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

Research Ethics and the Approval Process

Wednesday 26 February 2020, 13:00-14:00

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): Impact Development

Impact Development

Tuesday 25 February 2020, 14:00 – 16:30

The ‘impact’ agenda plays an increasingly important role in the allocation of resources for research in the UK. The extent to which research undertaken by a University’s staff has generated non-academic impact plays a role in the allocation of funds via the REF. Research Councils also take into account the quality of impact plans (Pathways to Impact) when awarding funding to researchers.

At the end of this session, individuals will:

  • Understand what is meant by ‘impact’ and how it is relevant to research
  • Understand how to plan impact into research proposals especially for research council bids
  • Understand how to use some simple impact planning tools
  • Understand how to monitor and track impact during a research project
  • Understand how to evidence impact for REF and other purposes

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Researcher Development Programme (RDP): Getting published

Getting published

Thursday 20 February 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.

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Research Development Programme (RDP): GDPR, data protection and research

GDPR, data protection and research

Wednesday 19 February 2020, 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.

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Researcher Development Programme (RDP): Research metrics

Research metrics

Thursday 13 February 2020, 14:00-15:00

There is an increasing emphasis on measuring research in society, with the REF just one example of this. Researchers too, are being encouraged to ‘play the numbers game’ and their research outputs are being evaluated in quantitative ways such as by citations, societal impacts, etc. Such an environment can be particularly difficult for early career researchers to negotiate.

This session introduces established measures including the H-index and newer approaches such as altmetrics. It also considers the limitations of such measures, and prepares early career researchers for their research activity being subject to measurement.

Attendees will leave the session with an awareness of the range of indicators used to measure research, why these are applied, and how they are calculated. Furthermore, you will know how to critique certain measures when applied inappropriately and adapt to this by signposting your own outputs.

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Researcher Development Programme (RDP): NVIVO for beginners

NVIVO for beginners

Wednesday 12 February 2020, 12:00-13:30

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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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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