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

Course Code

HUB-02-18/19-P-R

Organised by

NCRM, University of Southampton

Presenter

Dr Patrick Brindle

Date

26/02/2019

Venue

Building 58, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hants

Map

View in Google Maps  (SO17 1BJ)

Contact

Jacqui Thorp
Training and Capacity Building Co-ordinator
National Centre for Research Methods
University of Southampton
Tel: 02390 594069
Email: jmh6@soton.ac.uk

Description

This 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

Target Audience

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

 

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 and staff at UK/EU registered charity organisations and recognised UK/EU research institutions.
• £220 per day for all other participants

All fees include event materials, lunch, morning and afternoon tea. They do not include travel and accommodation costs.

Full refund is available two weeks prior to the course, no refunds are available after this date.

Website and registration

Region

South West

Keywords

Writing Skills, Research Skills, Communication and Dissemination (other), Publishing , Thesis writing , Writing research papers

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