Our training workshops are for all researchers including staff at different career stages and PGRs. They are included in the University’s Researcher Development Programme. All sessions take place online on Zoom.
Topics include: publishing your work, open research, using Pure, RefWorks and EndNote, and writing a strong data management plan.
Here is a full list of sessions. As we make recordings these will be added here, so please bookmark this web page and keep checking back!
Demystifying open access: sharing your research outputs in Pure
Wednesday 26 October 2-3pm
Introduces the Pure research information repository and guides you through the process of depositing your research there. We advise on open access and complying with requirements such as funder requirements and the REF open access policy.
Key resource: https://edgehill.cloud.panopto.eu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=45e5e6c2-40d1-4a42-aab2-abd500f98f55
Literature search for research
Wednesday 2 November, 12-1pm
repeated: Wednesday 22 February, 2-3pm
Focusing on the Scopus database but also considering new search tools, this session demonstrates how citation databases can enable comprehensive, systematic searching of the literature and provide new insights for research. You will be able to apply a search strategy, gain insights from citation analysis, used advanced tools and translate these techniques to other platforms.
Doing your data management plan
Wednesday 9 November 2-3pm
repeated: Wednesday 1 March 2-3pm
All research projects at Edge Hill require a Data Management Plan (DMP). A good DMP outlines how data will be looked after during and after the research project, and ensures key considerations are addressed before the project begins. However, writing one isn’t always easy. Here we consider some of the questions typically asked by a DMP, and use DMP Online to answer them accurately and concisely.
Key resource: https://edgehill.cloud.panopto.eu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=d966c177-e29f-4c9e-b11d-ace900ffb16a
Reference management with RefWorks
Wednesday 16 November, 12-1pm
Learn how to use software to manage your reading and automatically generate citations and references. This session focuses on RefWorks, but can be applied to other tools like EndNote or Zotero. It covers how to import sources, manage your library and use the Microsoft Word plugin to quickly insert citations, adding them to your bibliography as you go.
Introducing open research
Wednesday 23 November 2-3pm
Open research embraces transparency and openness across the research cycle through making outputs, resources, and your evidence base (or ‘data’) freely available online. This session explains how to put these principles into practice and potentially increase the usage and value of your research.
Introducing open access books
Wednesday 14 December 2-3pm
Familiarity with open book publishing is growing. This is a brief introduction to the tools that can support an author in finding and selecting a publisher based on the ‘OA Books Toolkit‘.
Reference management with EndNote
Wednesday 18 January, 2-3pm
Learn how to use software to manage your reading and automatically generate citations and references. This session focuses on EndNote, but can be applied to other tools like Mendeley or Zotero. It covers how to import sources, manage your library and use the Microsoft Word plugin to quickly insert citations, adding them to your bibliography as you go.
Finding, using and presenting statistical evidence for your research
Wednesday 8 February, 2-3pm
Using Statista, we’ll explore some of the market intelligence data that’s available from sources such as World Bank, YouGov and Kantar, alongside original research.
• Explore Statista market intelligence platform.
• Find statistics, forecasts and surveys, market outlooks and reports.
• Download datasets in a range of formats.
Copyright and your thesis
Wednesday 8 March 2-3pm
Best practice for considering copyright and your doctoral thesis. Identifying any copyright material you are using early will make things easier for you!
Getting published in journals
Wednesday 29 March 2-3pm
Here we consider the steps required to get an article published. We cover the whole publishing process in the current landscape including selecting a publication, submission, peer review, open access, Pure and the REF.
Using the right metrics
Wednesday 5 April 2-3pm
Which journal do I publish in? How can I demonstrate my research impact? How to support my promotion/funding bid?
Metrics can help us with these questions to an extent, but often don’t tell the full story and can be mis-applied. The session explains and demonstrates good practice in the use of bibliometric indicators.
Key resource: https://edgehill.cloud.panopto.eu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=b542517b-f11b-4435-9354-adaa00dea43f
Making your research visible
*new date* Wednesday 10 May 2-3pm
Research needs to be easy to find, as quality alone doesn’t mean its readership will see it. In this workshop, we introduce proven ways to boost discoverability and potentially increase citations. Some may work better for your discipline than others.
How do I register?
Use the booking form created by the Graduate School.
Who can attend these workshops?
Sessions are aimed at researchers such as staff undertaking research or PGRs (MRes, doctoral). However even if these descriptions don’t apply to you, you’re welcome to join us.
Research Writing Groups
If you need some focused writing time, we also have sessions for researchers which provide the perfect environment for you to get that chapter or paper written. Join us at the next Research Writing Group in Catalyst or online on Monday 6 March. No need to register, just drop in!
Please email Liam Bullingham, Head of Research Support Services