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July 2020

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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