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Date Session Details & Registration
11th Sep 2018 Using Library Databases
Want to know more about the Library Databases that are available and how to get the most out of them? This session will show you the different types of databases and when to use them. It will also look at Primo, the Library's discovery tool and how to tailor Google Scholar so you can use the Library's subscription databases.
12th Sep 2018 Research Data Management Techniques
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.
12th Sep 2018 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.
18th Sep 2018 NVivo, Session One
Session 1 prepares participants with the tools they need to get up and running in NVivo.  No prior experience is necessary however some knowledge of qualitative research is helpful. This session covers importing sources (.doc, .pdf, .wav .jpg, datasets etc) and and how to begin coding. Strategies for managing the coding process, developing good coding hierarchies, and research project management are discussed. All strategies presented can equally be applied to literature and empirical data. Questions are encouraged, and participants are also welcome to work alongside the demo on their own data (empirical or literature).  Participants are required to commit to attend both Session 1 & Session 2 and places are limited to 15.
19th Sep 2018 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.
20th Sep 2018 NVivo, Session Two
Session 2 focuses on the more advanced features of NVivo, moving participants beyond basic coding with a range of queries to help identify patterns in the data. Such queries are useful for content and thematic analysis, and can provide subtle insights to the 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 provided with NVivo for this workshop, however participants are encouraged to work with their own coded dataset if desired (literature or empirical data). However it is not essential for participants to have data coded as the workshop gives insight into what is possible when participants reach that stage.  Participants are required to commit to attend both Session 1 & Session 2 and places are limited to 15.
25th Sep 2018 Supervisor Series - Module 2 – PT and DE students
Supervising remote, distance and PT HDR's.  The aim of Module 2 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.
25th Sep 2018 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.
26th Sep 2018 Introduction to learning Bayesian Networks
Bayesian Network (BN) is an intuitive, graphical representation of a joint probability distribution of a set of random variables with a possible mutual causal relationship. BN is a machine-learning data analysis technique and BN modelling approach complements the traditional statistical data analysis approach in overcoming the curse of dimensionality and naturally capturing the independence and dependence relationships among model variables. Netica is the most widely used BN software in the world. If you can use Microsoft Word and Excel confidently in your work, you will be able to learn Bayesian Networks using Netica.
27th Sep 2018 Writing a book—From inspiration to publication
In this 1 hour lecture, Professor Rebecca McCauley will describe how to brainstorm or hone topic ideas, find a suitable book publisher, create a book proposal and writing plan, and see the project through to completion.
2nd Oct 2018 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.
3rd Oct 2018 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.
4th Oct 2018 Working with the Media in Research
This is an interactive and will help you understand 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.
8th Oct 2018 Measuring and Evaluating Research Impact
This session will show you the tools to assess the impact of your research and help identify where to publish to maximise your research impact.
10th Oct 2018 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.
11th Oct 2018 Supervisor Training - Module 5 – Guiding students through thesis development and the examination process
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.
16th Oct 2018 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.
17th Oct 2018 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 2018 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.
18th Oct 2018 Research Administration 4 - Managing My Research Project
Are you competent in developing a solid and competitive research budget? This session aims to assist researchers with all facets of budget development including identifying costing direct research costs, identifying in-direct research costs, as well as accessing and obtaining CSU leverage funding to boost the competitiveness of your research funding application.
18th Oct 2018 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.
31st Oct 2018 Ethics in Research involving Animals
To achieve high standards of animal welfare and scientific outcomes, 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 that may arise in your research; Key questions you need to consider; Tools to analyse and address issues; Who needs to and how to apply for approval from a Research Ethics Committee; the Codes which apply to your research and your ethics application.
1st Nov 2018 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.
14th Nov 2018 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 that allow you to integrate and analyse spatial data (information about locations). The geographical data can include tables of information and images or vector representations of real-world entities. You can query tables and layers and perform analysis between and within all these forms of data. GIS therefore gives you the tools to make visual and analytical inferences that would be nearly impossible to interpret from plain tables.
15th Nov 2018 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.
4th Dec 2018 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.
6th Dec 2018 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, support services available, how the Library can help you, your key relationships, your supervisor team, setting expectations, your responsibilities, professional development opportunities and more.
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