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)

Further, HASS has launched their HASS Research HDR Training Workshops from April to October 2021. These workshops cover many topics and include publishing, methods and data analysis, and writing. Although targeted at HASS HDR students, the workshops are open to any UQ HDR student who might want to attend.

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Categories that focus on the development of research skills include:

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

27 October 2021 10:00am12:00pm
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.]

Research ethics : Animal [webinar]

12 November 2021 9:30am11:00am
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).

Research ethics: Human [webinar]

16 November 2021 10:00am12:00pm
HDR candidates using humans in their research require ethics approval prior to collecting any data. Find out how to seek approval.

Basic statistical ideas for researchers [webinar]

24 November 2021 10:00am12:00pm
Learn ideas relating to research design, descriptive statistics and inferential statistics.

Collecting qualitative data (ISSR) [webinar]

20 October 2021 12:00pm3:00pm
A brief introduction into qualitative data collection. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 20 AUGUST AT 12PM.

Qualitative Research Evening with David Silverman: Finding a topic in your data [webinar]

11 October 2021 6:30pm8:00pm
Aimed at early stage research students, Prof Silverman suggests good ways to develop workable and interesting research topics using qualitative data.

Statistics for comparisons using R (QCIF) [webinar]

7 October 2021 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 IS REQUIRED AND OPENS 15 SEPTEMBER AT 12PM.

HASS Research: Open data and new statistics

5 October 2021 1:00pm4:00pm
This workshop will help to situate researchers into the emerging expectations associated with the Open Science movement.

HASS Research: Archival research

5 October 2021 9:00am12:00pm
This workshop shows you how to approach archives and their various categories, organising principles, finding aids, and procedures.

RNA Seq analysis using Galaxy (QCIF) [webinar]

28 September 2021 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 14 SEPTEMBER AT NOON.

Introduction to systematic reviews [webinar]

23 September 2021 1:00pm2:30pm
This workshop covers systematic reviews that can be used in both qualitative and quantitative studies.

Mindmapping research: Coping with info overload [webinar]

16 September 2021 10:00am12:00pm
Learn how to manage your research and cope with information overload. [Formerly called Organising your research with concept maps and graphic organisers]

Understanding quantitative data and performing descriptive analyses (ISSR) [webinar]

15 September 2021 12:00pm3:00pm
This course is intended for HDR students who are new to working with quantitative data, or would like to refresh the basics. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 16 JULY AT NOON.

Introduction to SPSS (QCIF) [webinar]

15 September 2021 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 15 AUG AT NOON.

Writing a confirmation document - Herston

14 September 2021 10:00am11:30am
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.

Longitudinal and mixed model analysis in R (QCIF) [webinar]

13 September 2021 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 13 AUGUST at NOON.

What DO examiners want? [F2F]

7 September 2021 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.

Survey design (ISSR) [webinar]

7 September 2021 9:00am12:00pm
Learn about this common method. The session focusses on the considerations of creating a survey. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 7 July AT 12PM.

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

25 August 2021 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 WILL OPEN ON 25 JULY AT NOON.

Plotting and programming with Python (QCIF) [webinar]

23 August 2021 9:00am26 August 2021 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 from 23 to 26 August. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 19 JULY AT NOON.

Principles of Research Design (ISSR) [webinar]

18 August 2021 9:00am1:00pm
Learn the basics of research design which is a key component of any research study. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 18 JUNE AT 12PM

R for reproducible scientific analysis (QCIF) [webinar]

2 August 2021 9:00am5 August 2021 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. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND OPENS ON 29 JUNE AT NOON.

Statistics for comparisons using SPSS (QCIF) [webinar]

23 July 2021 10:00am5:00pm
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 23 JUNE AT NOON.

Data story-telling (QCIF) [webinar]

30 June 2021 1:30pm3:30pm
This workshop focuses on developing your data storytelling skills, using practical hands-on sessions that combine the three elements of data, visuals and narrative to construct a meaningful and memorable story about your research. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 30 MAY AT NOON.

Introduction to longitudinal data analysis (ISSR) [webinar]

11 May 2021 9:00am12:00pm
Learn about longitudinal data analysis. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 11 MARCH AT 12PM.

Introduction to NGS platforms and bioinformatics analysis (QCIF)

10 May 2021 9:00am5:00pm
This hands-on practical workshop is an introduction to next generation sequencing technologies and how they work, providers, common bioinformatics workflows, standardised file types, quality control and an introduction to Galaxy Australia. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 29 APRIL AT 12 NOON.

Introduction to Regression modelling (ISSR) [webinar]

22 April 2021 9:00am12:00pm
Learn about simple and multiple regression models. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 22 FEB AT 12PM.