Navigation

Meter odometer
Unique Visitor Counter

Research Boot Camp 2016

Research Boot Camp Timetable 

Dates

Morning Session one

Time:

08:30 – 10:30 am

 


Morning Session two

Time:

11:00 – 13:00 am

Afternoon session

Time:

14:00 – 16:00 pm

Monday

08 Feb

What do we mean by research?

  • Systems of thought, paradigms and areas of interest
  • Data and generalisability
  • Quantitative research
  • Qualitative research

Lecturer:

Professor Ruth Teer-Tomaselli

Formulating a research topic

  • Selecting the area of study
  • Formulating the research problem
  • Formulating the objectives and aims
  • Formulating a hypothesis
  • Choosing a methodology

(Introduce comprehensive research table)

Lecturer:

Dr Eliza Govender

 

 

Selecting a study design and identifying your sample

Lecturer:

Dr Jean Steyn

 

 


 

Tuesday

09 Feb

Writing the literature review chapter

  • Outlining the field of study through the use of precedent studies
  • Where to find literature
  • Taking notes and summarising, critiqueing and commenting on previous studies
  • Tips and tricks to make this more effective

Lecturer:

Dr Lauren Dyll - Myklebust

 

 

Undertaking semiotics 

 

Lecturer:

Dr Sarah Gibson

 

Sources and References

  • Havard system
  • Using the Internet in Research
  • Using Bibliographic Software
  • Using ‘turnitin’

Lecturer:

Dr Sarah Gibson

 

 

 


 

Wednesday
10 Feb

Writing the Theoretical Framework chapter

Tips and tricks to make this more effective

Lecturer:

Dr Sarah Gibson

 

Undertaking Interviews

Lecturer:

Dr Lauren Dyll - Myklebust

Academic writing

  • Creating arguments, strings and flows – coherent presentation of ideas
  • Language, tone, word usage and punctuation
  • Plagarism and Derivative Writing
  • Tables, Figures and Photographs

Lecturer:

Professor Ruth Teer-Tomaselli


 

 

Thursday

11 Feb

 

Undertaking Focus group

Lecturer:

Dr Eliza Govender and Ms Phiwe Nota

 

 

Undertaking Content Analysis

Lecturer:

Mr Basil Hamusokwe

 

 

Ethical Considerations

  • What do we mean by research ethics?
  • Stakeholder and gatekeepers in academic research ethics
  • Considerations concerning resarch participants
  • Considerations concerning researchers
  • Sponsorship issues

Lecturer:

Dr Jean Steyn

 


 

Friday

12 Feb

Data Analysis – the O’Dawyer approach

  • Data reduction
  • Data presenation
  • Data interpretation

Lecturer:

Professor Ruth Teer-Tomaselli

Writing up research propsals

  • Filling in each section on the proposal form
  • pulling it all together
  • use the table as a checklist mechanism

Lecturer:

Dr Lauren Dyll-Myklebust

Writing the research

  1. honours project
  2. masters’ dissertation
  3. phd thesis
  4. journal article

Abstracts

Lecturers:

Professor Ruth Teer-Tomaselli; Dr Lauren Dyll-Myklebust; Dr Sarah Gibson and Dr Jean Steyn.

 

Presentations: 


What do we mean by research?

Research Topic

Selecting a study design & identifying your sample

Academic writing

Literature Review

Theoretical Framework

Undertaking Interviews

Undertaking Focus Groups

Undertaking Semiotics

Analysing and interpreting data 

Content Analysis

Sources and References










Contact Webmaster | View the Promotion of Access to Information Act | View our Privacy Policy
© University of KwaZulu-Natal: All Rights Reserved