Workshops

Group of students attending a workshopFace-to-face workshops are designed to complement the online courses in our research training program.

Similarly, workshops are divided into the same three focus areas:

  • methodologies/methods
  • communicating your research
  • fieldwork and ethics

A series of four 2 hour workshops will be dedicated to each focus area. Workshops are delivered by expert staff from across the Faculty and provide an opportunity for students to network and collaborate with fellow PhD candidates. 

Students who register for a workshop series are committing to participate in all four workshops. If you cannot make this commitment, please defer your enrolment in the workshops until the next semester. 

The workshop series are most relevant for PhD candidates who have completed their first semester of candidature. As places in the workshops are limited, priority registration will be given to PhD candidates.

Please note that you are required to complete the online courses prior to attending the complementary workshops.

Candidates should also attend any workshops or seminars held by the relevant School or Centre, UNSW Researcher Development Unit and UNSW Graduate Research School.

Available workshops

These workshops will be held each semester. Please see the 2018 workshop dates below.

Workshop

Focus areaAdditional information
Year one skills workshop

PhD confirmation

Half-day workshop held each semester

Highly recommended for first year PhD candidates and Masters by Research/MPhil candidates

Register for the year one skills workshop

TBA

Ethics Workshop

Fieldwork and ethics

This Workshop will increase HDR student understanding of how to prepare a successful application for ethics approval for social science or humanities doctoral research with human subjects

Highly recommended for candidates in their first year, or candidates planning on submitting an application for ethics clearance

Before the workshop:

Complete the Ethics Epigeum Module in the Research Skills Program available on Moodle

Read through as much of the relevant content on the UNSW ‘Human Research Ethics’ website as you can

Prepare and bring along project summaries and/or ethics application drafts you wish to discuss with us

 

Register for the Ethics Workshop

TBA

Research Design and the Researchable Problem Workshop Series

Session 1: Questions - Framing your research 

Methodologies/methods

Note: Students must complete the methodologies and methods online courses prior to attending the workshops including: Research methods in literature review and Research methods in the Arts & Humanities (a) or Research methods in the Social Sciences (b).

This workshop is highly recommended for first year students. 

Register for the Research Design Workshop Series

TBA

Session 2: Perspectives - approaches, positions, ethics 
Session 3: Methods - planning, activities, practices 
Session 4: Outcomes - presentice, publishing, reviewing 

Communicating your research Workshop Series

Session 1: Writing as product: Communicate well; write compellingly

Communicating your research

Note: Students must complete the communicating your research online courses prior to attending the workshops including: Conference presenting and networking and Getting published in the arts

This workshop is highly recommended for candidates in their second semester or beyond

Register for the Communicating Your Research Workshop Series

TBA

Session 2: Writing as process: Get it written. Then get it right

Session 3: Writing as process: How to write (a lot)

Session 4: Writing as product: Writing journal articles/book chapters

The Art of Interviewing Workshop Series

Session 1: Why interview?

Fieldwork and Ethics

Note: 

To register for this workshop, you must provide a brief summary of your project that includes the following elements:

  • Title
  • Research Question
  • Aims
  • Theoretical Framework and/or Methodological Approach
  • Method
  • Specific questions regarding interviewing

Please submit your proposal to Amy Stansfield a.stansfield@unsw.edu.au by no later than Monday 3rd Septmber 2018

Register for the Art of Interviewing Workshop Sereis Here

TBA

Session 2: The nuts and bolts of interviews
Session 3: Conducting interviews
Session 4: Managing data

Writing a Thesis in Arts and Social Sciences Workshop Series

Session 1: Writing the Introduction

Guidance in Thesis Writing

Register for the Writing a Thesis Workshop Series

TBA

Session 2: Writing the Literature Review

Session 3: Writing the Methodology

Session 4: Writing the Discussion Sections and Conclusion

*Students who register for a workshop series are committing to participate in all four workshops. If you cannot make this commitment, please defer your enrolment in the workshops until the next semester.