Postgraduate Research Training Programme

Workshop schedule

SIRGS: RESEARCH TRAINING WORKSHOPS MAY 2022

 

DATE

TIME (+2GMT)

INTERVENTION

TARGET

THEME

FACILITATOR

LINK TO JOIN

 

5 May

10:00-11:00

Interdisciplinary Seminar

Staff & PG students

indigenisation for PG scholarship

Dr Radebe

https://bit.ly/3rfvW7c

The indigenisation of the scholarship is a response to the continued marginalisation of indigenous knowledges which is detrimental to the humanistic project. While there are efforts to acknowledge indigenous knowledges as role players in the production of knowledge, the premise is still western. The call to indigenise scholarship is the call to bring indigenous knowledges without distilling them into Western concepts and categories. This acknowledges the fact that indigenous people have kept their knowledges safe in everyday practices which include stories, metaphors, proverbs, naming, cultural practices and languages just to mention a few. These knowledges have sustained indigenous people during colonialism. As such, they have an important role to play in providing alternative knowledges that will respond to the present-day challenges. This presentation brings practical examples to show how indigenous knowledges ensure the holistic approach in PG scholarship.

 

6 May

09:00-10:30

Research Training Workshop

Masters and Doctoral

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

SIRGS Team

https://bit.ly/3hTGFyS

This first workshop will introduce Master’s and Doctoral students to the 2022 Research support programmes offered by the School of Interdisciplinary Research Graduate studies in the College of Graduate Studies.

 

10 May

09:00-10:00

Research Training Workshop

Honours and PG Diploma

References styles and techniques

Ms Napaai

https://bit.ly/3KpLA6N

The library training will be focused on reference styles and techniques. The student will be taken through the reference management tool, Mendeley, regarding access and features thereof.

 

13 May

09:00-12:00

Research Training Workshop

Masters and Doctoral

Library as the foundation of the research process

Ms Napaai

https://bit.ly/3vS3zyU

The workshop is aimed at exposing and familiarising 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.

 

18 May

09:00-10:00

Research Training Workshop

Honours and PG Diploma

Academic Writing Skills

Dr Madikizela-Madia

https://bit.ly/3tHQe9Q

The workshop will introduce students to Research and Academic writing, expected competencies and implications for academic writing (How students should write at Honours and PG Diploma level.

 

19 May

09:00-12:00

Statistical Research Worskhop

PG students and staff

Sample Size Determination

Ms Masondo

https://bit.ly/3Klz6gz

The workshop aims to introduce students to statistical principles for sample size determination. The basics of sample size estimation as well as the sample size calculations for estimation and proportion of mean, proportions and Regression analysis will be unpacked.

 

25 May

08:00-09:00

Interdisciplinary Seminar

Staff & PG students

Indeginisation of Stats

Ms Saloshna Shunmugam

https://bit.ly/3Ku0h9F

The keynote address will highlight how the SA culture used Stats in their daily lives (Indigenisation) and the way it has been incorporated into SA culture. Furthermore, economic trends usage of data to improve Lives and academics may benefit from the collection of data will be conversed.

 

26 May

13:00-16:00

Statistical Research Worskhop

PG students and staff

Data Analysis Plan

Ms Masondo

https://bit.ly/3hHMq2L

The workshop aims to highlight the importance of a data analysis plan and introduce students to the process of developing one.  The outline includes basic definitions, Research questions and/or hypotheses, Identification of variables to be measured and used in the main analysis and Statistical methods of analysis (Descriptive, Bivariate & Multivariate).

 

27 May

09:00-12:00

Research Training Workshop

Masters and Doctoral

Conceptualising research: Formulating Research problems/ research questions/hypothesis

Prof Roberts

https://bit.ly/34tWRUm

 

Last modified: 2022/05/23