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Social media for academics

SCI3RD7Y

Date: 20-11-2019 | Time: 2:30 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Emma Elvidge

Topic: Impact and engagement

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance register. Attending, participating and setting up your own website to promote your research.


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1. Building your professional identity; 2. Networking and engagement; Learning about opportunities to improve your research and career development; 3. Developing an understanding of common social media platforms; 4. Setting up a web presence to promote yourself as a researcher; 5. Effective networking.

Research Development Framework: A1|A3|B2|B3|C1|D2|D3
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

MICROECONOMICS

ECO-R004

Date: 20-11-2019 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Mark Le Quement

Topic: Learning through practice

Credit Value: 2.5
Gained By:


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

Research Development Framework:
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Writing and Structuring an Effective Thesis

CCETR33Y

Date: 20-11-2019 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts
Date: 26-02-2020 | 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

Writing a research statement (Hosted by the School of Mathematical Sciences)

SCI4RB5Y

Date: 20-11-2019 | Time: 1:30 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Vanessa Miemietz

Topic: Academic writing

Credit Value: 3
Gained By: Attendance register. Students must attend and participate in the session, as well as writing a research statement.


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

To develop good mathematical writing skills and aid with career development.

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

Evaluation of behaviour change interventions

FMH8RB7Y

Date: 20-11-2019 | 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 mention three types of evaluation and explain how they differ 2. To mention three components of process evaluation and explain how they differ 3. To explain the differences between mediators, moderators and confounders 4. To explain why choice of evaluation design and measures depends on the nature of the intervention.

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

Improv for Science Communication

SCI7RB5Y

Date: 21-11-2019 | Time: 3:00 pm
Session Leader: FPM09ZEU

Topic: Communication skills

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register Attending both sessions.


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

Research Development Framework: A3|B1|B3|D1|D2|D3
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Introduction to Matlab for Scientists Part 1

SCI5RH8Y

Date: 25-11-2019 | Time: 9:30 am
Session Leader: Miss Yanxin Wang

Topic: Research methods

Credit Value: 1
Gained By: Attendance register Completing in-class assignments.


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1.To introduce students to the numerical software package Matlab 2.To provide students with a basic introduction to issues of data manipulation and visualisation

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

High Performance Computing

SCI2RF7Y

Date: 25-11-2019 | Time: 2:00 pm
Session Leader: Mr. Jimmy Cross

Topic: Research methods

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register.


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

To gain knowledge of high performance computing (HPC) and the HPC cluster at UEA.

Research Development Framework: A1|A2|A3|C1
Stage of Research: Starting your research

Mixed Research Methods

FMH2RCEY

Date: 26-11-2019 | Time: 2:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Sarah Hanson

Topic: Research methods

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- To explain the difference between quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research - To present types of mixed methods research and why this design has been adopted to answer different research questions - To determine when a mixed methods' approach is appropriate to use in healthcare - To explain the concept of "data integration" and be able to assess how effectively mixed methods research integrates data drawn from using different methods.

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

Introduction to Matlab for Scientists Part 2

SCI5RH9Y

Date: 26-11-2019 | Time: 9:30 am
Session Leader: Miss Yanxin Wang

Topic: Research methods

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance register Completing in-class assignments


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1. To introduce how a widely used data format can be created, examined and modified in Matlab 2. To introduce students to the importance of NetCDF files in science

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

Critical Reviewing of Research Papers: For International Students

SCI2RE2Y

Date: 26-11-2019 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Mr. Chris Bishop

Topic: Research methods

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register.


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

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

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

Preparing for your Viva

CCETRV1Y

Date: 26-11-2019 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts
Date: 24-01-2020 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts
Date: 25-03-2020 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts

Topic: Supporting your PhD

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- Increased understanding of the viva examination process - Increased confidence in your ability to perform effectively in the viva - Increased understanding of the possible viva outcomes and the process of thesis corrections post viva.

Research Development Framework: B2|B3|C1|C2|D2
Stage of Research: Looking beyond your PhD

A Comparison of Qualitative Methods (1)

CCETRW3Y

Date: 27-11-2019 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts
Date: 04-03-2020 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts
Date: 04-05-2020 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts

Topic: Research methods

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- To improve attendees' theoretical knowledge of a range of commonly used qualitative methods. - To improve attendees' ability to practically apply a range of qualitative methods. - To help attendee's choose an appropriate qualitative method relative to their particular aims and research questions. - To consider the relative advantages and disadvantages of by-theme and by-person qualitative analyses.

