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April 2020

STATS 2 – Graduate Research School

April 2020


Simple significance tests, bivirate correlations, T-tests, one way analysis of Variance (ANOVA) and their non-parametric equivalents. Once we are confident that we are conducting the right analysis for the right reasons (covered in STATS 1), we can begin to carry out some simple tests. This session will go through some of the most common statistical techniques that are used to look at pairs of variables. We will cover measures of association (ie is there a relationship between two variables, such…

Start: 16 April 2020 @ 1:00 pm

End: 16 April 2020 @ 3:00 pm

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Finding Literature – Graduate Research School

April 2020


Finding Literature Workshop exploring UCLan Library’s academic resources:  Know where to find published academic research for your subject area  Learn how to develop your search strategy for more efficient results  Compare the content and functionality of various databases  Discover highly cited papers in your field  Save searches, create alerts

Start: 24 April 2020 @ 10:00 am

End: 24 April 2020 @ 12:00 pm

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Writing yourself up – looking good on paper and online – Graduate Research School

April 2020


Think about it, the only thing your future employer knows about you is what you tell them! This workshop is about presenting yourself in the very best light, both on paper and online. Your professional reputation, often referred to as your ‘personal brand’ is key to career success and building the career-life that you want. You will be encouraged to take charge of your professional persona, using compelling key words for a range of biographical showcases including digital platforms such…

Start: 29 April 2020 @ 2:00 pm

End: 29 April 2020 @ 4:00 pm

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May 2020

Introduction to software for Qualitative Data Analysis & Literature Reviews – Graduate Research School

May 2020


This session introduces software and workflows to support qualitative data analysis and literature reviews. The focus is on NVivo for managing, organising, analysing and outputting analysis of both literature and qualitative data (including interview transcripts, focus groups, fieldwork etc). The session also introduces other key software for qualitative and mixed-methods work including: auto- and manual- transcription software. It introduces software for effective draft writing, note-taking and organisation to create draft chapters for a thesis and record fieldwork (including Scrivener, OneNote…

Start: 1 May 2020 @ 1:30 pm

End: 1 May 2020 @ 4:30 pm

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Obtaining Ethical Approval – Graduate Research School

May 2020


All research proposals, irrespective of the nature or activity involved, will need to be reviewed by their relevant ethics committee. This practical session aims to explain the ethics system and how to complete your ethics application. Session themes: • The E-Ethics System • Ethics checklist • Guidance on completing and submitting your application • The approval process • Types of application (including NRES - IRAS) • Health & Safety and Data Protection considerations By the end of this session you…

Start: 13 May 2020 @ 10:00 am

End: 13 May 2020 @ 12:00 pm

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Confidence to present at Conferences – Graduate Research School

May 2020


Confidence to Present at Conferences For most of us, the thought of presenting to one’s peers at a conference, is enough to make your blood run cold… Don’t worry, help is at hand! This workshop aims to equip you with the tools and confidence to make you a hit at conferences. We will run through the mechanics, from the initial application, to the actual presentation and explore the ingredients of both powerful, as well as poor performances. Come along to…

Start: 13 May 2020 @ 2:00 pm

End: 13 May 2020 @ 4:00 pm

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Thesis Construction – Graduate Research School

May 2020


When constructing a thesis over a long period of time, it can be easy to adopt a narrow focus which views chapters as separate, independent pieces of text. However, as the reader will read the thesis in a different order to the one you may have written it in, this workshop’s principal aim is to help you reflect on how you can present a ‘story’ of your overall research in a cohesive and coherent way. Encouraging you to view your…

Start: 14 May 2020 @ 9:30 am

End: 14 May 2020 @ 12:30 pm

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Career Development for Researchers – Graduate Research School

May 2020


Getting your CV noticed Your CV could be the first thing a future employer might read about you therefore it’s essential to present yourself in the best possible light. Your CV represents a snap shot into your background, skills, experience and learning to date. Make the most of what you have to offer by working through how to develop a CV for Academia or the commercial sector. Carry out critical evaluation of CV examples in order to ensure you know…

