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Graduate School Development Programme 201112

www.port.ac.uk/graduateschool
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University induction week

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G-Prof 3

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Research student registration

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Welcome and orientation

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Getting started with your PhD

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Research Design Week 1

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Research Design Week 1

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Research Design Week 2

Christmas vacation

Christmas vacation

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Semester 2 begins

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Christmas vacation

1 FEBRUARY
Welcome and orientation

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Research Design Week 1

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Research Design Week 1

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Communicating your Ideas Week

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Career Development Week

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Graduation week

Graduation week

Getting started with your PhD Welcome & orientation Getting started with your PhD Getting started with your PhD

Research Design 1 Principles of research design Getting started with quantitative research Intro to statistics 1 Intro to statistics 2 Intro to SPSS Accessing social science secondary data sets & electronic archives Getting started with qualitative research Intro to archival research Intro to critical & interpretive research Intro to NVivo8

Research Design 2 Taking your research design forward Getting started with survey design Intro to case study research Designing ethical research & preparing for ethical review Quantitative researchers toolkit Qualitative research skills Introduction to ethnographic research Using digital mapping technologies for data collection & analysis Moving forward with qualitative research

Research Design 3 Mixed methods Intermediate qualitative data analysis Making best use of SPSS Intro to multivariate statistics Making best use of NVivo Presenting quantitative data analysis Writing & reporting qualitative data analysis Writing & reporting a hermeneutics approach

Library Skills LS 1 Library skills business LS 2 Library skills humanities and social sciences LS 3 Library skills science LS 4 Library skills creative and cultural industries LS 5 Library skills technology LS 6 EndNote LS 7 EndNote Web LS 8 Advanced Library skills: keeping up-to-date easily LS 9 Web-based social networking opportunities

Doctoral Process DP 1 Preparing for your Major Review DP 2 From Major Review to successful submission DP 3 Preparing for your Viva DP 4 Writing and revising your thesis

Communicating your Ideas Conference skills Preparing an effective poster presentation Writing & revising your thesis Critical reading & writing Writing a journal article, book chapter or research monograph Intro to writing the literature review Getting your research into the media Making best use of PowerPoint and other technologies

Funding and Dissemination FD 1 Getting funding for further research FD 2 Writing a funding application FD 3 Intellectual property rights for researchers FD 4 Publishing your work on the web FD 5 Getting published

Ethics Ethics 1 Ethics showcase arts Ethics 2 Ethics showcase humanities, social sciences and business Ethics 3 Ethics showcase science and technology

Career Development Career options and planning in sciences and technology Career options and planning in creative and cultural industries, humanities and social sciences Myers Briggs Indicator in career development Effective job searching Developing an effective application form or CV Interview skills Capitalising on the enterprise culture

Other Opportunities Other 1 PhD Writing Group Other 2 Project managing your PhD Other 3 Advanced Word features for your thesis

G-Prof G-Prof 1 Orientation G-Prof 2 Planning your teaching G-Prof 3 Maximising small-group learning G-Prof 4 Skills for practicals G-Prof 5 Intro to assessment and marking G-Prof 6 Teaching through English in HE G-Prof 7 Effective written feedback G-Prof 8 Micro teaching G-Prof 9 Approaches to L&T G-Prof 10 Diversity and difference G-Prof 11 - How students learn

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