Research skills can be technical in nature, for example, working with specific methodologies or data analysis techniques. Other skills are specific to the requirements of preparing and submitting your thesis, and still others relate to the ethical requirements and responsibilities of conducting and disseminating your research. The opportunities provided through the Career Development Framework address the latter two types of research skills; those that will ensure that you conduct and share your research ethically, and those that will assist you through the research experience including preparation and submission of your thesis.

The Graduate School works with a range of esteemed providers who are the best in their fields to deliver sessions that draw from diverse disciplines and expertise. These providers include:

UQ Library Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) Queensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation (QCIF)

Categories that focus on the development of research skills include:

Research ethics: Human [Webinar]

20 February 2023 10:00am11:30am
HDR candidates using humans in their research require ethics approval prior to collecting any data. Find out how to seek approval.

Research ethics: Animal [webinar]

20 February 2023 12:00pm20 November 2023 1:30pm
At UQ, animals are used for various scientific purposes in both research and teaching, including; laboratory research, teaching, veterinary science, companion and production animal settings, and in the wild (be it terrestrial or marine).

Writing a confirmation document [Gatton]

23 November 2022 12:00pm1:30pm
Discover the purposes and characteristics of a confirmation document. This workshop is also available as a webinar. Please ensure that you are correctly registered in your chosen mode to receive the relevant workshop notifications.

R for reproducible scientific analysis (QCIF) [Webinar]

21 November 2022 9:00am24 November 2022 12:30pm
An introduction to R for non-programmers using gapminder data (Combines the former workshops Intro to R and Advanced R). Please do not sign up unless you are able to fully attend all four mornings.

Advanced literature searching [webinar]

17 November 2022 10:00am11:00am
Learn how to use and navigate the UQ Library search engine. Learn strategies to find and identify what you’re looking for, and like a skilled investigator, identify and track down promising additional material. This session is targeted at new HDR students who have little experience with Library searching.

Version control with Git (QCIF) [webinar]

17 November 2022 9:00am12:30pm
Version control is the lab notebook of the digital world. learn how you can record and trace every change made to a document, be it software code or a thesis. Prior knowledge of UNIX/Linux command line is REQUIRED. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 17 SEP AT NOON.

RNA Seq analysis using Galaxy (QCIF) [webinar]

15 November 2022 9:00am5:00pm
This practical workshop will introduce the specific skills and applications used in the analysis of RNA-Seq gene expression data. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 15 SEP AT NOON.

Basic statistical ideas for researchers [webinar]

11 November 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Learn ideas relating to research design, descriptive statistics and inferential statistics.

Introduction to SPSS (QCIF) [webinar]

9 November 2022 9:00am5:00pm
This workshop will provide a hands-on introduction to the widely-used SPSS statistical analysis package. Participants will learn how to import, manage and transform datasets, and how to summarise and present data. The workshop will also include a basic introduction to statistical testing using SPSS. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND OPENS ON 9 SEP AT NOON.

Statistics for comparisons using R (CDF) [webinar]

3 November 2022 9:00am5:00pm
This practical hands-on workshop will help participants to choose and use the appropriate statistical test for their data by introducing key concepts of inferential statistics in R. Prior knowledge of R is required. REGISTRATION CLOSES NOON 1 NOVEMBER.

NEW! Analysing categorical outcomes and logistic regression with R [webinar]

1 November 2022 9:00am12:30pm
The course will cover the principles of logistic regression and includes practical sessions getting hands-on experience of logistic regression in R. You will require prior expertise in R and a basic familiarity with statistical hypothesis testing and regression analysis to attend. REGISTRATION CLOSES NOON 28 OCTOBER

Open Access for Partnerships: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

26 October 2022 1:00pm2:00pm
This event will showcase a range of research projects that highlight Open Access practice between UQ researchers and their partners.

Plotting and programming with Python

24 October 2022 9:00am27 October 2022 12:30pm
This software carpentry workshop introduces the building blocks of Python. Please do not sign up for the four half-days (morning) interactive workshop unless you are able to attend all four morning sessions in full. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND OPENS ON 24 AUGUST AT NOON.