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

Introduction to Academic Writing (Part 2)

SCI4RB2Y

Date: 27-11-2019 | Time: 2:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Jeremy Schildt

Topic: Academic writing

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register.


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

To develop knowledge about English academic writing styles. To improve understanding of and give practice in language skills that are essential for successful English academic writing.

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

Introduction to Bioinformatics 1: Working with sequences

SCI2RI2Y

Date: 27-11-2019 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Will Nash

Topic: Research methods

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1. To demonstrate how and where sequence data is stored 2. To provide a working understanding and awareness of NCBI BLAST 3. To introduce sequence alignment, and provide an example of a GUI software in which to conduct it 4. To introduce the command line environment, and to remove some of the mystery of the terminal

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

Preparing a first conference paper in the Arts and Humanities

HUMPR056

Date: 28-11-2019 | Time: 11:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Louise Atherton

Topic: Communication skills

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


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

Research Development Framework: B3|D2
Stage of Research: Starting your research

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

FMH9RC6Y

Date: 28-11-2019 | 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 bEst 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

Linear models in R

SCI5RG2Y

Date: 29-11-2019 | Time: 9:30 am
Session Leader: Dr. Catriona Morrison

Topic: Statistics

Credit Value: 1
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1. To demonstrate how to use the software R via Rstudio to carry out linear models. 2. To provide an understanding of how to perform and interpret model diagnostics for linear models, check model fit, model selection and make predictions. 3. To explore how to fit and interpret models with continuous, categorical variables and interaction terms.

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

Improve Your Communication and Collaboration Skills

CCETRXTZ

Date: 29-11-2019 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: FPM09ZEU

Topic: Communication skills

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1. Active listening and communication 2. Creativity and innovation 3. Team-working 4. Flexibility and resilience

Research Development Framework: A3|B2|D1|D2
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Goal setting: creating an action plan for the next 12 months

SCI9RF3Y

Date: 02-12-2019 | Time: 2:30 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Emma Elvidge
Date: 02-06-2020 | Time: 2:30 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Emma Elvidge

Topic: Supporting your PhD

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance register Submission of goal setting example


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1.Demonstrate the importance of goal setting for a successful (and happy!) career. 2.Describe a value-based goal setting process that can be used to set short and long-term goals. 3.Provide space for students to think about the own progress and the targets they want to set for the upcoming year.

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

Preparing for Your Viva

SCI3RE4Y

Date: 02-12-2019 | Time: 9:30 am
Session Leader: Prof Andrew Lovett

Topic: Supporting your PhD

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance register.


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1.Increased understanding of the viva examination process. 2.Increased confidence in your ability to perform effectively in the viva. 3.Increased understanding of the possible viva outcomes and the process of thesis corrections post viva.

Research Development Framework: B2|B3|C2
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

An Introduction to Regression Analysis

CCETRE2Y

Date: 02-12-2019 | Time: 2:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Farasat Bokhari

Topic: Research methods

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- To help you understand the linear regression model - To consider what it means to formulate a relationship between one dependent variable and one or more independent variables - To consider the critical assumptions of the linear regression model

Research Development Framework: A1
Stage of Research: (None)

Introduction to Academic Writing in English (Part 1)

FMH2RF3Y

Date: 03-12-2019 | 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:

- To develop knowledge about English academic writing styles.

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

On the Job: Securing a First Academic Post

CCETRWYY

Date: 03-12-2019 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts
Date: 01-04-2020 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts

Topic: Career planning

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- To help students establish a clear academic identity prior to (and for the benefit of) job applications - To help students identify appropriate or 'gettable' academic posts - To help students to generate effective and job-tailored application paperwork (including CV's, personal statement, and covering letters) - To demystify the academic interview process

Research Development Framework: A1|B1|B3
Stage of Research: Looking beyond your PhD

Sample size and statistical power of a research study

FMH6RC5Y

Date: 04-12-2019 | Time: 2:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Gill Price

Topic: Supporting your PhD

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- Understand the implications of sample size in quantitative research - Calculate sample size for straightforward study designs - Discuss practical implications of sample size in planning and in evaluating a quantitative study.

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