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Research Skills Courses

In addition to the training specific to each discipline provided at the department/faculty level, there is a wide range of generic research training sessions available for MPhil and PhD students at the ADD throughout the academic year.

Below is an outline of our programme for 2013/14 and new sessions will be added in due course. We advise that you carry out a Training Needs Assessment with your supervisors and research tutors and select your sessions accordingly.

The Core Chapter Writing course is designed to help MPhil students in preparing their PhD upgrade papers. There are three groups, each with four sessions. Students must attend all sessions.

The Poster Presentation Skills workshop is designed to help students prepare poster presentations, an increasingly popular medium to communicate research at academic conferences. This workshop consists of two parts and only those who attend the first part can attend the second.

We also provide training for NVivo 10, a Windows-based software package for managing and analysing qualitative data, guidance on how to handle copyrighted material in a thesis, and a Saturday Writing Boot Camp, a day-long event for focused writing time and peer support. On this day there will also be a parallel session for part-time MPhil students, offering a summary of the Core Chapter Writing course.

In Term 2, there will be a course introducing students to quantitative methods and a series of stand-alone workshops on qualitative methods such as interviews, focus groups, and participant observation. The quantitative methods course is brought to you by the Faculty of Law and Social Sciences.

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MPhil Core Chapter Writing- Group A Week 3

23 October 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

MPhil Core Chapter Writing- Group B Week 2

17 October 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

MPhil Core Chapter Writing- Group A Week 2

16 October 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

MPhil Core Chapter Writing- Group B Week 1

10 October 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

MPhil Core Chapter Writing- Group A Week 1

9 October 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

New Research Students' Orientation Day

26 September 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Introduction to NVivo 10

9 May 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, L62, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Qualitative Interviewing

19 March 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Writing Up Your Thesis (3/3)

17 March 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Participant Observation

12 March 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Researching Social Media & Digital Humanities (Part 2/2)

10 March 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, L62, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Writing Up Your Thesis (2/3)

10 March 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Using Focus Groups as a Research Tool

5 March 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Researching Social Media & Digital Humanities (Part 1/2)

3 March 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, L62, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Writing Up Your Thesis (1/3)

3 March 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Research Data Management and Protection for Sensitive Data

For postgraduate research students only.

24 January 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

MPhil Quantitative Methods

7 January 2014, , TBC, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

MPhil Core Chapter Writing - Group C Week 4

6 December 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

MPhil Core Chapter Writing - Group B Week 4

3 December 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

MPhil Core Chapter Writing - Group C Week 3

29 November 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

MPhil Core Chapter Writing - Group B Week 3

26 November 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Saturday Writing Boot Camp for Part-time Students

23 November 2013, 53 Gordon Square, GS303, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

MPhil Core Chapter Writing - Group C Week 2

22 November 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

MPhil Core Chapter Writing - Group B Week 2

19 November 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

MPhil Core Chapter Writing - Group C Week 1

15 November 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

MPhil Core Chapter Writing - Group B Week 1

12 November 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM