often-used hypothesis tests; analyse simple linear regression and and one-way analysis of variance; to know the model assessment function AIC.
4th Apr 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 how these can be relevent to your research.  Also learn more about the CSU support services available to you in this endeavour.
9th Apr 2019 My Research Career, Module 2 – Developing research strategies
The aims of this module are to: * Aligning personal research goals with institutional and national research priorities  * Introduce a research strategy * Research project scoping and planning  *What key areas to strengthen to become a more effective researcher.
11th Apr 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.
17th Apr 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 .
18th Apr 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.
2nd May 2019 R Tutorial Series 3 - More hypothesis tests and advanced regression models
Participants will be able to perform some less often-used hypothesis tests; fit sample data with a selected probability distribution; analyse multiple linear regression and 2 or 3 way ANOVA & MANOVA models; analyse some generalised linear regression ...
7th May 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.
9th May 2019 Working with the Media in Research
This is an interactive workshop about how you can strategically and successfully work with the media in a research context, engage with the media in order to have a greater impact and get your research out into the boarder community.  It will provide information about:  what makes a good news story, working effectively with journalists, as well as tips on giving TV and radio interviews.
14th May 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.
15th May 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.
16th May 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.
30th May 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.
6th Jun 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.
6th Jun 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.
11th Jun 2019 My Research Career, Module 3 – Building a track record, web presence
Building a track record, web presence. In this module you will learn about the components of a research track record and strategies you can develop to improve your track record and its presentation to peers. You will also be introduced to strategies for establishing and maintaining a web profile. Future modules will cover building your track record in relation to publishing, grant writing and networking.
13th Jun 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.
18th Jun 2019 Supervisor Training - 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.
19th Jun 2019 R Tutorial Series 4 - More advanced regression models (mixed-effect models, glm and gam)
The learning objectives of this unit is for participants to be able to perform analysis of more advanced glm models and analysis of the mixed effect linear models; showcase a few simple examples of generalised additive regression models (gam models).
10th Jul 2019 Supervisor Training - Module 5 – Guiding students through thesis development and the examination process
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.
16th Jul 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.
18th Jul 2019 R Tutorial Series 5 - Drawing graphs and mpas in R
Participants will use R to draw graphs: (1) using basic functions for plotting graphs & changing the look; (2) draw graphs using more advanced R graphics functions; (3) drawing graphs by following the ggplot2 approach; (4) the easiest way to draw maps...
7th Aug 2019 R Tutorial Series 6 - Write your own R functions
The learning objectives of this unit is for participants to be able to write user-defined R functions to suit their special needs or for complex data analysis issues, and to perform simple simulation analysis in R.
8th Aug 2019 Research Administration 1 - Why Apply for a Grant
Why should I apply for a Grant? What are the CSU expectations? What do I need to consider and do?  A session aimed at helping new Researchers consider preliminary information when applying for an external grant.
13th Aug 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.
20th Aug 2019 My Research Career, Module 4 – The publication process
The aim of this module is to: * Discuss strategies for improving publication success, * Discuss how to navigate the publication process, * Learn how to deal with peer review and referee comments. This module will not cover how to write a paper.
22nd Aug 2019 Supervisor Series - Module 1 – Induction
Module 1 will explore what should happen in the first meeting including: *Determining the HDR candidate’s research interests *Developing candidate/supervisor expectations, roles, responsibilities *Discussions around resourcing, resource needs, training needs, professional development Module 1 will also explore what should happen in the first session of enrolment including: *Refining the research topic *Commencing the literature review *Developing research aims *Commencing discussions around possible methodologies available to conduct the research.
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 Research Data Management
Are you drowning in research data? Do you want to know where you should be storing your data? Are you required to comply with funding body data management requirements, but don’t know how? This workshop is ideal for researchers who want to know how research data management can support project success and are interested in research data management services and support available at their institution. Combining slide-based background material, discussions, and case studies this workshop will equip participants with best practices for managing their valuable research data.
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.
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...
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.
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.
22nd Oct 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.
23rd Oct 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.
24th Oct 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.
29th Oct 2019 Supervisor Training - 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.
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 ...
7th 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.
28th Nov 2019 Supervisor Training - 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.
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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