Calendar

*We do not anticipate any disruption to our on-line offerings of professional development in regards to Covid-19*

Date Session Details & Registration
1st Oct 2020 Paraphrasing the Literature
This workshop offers strategies for paraphrasing the literature. It discusses ways to evaluate sources and integrate them into your writing using your own words. The workshop offers practical resources and includes opportunities to share participants' experiences and tips and practice paraphrasing and referencing techniques. This workshop is provided for research candidates particularly who are working on their literature review or discussion chapter, but other staff and students are welcome.
1st Oct 2020 My Skills As A Researcher
This webinar introduces participants to the concept of career and professional development planning and guides them through the process of identifying their strengths as a researcher and possible areas for development, with a view to next steps after their PhD./current role.
7th Oct 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.
8th Oct 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]
13th Oct 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 .
13th Oct 2020 Critical Writing
This workshop covers key features of critical writing and presents practical strategies to improve your own planning and writing process and make writing decisions to better persuade the audience. This workshop is provided for research candidates particularly who are working on their literature review or discussion chapter, but other staff and students are welcome.
14th Oct 2020 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.
15th Oct 2020 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.
20th Oct 2020 Ready to publish: What about Open Access?
Ready to publish: What about Open Access (Open Access Week) [Publish & Disseminate]Want to consider using an Open Access option for your publishing?  In this week celebrating Open Access , we will show you how to locate what is available, explain Open Access and what it is and how to identify reputable publishers, with added information on sharing resources.
20th Oct 2020 Excel for Researchers, by Intersect
Data rarely comes in the form you require. Often it is messy. Sometimes it is incomplete. And sometimes there's too much of it. Frequently, it has errors.  We'll use one of the most widespread data wrangling tools, Microsoft Excel, to import, sort, filter, copy, protect, transform, summarise, merge and visualise research data.While aimed at novice Excel users, most attendees will walk away with new tricks to work more efficiently with their research data. The registration link will provide further details.
20th Oct 2020 Writing More Clearly, Workshop I
This is three part workshop series to help you gain practical knowledge regarding the macro and micro skills of writing. Part 1 focuses on paragraph structure and provides practical examples to organise ideas and practice writing. This workshop is provided for research candidates particularly who are working on their introduction, literature review or discussion chapter, but other staff and students are welcome.
21st Oct 2020 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.
21st Oct 2020 Writing More Clearly, (workshop 2)
This is three part workshop series to help you gain practical knowledge regarding the macro and micro skills of writing. Part 2 focuses on writing effective sentences and linking ideas within a paragraph to improve cohesion. This workshop provides practical examples to improve your writing and targets research candidates particularly who are working on their introduction, literature review or discussion chapter, but other staff and students are welcome.
22nd Oct 2020 Who is noticing your Research?
This session will help you develop and promote a good research story, one that says “This is why you should take notice of my story”.
22nd Oct 2020 Writing More Clearly, (workshop 3)
This is three part workshop series to help you gain practical knowledge regarding the macro and micro skills of writing. Part 3 focuses on writing effective sentences and linking ideas within a paragraph to improve cohesion. This workshop targets research candidates particularly who are working on their introduction, literature review or discussion chapter, but other staff and students are welcome.
22nd Oct 2020 Celebrating Open Access Week – Open Access in Theory and Practice
This is a special presentation that we have added to celebrate Open Access Week 19th-23rd October. by Guest Speaker: Dr Simon Wakeling.  This event marks the launch of a new book on Open Access, co-authored by Dr Simon Wakeling, a lecturer in the School of Library and Information Studies at Charles Sturt.
27th Oct 2020 Grants Writing Workshop - 3 of 3
This is a combined cross-Faculty Research Capacity Building Program, divided into three workshops lead by Professor Oliver Burmeister, Senior Research Fellow.Workshop 1 discusses: how to choose a project for the target grant, matching the project to the goals and requirements of the funding organisation and identifying industry partners / collaborators and building the right team. Workshops 2 and 3 details;  writing the key components of the proposal, budget/feasibility, outputs and outcomes, industry engagement and the dissemination and communication of results.
28th Oct 2020 Lifting your research profile
This session is aimed at researchers seeking to lift their profiles to become better known as experts in their fields, discussing the opportunities and challenges that this presents when working through the media. We will consider case studies from the University and support services available to help you achieve your research goals.
29th Oct 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.
29th Oct 2020 Writing Bootcamp
A welcoming writing group for anyone who wishes to allocate specific writing time, in a supportive 'on-line' group environment.Participants say they find these meetings useful to: make research writing more focused, efficient or effectiveprotect or allocate specific time for research writing,creating an obligatory practice, away from distractions and in a supportive groupbuild a sense of community around writingto help overcome procrastination and increase motivationSee you there.
3rd Nov 2020 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.
4th Nov 2020 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.
5th Nov 2020 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 ...
9th Nov 2020 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.
10th Nov 2020 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 Nov 2020 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.
16th Nov 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.
17th Nov 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.
18th Nov 2020 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.
19th Nov 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.
24th Nov 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.
24th Nov 2020 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.
25th Nov 2020 Using CRO and ORCiD profiles to publish and disseminate research
Using CRO and ORCiD profiles to publish and disseminate research [Publish & disseminate]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.
25th Nov 2020 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.
26th Nov 2020 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.
2nd Dec 2020 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.
3rd Dec 2020 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.
9th Dec 2020 Ready to publish: Choosing where to publish
Almost ready to publish and want to know how to choose the best option for you and your work?  We will show you tips, tricks and resources, including metrics and how to identify reputable publishers.
10th Dec 2020 Ready to publish: What about Open Access?
Ready to publish: What about Open Access? [Publish & disseminate]Want to consider using an Open Access option for your publishing?  We will show you how to locate what is available, explain Open Access and what it is and how to identify reputable publishers, with added information on sharing resources.
15th Dec 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]
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