Data is a very important part of being a Researcher in general, but it is particularly important to be aware that UTS is positioning itself as the Data Intensive University.
Wednesday's theme during Research Week was Communicate and Collaborate!
Research Reading and Writing by Dr Terry Royce
Day two of Research Week was themed around developing the skills you need to know when you're first entering PhD Land.
Library Research Skills
With all of our orientation madness time has slipped by and it has already been a month since Research week! Below are links to all of the workshop materials that were used on Monday 6th of February. The theme of the day was Setting the Scene and was aimed at bringing us all up to speed with the Research Environment at UTS.
Recently I attended a conference about using technology for the humanities (THATCamp) in Canberra. Among the many distinguished and switched on librarians, educators, curators and coders there was Intersect’s Luc Small, who together with Richard Lehane from the State Archives NSW presented a session on Google Refine.
Originally mentioned to me by Terry Royce of the Graduate Research School, a reverse outline is a tool that can help you analyse and critique the logical progression of your argument through your draft.
How to create a reverse outline:
I've been asking people in our writing club about their writing anxieties. While there are comments about needing to learn about structure and grammar, there seems to be this feeling that they should be able to write perfectly in their first draft, starting at the introduction and working all the way down to the conclusion.