On this page you will find information on upcoming courses* for academic and research staff to build knowledge and intellectual abilities.
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- 1. Knowledge on critical thinking
Introduction to science, philosophy, and key concepts to build critical thinking
Date: Course Title: 19 September 2022 Philosophy of Science 14 November 2022 Critical Thinking: Science and Emerging Technology 21 November 2022 Critical Thinking: Science and the Media 28 November 2022 Critical Thinking: Science and Religion
- 2. Research design and methodologies
Methodologies for research data collection and analysis (both quantitative and qualitative)
Date: Course Title: 2022-23 Critical appraisal of a randomised controlled trial for life and medical sciences students and early career researchers (self-paced) 2022-23 Critical appraisal of qualitative research for life and medical sciences students and early career researchers (self-paced) 02 November 2022 Statistics for Researchers: Scientific Method, Probability & Statistics 10 November 2022 Introduction to qualitative analysis: Interviewing 15 November 2022 Mixed method approach in social sciences 22 November 2022 Understanding Statistical Concepts in Research 13 December 2022 Introduction to qualitative analysis: Interviewing
- 3. Tools for research analysis
Software and tools for data analysis, graphing and programming
Date: Course Title: 11 October 2022 DSD: An Introduction to R with Rstudio - Part 1 (Remote classroom) 12 October 2022 DSD: Pivot Tables in Excel - demo 13 October 2022 DSD: Software for success: Data analysis & statistical tools 14 October 2022 DSD: Getting Started with Stata - Part 1 (Orientation and materials) 19 October 2022 DSD: Excel Essential Skills programme - Worksheet 1 Review session 19 October 2022 DSD: Excel tips and tricks 25 October 2022 DSD: An Introduction to R with Rstudio - Part 3 (Remote classroom) 26 October 2022 DSD: Software for success: Winning with charts 28 October 2022 Introduction to programming with Python for Research 18 November 2022 Introduction to Research Software Development with Python
- 4. Literature review and library methodologies
Building literature review and library handling skills
Date: Course Title: 2022-23 Essential search skills for biomedical databases (self-paced) 2022-23 Handling Rare Books, Archives, Manuscripts and Records (self-paced) 2022-23 Searching for systematic reviews: introduction (self-paced) 2022-23 Sources of socio-economic data - (self-paced) 2022-23 Using and understanding bibliometrics (self-paced) 14 October 2022 Handling Rare Books, Archives, Manuscripts and Records 17 October 2022 Handling Rare Books, Archives, Manuscripts and Records 09 November 2022 Using and Understanding Bibliometrics 14 November 2022 Introduction to special collections research 15 November 2022 Critical appraisal of a journal article
- 5. Tools for literature review
Software and tools to assist with writing and bibliography