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

Research Ethics and the Approval Process

Tuesday 19 November 2019, 12:00-13:00

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.

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Researcher Development Programme (RDP): NVIVO for beginners

NVIVO for beginners

Thursday 14 November 2019, 13:00 – 14:00

Have you thought about using NVIVO for qualitative research? This session will introduce how NVIVO can be used for managing large amounts of data at its most basic level. It will provide an orientation to the basic NVIVO interface and explore how the data-coding-analysis-interpretation process of qualitative research can be supported by NVIVO using an example from a live project. Together we will reflect on what NVIVO may, or may not, be able to do for qualitative researchers.

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Research and External Funding workshop: Mini Writing Retreat

ISR & the Business School present:

Mini Writing Retreat

Wednesday 13 November 2019, 13:15-15:15

Delivered by Prof Jo Crotty, Director: ISR

Bring the laptop (and charger) and come ready to write! This session will mimic what takes place on a writing retreat. Using the ‘typing pool’ approach, we will set goals, write and reflect on progress during this two-hour session. Please come with a writing goal in mind and ready to type!

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.

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Open Access Status in Pure

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By the time you read this, you’ll have greater visibility of the open access (OA) status of your research outputs in the Pure backend.

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Researcher Development Programme (RDP): Literature search for research

Literature search for research

Thursday 7 November, 12:00-13:30

Focusing the Scopus database, this session introduces how to:

  • apply a search strategy and save searches
  • gain insights from citation analysis
  • set alerts
  • use Scopus’s author index.

The session involves hands-on activities and creating an Elsevier account to make the most of Scopus’s functionality.

You will leave the workshop understanding how citation databases can enable comprehensive, systematic searching of the literature and provide new insights for research. You will be able to use the advanced tools provided by the Scopus citation database and translate these analytic techniques to other platforms.

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Researcher Development Programme (RDP): SPSS 2 – Intermediate

SPSS 2 – Intermediate

Wednesday 6 November 2019, 10:00-12:00

This session will cover the performance of basic descriptive statistical analyses using SPSS, including an introduction to the generation of both tables and graphs for presenting data. Colleagues will also be shown how to transform variables from raw data into more appropriate forms for summaries. For example, whilst it may be important to record exact ages for a sample of people, it can also be useful to be able display data for age categories. This is where the ability to transform a variable would be important. Finally, the session will include instruction on how to use filters in order to analyse different sections of a database separately. This can be very important when working with a large set of data.

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Open Access Week 2019

By Library & Learning Services

We have a series of great events for Open Access Week this year. All are welcome!

Monday 21st October, 9:30-10:30am
Open Book Publishers webinar
Learn about the work of this award-winning, non-profit, academic-led publisher that releases 20+ open access books a year and doesn’t charge its authors any fees!

Tuesday 22nd October, 9:30-10:30am | Room H2, Ormskirk campus
Research Cafe: Open Access and My Research
Researchers from all three faculties to share why they make their work open and what doing so means for collaborations, impact and society.

Wednesday 23rd October, 12-1pm | Willow room, Catalyst
Board Games & Pizza
Enjoy free pizza while playing ‘The Game of Open Access’ or, if you’re really up for the challenge you could try ‘The Publishing Trap’. We’re trialling these games to start conversations and help demystify the world of open access.
– Book your place here

Friday 25th October, 9:30-10:30am | Willow room, Catalyst
Figshare: making research open and easy to find
Learn about Figshare, a great new place to share research data, practice research, academic posters, conference presentations and more. Figshare is open, has a global reach and makes your work discoverable.

About International Open Access Week
International Open Access Week is a global, community-driven week of action to open up access to research. The event is celebrated by individuals, institutions and organisations across the world, and is is led by a global advisory committee.

For More Information about Open Access Week please visit: http://www.openaccessweek.org/

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Researcher Development Programme (RDP): Google Scholar & Microsoft Academic

Google Scholar & Microsoft Academic

Thursday 31 October 2019, 12:00 – 13:00

This session covers the strengths and limitations of these two academic search engines. We cover search strategies, following the citation trail of items and people, saving to reference managers, managing alerts and creating your academic profile.

The session involves hands-on activities and creating a profile on Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic

After attending, you gain a deeper appreciation of these tools, including an understanding of why they should not be used in isolation. In addition, you will know how to make the most of the full functionality they offer, including how to create and use your academic profile.

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

Pure: General User Training

Wednesday 30 October 2019, 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

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Research and external funding workshop: Academic Writing for Beginners

ISR & the Business School present:

Academic Writing for Beginners

Wednesday 30 October 2019, 13:15-15:15

Delivered by Prof Jo Crotty, Director: ISR

Adapted from the work of Professor Rowena Murray, this session will take an honest look at the key blockages and difficulties academics face when writing – and look at different tips and techniques that can be employed to become a successful academic writer. This session is particularly targeted at new academics/ECRs, but also to those who are interested in learning new approaches to academic writing.

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.

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