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Upcoming Webinars | October 2021

Upcoming Webinars | October 2021



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Upcoming Webinars | April 2021

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Upcoming Webinars | June & July 2021

Upcoming Webinars | June & July 2021   For the remainder of June, plus the four (4) weeks in July, we have a series of webinars that focus on approaches to research, literature, and research communication. The webinar topics are applicable to early and mid-journey PhD candidates, but anyone thinking of, or nearing completion of their journey are welcome to attend.   Wednesday 23 June 2021 | Introduction to Observational Research Facilitator | Dr Craig J Selby   Observational research allows the researcher to see what their subjects really do when confronted with various choices or situations. As the name implies, is a way of collecting data through observing – either directly or indirectly – but either way, the researcher has an active involvement in the process. Observation data collection method is classified as a participatory study, as the researcher immerses themselves in the setting where the respondents are. Register Here:

Predatory Conferences

Is There Such a Thing as a Predatory Conference? In our webinar a couple of weeks ago on "Getting the Most from Your First Conference", we were asked a really valuable question (thanks January and Darlina) - "we all hear about 'Predatory Journals' - is there such a thing as a 'PREDATORY CONFERENCE'? In short, YES there are. A predatory conference is much the same in terms of its red flags. I've edited the Q&A session from the webinar to share my thoughts, and also put a link to a Wiki post below addressing the same general question. Whilst they exist, we have to remember a couple of points: (1) They are not illegal (they are just not all that focused, or ethical), and (2) The research presented through the conference isn't necessarily of poor quality - only the channels of access is deemed to be. As a research student, a predatory conference may still be your