PGR Skills Workshops

What Is A PhD?
Introduction to Research Philosophies
Ethics Approval And Research Governance
Titles And Abstracts
Presentations
Statistics
Writing For Publication
The Viva

 

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What Is A PhD?

What is a PhD; What is science; Qualitative methods; Falsifiability; Empiricism

Dates: Wednesday 30 September 2015 (14:30-16:00)

Contact: e.m.winter@shu.ac.uk

 

Introduction to Research Philosophies

Concepts and terminology related to the philosophy behind research projects

Dates: Wednesday 21 October 2015 (14:30-16:00)

Contact: p.allmark@shu.ac.uk

 

Ethics Approval And Research Governance

Requirements; Purpose; History; Helsinki; Informed consent; National Research Ethics Service (NRES); Research governance; Research Ethics Committees (REC); Human Tissue Authority; SHU procedures; Applications

Dates: Wednesday 11 November 2015 (14:30-16:00)
Rescheduled: Wednesday 27 January 2016 (14:30-16:00)

Contact: e.m.winter@shu.ac.uk

 

Titles and Abstracts

Purpose and practices

Dates: Wednesday 2 December 2015 (14:30-16:00)

Contact: e.m.winter@shu.ac.uk

 

Presentations

Posters – planning, design, criteria; Oral presentations

Dates: Wednesday 13 January 2016 (14:30-16:00)

Contact: e.m.winter@shu.ac.uk

 

Statistics

Purpose; Planning; Measurements; Tests for normality; Selection and application; Principles; Current approaches

Dates: Wednesday 9 March 2016 (14:30-16:00)

Contact: e.m.winter@shu.ac.uk

 

Writing For Publication

Background; IMRAD; Electronic management systems; Peer review; Acceptance rates; Open access; Reviewing roles

Dates: Wednesday 20 April 2016 (14:30-16:00)

Contact: e.m.winter@shu.ac.uk

 

The Viva

The panel; Process; Appearance; Faux-pas; Questions; Graduation

Dates: Wednesday 8 June 2016 (14:30-16:00)

Contact: e.m.winter@shu.ac.uk