CSED PROGRAMME 2017-18 CSED PROGRAMME 2017-18

 

Within this section:

THIS PAGE: EFFECTIVE RESEARCH GRANT APPLICATIONS & RESEARCH METHODOLOGY, WRITING & ENGAGEMENT
PAGE 2: COMPUTING FOR RESEARCH
PAGE 3: RESEARCHER CAREER DEVELOPMENT
PAGE 4: ADDITIONAL SERVICES

EFFECTIVE RESEARCH GRANT APPLICATIONS & RESEARCH METHODOLOGY, WRITING AND ENGAGEMENT EFFECTIVE RESEARCH GRANT APPLICATIONS & RESEARCH METHODOLOGY, WRITING AND ENGAGEMENT

Research Methodology, Writing and Engagement

 

EFFECTIVE RESEARCH GRANT APPLICATIONS: 

HEALTH AND HEALTH RELATED, SCIENCE (INCLUDING BIO), ARTS, HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCES

Date and Time:  Wednesday 23 May 2018, 10.30am-3.00pm  NEW DATE

Venue: TPSC 0.1 NEW VENUE

Facilitator: Rebecca Steliaros, Research in Focus Ltd, RIN Services

RDF Domains: C2, C3

How to book: rsconnect@uea.ac.uk or book online


This workshop is aimed at researchers from across all faculties and is being led by an external consultant, Rebecca Steliaros, with support from Research & Innovation Services. Rebecca has over 12 years’ experience of working with UK Research Councils, and this workshop provides valuable insight into the grant application process. It is an interactive workshop, giving attendees the opportunity to put into practice the tips provided, and learn from each others’ application experiences.

         

 

Research Methodology, Writing and Engagement

AN INTRODUCTION TO GROUNDED THEORY

Date and Time:  POSTPONED UNTIL 2018

Venue:  Enterprise Centre, CSED Training Room, 1.01

Facilitator: Lisa Worrall, CSED

RDF Domains:  A1, A3, C2, D1

How to book: rsconnect@uea.ac.uk or book online


This ‘bite-sized’ workshop informs you about an exciting way to do research that turns ‘traditional’ research on its head. Learn about how data can lead to the discovery of a theory, not the other way around. Grounded Theory is a contextual and ‘real world’ based method of research. Learn about the concepts behind this innovative and fresh way of doing research that can be applied to all disciplines to analyse and explain complex phenomena. 

Other information:  This workshop benefits early career researchers new to the concept and method of using Grounded Theory.  

 
 
 

NARRATIVE ANALYSIS IN ACTION         

Date and Time: Wednesday 18 April 2018, 12.30-1.30pm NEW DATE

Venue: Enterprise Centre, CSED Training Room, 1.01

Facilitator: Lisa Worrall, CSED

RDF Domains:  A1, A3, C2, D1

How to book: rsconnect@uea.ac.uk or book online


From the moment people learned how to communicate, they became storytellers. Narratives can take many forms, from stories, autobiographies, journals, field notes, letters, conversations, life experiences, interviews, photos and many other similar objects and artefacts. They are social and personal products; created in the context of which they are made and they offer the researcher an opportunity to learn how people perceive the world and interact with others. This workshop outlines the origins of this approach and offers practical examples.

Other information:  This workshop benefits early career researchers new to the concept and method of using Narrative Analysis.  

 

 

MACROMOLECULE VISUALISATION, ANALYSIS AND PRESENTATION

Date and Time:  Thursday 8 February 2018, 9.00am-12.00pm 

Venue:  ARTS 1.02

Facilitator: Marco M.D. Cominetti, PHA

RDF Domains:  A1, A3, C2, D1

How to book: rsconnect@uea.ac.uk or book online


The workshop is aimed at those who are interested in visualising and presenting macromolecules as images and videos for their publications, theses or presentations. This hands-on session introduces the basic operation of UCSF Chimera, a user-friendly, open source software which provides a number of tools for molecule visualisation and analysis. Particular focus is given to the preparation of high resolution, publication quality, images and videos. 

Other information: This workshop is for beginners and does not require previous experience.


 

TECHNIQUES FOR LONG WRITING: DISSERTATIONS; THESES; ARTICLES; BOOKS 

Date and Time:  Wednesdays 15 and 22 November 2017, 2.00-5.00pm 

Venue: Enterprise Centre, iLab 1.11 

Facilitator: Victor Morgan, CSED

RDF Domains: A1, D2

How to book: rsconnect@uea.ac.uk or book online

 

The first session discusses some of the practical techniques that can be used to facilitate long writing. In the interval of a week between the two workshops you will be invited, if you wish, to experiment with these techniques on a specific piece of writing that you may be planning to undertake. The second workshop does two things. First, it considers the experience of your experimentation. However, the greater part of the workshop is devoted to an introduction to specialist software specifically designed for academic writing in particular disciplines from the hard sciences through to creative writing.


 

AN INTRODUCTION TO JOURNAL METRICS

Date and Time: Thursday 30 November 2017, 12.00-2.00pm

Venue: Enterprise Centre, iLab, 1.11 

Facilitator: Duncan Nicholas, DN Journal Publishing Services Ltd

RDF Domains: A1, D2

How to book: rsconnect@uea.ac.uk or book online


This workshop offers a useful guide to researchers interested in publishing their works and how their impact can be measured via the effective use of associated metrics and tools.