Exploring and predicting using linear regression in SPSS (QCIF) [webinar]

21 October 2022 9:00am5:00pm
This hands-on SPSS workshop introduces principles and methods of regression models using SPSS, and how to interpret relationships between variables. It covers basic principles of regression methods through to interpreting the output of statistical analyses. Prior expertise with SPSS is required. Participants are also expected to have a basic familiarity with the concepts of descriptive statistics and elementary statistical hypothesis testing. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 20 AUG AT NOON.

Research integrity in HDR training (student only session) [webinar]

20 October 2022 10:00am11:30am
Learn about research integrity policies, advisors' and candidates' main obligations through a discussive, interactive session using real life scenarios. [This workshop differs from the mandatory online Research Integrity module which must still be completed as part of the Confirmation milestone.]

Long-read assembly using Galaxy (QCIF) [webinar]

20 October 2022 9:00am5:00pm
Explore how long and short read data can be combined to produce a high-quality ‘finished’ bacterial genome sequence. Termed ‘hybrid assembly’, we will use read data produced from two different sequencing platforms, Illumina (short read) and Oxford Nanopore Technologies (long read), to carry out de novo genome assembly. REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON 20 AUGUST 2022, NOON.

Introduction to HPC (QCIF) [webinar]

19 October 2022 9:00am12:30pm
This interactive workshop will introduce you to HPC. You *must* have access to an HPC cluster to attend the course; basic experience with Unix or Linux is highly recommended. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND OPENS ON 19 AUGUST AT 12PM.

Mindmapping research: Coping with info overload [St Lucia]

14 October 2022 10:00am1:00pm
Learn how to manage your research and cope with information overload. [Formerly called Organising your research with concept maps and graphic organisers]

Qualitative Research Evening with David Silverman: Interview society [webinar]

10 October 2022 6:30pm8:00pm
How was it for you? Professor David Silverman discusses the Interview Society and the irresistible rise of the (poorly analyzed) interview in this special evening presentation.

Longitudinal and mixed model analysis using R [webinar]

6 October 2022 9:00am5:00pm
This interactive online workshop deals with longitudinal data and its analysis. Participants MUST know R and be familiar with the concepts of statistical hypothesis testing and regression analysis. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED WILL OPEN ON 6 Augustat NOON.

Exploring and predicting using linear regression in R (QCIF) [webinar]

4 October 2022 9:00am5:00pm
This highly interactive online workshop will provide attendees with a friendly, gentle introduction to the theory behind linear regressions in R. Prior experience with R and the RStudio interface is required, as well as familiarity with the concepts of descriptive statistics and elementary statistical hypothesis testing. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND OPENS 4 AUG AT NOON.

Introduction to systematic reviews [webinar]

20 September 2022 1:00pm2:30pm
This workshop covers systematic reviews that can be used in both qualitative and quantitative studies.

Analysing qualitative data (ISSR) [webinar]

15 September 2022 9:00am1:00pm
Learn about analysing qualitative data. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 17 July AT NOON.

Collecting qualitative data (ISSR) [webinar]

13 September 2022 9:00am12:00pm
A brief introduction into qualitative data collection.

What DO examiners want? [St Lucia]

12 September 2022 1:00pm3:00pm
What are examiners looking for in your written thesis and oral examination (viva)? How or what should you prepare? This workshop is also available in the webinar delivery mode. Please ensure that you are correctly registered in your chosen mode to receive the relevant workshop notifications.

Statistics for comparisons using SPSS (QCIF) [webinar]

12 September 2022 9:00am5:00pm
This practical workshop will help participants to choose and use the appropriate standard statistical test for their data by introducing key concepts of inferential statistics in SPSS. Participants will learn how to compute and interpret hypothesis tests for popular statistical models such as correlation, contingency tables, chi-square test, t-test and ANOVA. Prior knowledge of SPSS is required. REGISTRATIONS IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 12 JULY AT NOON.

Intro to Unix (QCIF) [webinar]

12 September 2022 9:00am13 September 2022 12:30pm
This practical hands-on workshop will help participants to automate processes or use ‘command line’ research software, including using high performance and parallel computing facilities. No previous Unix or command line experience is required. Please do not sign up unless you are willing to attend both morning sessions in full. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 12 JULY AT NOON.

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