We offer the following thematic research methodology workshops, primarily for departments and research teams, which can be tailored to needs and requirements and held at an agreed time and place. The workshops are led by practising researchers with expertise in the respective field.
How to survive a conference presentation?
The workshop addresses the elements necessary for a good conference presentation. We cover, for example, typical mistakes and ways to avoid them, and the characteristics of a good presentation.
How to collect literature and how to draw up a systematic literature review?
Through specific library/computer room EBSCO search exercises, we introduce participants to practical steps such as focusing the search, narrowing down the results, saving the results list, and the process and elements of preparing a literature review.
Guide to the research process maze: decision points, solution criteria, examples
With the participants, we review the main stages of the research process, identifying the most important decision points, presenting the most important alternatives. We explore where, what difficulties and forking points the researcher may encounter, and what aspects they may consider when choosing their path.
Tips and suggestions for writing international publications
We aim to make participants more aware of international publishing. We work on the selection of appropriate journals and the targeted development of the content and form of the papers.
Nvivo10 workshop for beginners and advanced students
Our workshop introduces participants to the use of NVivo10, one of the most widely used text analysis and processing software programs, from the first steps through the coding of texts to the analysis of data.
SPSS course for beginners and advanced students
Workshops of different focus and depth can be linked to the SPSS software. It is possible for participants to learn the basics of data management, processing, and analysis through a specific research project, including details of the necessary SPSS procedures and relevant data analysis methods. But it is also possible to hold advanced courses that focus on the special analytical procedures of the program, even exploring the mathematical background.
In-depth research using qualitative (metaphor/interview/drawing) methods
We introduce and test qualitative data collection and analysis procedures. The specificities and pitfalls of using metaphor, interview, concept mapping, image drawing and analysis are presented. The potential of combining data from different sources and using different methods are also discussed.