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Preparing and Conducting Field Research

HUMPR054

Date: 15-10-2018 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Matthew Sillence

Topic: Communication skills

Credit Value: 2
Gained By: Gained by: Attendance and participation at each day of the event.


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

PPD Aims: An understanding of the ethical obligations of research conducted in the field, institutional and personal responsibilities; Awareness of potential cultural differences when working with individuals, groups and institutions, and the opportunities and challenges this provides for the researcher; An ability to identify appropriate and effective documentation practices and reflect on the value of information for the research project.

Research Development Framework: A1|A2|A3|B1|B2|B3|C1|C2|D1
Stage of Research: Starting your research

How to Write an Effective Research Proposal

FMH4RC9Y

Date: 16-10-2018 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Jeremy Schildt

Topic: Academic writing

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- Awareness of what makes an effective research proposal - Development of your own proposal.

Research Development Framework: B3|C3
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Writing Effectively: Some Simple Thoughts and Principles

CCETRW7Y

Date: 17-10-2018 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts
Date: 06-02-2019 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts

Topic: Communication skills

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- To improve attendees' preparation techniques for academic writing - To improve attendees' strategies for, and practical engagement with, academic writing - To consider the basic principles of effective academic writing and to help improve the end-product - To improve attendees' potential for academic publication.

Research Development Framework: A1|A2|A3|C2|D2
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Research Ethics Guidance

HUMPR097

Date: 17-10-2018 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Matthew Sillence
Date: 17-12-2018 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Matthew Sillence
Date: 01-02-2019 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Matthew Sillence
Date: 21-03-2019 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Matthew Sillence
Date: 17-07-2019 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Matthew Sillence

Topic: Research ethics/governance

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

Develop an understanding of key ethical questions that can be applied to research; Improve awareness of the University's ethical approval process; Ability to produce a draft of an ethical approval application.

Research Development Framework: B1|B2|C1
Stage of Research: Starting your research

Researching in Archives in the UK and Overseas

HUMPR041

Date: 18-10-2018 | Time: 11:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Louise Atherton
Date: 31-01-2019 | Time: 11:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Louise Atherton

Topic: Research methods

Credit Value: 0.05
Gained By: Gained by: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

PPD Aims: 1. Awareness of the nature of archives and how to begin research in them 2.Awareness of the online resources available to humanities researchers 3.To gain essential information for constructing a research plan for the thesis.

Research Development Framework: A1|C1|C2
Stage of Research: Starting your research

Reflective Writing for Personal and Professional Development

HUMPR059

Date: 18-10-2018 | Time: 1:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Matthew Sillence
Date: 06-12-2018 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Matthew Sillence
Date: 07-02-2019 | Time: 3:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Matthew Sillence
Date: 13-05-2019 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Matthew Sillence

Topic: Learning through practice

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Gained by: Attendance register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

PPD Aims: Develop an understanding of theories and models of reflective practice; Ability to employ writing to aid personal and professional development; Develop an awareness of the priorities for future learning activities based on engagement with past experience.

Research Development Framework: B1|B3
Stage of Research: Starting your research

A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH

CCETR0FY

Date: 19-10-2018 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts
Date: 14-01-2019 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts
Date: 15-05-2019 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Kimberley Bartholomew

Topic: Statistics

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- To help students understand important concepts in quantitative research - To introduce students to a range of statistical tests that can be used to examine both significant associations and significant differences in a data set - To enable students to choose an appropriate statistical test relative to their own research questions/hypotheses - To enable students to interpret the results/output of each of a range of statistical tests and to report their findings in an appropriate format

Research Development Framework: A1|C2
Stage of Research: Starting your research

Critical reviewing of research papers - for international students

FMH1RA3Y

Date: 23-10-2018 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Mr. Chris Bishop

Topic: Academic writing

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- Developing skills in critical reading of complex written documents - Developing awareness and understanding of English language features within research papers

Research Development Framework: A1|A2|A3|B1
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Project management and planning your research in the arts and humanities: a workshop for first year PGRs

HUMPR025

Date: 23-10-2018 | Time: 9:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Louise Atherton
Date: 07-02-2019 | Time: 9:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Louise Atherton

Topic: Supporting your PhD

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1. Understanding of the elements of good project management and how this can be applied to research and career planning. 2. Awareness of some of the techniques and methodologies of planning. 3. Practical experience in constructing a personal project plan.

Research Development Framework: B1|B2|B3|C2|C3
Stage of Research: Starting your research

How to Write an Effective Research Proposal

HUMHR015

Date: 23-10-2018 | Time: 11:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Jeremy Schildt
Date: 30-04-2019 | Time: 11:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Jeremy Schildt

Topic: Communication skills

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Gained by: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

PPD aims: Awareness of what makes an effective research proposal; Development of your own proposal.

Research Development Framework: B3|C3|D2
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Word processing for a PhD Thesis

CCETRMWY

Date: 24-10-2018 | Time: 2:00 pm
Session Leader: Mr. Steve Oldfield

Topic: Information skills

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- Competence in using Microsoft Word to manage large and complex documents - An understanding of UEA expectations for the formatting and presentation of research theses.

Research Development Framework: A1|A2|A3|B2|B3|D2
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Academic Publishing

CCETRP6Y

Date: 24-10-2018 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts
Date: 13-02-2019 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts

Topic: Communication skills

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- Write clearly and effectively for purposes of publication - Understand the publication process for books and journals - Contribute to promoting the public understanding of one's research field.

Research Development Framework: A3|B3|C1|C2|D2
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Systematic Reviewing

FMH2RE6Y

Date: 25-10-2018 | Time: 2:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Diane Bunn

Topic: Supporting your PhD

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- To have a basic understanding of the principles and methods of conducting a systematic literature review in healthcare-related disciplines.

