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Researcher Development Programme - Autumn Term 2020/21

Times, dates and locations of sessions can be found in the table below. Descriptions of the sessions can be found towards the bottom of the page, or by clicking on the booking link.

Session

Booking Link

Webinar

Webinar link/Recording

From research questions to research design

Nico Pizzolato

No booking requiredWednesday, 14th October, 10:00-12:00

This session is tailored for Business School students but open to everybody. Is is recommended for new students to the training

https://mdx-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/99812150995?pwd=blZpUnVjcWpUYjl1aFFuVFc2Z0VHZz09

Meeting ID: 998 1215 0995
Passcode: 600898

Getting your research published in academic journals

Jayne Osgood

No booking requiredMonday 19th October 2020, 12:00 - 13:30

https://mdx-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/91792151328?pwd=Q3hPZVdGZVk4eHBLV0dENjNxcHptZz09

Meeting ID: 917 9215 1328
Passcode: 000736

Taking stock and move ahead after registration/transfer

Nico Pizzolato, Valerio Capraro

No booking required

Wednesday, 21st October, 10:30-12:30

This session is tailored for Business School students but open to everybody. Is it recommended for returning students

https://mdx-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/99812150995?pwd=blZpUnVjcWpUYjl1aFFuVFc2Z0VHZz09

Meeting ID: 998 1215 0995
Passcode: 600898

Doing a Literature Review

Anne-Wil Harzing

No booking requiredWednesday 21st October 10:00-13:00

This session is tailored for Business School students but open to everybody. Is is recommended for new students to the training

Please ensure that you watch the online lecture (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQVz_vP3ezw&feature=youtu.be) prior to attending this webinar

https://mdx-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/97467108020?pwd=bFJaZnI1Z3Y0MEJmb0laT2dLOHZVQT09

Meeting ID: 974 6710 8020
Passcode: 298808

Research Strategies

Anne-Wil Harzing

No booking requiredWednesday 28th October 10:00-13:00

This session is tailored for Business School students but open to everybody

Please ensure that you watch the online lecture prior to attending this webinar

https://mdx-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/97467108020?pwd=bFJaZnI1Z3Y0MEJmb0laT2dLOHZVQT09

Meeting ID: 974 6710 8020
Passcode: 298808

Research Training Café

Jo Kitchen, Nico Pizzolato

No booking requiredThursday, 29th October, 16:00-17:30

This session is tailored for Business School students but open to everybody

https://mdx-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/91528085071?pwd=eVJMNC9vbmdCSWFHeUprME94dE52Zz09

Meeting ID: 915 2808 5071
Passcode: 396418

Interview skills, CVs and applications

Louise Moont

No booking requiredTuesday 3rd November 2020, 10:00-12:00

https://mdx-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/95028402688?pwd=VkFabG5pdnBjTS9VWm5GTmd0S0FWUT09

Meeting ID: 950 2840 2688
Passcode: 076769

Recording can be accessed here

Introduction to Nvivo

Nico Pizzolato

No booking required

Wednesday 4th November

10:00-12:00

This session is tailored for Business School students but open to everybody. Is it recommended for returning students

https://mdx-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/99812150995?pwd=blZpUnVjcWpUYjl1aFFuVFc2Z0VHZz09

Meeting ID: 998 1215 0995
Passcode: 600898

Intellectual Property

Mark Gray

No booking required

Monday 9th November 2020, 10:00-11:00

Tuesday 24th November 2020, 10:00 - 11:00

Authoring your first article

Richard Croucher

No booking required

Wednesday 11th of November

10:00-12:00

This session is tailored for Business School students but open to everybody

https://mdx-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/99812150995?pwd=blZpUnVjcWpUYjl1aFFuVFc2Z0VHZz09

Meeting ID: 998 1215 0995
Passcode: 600898

Interview Recording and Transcription

Leena Robertson

No booking requiredWednesday 11th November 2020, 10:00 - 12:00

https://mdx.adobeconnect.com/interviewrecordingandtranscription/

Recording can be accessed here (part 1)

