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GRASP: Workshops for HDR students

By Curtin Library 15 February 2018 News & events 4 Comments »

The Graduate Research Advanced Skills Program (GRASP) series of workshops is designed to enable Higher Degree by Research students of all faculties take control of their research project from the beginning. A printable program of GRASP workshops is also available.

17 May,
9am – 2pm
‘Shut Up and Write’ – Intensive Writing for Research Students Experience shows that research students can turbocharge their writing by writing intensively for limited periods, and taking regular short breaks, in a space shared with other writers.
18 May,
12pm – 2pm
Introduction to SPSS – part 2 This workshop covers testing for normality and running inferential statistical tests.
21 May,
1pm – 3pm
Introduction to NVivo This session covers the basics of the qualitative data analysis software NVivo, including importing data from various sources, coding material into nodes and running queries.
22 May,
11am – 12pm
Data Management Plan Small Group Workshops (Humanities faculty) This 1 hour hands-on session will help researchers create their data management plan using the Curtin DMP tool. This session is particularly aimed at Humanities faculty research staff and students who are preparing for their candidacy or ethics applications.
25 May,
12pm – 2pm
Introduction to SPSS – part 3 This workshop includes working with multiple response data, data manipulation and the use of syntax.
29 May,
11am – 12pm
Data Management Plan Small Group Workshops (Business faculty)

This 1 hour hands-on session will help researchers create their data management plan using the Curtin DMP tool. This session is particularly aimed at Business faculty research staff and students who are preparing for their candidacy or ethics applications.

New workshops will be added as they become available.

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  1. John February 20, 2018 7:29am

    Are these workshops available to distance and online HDR’s? Its awkward to publicise these events with students to then find that they cannot access them.

    • Curtin Library February 20, 2018 12:27pm

      Hi John, thanks for your comment. The workshops will be filmed and available for online viewing in future. The Library is also working on a new Literature Review program that will be available through the Study Skills website. As GRASP is a new program, we’re still developing our support to students but we will endeavour to enable access to online and remote students.

      Sara Culverhouse
      Communications Officer
      Curtin University Library

  2. Rob March 1, 2018 1:59pm

    The “Purpose & structure of your candidacy proposal” workshop are all booked out, and I was on the wait list and hoping to go. Will they be run again? Or alternatively was a video recorded that I can watch retrospectively?

    Cheers Rob

    • Curtin Library March 2, 2018 9:32am

      Thanks for your comments Rob. In answer to your questions the session will be repeated in mid-2018 and yes, the session was recorded and will be available as an iLecture next week.

      The link to the video and information on how to access handouts will be posted on the library blog next week.

      Curtin Library