Thesis Proposal Writing Workshop Series 2012
|Eligibility:||Faculty higher-degree-research students at the beginning of their research degree|
|Day:||Various Wednesdays, April - November (please check below for exact dates)|
|Venue:||Various, See below|
|To register:||Email Professor Gabrielle Meagher (email@example.com) by 28 March
What is the TPWW for?
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.
- to 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 successfully completing this series of workshops students should be able to write a coherent, rigorous research proposal to support the conduct of your Higher Degree Research. Students will also gain opportunities to work closely with colleagues in the development of their research proposals.
|1||4 Apr||A35.323||Introduction to research reading, writing and design|
|2||18 Apr||A35.323||Approaches to research: finding appropriate ways to answer well-posed, significant questions
|3||2 May||A35.323||Types of theses|
|*||9 May||Fisher Library||Electronic databases and other useful resources|
|4||16 May||A35.323||The literature review: foundation, provocation, inspiration|
|*||23 May||Fisher Library||Electronic datasets for secondary research|
|5||30 May||A35.323||Where does theory fit into my proposal and my research?|
|6||13 Jun||A35.323||Discourse analysis - language and text|
|7||1 Aug||A35.452||Explaining selection in qualitative and quantitative research designs|
|8||15 Aug||A35.452||Thesis proposal writing|
|9||29 Aug||A35.452||Quality concepts in research and research writing|
|10||12 Sep||A35.452||Writing questionnaires and writing about surveys|
|11||3 Oct||A35.452||Explaining and justifying selection of field methods (interviews, observation
|12||17 Oct||A35.452||When documents are data|
|13||31 Oct||A35.452||Making knowledge from text and images|
|14||14 Nov||OTC.331||Making knowledge from numbers|
* These additional workshops, organised specifically for this group and run by specialist expert librarians, will take place in the Fisher library. Students are strongly advised to attend.
It is expected registered students will attend the whole series of workshops offered throughout the year.
To register, please contact: .