Recording can be accessed here (part 2)

Webinar recording can be accessed here

Planning your Application for Ethics Approval

Gordon Weller

No booking requiredThursday 12th November 2020, 10:00-12:00

https://mdx-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/94012014770?pwd=eFR3Q1dvamZTMVVyUGRLT21tdkFnUT09

Meeting ID: 940 1201 4770
Passcode: 039425

Recording can be accessed here No.1

Recording can be accessed here No.2

Developing Research Questions

Lee Jerome

No booking requiredMonday 16th November 2020, 12:00 - 13:30

https://mdx-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/96063715332?pwd=SHI3NWxhTzJQUDBXRTBtYXJ3TFlsQT09

Meeting ID: 960 6371 5332
Passcode: 805386

Recording can be accessed here (webinar)

Recording can be accessed here (face to face) part 1

Recording can be accessed here (face to face) part 2

Issues in Research Design

Jayne Osgood

No booking requiredTuesday 17th November 2020, 12:00 - 13:30

https://mdx-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/97243779809?pwd=Y0J3OFlvcDF6OHM5Uk81SlNWb0Z0dz09

Meeting ID: 972 4377 9809
Passcode: 708075

Recording can be accessed here

Planning your Application for Ethics Approval

Gordon Weller

No booking requiredTuesday 17th November 2020, 14:00-16:00

https://mdx-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/94012014770?pwd=eFR3Q1dvamZTMVVyUGRLT21tdkFnUT09

Meeting ID: 940 1201 4770
Passcode: 039425

Recording can be accessed here No.1

Recording can be accessed here No.2

The building blocks of academic writings

Othmar Lehner

No booking required

Wednesday 18th November

10:00-13:00

This session is tailored for Business School students but open to everybody

https://mdx-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/99812150995?pwd=blZpUnVjcWpUYjl1aFFuVFc2Z0VHZz09

Meeting ID: 998 1215 0995
Passcode: 600898

Developing a career in academia

Louise Moont

No booking requiredWednesday 18th November 2020, 10:00-12:00

https://mdx-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/92166369723?pwd=L2hveXkwQUhIM3BGUkY5WjVjM2tOZz09

Meeting ID: 921 6636 9723
Passcode: 655381

Recording can be accessed here

Intellectual Property

Mark Gray

No booking requiredTuesday 24th November 2020, 10:00-11:00

https://mdx-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/92106210503?pwd=bDZVRlJnRVMxMTVNcHFEMEc4K0E0dz09

Meeting ID: 921 0621 0503
Passcode: 213295

Recording can be accessed here (part 1)

Recording can be accessed here (part 2)

Presentation training. The ten questions that everyone hears at presentation and how to deal with it

Othmar Lehner

No booking required

Wednesday, 25th November

10:00-13:00

This session is tailored for Business School students but open to everybody

https://mdx-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/99812150995?pwd=blZpUnVjcWpUYjl1aFFuVFc2Z0VHZz09

Meeting ID: 998 1215 0995
Passcode: 600898

Research Training Café

Jo Kitchen, Nico Pizzolato

No booking required

Thursday, 26th November

16:00-17:30

This session is tailored for Business School students but open to everybody

https://mdx-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/91528085071?pwd=eVJMNC9vbmdCSWFHeUprME94dE52Zz09

Meeting ID: 915 2808 5071
Passcode: 396418

Write your first funding application

Fergus Lyon, Leandro Sepulveda

No booking required

Wednesday 2nd

December

10:00-12:00

This session is tailored for Business School students but open to everybody

https://mdx-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/99812150995?pwd=blZpUnVjcWpUYjl1aFFuVFc2Z0VHZz09

