Thesis proposal writing workshop series

Eligibility: EdD, DSW and PhD students at the beginning of their research degree
Day: Thursdays, weekly, from April 16 to May 21, inclusive (check below for exact dates)
Time: 4–6pm
Venue: Education Building, Room 438 timetable below
To register, email:
Note: some students are required to enrol in this workshop series as a condition of candidacy (for example, students undertaking the EdD); for others, formal enrolment is optional. The Unit of Study code for formally enrolled students is EDPZ5003.



Workshop synopsis


The objective of the series is to support Research Higher Degree students as they prepare their formal thesis proposals for presentation and approval, through a program of workshops organised around issues in thinking, reading and writing about research design and practice. The aims of the workshops is to support students to develop their own research proposals by giving them an environment in which they discuss their proposals-in-development.


What happens in workshops?

The workshops explore the key tasks a thesis proposal needs to accomplish, in an interactive environment that combines structured input, learning and writing tools and collaborative work with peers.


What will I get out of coming to workshops?

As a result of conscientiously participating in the workshops and careful and wide reading, students should be able to write a coherent, rigorous research proposal to support the conduct of their Higher Degree Research. Students will also gain opportunities to work closely with colleagues in the development of their research proposals.


Workshop timetable 2015

Thursday
4–6pm
Venue Topic Presenter

April 16

A35.438
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The thesis proposal: an overview of the document and the review process

Dr Ilektra Spandagou

April 23

A35.438
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Collaborative learning in individual research projects: student writing groups

Dr Ilektra Spandagou and student speakers

April 30

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Writing a literature review for a thesis proposal: purposes, processes, pitfalls

Dr Cynthia Nelson

May 7

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Research is about questions: what’s yours?

Dr Cynthia Nelson

May 14

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Answering your research question by systematic inquiry: methodology and methods in the proposal

Dr Lina Markauskaite

May 21

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Bringing it all together: coherence, cogency and clarity in your proposal

Dr Ilektra Spandagou

Students who register for workshops are expected to attend the whole series. To register for this series email the Research Student Liaison Officer, Faculty of Education and Social Work.



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