Postgraduate resources and facilities

Academic Support

Research training Workshops

The Centre for Postgraduate Studies, in conjunction with the Research Directorate, offers various research training workshops.  The training schedule can be downloaded here: CPGS & Directorate Research Development Training Schedule 2023

Please contact Mr Stanley Lekata (LekataS@cput.ac.za)

An online book on "How to write an article" can be found on the Enago page.

A video on proof-reading: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Za1lc8hjq8&t=2s

Research writing

Writing in research requires certain styles, especially when referring to works written by other people.  The following resources relate to research writing:

Item File
Guidelines for research proposals Document
Thesis template Document
DHET Accredited Journal List Document
CPUT Official Harvard Referencing Manual Document
Guidelines for article-based thesis Document

Editing

Prior to submission for examination, theses and dissertations must be free of various forms of errors.  These works require to be edited for accuracy especially as they are placed for public scrutiny in the library.

The CPGS works with several respected editors and proof-readers. Please contact Mr. Stanley Lekata at lekatas@cput.ac.za for details about the editors and payment process.

To find out about editing services at Stellenbosch University Language Centre, please click here.

To find out about editing and translation services by people accredited by the South African Translators' Institute, please click here.

Information Support

There are two support centres and these are located in the libraries on the Cape Town and Bellville campuses. These are called RISC or Research Information Support Centres. To find out more about services offered, please visit the Research support page.

For any enquiries relating to research information support, please contact:

Statistical Consultation Services

For Statistical Consultation services, please contact:

Prof Dirk van Schalkwyk (dirkjvans@gmail.com)
Mr Stanley Lekata (LekataS@cput.ac.za)
Dr Corrie Uys (UysC@cput.ac.za)

Software Support

SPSS software

IBM SPSS Statistics is a software package used for quantitative data analysis. The package is an integrated family of products that addresses the analytical process from project planning to data collection to data analysis. For enquiries relating to the IBM SPSS Statistics software, please contact Stanley Lekata at  LekataS@cput.ac.za This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

STATISTICA software

STATISTICA is a software package used for quantitative data analysis. The package provides a comprehensive array of data analysis, data management, data visualization, and data mining procedures. For enquiries relating to the STATISTICA statistical software, please contact Stanley Lekata at  LekataS@cput.ac.za This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

STATISTICA has made available an electronic statistical analysis (and more) textbook:  
https://docs.tibco.com/data-science/textbook

Atlas.ti software

Atlas.ti is a software package used for qualitative data analysis, data management, and model building. For enquiries relating to Atlas.ti software, please contact Stanley Lekata at  LekataS@cput.ac.za. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Turnitin Originality Checking Platform

All written works (assignments, articles, dissertations and theses) must be checked for originality.  For this purpose, we use an online platform called Turnitin, an academic plagiarism checker technology. All postgraduate students must be registered on the Turnitin platform at the time of writing the proposal, by their own supervisor.  There are opportunities to attend Turnitin Training sessions, specifically aimed at supervisors of postgraduate students. 

Supervisors of postgraduate students should attend the training to be registered on the platform.  Supervisors must register their own students on the platform.