Meeting ID: 998 1215 0995
Passcode: 600898

Writing and Editing a Doctoral Thesis

Jayne Osgood

No booking requiredTuesday 8th December 2020, 12:00 - 13:30

https://mdx-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/91041155238?pwd=ekJLc3FUSFBNeSszMFBPRndBL3RiQT09

Meeting ID: 910 4115 5238
Passcode: 149342

Recording can be accessed here

Academic Integrity for Research Degrees

Paula Bernaschina/Peter Thomas

No booking requiredTuesday 8th December 2020, 14:00 - 15:00

https://mdx-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/99600643107?pwd=dVZSOHh0RkZuNmR5TVJ3TzU1VWs5Zz09

Meeting ID: 996 0064 3107
Passcode: 524265

Using Qualtrics for Surveys and Economic experiments

Valerio Capraro

No booking requiredWednesday, 9th December, 10:00-13:00

This session is tailored for Business School students but open to everybody

https://mdx-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/99812150995?pwd=blZpUnVjcWpUYjl1aFFuVFc2Z0VHZz09

Meeting ID: 998 1215 0995
Passcode: 600898

Matching Methods to Research Questions

Mandeep Dhami

No booking requiredWednesday 9th December 2020, 11:00 - 13:00

https://mdx-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/92274906617?pwd=OXZrYWJ2cDcwZjRlVkdDaWt3WTlOQT09

Meeting ID: 922 7490 6617
Passcode: 193883

Advanced literature searching using Web of Science, Journal Citation Reports and Google Scholar

Adam Edwards

No booking requiredWednesday 9th December 2020, 14:00-16:00

https://mdx-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/94451032402?pwd=UkVoL002WDNIMzNOeHROZklIK3l4dz09

Meeting ID: 944 5103 2402
Passcode: 367898

Recording can be accessed here

Research Training Café

Jo Kitchen, Nico Pizzolato

No booking required

Thursday, 10th December

16:00-17:30

This session is tailored for Business School students but open to everybody

https://mdx-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/91528085071?pwd=eVJMNC9vbmdCSWFHeUprME94dE52Zz09

Meeting ID: 915 2808 5071
Passcode: 396418

RefWorks: your personal library, integrated writing and citing with word

Adam Edwards

No booking requiredWednesday 16th December 2020, 14:00-16:00

https://mdx-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/91794046805?pwd=UjJTTkNBbUU0WUJEQ3pzWXFlU3hZdz09

Meeting ID: 917 9404 6805
Passcode: 290083

Recording can be accessed here

Writing a Literature Review

Paula Nottingham

TBCTBChttps://mdx.adobeconnect.com/writingaliteraturereview/

Presentation Skills and Conferences

Diane Purchase

TBCTBC

Recording of the introduction can be found here - Feona Attwood

Recording of the introduction can be found here - Hemda Garelick

An Overview of Scientific Publication

Juan Augusto/Rachel Herring

TBCTBC


https://mdx.adobeconnect.com/publications/

Recording can be accessed here (part 1)

Recording can be accessed here (part 2)

Preparing for your Transfer/Viva Panel(s)

Richard Comley

TBCTBC

https://mdx.adobeconnect.com/preparingforyourpanel/

Managing your Research Project

Richard Comley

TBCTBC

https://mdx.adobeconnect.com/managingyourresearchproject/

Recording can be accessed here (webinar)

Recording can be accessed here (face to face)

Research Integrity and Ethics Q&A

Helen Allan

No booking requiredThis session will run in the spring term

https://mdx.adobeconnect.com/researchintegrityandethics/

Recording can be accessed here

Online training available

Please ensure you are logged in to your myUniHub record in order to access the following training courses via LinkedIn Learning

Using Word to create the written PhDClick here for training videos
Inclusive Leadership trainingClick here for training videos
R Programming in Data Science: Setup and StartClick here for training videos
Learning PythonClick here for training videos
Practice strong project managementClick here for training videos
NVivo trainingClick here for training videos
SPSSClick here for training videos
MinitabClick here for training videos
STATAClick here for training videos
Writing a Research PaperClick here for training videos
Qualitative research methodsClick here for training videos
Making your Thesis Open AccessClick here for recording of the webinar
Managing your Research Data Click here for recording of the webinar
Writing (LET)Click here for recording of the webinar

Overcoming Procrastination

Why do you procrastinate? What are you REALLY trying to avoid when you do it? What makes the habit worse – and how can you break it?  Find the answers and create an individual action plan for yourself with the help of this webinar session, open to all Middlesex University postgraduate students.

