Understanding EHU’s approach to research
Wednesday 7 November 2018, 14:00-16:00
This session is to help staff, particularly academic staff, understand Edge Hill’s approach to research and the governance context, as well as the support we offer staff to help them realise their research objectives.
Research Governance and Ethical Approval Processes
Wednesday 21 November 2018, 10:30-11:50
This is an introduction to the University’s Code of Practice for the Conduct of Research which is where we lay out the expectations of how researchers should engage with the research process. The nature and purpose of ethical approval will be considered so that you appreciate why ethical scrutiny of proposed research is necessary and what those conducting such scrutiny are looking for. In addition, the requirements of the formal processes and procedures in relation to research ethics will be introduced. The session reflects national benchmarks including those of the UK Research Integrity Office, UKRI and the Concordat to Support Research Integrity.
Equality and Diversity in Research Design
Wednesday 21 November 2018, 14:10-15:30
Attendees will consider how equality and diversity factors apply and impact on research proposals; planning; methodology; data collection analysis and evaluation.
Abstracting & Indexing Databases
Wednesday 28 November 2018, 09:00-10:00
This session covers how to optimise your research process using Web of Science, how to effectively put together a search strategy, citation analysis, looking at hot/highly recommended papers and author H-indexes.
SPSS 1 – Introduction
Wednesday 5 December 2018, 10:00-12:00
SPSS Statistics software package is used for logical batched and non-batched statistical analysis. SPSS is a powerful tool for analysing quantitative data. This introductory session will focus on managing SPSS data and output files, including the inputting of data.
NVIVO 1: Introduction
Thursday 6 December 2018, 14:00-16:00
Thursday 9 May 2019, 14:00-16:00
NVivo software supports qualitative and mixed methods research. It lets you collect, organise and analyse content from interviews, focus group discussions, surveys, audio, social media data, YouTube videos and web pages. This session will provide a basic introduction to NVIVO as an organising tool for qualitative researchers drawing on reflections from a live project.
Wednesday 12 December 2018, 12:00-13:00
Wednesday 13 February 2019, 13:00-14:00
Get started with reference management and look at how to save references and use Write-N-Cite for citations and bibliographies.
RefWorks ‘Tips and Tricks’
Friday 11 January 2019, 12:00-13:00
This session will look at additional functionalities to help you get the most out of RefWorks. The tips include; Write-N-Cite citation editing, deduplication, utilising notes fields, advanced searching within RefWorks, global editing of references, exporting book records from the British Library and exporting item records from Google Scholar into RefWorks, sharing folders. Attendees should already have a RefWorks account and have a working knowledge of RefWorks functionalities.
Where to Publish?
Wednesday 9 January 2019, 12:00-13:00
Select the appropriate publication for your article and get some tips on what editors are looking for and how to evaluate journals and avoid predatory publishers.
SPSS 2 – Intermediate
Wednesday 16 January 2019, 10:00-12:00
SPSS Statistics software package is used for logical batched and non-batched statistical analysis. SPSS is a powerful tool for analysing quantitative data. In this session attendees will perform basic descriptive analyses on numerical data using SPSS.
Developing External Funding Proposals
Wednesday 16 January 2019, 14:00-16:00
This session will support staff to develop successful external funding proposals. Attendees will explore the funding landscape and develop an understanding of application processes and requirements. You will discuss how to develop your ideas into viable proposals by comparing examples of good and bad practice and the dos and don’ts of grant writing.
Wednesday 23 January 2019, 13:00-14:00
Learn some tips for effective search strategies and how to follow the citation trail of items and people. The session will also cover saving items to RefWorks, setting up alerts and creating and maintaining your profile
Citation Metrics: Measure Your Influence
Thursday 31 January 2019, 11:00-13:00
Have you wondered how influential your publications are? Do colleagues read them? Do they cite them? Who has cited them? When? Where? – and most importantly, How often? This session will provide a critical outline of author citation metrics.
Conducting Focus Group Research
Thursday 7 February 2019, 13:00-15:00
The session will introduce new academic staff or staff new to research to some of the key aspects of Focus Group Methodology.
Open Access and EHRA
Wednesday 20 February 2019, 13:00-14:00
This session is an introduction to using EHRA for maintaining a repository for your publications. By the end of the session you will be aware of:
– How to upload your research papers
– How to comply with the EHU and HEFCE open access policies
– How to access guidance on using EHRA
NVivo 2: Intermediate
Thursday 28 February 2019, 14:00-16:00
NVivo software supports qualitative and mixed methods research. It lets you collect, organise and analyse content from interviews, focus group discussions, surveys, audio, social media data, YouTube videos and web pages.
This hands-on workshop takes you beyond the basics to asking questions of your data and your analysis. In this session you will use your own data and receive individual support to create your own NVivo project.
Promoting research by using social media
Wednesday 6 March 2019, 12:00-14:00
Promote and disseminate your research through the use of social media. This session will discuss the combined use of academic networking websites (e.g. Research Gate, Academia.edu) in in making our outputs visible and accessible and social networking (e.g. Twitter, Facebook) in publicising outputs. This session is aimed at Academic staff who are Research-active.
Research Ethics and the Approval Process
Wednesday 6 March 2019, 15:00-16:00
This 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.
Discourse Analysis: A Practical Guide
Thursday 7 March 2019, 13:00-15:00
The session will introduce new staff or staff new to research to some of the key forms of Discourse Analysis that can be applied to qualitative data.
Assistance with your RIF submission
Wednesday 13 March 2019, 13:00-14:00
This session is for applicants to the University’s internal research funding streams, the Research Investment Fund (RIF). Pick up tips and guidelines on using the RIF budget spreadsheet template in your RIF application.
Wednesday 20 March 2019, 14:00-16:30
The `impact’ agenda plays an increasingly important role in the allocation of resources for research in the UK. This session will help researchers to define the term ‘impact’, explore tools that researchers can use to develop impact plans, look at preparing pathways to impact statements and how to monitor and evidence impact.
Introduction to metrics
Wednesday 20 March 2019, 12:00-13:00
In this session we will be looking at a ‘basket of metrics’ available to researchers to help evaluate their research output. This will include Web of Science article level and author level metrics, Impact Factor (IF), Journal Citation reports (JCR), Google Scholar metrics, Elsevier’s CiteScore and Publish or Perish.
GDPR and Research
Wednesday 27 March 2018, 14:00-16:00
What is GDPR and how does it affect you as a researcher? If you collect any personal information as part of your research, you need to know what it means for your work, and how to protect your research data, yourself and the rights of your participants/data subjects.
Introduction to the publishing process
Wednesday 10 April 2019, 12:00-13:00
This session will consider the steps required to get an article published. This will include selecting a publication, avoiding predatory publishers, submitting an article, submitting to EHRA and considering the REF timeline.