Monday 17 February 2020
Getting started in public health research will provide an informative, interactive and practical overview of the research process for those contemplating a research project as part of a thesis or those who are new researchers. No previous research experience is required.
This course is offered at the reduced rate of $150 ($200 after 19 December 2019) thanks to generous sponsorship by the Department of Public Health at the University of Otago, Wellington. There is also a further 50% discount available to students and to University of Otago staff.
- What is public health research?
- The research process: planning a pathway
- How to decide on your research title, or from a great idea to a researchable question
- The challenge of supervision
- Achieving a balance between the all consuming thesis and other aspects of life
- Getting ethical approval
- Mastering current knowledge in your area and producing a literature review
- Useful software for word processing, managing your references, staying organised and other things
- Life as a postgraduate student - A student’s story
- Improving your writing skills: getting published
- Thesis supervision - A supervisor's view
- Illustrations of Public Health research that made a difference
Style of course
Small group - i.e. teaching and discussion in a group of up to 25 people.
Who should attend?
The course is intended for those wanting to conduct a research project as part of higher degree study, those new to a research role, or anybody who is interested in finding out what it takes to conduct a research project.
|9:00am||Introductions and what do people want from the day?||Ruth Cunningham|
|9:15am||How to be a researcher and still have fun! |
|10:00am||Choosing a research method: Qualitative and quantitative designs||Moira Smith and Ruth Cunningham|
|11:00am||Accessing, searching and using databases. |
How to organise your references in Endnote and other E-based resources.
C13 computer suite.
|Donna Tjetjens |
Wellington Medical & Health Sciences Library
|11:30am||Creating your literature review |
Managing information and critical writing skills
|Ruth Toum’ua |
Student Learning Advisor
|12:15pm||Help-seeking as postgraduate student||Donna Tjetjens, Ruth Toumu’a, Ruth Cunningham|
|1:15pm||Critical approaches research and considering ethnicity||tbc|
|2:00pm||Ethical research and ethical review processes||Ruth Cunningham|
|2:30pm||PH research Case study 1||tbc|
|3:30pm||PH research Case study 2||tbc|
|4:00pm||Getting to the finishing post – Publishing and presenting your study. Supervisors and examiners? - A most important audience?||Dr Ruth Cunningham|
|4:30pm||Round up and evaluation|
- Dr Ruth Cunningham, Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Public Health at the University of Otago Wellington. Ruth completed her PhD in 2016 and works in the area of mental health and physical comorbidity.
- Donna Tjetjens, Head of Reference Services, Wellington Medical & Health Sciences Library
- Dr Ruth Toumu’a, Student Learning advisor, University of Otago Wellington
- Dr Moira Smith, Postgraduate convenor and Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Public Health at the University of Otago Wellington
Course cost and registration
$150 early bird, $200 after 19 December 2019.
A 50% discount is available to full-time students, those unwaged and University of Otago staff.