Issues in Research Design

This workshop will consider how to manage and plan your research methodology and to anticipate the likely issues you will encounter. Being clear about what you want to research will determine the questions you pose and the most appropriate methods needed to address them. This session will consider the important connection between theory and method.

RefWorks: your personal library, integrated writing and citing with word

Refworks is a personal database system which enables you to:

  • Collect, manage and organize references
  • Read, annotate, organize and cite research
  • Format papers with different citation styles automatically

This session covers the following topics, but will do so flexibly depending on the needs of those attending:

  • Set up an account
  • Exporting references from Library Search
  • Exporting references from Google Scholar
  • Adding PDFs
  • Sharing folders with colleagues
  • Citing in Word automatically

The session assumes you have already attended or completed by self-study the library welcome session which covers:

- Basic searching and referencing using Library Search

- Setting up a RefWorks account

- Cite them Right: This is Middlesex University’s standard source of referencing information.

- Your librarian.

The session also assumes you have had a 121 with your Liaison Librarian so you are familiar with the resources in your subject.  http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/liaisonlibrarians

Managing your Research Project

This workshop provides advice and guidance on various aspects of the planning and execution of your research project, and how to avoid some of the common pitfalls. The relationship with your supervisor is central to this process and how this may be developed will be highlighted. The workshop also introduces some current national issues such which will affect all researchers in the UK. An introduction to what the Registration Panel consists of will also be provided.

- Research planning and time management

- Making the most of the relationship with your supervisor

- Tackling a doctoral literature review

- How to avoid plagiarism and academic misconduct

- How to store and back-up your data securely

- Registration Panel process

Research Integrity and Ethics

Research integrity & ethics questions & answers: bring your questions about your ethics application. Depending on student questions, this session will essentially take a problem solving approach where the lecturer responds to students' questions about their individual ethics applications. It is expected that these may arise from consideration of:

- Research ethics and governance
- The Data Protection Act
- Health and Safety considerations
- Risk Assessment considerations

Developing Research Questions

It is important that research questions are appropriate and clear. Crafting a set of research questions is a skill that develops over the life of a research study. An initial set of questions will help to orientate your research but they will need further refinement as your research unfolds. This workshop will offer guidance on how to craft and refine research questions that are shaped by your theoretical orientation and will in turn determine the most appropriate methods for your study.

Advanced literature searching using Web of Science, Journal Citation Reports and Google Scholar

This session covers the following topics, but will do so flexibly depending on the needs of those attending:

- Synching Google Scholar with Middlesex University Library and setting up alerts

- Citation searching: Using Web of Science to find papers which cite key articles in your field.

- Using Journal Citation Reports to find the top journals in your subject

- We will also explore other issues raised by attendees during the warm up activities.

The session assumes you have already attended or completed by self-study the library welcome session which covers:

- Basic searching and referencing using Library Search

- Setting up a RefWorks account

- Cite them Right: This is Middlesex University’s standard source of referencing information.

- Your librarian.

The session also assumes you have had a 121 with your Liaison Librarian so you are familiar with the resources in your subject.  http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/liaisonlibrarians

Academic Integrity for Research Degrees

This session will cover the following topics, but will do so flexibly depending on the needs of those attending:

  • Explore the relationship between integrity, academia and disciplinary study.
  • Consider the issues and challenges of maintaining Academic Integrity through doctoral study.
  • Identify useful strategies to manage academic integrity issues in research and writing.

