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Date Session Details & Registration
5th Feb 2020 Presenting 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 your research impact? This session will show you how. Learn more about engaging with metrics to get the best possible outcome for your grant application or promotion. [Plan & Fund]
10th Feb 2020 Supervisor Series - Module 1 – Introduction, overview and first session of enrolment
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.
10th Feb 2020 Use your CRO and ORCiD profiles to publish and disseminate your research.
Want to understand and get the best out of your CRO profile?  Come along and  learn how to add publications to CRO, how to add to your profile and linking your CRO and ORCiD profiles.  [Plan & Fund]
10th Feb 2020 Human Research Ethics Café
Completing an Ethics application can be complicated and many applicants miss details or make errors. The committee regularly requests additional information about areas of concern within applications and request resubmissions.The Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) are facilitating open sessions where they will work through the application process, what should be included in the research proposal and will address common areas of concern. It’s a great opportunity to gain a better understanding of the processes, ask questions and receive good advice, with the aim being to hopefully avoid any need to resubmit.These sessions are open to Researchers, Academics and students who will be submitting an application for research involving human ethics.
10th Feb 2020 Writing a Research Proposal
This session focuses on the purposes, structure, language and writing process for research proposals. It discusses the links between the different parts, and enables participants to share feedback on their drafts and ideas and tips for making progress. We will look at examples of good research proposals from several disciplines, participants can bring an example from your own discipline, supervisors should be able to help with this.
11th Feb 2020 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.
11th Feb 2020 Basics of Thesis Structure – Part 1
This is the first half of a 2-part workshop and you need to register separately for both parts. This workshop covers the fundamental parts (chapters) of the thesis, and the relationship between them. We focus on the core functions of each chapter, and how these need to be aligned to create an effective thesis. We will look at some variations on thesis structure and how these differ across disciplines.
12th Feb 2020 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 .
12th Feb 2020 Basics of Thesis Structure – Part 2
This is the second half of a 2-part workshop and you need to register separately for both parts. This workshop covers the fundamental parts (chapters) of the thesis, and the relationship between them. We focus on the core functions of each chapter, and how these need to be aligned to create an effective thesis. We will look at some variations on thesis structure and how these differ across disciplines.
12th Feb 2020 Basics of Thesis Structure – Part 1
This is the first half of a 2-part workshop and you need to register separately for both parts. This workshop covers the fundamental parts (chapters) of the thesis, and the relationship between them. We focus on the core functions of each chapter, and how these need to be aligned to create an effective thesis. We will look at some variations on thesis structure and how these differ across disciplines.
13th Feb 2020 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.
13th Feb 2020 Writing a Research Proposal
This session focuses on the purposes, structure, language and writing process for research proposals. It discusses the links between the different parts, and enables participants to share feedback on their drafts and ideas and tips for making progress. We will look at examples of good research proposals from several disciplines, participants can bring an example from your own discipline, supervisors should be able to help with this.
13th Feb 2020 Basics of Thesis Structure – Part 2
This is the second half of a 2-part workshop and you need to register separately for both parts. This workshop covers the fundamental parts (chapters) of the thesis, and the relationship between them. We focus on the core functions of each chapter, and how these need to be aligned to create an effective thesis. We will look at some variations on thesis structure and how these differ across disciplines.
14th Feb 2020 Supervisor Series - 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.
17th Feb 2020 Reading the Literature Critically
This workshop offers strategies for critical reading & critical thinking about the literature. It discusses a range of different targets and criteria for critique in the research articles you read, and some of the ways that these differ across disciplines and research approaches. The workshop offers a practical step-by-step model and includes opportunities to practice critical reading tactics, develop and articulate critical views on the literature, and share participants' experiences and tips.
18th Feb 2020 Structuring a Literature Review – Part 1
This is part of a 3-part workshop and you need to register separately for each part. These will provide an introduction to the purposes of the literature review and the key stages in developing a good literature review structure. It covers practical strategies for capturing information from the literature, organising and categorising ideas and developing a suitable structure for your literature review chapter (or literature review section of your research proposal).
