M & D Research Training Programme

Workshop schedule

 

SIRGS RESEARCH TRAINING WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS APRIL 2021

 

NO

DATE

TIME

INTERVENTION

TARGET

THEME

FACILITATOR

LINK TO JOIN

1

07 April

09:00-10:00

Supervision capacity Workshop

Supervisors

M&D Administration support and processes 

Ms Ngcobo/ Ms Meyer

http://bit.ly/37B7cMI

The aim of the workshop is to highlight the administrative processes and procedures in relation to admission, registration, and examination regarding the M&D students. Supervisors will be taken step by step on each process to gain understanding thereof.

2

08 April

09:0-12:00

M&D Research Training workshop

M&D

Introduction of the M&D studies and the M&D Research Training Workshop programme

CGS& SIRGS Team

PhD Candidate: Ms Venter

https://bit.ly/2NQUOl9

This first workshop will introduce the M&D students to the research support offered by the College of Graduate studies. These include Research training workshops and scope to be covered in 2021, research-related events like webinars and conferences. Furthermore, a PhD candidate Ms Venter will highlight her journey as a PhD student and give tips on how to succeed as an M&D student at Unisa.

3

09 April

09:00-11:00

Honours Research Training Workshop

Honours + Post Graduate Diploma Students

Academic writing skills

Prof Mbatha

https://bit.ly/39dTa4q

Honours and Postgraduate-Diploma students will be introduced to the academic writing skills which form a critical part when writing the assignments and portfolio of evidence. The following will be addressed:

•                 Developing the main points of an assignment

•                 Arranging points in a logical order

•                 Construction of structured paragraphs

•                 Use and application of formal language.

•                 Summarizing works of other scholars

  • Concluding by bringing together the main points

4

13 April

09:00-10:00

NEC Workshop

NEC

The role of NEC

Prof Cornwell

http://bit.ly/2ZfLtpb

the second NEC workshop will focus on the roles of an NEC

5

15 April

09:00-12:00

M&D Research Training workshop

M&D

Library training as the foundation of the research process

Ms Napaai

https://bit.ly/3sl0WkH

The workshop is aimed at exposing and familiarise M&D students with library resources. The library has online resources (journal articles, e-books, dissertations, and thesis) including the subject databases to be used when conducting the literature review. After attending the workshop, students will be familiar with navigating the library website and other hosts of online peer-reviewed material to be used for research purposes.

6

16 April

09:00-11:00

Honours Research Training Workshop

Honours + Post Graduate Diploma Students

Library Training: References Literature review

Ms Napaai

https://bit.ly/31e3W6t

The workshop is aimed at equipping honours and post graduate diploma students with different refencing styles and techniques to be applied in their assignments and research reports.

7

20 April

09:00-12:00

CGS Statistical Training Workshop #1

PG students

Quantitative research designs and methods

Ms Masondo

https://bit.ly/2QEFxVx

The aim of the workshop is to introduce postgraduate students to different research designs and techniques. The experimental, quasi-experimental, and non-experimental research designs will be examined in detail. Different data collection and sampling techniques will be examined in relation to each design.

8

21 April

09:00-12:00

Research Methodology Indaba

All

Maximising research methodologies for publication

Understanding the habits of Successful Academic Researcher

Dr Saleh Khamlich

https://bit.ly/39dUWT8

The indaba is aimed at eliciting discussion on how post graduate students and researchers understand the traits of being a successful researcher/academic. Different research methodologies will be discussed in relation to publication.

9

22 April

09:00-12:00

M&D Research Training workshop

M&D

Promoting academic integrity

Dr Visagie

https://bit.ly/3w69sX5

Policies on research integrity as well as research ethics will be unpacked in addressing axiological assumptions of M&D students.

10

23 April

12:00-14:00

Honours Research Training Workshop

Honours + Post Graduate Diploma Students

Literature Review

Dr Shandu-Phehla

https://bit.ly/2P7QZsn

The workshops aimed at teaching post graduate students on how to report on the current knowledge on their topics based on a summary and synthesis of previously published research

11

29 April

09:00-12:00

M&D Research Training workshop

M&D

The research proposal: components and structure

Prof Tabane

https://bit.ly/3fkmdaa

The objectives of this workshop are to assist M&D Students to conceptualise and understand the components of a research proposal. The learning outcomes are:

•                 Developing the title of a study incorporating the 3 elements:

•                 Central issue/ phenomenon you are going to study.

•                 Participants/ target group/ subjects

•                 Research site

•                 Formulating the research problem and purpose of the study

•                 Differentiating between Aim and objective of a study

•                 Understanding the significance of the study, the use of theory and the research design and methodology

12

30 April

09:00-10:00

Honours Research Training Workshop

Honours + Post Graduate Diploma Students

Quantitative Research approaches

Prof Du Plessis

https://bit.ly/3vYXDBB

Honours and Post Graduate Diploma students will be exposed to the quantitative research approaches. The learning outcomes are understanding of:

  • Data collection tools in quantitative studies
  • Population and sampling techniques
  • Reliability and validity

 

13

28 April

09:00-10:00

Supervison capacity workshop

Supervisors

Giving feedback to Students

Prof Ngulube

http://bit.ly/2NrrD7X

The workshop will look at different techniques and models of giving and receiving feedback to and from students.

 

 

Last modified: 2021/04/12