How to write your Methodology Chapter - Online (join a waiting list)

Course Code

HUB-01-20/21-P-R

Organised by

NCRM, University of Southampton

Presenter

Dr Patrick Brindle

Date

06/01/2021

Venue

Online run by University of Southampton

Map

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Contact

Jacqui Thorp
Training and Capacity Building Co-Ordinator
National Centre for Research Methods
University of Southampton
Email: jmh6@soton.ac.uk

Description

This online workshop aims to give participants a range of practical approaches they can adopt when writing about methodology in the social sciences, with a particular focus on writing a PhD methodology chapter. Using a range of exercises throughout, the course focuses on 20 or so writing strategies and thought experiments designed to provide more clarity and power to the often-difficult challenge of writing about methods. The course also looks at common mistakes and how to avoid them when writing about methods. The focus throughout is on building confidence and increasing our repertoire of writing strategies and skills.

The course covers:

  • A range of practical writing strategies for handling methodology
  • The challenges of writing a PhD methodology chapter or a methods section in a research paper
  • Writing for qualitative and quantitative research approaches
  • Understanding different audiences and the needs of different academic markets

By the end of the course participants will:

  • Better understand who and what ‘methodology writing’ is for
  • Know the differences and similarities between PhD methods chapters, research paper methods sections and methods books
  • Understand and reflect on 20+ principles (or starting points) of best practice in methodology writing
  • Focus writing on audience needs and expectations
  • Be aware of common mistakes and misunderstandings and so avoid them
  • Reflect on the relationship between methodology writing and other parts of your manuscript
  • To develop learning and best practice through exercises and examples

The course is aimed at PhD students, post-docs and junior researchers in the social sciences working on their doctoral theses or supervising doctoral students.

Programme (tbc)

09:15                Log in to zoom

09:30-11:00      Seminar

11:00-11:15      Coffee Break

11:15-12:30      Close of Seminar

13:30-15:30      Time devoted to workbook exercises offline

15:30-16:30      Q&A and exercise feedback with Patrick

Level

Entry (no or almost no prior knowledge)

Cost

The fee per teaching day is:

• £30 per day for UK/EU registered students
• £60 per day for staff at UK/EU academic institutions, UK/EU Research Councils researchers, UK/EU public sector staff, staff at UK/EU registered charity organisations and recognised UK/EU research institutions.
• £100 per day for all other participants

In the event of cancellation by the delegate a full refund of the course fee is available up to two weeks prior to the course. No refunds are available after this date.

If it is no longer possible to run a course due to circumstances beyond its control, NCRM reserves the right to cancel the course at its sole discretion at any time prior to the event. In this event every effort will be made to reschedule the course. If this is not possible or the new date is inconvenient a full refund of the course fee will be given. NCRM shall not be liable for any costs, losses or expenses that may be incurred as a result of the cancellation of a course.

The University of Southampton’s Online Store T&Cs also continue to apply.

Website and registration

Region

South East

Keywords

Writing Skills, Publishing , Thesis writing , Dissemination , Communication , Writing research papers

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