Duncan Nicholas is the Director of DN Journal Publishing Services, the Vice-President of the European Association of Science Editors and the chair of the conference organising committee for the International Society of Managing and Technical Editors.

 


AN INTRODUCTION TO ENGAGEMENT AND EVALUATION

Date and Time: Thursday 14 June 2018, 12.00-2.00pm

Venue:  Enterprise Centre, CSED Training Room, 1.01

Facilitator: Julie E Bounford

RDF Domains: A1, D1, D2, D3

How to book: rsconnect@uea.ac.uk or book online


This workshop introduces public and community engagement and methods for evaluating the success of engagement activity.   Engagement contributes to research and teaching, and enhances student experience and employability.  It also contributes to impact and helps everyone involved to build skills including communication and project management.

This workshop helps you to:

  • understand the purpose and role of public and community engagement
  • understand the purpose and role of evaluation
  • identify evaluation approaches and techniques for different types of engagement activity.


 

ESSENTIALS OF SOCIAL MEDIA FOR RESEARCHERS

Date and Time: Thursday 5 October 2017, 12.00-2.00pm

Venue:   Enterprise Centre, iLab, 1.11

Facilitator: Duncan Nicholas, DN Journal Publishing Services Ltd 

RDF Domains:  B3, D1, D2, D3

How to book: rsconnect@uea.ac.uk or book online


This course discusses the world of science communication and the role social media plays in it. It covers how to choose appropriate social media tools, why you should use them, and how to find the time. We will discuss some of the key platforms to engage with and what they are useful for as well as discussing social media etiquette. We cover tips that are designed to assist in the citation and readership of work online and, valuable members of the scientific community to follow, engage with and learn from. By the end of the course, attendees will have learnt about the current uses of social media at all stages of the research cycle, and how they can use a variety of software and apps to enhance their work in differing roles as academic researchers and readers.


 

AUTHOR WORKSHOP

Date and Time: Tuesday 6 February 2018, 9.30am-3.30pm CANCELLED 

Venue:   Enterprise Centre, CSED Training Room, 1.01

Facilitator: Duncan Nicholas, DN Journal Publishing Services Ltd 

RDF Domains:  A1, D2


This workshop details the process of selecting a journal, submitting manuscripts, navigating peer-review, production processes and post publication activities, and includes practical exercises that will illustrate the points discussed.  By the end of the workshop, participants will have learned how to best enhance their journal acceptance, readership as well as how to maximise the reuse of their research. 

 

REFERENCING WITHOUT TEARS 

Date and Time: Wednesday 1 November 2017, 2.00-4.00pm 

Venue:  ITCS, 0.17

Facilitators: Emma Coonan and Rachel Henderson, LIB

RDF Domains:  A1, D2

How to book: rsconnect@uea.ac.uk or book online

 

In this workshop you learn how reference management software works. The workshop includes practical, hands-on exploration of three different programs: EndNote, Mendeley and Zotero. We outline differing benefits and drawbacks of each program and help you to decide which one best suits your specific needs. 

 

 

SUPPORTING SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS (BLACKBOARD PODCASTS)

Date and Time: Wednesday 8 November 2017, 10.00am-3.00pm

Repeated: Tuesday 20 February 2018, 10.00am-4.00pm (extended time) - Amended date

Venue:   Lawrence Stenhouse Building, 01.18 (ART RM)

Facilitator: Katherine Deane, HSC

RDF Domains:  A1, A3

How to book: rsconnect@uea.ac.uk or book online

Other information:  It is a mandatory requirement that all the podcasts must have been viewed prior to being able to book a one-to-one support session. Please do not contact the podcast creator directly, but direct any requests or queries in the first instance to either: Lisa Worrall, l.worrall@uea.ac.uk  or Debbie Slaughter, d.slaughter@uea.ac.uk 

The podcasts are available at any time. Students learn primarily through five online podcasts, each one lasting approximately an hour.  Participants are welcome to just access the podcasts or (having viewed them all) if further help is still required, then a short one-to-one support session can be booked at the dates given above. 

 

WRITERS’ CAFE FOR RESEARCH STAFF WITH ENGLISH AS AN ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE (ESL) - PILOT

Date and time: Thursday 22 February 2018, 2.00-4.00pm CANCELLED

Venue: Committee Room 1, Council House

Facilitator: Zoe Jones, HSC

RDF Domains:  A1, D2

How to book: rsconnect@uea.ac.uk or book online

 

Are you finding it difficult to express your ideas in written English? Would you like to meet with other research staff to discuss your writing in order to find ways of improving it? Do you like the idea of producing your writing in a supportive environment in the company of others? If so this Writers’ Café specifically for research staff with English as an additional language might be the place for you.

Traditional Writers’ Cafés provide a shared space for writing in the company of others, and many writers find they are able to be more productive by attending these informal groups. The Writers’ Café for Research Staff with English as an Additional Language will be slightly more structured, offering some resources for improving your use of written English, alongside the opportunity to discuss the barriers to producing the writing you would like to with others in a similar situation. An experienced English for Academic Purposes tutor will also be present for the first part of the session, and there will be the opportunity to get some feedback on your writing, as well as the potential for being signposted to further resources to help you develop writing.

The first session of the Writers’ Café for Research Staff with English as an Additional Language will be run as a pilot. If the demand is sufficient, further sessions may be available. 

For further information about this session please contact Zoe Jones in the Learning Enhancement Team, Student Support Service. z.jones@uea.ac.uk