Start: 21 May 2020 @ 10:00 am

End: 21 May 2020 @ 12:00 pm

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June 2020

Becoming a Better Writer – Graduate Research School

June 2020


Nobody is born writing good academic English, writing academic English is a skill to be learnt and developed. This workshop will explore what is good writing and what is meant by good academic style. Through interactive activities, participants will look at common issues in academic writing and consider how to apply lessons learnt to their own work. Key areas covered UK Academic Writing Academic Style Style and “Un-Academic” Writing Redundancy Informal Vs. Formal Language Paragraphing This workshop is suitable for…

Start: 16 June 2020 @ 10:00 am

End: 16 June 2020 @ 2:30 pm

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July 2020

Advanced NVivo Plus – Refining conceptual coding, synthesising insights & working with larger data sets with NVivo plus

July 2020


Advanced NVivo Plus – Refining Conceptual Coding, Synthesising Insights and working with larger data sets with NVivo Plus Note: Am and PM sessions can be booked separately, however attending the full day is recommended. Workshop outline This session focusses on advanced features of NVivo Plus. The topics are guided by the project analysis needs and requests of participants and demonstration and exploration of potential features including: Building queries to explore complex topics Using framework matrices to synthesise data Working with…

Start: 3 July 2020 @ 9:30 am

End: 3 July 2020 @ 4:30 pm

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Introduction to Research Ethics

July 2020


In this session we will examine and discuss: The reasons why research is subject to ethical review. The fundamental ethical principles governing research at UCLan, and internationally. Issues and challenges in the application of the these principles Specific provisions governing work with vulnerable groups, handling and storage of data etc. In the second half of the session there will be an opportunity to put what you have learned into practice, by reviewing some real-life examples of ethically problematic research. This…

Start: 3 July 2020 @ 2:00 pm

End: 3 July 2020 @ 4:00 pm

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Advanced NVivo Plus – Refining conceptual coding, synthesising insights & working with larger data sets with NVivo plus

July 2020


Advanced NVivo Plus – Refining Conceptual Coding, Synthesising Insights and working with larger data sets with NVivo Plus Note: Am and PM sessions can be booked separately, however attending the full day is recommended. Workshop outline This session focusses on advanced features of NVivo Plus. The topics are guided by the project analysis needs and requests of participants and demonstration and exploration of potential features including: Building queries to explore complex topics Using framework matrices to synthesise data Working with…

Start: 10 July 2020 @ 9:30 am

End: 10 July 2020 @ 4:30 pm

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Finding Literature – Graduate Research School

July 2020


Finding Literature Workshop exploring UCLan Library’s academic resources:  Know where to find published academic research for your subject area  Learn how to develop your search strategy for more efficient results  Compare the content and functionality of various databases  Discover highly cited papers in your field  Save searches, create alerts

Start: 15 July 2020 @ 10:00 am

End: 15 July 2020 @ 12:00 pm

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Obtaining Ethical Approval – Graduate Research School

July 2020


All research proposals, irrespective of the nature or activity involved, will need to be reviewed by their relevant ethics committee. This practical session aims to explain the ethics system and how to complete your ethics application. Session themes: • The E-Ethics System • Ethics checklist • Guidance on completing and submitting your application • The approval process • Types of application (including NRES - IRAS) • Health & Safety and Data Protection considerations By the end of this session you…

Start: 15 July 2020 @ 10:00 am

End: 15 July 2020 @ 12:00 pm

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Writing your Literature Review – Graduate Research School

July 2020


Two processes are involved in written communication. The first, in your mind, is the selection of words to express your thoughts. The second, in the mind of the reader, is the conversion of written words into thoughts. The essential difficulty is in trying to ensure that the thoughts created in the mind of the reader are the same thoughts that were in your mind” (Robert Barrass, 1978, p.43. Scientists Must Write). With literature reviews acting as foundations for research, this…

Start: 16 July 2020 @ 1:30 pm

End: 16 July 2020 @ 4:30 pm

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Thesis Construction – Graduate Research School

July 2020


When constructing a thesis over a long period of time, it can be easy to adopt a narrow focus which views chapters as separate, independent pieces of text. However, as the reader will read the thesis in a different order to the one you may have written it in, this workshop’s principal aim is to help you reflect on how you can present a ‘story’ of your overall research in a cohesive and coherent way. Encouraging you to view your…

Start: 23 July 2020 @ 9:30 am

End: 23 July 2020 @ 12:30 pm

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