In Week 4 we are running the following FREE workshops. Please follow the links below to book your place:
Bodleian iSkills: Moving from research question to literature review in the Social Sciences (Tue 6 Feb 9.30-12.00)
This 2-hour workshop will be invaluable for researchers hoping to find suitable literature for their literature review, for which a well-constructed set of search terms and an understanding of online search engines are prerequisites. This workshop will allow researchers to use their own research questions to build a search and apply it to a range of databases. Techniques for structuring a search will be explained, an overview of key online resources for the social sciences will be given, major search tools will be explored and strategies for approaching large results sets and sourcing papers will be discussed. This practical workshop will involve paper exercises and online activities using attendees own research topics.
Who is this session for? All DPhil Students and Research Staff in the Social Sciences
Bodleian iSkills: Your thesis, copyright and ORA (Wed 7 Feb 14.00-15.00)
Oxford DPhil students are required to deposit a copy of their thesis in ORA (Oxford University Research Archive). This session will focus on copyright and other issues that DPhil students need to take into account when preparing their thesis for upload to ORA.
Who is this session for? Doctoral research students
Bodleian iSkills: Introducing MANTRA for Research Data Management (Thu 8 Feb 14.00-15.30)
MANTRA is an acclaimed online independent learning course which provides guidelines for good practice in research data management.
Who is this session for? Postgraduates and researchers. This will be particularly useful for DPhil students and early career researchers who are starting a research project.
Interested but can’t come to a course? Presentations and handouts are available online at http://ox.libguides.com/workshops/handouts