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Capacity Development Workshops

RESEARCH DIRECTORATE WORKSHOPS 2018 - SECOND SEMESTER 

NB: These workshops are for CPUT Staff members and a few Masters and Doctoral students may also attend some of these if space allows.

DATE PROGRAMME PURPOSE/ TOPICS FACILITATOR VENUE REGISTER ONLINE
Phase 1:
18-20 July
Phase 2:
28-30 August
Strengthening Postgraduate Supervision - Build supervisory capacity, taking account of both methodology and content in the institutional context
- Create awareness about the role of power relationships in a supervisory relationship, including discussion of notions of scholarship and doctoralness, styles of supervision, ethics, writing development, constructive feedback and efficient management of supervision process
- Create an interactive and inclusive environment in which participants can explore student expectations and exchange their own ideas and practices
- Provide a solid, holistic platform from which to build future supervision practices
Prof Jenny Clarence-Fincham District Six [fully booked]
9-13 July Writing Retreat - Provides emerging as well as established researchers an environment away from the daily routine to focus on writing a journal article
- Participants submit a draft article before the retreat for review by the facilitator
- Participants work through their article with the support of an established book and journal publisher, and submit to a DHET accredited journal by the end of the retreat
Mr Solani Ngobeni TBA off campus Click Link
25 July Academic Research Career Planning - Balancing teaching and learning, research and community service with home life
- How to become a professor
- How to get rated as a researcher
- Time management skills
Prof Johannes Cronjé Bellville Click Link
31 July Developing a Research Project Plan - Academic vs practical research
- Research as project
- An academic-worthy research project
- The research project participant(s) and supervisor(s)
- The research methodology process
- The proposal as a project
- Administration as a project
Dr Andre de la Harpe Bellville Click Link
8 August Planning research: Quantitative and qualitative
* Question-naire design
* Ethics: Plagiarism
- A broad overview of quantitative and qualitative research designs and ways of using both in a research project
- Various data collection techniques
- The dos and don’ts of questionnaire design
- Plagiarism, similarity, originality and the Turnitin® tool
Dr Corrie Uys District Six Click Link
15-17 August Writing for Scholarly Publishing - Aimed at emerging researchers who have successfully completed MAs or PhDs
- Participants submit a draft abstract prior to the workshop, which is reviewed by the facilitator and then peer-reviewed during a practical exercise on how to write incisive and perceptive journal abstracts
- At the end of the course, participants will be able to draft a journal article in order to disseminate their research findings in a DHET accredited journal in their field of study
Mr Solani Ngobeni Bellville Click Link
22 August Atlas.ti Training ATLAS.ti is a powerful workbench for the qualitative analysis of large bodies of textual, graphical, audio and video data. Sophisticated tools help you to arrange, reassemble, and manage your material in creative, yet systematic ways. Dr Catherine Govender TBA Click Link
3-7 September Writing Retreat - Provides emerging as well as established researchers an environment away from the daily routine to focus on writing a journal article
- Participants submit a draft article before the retreat for review by the facilitator
- Participants work through their article with the support of an established book and journal publisher, and submit to a DHET accredited journal by the end of the retreat
Mr Solani Ngobeni Off-campus Click Link
13 September Research Writing - How to find and evaluate relevant information, cite sources correctly, compile a list of references according to the institutional bibliographic style guide
- How to write in an academic style that is clear, crisp, concise and precise
- How to write a thesis that complies with academic and institutional requirements
Dr Liz van Aswegen District Six Click Link
18 September Taking the Fear out of Research Writing The workshop addresses conventional wisdom about academic writing by sharing research on the practices adopted by successful writers. Participants are offered a range of practical techniques to develop their own writing voice and ability to be authoritative in their writing. Prof Louise Vincent Bellville Click Link
19 September Writing a Research Proposal This workshop is for PhD and Master’s students as well as researchers, who are regularly required to write proposals for funding and other purposes. The basic elements of the research proposal are introduced and participants are afforded the opportunity to begin to draft their own proposals. Prof Louise Vincent Bellville Click Link
26-28 September Writing for Scholarly Publishing - Aimed at emerging researchers who have successfully completed MAs or PhDs aimed at emerging researchers who have successfully completed or
- Participants submit a draft abstract prior to the workshop, which is reviewed by the facilitator and then peer-reviewed during a practical exercise on how to write incisive and perceptive journal abstracts
- At the end of the course, participants will be able to draft a journal article in order to disseminate their research findings in a DHET accredited journal in their field of study
Mr Solani Ngobeni Bellville Click Link
3 October Academic Research Career Planning - Balancing teaching and learning, research and community service with home life
- How to become a professor
- How to get rated as a researcher
- Time management skills
Prof Johannes Cronjé District Six Click Link
8-12 October Writing Retreat - Provides emerging as well as established researchers an environment away from the daily routine to focus on writing a journal article
- Participants submit a draft article before the retreat for review by the facilitator
- Participants work through their article with the support of an established book and journal publisher, and submit to a DHET accredited journal by the end of the retreat
Mr Solani Ngobeni Off-campus Click Link
24 October Conversation Africa - Adapting one’s research for popular publication
- Attendees should be academic staff with a PhD or studying towards a PhD (unfortunately, masters students don't meet the author criteria of what they consider an expert)
Conversation Africa facilitators District Six Click Link