Thesis proposal writing workshop series

To be confirmed for 2015

Eligibility: EdD, DSW and PhD students at the beginning of their research degree
To be confirmed for 2015. Students will be notified.


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 are to:

  • support students to develop their own research proposals by giving them an environment in which they discuss and ‘defend’ their proposed approaches, and receive feedback on their proposals-in-development.

  • develop their understanding of ways of writing about social science research methods, to enable them to be critical consumers of research carried out using approaches they may not personally use, but will encounter in the process of writing their thesis proposal and in the research process more generally.


What happens in workshops?

The workshops explore a range of approaches to writing about research practice and emphasise the common logic of the research process, and the importance of rigorous and systematic approaches to writing about design and analysis in all research traditions. Opportunities to write and receive feedback on research writing are integrated into workshop pedagogy.


What will I get out of coming to workshops?

As a result of conscientiously participating in this series of 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.


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