University of Aberdeen Takes you to the main page for this section

Generic Skills in Social Sciences

Return to Postgraduate course catalogue

SL5006 - Research Skills Workshops

Credit Points: 15

Course Co-ordinator: Tony Glendinning

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): The other three courses of the proposed School of Social Science Training Programme: Methodology, Theory and Ethics; Approaches to Analysis, Seminar

Note(s): NOne

The course will begin with an induction meeting for new postgraduate research students, including an introduction to the University, its facilities and staff, whom to contact for assistance, etc. Subsequent sessions will cover: computer resources in the University and how to use them, including information on word-processing facilities, email and internet access; library resources and how to use them, references and citations; bibliographic sources and methods; maintaining a personal research bibliography; creating and searching archives; procedures for the evaluation of research; refereeing and reviewing; writing skills; how to get one's work published; dissemination and public understanding; conferences and conference presentation; media awareness

One two-hour session per week

Written Course Assignment (100%)