Research Development Framework: A1|A2
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Presenting Your Thesis

HUMHR011

Date: 25-10-2018 | Time: 3:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Matthew Sillence
Date: 24-01-2019 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Matthew Sillence
Date: 30-04-2019 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Matthew Sillence

Topic: Supporting your PhD

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Gained by: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

PPD Aims: 1. Understanding of digital repositories and their purpose. 2. Awareness of the requirements of the e-thesis submission process. 4. Knowledge of best practice in the use of images for research and basic copyright restrictions.

Research Development Framework: A1
Stage of Research: Looking beyond your PhD

Managing the Supervisor Relationship

CCETRD5Y

Date: 26-10-2018 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Jeremy Schildt
Date: 22-02-2019 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Jeremy Schildt

Topic: Supporting your PhD

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- To improve students' understanding of the university framework for supervision - To understand student expectations around supervision - To provide an opportunity for discussion and resolution of pertinent and/or problem issues around supervision.

Research Development Framework: B1|D1
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Development of behaviour change interventions

FMH8RB8Y

Date: 31-10-2018 | Time: 1:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Wendy Hardeman

Topic: Supporting your PhD

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

Learning outcomes for participants: 1. To explain why behaviour change interventions are complex interventions 2. To mention the key steps involved in developing behaviour change interventions 3. To explain how theory and evidence can be used in intervention development 4. To explain why it is important to assess the implementation of behaviour change interventions.

Research Development Framework: A1|A2|A3|C2|C3|D3
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Writing and Structuring an Effective Thesis

CCETR33Y

Date: 31-10-2018 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts
Date: 20-02-2019 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts

Topic: Communication skills

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- To help students to understand the typical chapters and chapter structures used in a social science thesis - To consider the main aims of different thesis chapters and their relationship to the whole - To emphasise the importance of a 'golden thread' or 'guiding narrative' within a PhD thesis - To offer students the chance to look at other PhD theses and to show them how to access theses similar to their own

Research Development Framework: A1|D2
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Discourse Analysis as a Research Tool in the Arts and Humanities

HUMPR007

Date: 01-11-2018 | Time: 1:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Gabrina Pounds

Topic: Research methods

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

Improved awareness of discourse analysis and ability to apply this to one's own research topic as required.

Research Development Framework: A1|A2
Stage of Research: Starting your research

Making Citations Count: Understanding and Using Bibliometrics

HUMPR043

Date: 01-11-2018 | Time: 9:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Matthew Sillence

Topic: Information skills

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Gained by: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

PPD Aims: 1. Understanding of bibliometrics terminology. 2. Awareness of impact factors, H-index and how they relate to journals and authors in the humanities. 3. Ability to use the databases Scopus and Web of Science to conduct some citation analysis.

Research Development Framework: A1|C1
Stage of Research: Starting your research

Referencing Without Tears: Using Reference Management Software

CCETRD6Y

Date: 02-11-2018 | Time: 2:00 pm
Session Leader: Miss Kate Squire

Topic: Supporting your PhD

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- To understand the function and use of bibliographic software to create references - To critically engage with the tools needed to effectively manage your research - To improve research management skills.

Research Development Framework: A2|A3|B1|C2|D2
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Plagiarism, Collusion and Referencing

CCETRP4Y

Date: 02-11-2018 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Nonia Williams
Date: 04-02-2019 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Nonia Williams

Topic: Academic writing

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- Develop an understanding of standards and good academic practice. - Develop an understanding of techniques that can be used to integrate material from other sources into your written work. - Develop understanding of UEA policy on Plagiarism and Collusion.

Research Development Framework: A1|C1
Stage of Research: Starting your research

Using Statistics in Social Science Research

CCETR06Y

Date: 05-11-2018 | Time: 2:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Farasat Bokhari

Topic: Statistics

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- The ability to recognise and validate problems - An understanding of relevant research methodologies and techniques and their appropriate application within one's research field - Justify the principles and experimental techniques used in one's own research - Design and execute systems for the acquisition and collation of information through the effective use of appropriate resources and equipment - Use information technology appropriately for database management, recording and presenting information.

Research Development Framework: A1|A2|A3|C2
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

N-of-1 design: undertaking within-person investigations

FMH9RC6Y

Date: 05-11-2018 | Time: 2:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Felix Naughton

Topic: Research methods

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- To be able to explain what N-of-1/witihin-participant designs are and how they are different to between-participant designs - To describe how to undertake observational N-of-1 studies - To describe different experimental N-of-1 designs to evaluate interventions and which types of interventions are bst suited to which design - To explain solutions to key challenges with undertaking N-of-1 studies.

Research Development Framework: A1|A3
Stage of Research: Starting your research

Introduction to Academic Writing in English - Part 1

CCETR1AY

Date: 05-11-2018 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Nonia Williams
Date: | Time:
Session Leader: Mr. Chris Bishop

Topic: Academic writing

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- To develop knowledge about English academic writing styles.

Research Development Framework: A1|A2|A3|B1
Stage of Research: Starting your research

How to be more effective in communicating your science

SCI6RA8Y

Date: 06-11-2018 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Sarah Yeates

Topic: Communication skills

Credit Value: 1
Gained By: Attendance Register. Attending and participating.


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

#To highlight the importance of your audience when planning any type of presentation #To recognise the importance of putting your research in context and engaging your audience #To recognise how an audience interacts with visual material during oral presentations and how to use this knowledge to create great visual material and present it effectively #To explore ways in which you can engage your audience through your performance

Research Development Framework: A2|A3|B1|D2
Stage of Research: Starting your research