Join us for the Higher Degree Research Skills Day to further your understanding of working with different types of research.
Program (to be finalised)
09.10-09.15 Welcome and introduction (Professor Adrian Manning)
09.15-10.30 Quantitative research methods in Environment & Society (Dr Matthew Brookhouse)
- Understanding and interpreting quantitative research results reported within scientific literature
- Understanding principles of sampling techniques in the environmental and social sciences
- Exploring and summarising data to identify effects and trends
- Communicating research results effectively to the scientific and non-technical audiences
Further info: Fenner course ENVS1003, Introduction to Environmental and Social Research
10.30-11.00 Morning Tea
11.00-12.00 Survey of qualitative methods (Dr Lorrae van Kerkhoff)
- What is qualitative research?
- How is it different from quantitative research?
- What is methodology and why is it challenging?
- What methods do we use (interviews, focus groups, document analysis)?
- What we do when we analyse data?
- How do we decide what it means?
Further info: Fenner course ENVS2014, Qualitative Research Methods for Sustainability
12.00-12.30 TBA (Jin Teng – Final Seminar)
13.00-14.00 TBA (Dr Andre Zerger)
14.00-15.00 Presentation skills (Julie Watson)
15.00-15.20 Afternoon Tea
15.20-16.20 Literature review (TBC) (Martin Westgate)
16.20- Happy Hour