Researcher Development Programme (RDP): Writing for publication

Writing for publication (small group workshop)

Thursday 6 February 2020, 12:00-13:00

This small group workshop is aimed at early career researchers; the content focuses on journal articles, though is applicable to other kinds of research outputs such as book chapters.

Attendees are invited to consider the focus of their writing including key arguments, rationale, etc. before moving on to targeting suitable journals and providing advice engaging with the peer review process.

After attending, you will know to write effective applications to appropriate journals in which to publish your work and can take an active role in the peer review process.

Please visit My View to book a place or contact the Research Office

Posted in Researcher Development Programme | Leave a comment

Research and External Funding workshop: What Makes a Good Grant Proposal

ISR & the Business School present:

What Makes a Good Grant Proposal

Wednesday 5 February 2020, 13:15-15:15

Delivered by Prof Jo Crotty, Director ISR, Prof Owen Evans, Dept of Media, EHU, and Prof Derek Heim, Dept of Psychology, EHU

In this session three experienced RCUK reviewers will take you through a number of funded and unfunded bids to dissect what makes a good grant proposal. The session will also offer ‘hints’ and ‘tips’ for successful grant bidding.

Please visit My View to book a place or contact Danny Harkness

The Institute for Social Responsibility

Edge Hill University’s cross-disciplinary research and knowledge exchange initiative. Established in 2013, as the Institute for Public Policy and Professional Practice, the Institute’s remit has grown to critically examine broad conceptualisations of social responsibility across the social sciences, arts and humanities. The Institute is committed to exploring the opportunities for cross sector collaboration and co-operation and to draw on the experience of practitioners as well as academic researchers to inform new ways of working and learning.

Posted in Researcher Development Programme | Leave a comment

Researcher Development Programme (RDP): Conducting Focus Group Research

Conducting Focus Group Research

Tuesday 4 February 2020, 13:00-15:00

The session will introduce new academic staff or those new to research to some of the key aspects of Focus Group Methodology.  The sessions will also enable participants to gain some experience of looking at a focus group transcript and thinking about the advantages and disadvantages of using this method for their own academic research.

At the end of session you will have:

  • a greater understanding of focus groups as a qualitative method
  • experience of reviewing a focus group transcript
  • enhanced your ability to identify the advantages and disadvantages of collecting data using Focus Groups

Please visit My View to book a place or contact the Research Office

Posted in Researcher Development Programme | Leave a comment

Research Development Programme (RDP): Boost your Research Profile

Boost your Research Profile

Thursday 30 January 2020, 12:00-13:00

Aimed at helping research students and staff showcase their work and stand out from the crowd, this workshop focuses on building a highly visible researcher profile across platforms such as Google Scholar, LinkedIn, ResearchGate, ORCiD and more. The benefits of this approach in terms of employability, research impact, prestige and more are explained.

The session includes Information about how Careers can support you during your research plus resources for career planning.

The session involves small group discussion and creating personal profiles on various academic and professional/social platforms. You may wish to have a digital photo of yourself ready for uploading.

Please visit My View to book a place or contact the Research Office

Posted in Researcher Development Programme | Leave a comment

Researcher Development Programme (RDP): Pure: General User Training

Pure: General User Training

Wednesday 29 January 2020, 14:00-16:00

Learn how to update, create and relate your content in Pure, including:

  • Review your account settings
  • Maintain your academic staff profile
  • Apply for research funding
  • Monitor your funding awards
  • Combine your content to create a `project’
  • Propose an output for REF2021
  • Generate a CV from all your content
  • Navigate the research information repository

This practical session is for academic staff, known as ‘personal users’ in Pure.

For the first hour, you will be logged in to your own Pure account while the facilitator explains the different screens and functions, such as updating your profile, creating and relating content. The rest of the session is time for you to ask additional detailed questions, or just put what you have learnt into practice

Please visit My View to book a place or contact the Research Office

Posted in Researcher Development Programme | Leave a comment

Researcher Development Programme (RDP): General User Training for Pure

General User Training for Pure

Wednesday 29 January 2020, 14:00-16:00

This practical session is for academic staff, known as ‘personal users’ in Pure. Learn how to update, create and relate your content in Pure, including:

  • Review your account settings
  • Maintain your academic staff profile
  • Apply for research funding
  • Monitor your funding awards
  • Combine your content to create a `project’
  • Propose an output for REF2021
  • Generate a CV from all your content
  • Navigate the research information repository

Please visit My View to book a place or contact the Research Office

Posted in Researcher Development Programme | Leave a comment

Researcher Development Programme (RDP): Research Ethics and the Approval Process

Research Ethics and the Approval Process

Monday 27 January 2020, 15:00-16:00

The session will begin by attempting to de-mystify research ethics. It is a commonly held misconception that research ethics requires considerable specialist knowledge (for example, of the kind moral philosophers have); this is not the case. As a consequence, the session will focus on practicalities by outlining the structures, policies, procedures, documentation and timescales about which it is important for those seeking ethical approval for their research to be familiar.

Please visit My View to book a place or contact the Research Office

Posted in Researcher Development Programme | Leave a comment

Research and External Funding workshop: Writing for Different Audiences

ISR & the Business School present:

Writing for Different Audiences

Wednesday 22 January 2020, 13:15-15:15

Delivered by Prof Helen Woodruffe-Burton, Director, EHU Business School and Prof Paresh Wankhade, Director of Research, EHU Business School

With a focus on the writing up process, this workshop explores varying formats of research output and different writing contexts, particularly different audiences and provide guidance and practical examples to target and communicate your work effectively equally to an academic or practitioner audience.

Please visit My View to book a place or contact Danny Harkness

The Institute for Social Responsibility

Edge Hill University’s cross-disciplinary research and knowledge exchange initiative. Established in 2013, as the Institute for Public Policy and Professional Practice, the Institute’s remit has grown to critically examine broad conceptualisations of social responsibility across the social sciences, arts and humanities. The Institute is committed to exploring the opportunities for cross sector collaboration and co-operation and to draw on the experience of practitioners as well as academic researchers to inform new ways of working and learning.

Posted in Researcher Development Programme | Leave a comment

Researcher Development Programme (RDP): Using copyright works in Higher Education

Using copyright works in Higher Education

Tuesday 21 January 2020, 12:00-13:00

This session provides a general introduction to using and sharing copyrighted materials in academia. It will provide useful copyright tips for researchers when using copyright materials, considering relevant legislation and highlighting how to access support available from Library and Learning Services. 

The session will build your knowledge and confidence around copyright in addition to updating you on the latest issues and debates in the area. You will also understand how copyright applies to research and scholarly communications.

Please visit My View to book a place or contact the Research Office

Posted in Researcher Development Programme | Leave a comment

Researcher Development Programme (RDP): Getting published

Getting published

Thursday 16 January 2020, 12:00-13:00

This session considers the steps required to get an article published. We cover the whole publishing process in the current landscape including:

  • selecting a publication
  • avoiding predatory publishers
  • submitting an article
  • peer review
  • open access options
  • depositing in Pure
  • considering the REF

Attendees will benefit from gaining a holistic, contemporary view of the publishing process that provides context and clarity. In addition, we share tips and advice to help you avoid making mistakes saving you time and avoiding stressful situations.

Please visit My View to book a place or contact the Research Office

Posted in Researcher Development Programme | Leave a comment