Research proposal writing, business, social sciences, humanities
The workshops and online resources linked from this page are designed for Commencing PhD, Masters and professional doctorate by research students writing research proposals in disciplines within the social sciences, humanities and business. Each workshop and online topic takes up some aspect of research proposal writing and research communication. Workshops are facilitated by Dr Wendy Bastalich. Information about the workshops and a link to the registration site can be found below. Please read through the workshop information before registering for workshops.
Workshops are offered as a series of nine, two, or two-and-a-half hour workshops at City West and Magill campuses. It is important to attend all of the workshops in the series. The content covered in each workshop in the series is identical and you may choose to attend a workshop in another series if you are unable to attend your regular series. Workshops involve analysing discipline examples, group or pair discussion of your research and research writing, feedback on writing, and individual writing on your research proposal.
An additional all-day Saturday workshop is offered which aims to cover the key learning objectives of workshops 2, 3, 4 and 5 from the Research proposal writing series within a research introduction writing activity. The workshop is intended to offer an intensive for candidates unable to attend the week day series. Candidates who have attended the week day series will not need to attend, but if you would like to revise workshop content and spend a day writing your introduction, you are welcome to join the Saturday workshop.
The online resources linked from the left menu on this site cover the core messages covered in the face-to-face events. Candidates attending a face-to-face workshop should read through the online resource that corresponds with the workshop before attending. Video recordings of the workshops are not available because events are interactive, mostly consisting in large and small group discussion and individual work.
In addition to accessing the online resources, external students can receive individual assistance on drafts of writing over email or telephone with referral from a supervisor. External students wishing to access individual assistance should forward a draft of writing to Wendy Bastalich.
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Workshops 2019 REGISTER
|Workshop series||City West||Magill, Fridays|
|1. Research reading and writing||
April 17, 1─3.30pm, GK3-19
October 16, 9─11am, GK3-19
|March 22, 11─1.30pm C2-41|
|2. Reviewing the literature||
May 1, 1─4pm, GK3-21
October 23, 9─11am, GK3-19
|March 29, 11─1.30pm C2-41|
|3. Referencing for scholars||
May 8, 1–3.30pm, GK3-21
October 30, 9─11.30am, GK3-19
|April 5, 11─1.30pm C2-41|
|4. Writing about methods||
May 15, 1─3pm, GK3-21
November 6, 9─11.30am, GK3-19
|April 12, 11─1.30pm C2-41|
|5. RP structure and introduction||
May 22, 1─3.30pm, GK3-19
November 13, 9─11.30am, GK3-19
|April 26, 11─1.30pm C2-41|
|6. Craft your draft||
May 29, 1─3.30pm, GK3-21
November 20, 9─11.30am, GK3-19
|May 3, 11─1.30pm C2-41|
7. Working with supervisors and supervisory teams
July 8, 10.30am─1pm, BH3-11
|July 26, 11─1.30am, H1-07|
|8. Giving an effective academic presentation||
September 4, 9─11am, GK3-19
September 27, 11─1.30pm C2-40
|9. Practicing your presentation||
September 11, 9─11.30am, GK3-19
|October 4, 11─1.30pm C1-41|
|Week-end workshop||City West, Saturday|
|Research proposal introduction writing workshop||
May 18, 9.30am─4pm, JS2-08
October 19, 9.30am─4pm, JS2-08
Registering ensures you receive information prior to the workshop. The facilitator will communicate with you via your student email which is linked directly from the registration list so please don't forget to check your student email from time to time if you use another email address more regularly. To register for a workshop, click the box beside the workshop. A tick will appear to indicate that you are registered.
If you have registered, but find you will not be able to attend a workshop, please deregister at least a day or two before the workshop. Facilitators plan workshops and make other important decisions affecting everyone in the group based on the registration lists. To deregister, simply click the ticked box beside the workshop and the tick will disappear indicating you are no longer registered.