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January 2022

Fri 28

An Introduction to Research Data Management Skills with Dr Curtis Sharma

Simply put, research data is anything that helps to eventually form the basis of your research output. The integrity of our research outputs therefore depends on the integrity of our data. This is one reason why Increased importance is being placed on research data management (RDM). Managing your research data well brings other benefits, however. It helps in structuring your research project, keeping your data safe and secure, making it easier to share data during and after your project, and it is simply good academic practice. In these sessions we will explore what we mean by RDM, looking at storage and backup, organisation, archiving, and sharing. In the first session we will work to achieve a strong basic understanding of RDM. In the second session, we’ll look at these in more detail. 

February 2022

Fri 11
The Qualitative Researcher new [Places] 12:00 - 13:30

What does it mean to research qualitatively in the context of the “researched”? When and how does qualitative research come to matter? Why should research methods and tools be socially-relevant? How can we, as researchers and academics, ensure our tools of inquiry are contextually responsive? These are some of the questions raised and deliberated upon in this session aiming to disrupt normative frameworks of inquiry and essentialising tendencies of dominant hegemonies.

Format: Dr Pallawi Sinha will deliver a 30 minute seminar for all students. There will be a short break and then a 45 minute group work session at which we invite students who wish to engage and actively participate.

This is part of a 21st Century Researcher Series focusing on four themes: Qualitative, Informed, Ethical and Reflexive

March 2022

Fri 4
Elite Interviewing new [Places] 12:00 - 13:30

A 1.5 hour workshop with Professor Loraine Gelsthorpe, Director and Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge.

Topics to be covered:

  • Who counts as an ‘elite’ group?
  • The difference between expert and elite interviews
  • The ethics of interviewing elites (issues relating to confidentiality and anonymity)
  • What can go wrong in an interview with a member of an elite group
  • Analysing elite interview data: cross-referencing and reliability/validity checks
  • Incorporating elite interview data into your research and writing

April 2022

Fri 8
Leadership and Management Series new [Places] 12:00 - 13:30

This is a series of four short interactive encounters, where you will explore the topic of leadership and management from a variety of perspectives: theoretical, historical, experiential and practical. 

For you to benefit from this module, we recommend you try to attend all four sessions. They are run over a period of time that will enable you to process as you learn and give you a chance to report back at each session.

When you sign up please ensure you can attend all four dates:

Friday 8th April Friday 22nd April Wednesday 11th May Friday 27th May

This series is led by Alastair Work (MA FCIPD) an experienced facilitator, coach, consultant and leadership developer who has worked for thirty years in Higher Education. At the University of St Andrews for 14 years, he held roles of Personnel Officer, Academic Registrar, Vice-Principal and University Secretary during a time of significant development of the University’s status and reputation.

For you to benefit from this module, we recommend you try to attend all four sessions. They are run over a period of time that will enable you to process as you learn and give you a chance to report back at each session.