Issues around the mechanics of citing and referencing are covered in RefWorks: your personal library, integrated writing and citing in Word.

Presentation and Performance Anxiety

Anxious about presenting in public? You’re not alone! But you can’t escape it either! As well as needing to present papers and pass your Viva, you’re very likely to need to give presentations in your life after University.  So sign up and learn how to work with your anxieties and present with confidence. This webinar is open to all Middlesex University postgraduate students

Isolation and Alienation

This webinar has as its theme “alienation, isolation and loneliness – how to better connect”.
All research students are invited to join us to reflect on how to manage and combat the common feeling and behaviour that result from a sense of alienation, isolation and loneliness as a research student.

Writing and Editing a Doctoral Thesis

Writing and Editing a thesis is always a more challenging task than first imagined. Bringing together years of research and reading in to a coherent form requires tenacity, stamina and lots of redrafting. In this session you will be introduced to some useful writing habits, strategies and approaches that can assist you in the task. Successful PhD students will offer insights from their experiences of 'writing up' their doctorates.

Intellectual Property

The workshop will cover:
- Multiple types of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs)
- Protecting your ideas: different types and standards of protection
- Protecting your ideas: sharing information
- Protecting your ideas: commercialisation
- Accessing third-party IPRs

Planning and Preparing your Ethics Application

This session is aimed at postgraduate and research degree students, supervisors and academic staff who are preparing to apply for ethics approval.

The session will include an overview of the process, structure and principles of applying for ethics approval. Specifically, the MORE application form will be addressed along with points to consider in each aspect of the application process and documentation that will be required. There will be discussion and opportunity for questions on applications both internally via Middlesex University ethics committees and also external ethics application, for example via the Integrated Research Application System (IRAS) for NHS/HRA ethics applications.

Preparing for your Transfer/Viva Panel(s)

This workshop will be most beneficial for students who are ready to start preparing for the next stage in their student journey: Transfer and Viva.

The workshop will cover:

Transfer: Planning and writing your transfer report; completing your transfer report; preparing for your transfer viva; possible outcomes

Viva: Planning and writing your thesis; completing your thesis; the viva process; possible outcomes

This workshop reviews the overall process and the main University Regulation requirements, highlighting ways in which you can prepare for these important assessments.

An Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods

TBC

An Overview of Scientific Publication

Why publishing is important in academia

- Where to publish?

- Conference & Workshop papers

- Edited & Authored books

- Publishing your research in journals

- The publication journey

- Citations and Impact Factors

Interview Recording and Transcription

The practicalities of gathering qualitative data and transcribing that data into a form that can be subjected to analysis is an important stage of any research study. The session will address the practical as well as ethical issues involved in recording qualitative interviews. Transcription is also a crucial part of any small scale study, whilst incredibly time consuming the opportunities to re-engage with your data when typing up interviews represents the first stage of the analytic process and should be recognised as such.

Writing (LET)

TBC

Presentation Skills and Conferences

- Using posters to communicate your research

- Making the most of conferences

- Skills for oral presentations

- Preparing for poster presentations and oral presentations

In preparation for this workshop, students need to prepare a 3 minute presentation of their proposed research project - the workshop is very interactive, with each students being invited to make a presentation to the class.

Writing a Literature Review

The review of literature and relevant sources for doctoral research is central to how you engage in writing your research proposal but also how you might later approach your critical analysis. The classic advice is to go away and ‘read’ but what is the best advice for how to start that reading or how to write up what you have found? The review of literature underpins your understanding of the ideas from your specialist field and discipline and represents your professional and academic integrity. These ‘conceptual frameworks’ create the basis for how you can approach your contribution to knowledge, they allow you to identify gaps in knowledge and engage in the on-going debates in your field that require new research. This session will discuss the meaning and structure of the review, and explore ways for you to develop your own review of literature.

Mindfulness

A session to better understand Mindfulness

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