19th Feb 2020 Structuring a Literature Review – Part 2
This is part of a 3-part workshop and you need to register separately for each part. These will provide an introduction to the purposes of the literature review and the key stages in developing a good literature review structure. It covers practical strategies for capturing information from the literature, organising and categorising ideas and developing a suitable structure for your literature review chapter (or literature review section of your research proposal).
26th Feb 2020 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?  This session is aimed at helping new Researchers consider preliminary information when applying for an external grant.
27th Feb 2020 HDR Candidate Induction
Welcome to new HDR Candidates!This session is highly informative, hear from a variety of presenters from the Research Office and Library who'll share with you essential information to help you get started well - 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.
28th Feb 2020 Finding Funding Opportunities using Research Professional database
Want to find funding opportunities using the Research Professional database?  We will give you tips on searching and how to set up alerts and make the most of the information that is available to you.  [Plan & Fund]
2nd Mar 2020 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.
2nd Mar 2020 Meet the Helpers - Research Support Services
If you are a new research candidate (or research supervisor), you’re warmly invited to this short lunch time session. The Helpers you will meet are from the library, counselling and research-specific support services for writing, statistics, visual data analysis and more. Short presentations from each section will let you know the services, programs and resources available, how to access these, the times when they might be useful in the research degree, and who to contact.
5th Mar 2020 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.
5th Mar 2020 Overcoming Procrastination
This workshop is for anyone, especially research candidates. It covers key causes of procrastination, and presents practical strategies for making progress and getting things done. This workshop includes plenty of opportunities to hear other participants’ experiences and to share tips and tricks.
10th Mar 2020 Supervisor Series - Module 1 – Introduction, overview and first session of enrolment
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.
11th Mar 2020 Using library databases effectively: Australian focus
Are you looking for Australian research or want to use Australian resources?  This session will show you the best databases to use and when to use them.  [Design & Discover]
11th Mar 2020 My Research Career, Module 1 – Introduction, research landscape, priority and time management
The aims of this module are to: - Outline the learning approach to be used for My Research Career (MRC) - Explain the research landscape at CSU - Highlight the strategic issues and priorities which research-active staff should understand - Describe key resources, links and support for research administration - Highlight good time and priority management skills.
17th Mar 2020 Getting started with EndNote
Are you starting you literature review, and want to organise your references? This session will cover setting up your EndNote Library, using EndNote with Word and other tips and tricks.  [Design & Discover]
18th Mar 2020 How to have supportive conversations with your HDR Candidate
Have you ever had concerns for a student?  In this session we'll discuss how to identify when something is not quite right with your HDR student, discuss ideas about how to best approach a conversation, provide you with some options of support, as well as what to do in a more urgent situation.  This session, presented by Student Counsellor Dr Shaunagh Foy, will guide supervisors in how to have supportive conversations, explore setting boundaries, how to respond to stressed or anxious students, and provide options for making appropriate referrals. All new and ongoing supervisors welcome.
24th Mar 2020 NVivo
As prerequisite to this session you need to access some pre-materials which will be emailed closer to the date. This workshop will then move 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.
25th Mar 2020 Human Research Ethics Café
Completing an Ethics application can be complicated and many applicants miss details or make errors. The committee regularly requests additional information about areas of concern within applications and request resubmissions.The Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) are facilitating open sessions where they will work through the application process, what should be included in the research proposal and will address common areas of concern. It’s a great opportunity to gain a better understanding of the processes, ask questions and receive good advice, with the aim being to hopefully avoid any need to resubmit.These sessions are open to Researchers, Academics and students who will be submitting an application for research involving human ethics.
26th Mar 2020 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.
31st Mar 2020 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.  [Design & Discover]
15th Apr 2020 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.
7th May 2020 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 .
4th Jun 2020 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.
7th Jul 2020 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.
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