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July 6, 2021

Researcher Training Intensive 2021 registration open

We are excited to announce the program for this year’s Researcher Training Intensive, taking place virtually to allow researchers from any location to attend simultaneously.

Register for individual sessions or the whole series of seven online workshops to improve your research skills and data analysis knowledge. Find out more and follow the links for each session below to register.

Part 1: Developing and evidencing skills during your HDR candidature

Monday 26 July, 9.30–11am

Strategise your research and career progress by learning how to plan, access and evidence your skills! Purposefully selecting opportunities to develop skills throughout your candidature will assist you to gain experience, build evidence of your capabilities and fill identified skills gaps.

This workshop will explore different types of skills, how to plan skills development and opportunities that are available to you both within Deakin and externally.

Facilitator: Dr Daniela Kaleva, Program Manager, Researcher Development, Graduate Research Academy

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Part 2: Understanding journal metrics in Scopus to best define your publication strategy

Monday 26 July, 1–2.15pm

Have you ever wondered how journal metrics work in Scopus, and what they can (and can’t) measure? Join us for this session with Senior Customer Consultant for Scopus and SciVal, Dr Steven Riddell, and add an understanding of journal metrics to your publication strategy toolkit.

Facilitator: Dr Steven Riddell, Senior Customer Consultant for Scopus and SciVal

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Part 3: Text and data mining – an exploration of ProQuest TDM Studio

Tuesday 27 July, 9.30–10.30am

Are you interested in text and data mining? Come along to this session designed to give an in-depth overview of the features and capabilities for undertaking text and data mining using ProQuest TDM Studio. Expect to learn which databases are included in TDM Studio, how to create and refine your dataset, and how to use Jupyter notebooks to explore it.

Facilitators: John Dillon, Text and Data Mining Product Manager for TDM Studio at ProQuest and Sara Randall, Customer Success Manager for TDM Studio

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Part 4: Visualisation tools for your literature review

Tuesday 27 July, 1–2.30pm

Refining your keyword search strategy is essential for your literature review – but have you considered expanding your search through references and citing relationships? There are many tools available to help you map and visualise research literature and some only need a relevant seed or key paper as a starting point.

This session will give you the chance to see some next-generation literature mapping and discovery tools in action, and to find out how they may be useful for your literature review.

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Part 5 Project Showcase: Data capture and analysis – eResearch tools and support

Wednesday 28 July, 2–3.30pm

Are you planning a project that will involve data collection and analysis? You will benefit from this project showcase session presented by our experts at Deakin eResearch: Dr Jerry Lai and Dr Andrew Goh.

The session will give you an overview of a range of tools that will help you with data collection (REDcap, Qualtrics and web scraping options), data analysis tools (R, Python, SPPS and Tableau) and a case study of how to effectively use these tools for your research project.

Presenters: Dr Jerry Lai and Dr Andrew Goh, Deakin eResearch

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Part 6: Human Research Ethics and creating a plan to manage your research

Thursday 29 July, 9.30–11am

Does my project involve human participants or their data or tissue? Do I need to get ethics approval to conduct my project? And if so, what will that involve? What’s a research data management plan and why would I want one anyway?

In this session, we’ll be answering these questions and many more. If you’re embarking on a new human research project here at Deakin, this is a great place to start!

Presenter: Sally Fornaro, Advisor, Human Ethics and Integrity

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Part 7: Data storage options for Deakin staff and researchers

Thursday 29 July, 1–2.15pm

Where do you save your digital data? Desktop? Documents folder? U drive? OneDrive? Syncplicity folder? CloudStor? RDS network drives?

Do you work on multiple devices, or do you need to share documents or work collaboratively with colleagues? With so many options available, this session is essential for anyone wanting to learn about the different storage options, their pros and cons and what is available for Deakin users.

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