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Creating a draft data managment plan

So… you want to do research?

STOP… THINK… What about the data that is going to form the basis of your research?

Think through the following first and create a draft data managment plan.  As your research develops you can modify and update this.

Creating a Data Management Plan

12pm – 1 pm – Tuesday 21st March – Research Methods – Professor Charles Oppenheim

FREE WEBINAR

Professor Charles Oppenheim will be presenting on Research Methods (Part 3)

Covering:

  • Nick Moores Info Policy Analysis Matrix
  • Bibliometrics
  • Citation Analysis
  • Measuring Impact
  • Journal Impact Factor
  • Altmetrics
  • Getting Published

Get your free ticket now at:

http://bit.ly/2mJ5Zft

Webinar link will be sent out to all who have registered by 11 am on the 21st of March 2017.

Disambiguating Yourself : Online Identity Management for Researchers – A Quick User Guide

An excellent article written by a previous colleague of mine from the University of Strathclyde.

Whilst this refers to PURE as the CRIS (Current Research Information System), the principals are the same, if you are at the University of Northampton, think NECTAR where it mentions PURE…(NECTAR is our repository, we don’t have a CRIS).

http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/60205/

Webinar with Professor Charles Oppenheim – Part 3 – Research Methods

I hope that you are able to join us for our last webinar in this series on research methods.

Time:  12 pm – 1 pm

Location:  Wherever you have access to a laptop/desktop/mobile… and wifi

Date:  21st of March 2017

Topics to be covered:

  • Nick Moores Info Policy Analysis Matrix
  • Bibliometrics
  • Citation Analysis
  • Measuring Impact
  • Journal Impact Factor
  • Altmetrics
  • Getting Published

Interested?

Sign up through:  http://bit.ly/2mJ5Zft

Webinar link will be sent out to all who have registered by 11 am on the 21st of March 2017.

Research Methods with Professor Charles Oppenheim – Webinar – Tuesday 7th March 12pm – 1pm

Professor Charles Oppenheim will be continuing his series on Research Methods on Tuesday afternoon from 12 pm to 1 pm – this will be by webinar only, so please do tune in (even if you are new to research, or never even thought about doing research before… or are an expert in research.. there is always something to learn!)

Tickets available at:

http://bit.ly/2mTSYwJ

This webinar will focus on:

  • Why do research?
  • A systematic approach to research
  • Text and data mining
  • Techniques
  • Results

Hope you are able to tune in – a link to the webinar will be sent out on the morning of Tuesday the 7th.

 

Prof. Charles Oppenheim – Webinar – Research Ethics and Legal Issues

21st of February – 12 pm

Join us for the first in a series of webinars by Professor Charles Oppenheim, including time for questions, covering everything you ever wanted to know about research but were too afraid to ask.

The first webinar will be taking an in depth look into Research Ethics and the legal issues that surround this.

Whether you are almost ready to publish your results, beginning to think about a research project, have thought about doing research, or are currently researching then this webinar is for you.

Ethical integrity is increasingly required and expected by all who engage in research and this has implications into the way our research is conducted.

If you haven’t got your ticket yet please get yours today:

http://bit.ly/2kNE3pT


 

 

Impact – REF

The Research Excellence Framework was the first exercise to assess the impact of research outside of academia. Impact was defined as ‘an effect on, change or benefit to the economy, society, culture, public policy or services, health, the environment or quality of life, beyond academia’. HEFCE

Measuring the impact that our research has on society and cultures, and being able to demonstrate this impact, has implications for future funding.

Fast track have studied the most succesful case studies from the previous REF, and published their findings in an article entitled:  10 lessons from grant proposals that led to the most significant and far-reaching impacts.

Very much worth a read for those who are looking to submit to the next REF.

Webinar – Research Methods

Our visiting Professor, Charles Oppenheim, will be presenting a webinar on the 21st of February with a focus on Research Methods… (for non-researchers too).  Charles is a gifted speaker, known for his expertise on Intellectual Property Rights, other legal issues such as Freedom of Information and Data Protection, Librarianship and Information Science, Bibliometrics, Research Evaluation, Scholarly Publishing and Open Access

Charles has published more than 400 journal articles, plus numerous books, book chapters and reports.

If you have ever had a question you wanted to ask about research and were too afraid to ask, or can’t find the answer despite doing your own research, or would just like an expert opinion on some research you are either undertaking or thinking of undertaking.. this is the webinar for you.

We will be hosting the webinar in the Dialogue Café, based in the Library at Park Avenue Campus.  After the first hour those in attendance will be able to split into groups to discuss various topics brought up during the course of the webinar.

For those unable to attend at the Dialogue Café you will be able to tune in to the webinar from the comfort of your own desk!

Please do take the most of this opportunity.  As spaces are limited for the Dialouge Café interface please do select webinar only if you will only be attending the webinar.

Register here:  http://bit.ly/2kNE3pT

Most Downloaded Outputs for January 2017

Pickton, M. (2013) Writing your research plan. In: Grant, M. J., Sen, B. and Spring, H. (eds.) Research, Evaluation and Audit: Key Steps in Demonstrating Your Value. London: Facet Publishing. pp. 45-63. 290
Jackson, P. and Feldman, M. (2011) The EDL: Britain’s ‘New Far Right’ social movement. Northampton: The University of Northampton. 137
Lama, A., Bates, M. P., Covington, A. D., Allen, S. C. H. and Antunes, A. P. M. (2013) Methods of isolation and identification of pathogenic and potential pathogenic bacteria from skins and tannery effluents. Journal of the American Leather Chemists Association. 108(2), pp. 48-62. 0002-9726. 124
Mackley, J. S. (2012) The Anglo Saxons and their gods (still) among us. Lecture presented to: The University of Northampton Staff Research Forum, The University of Northampton, 12 March 2012. (Unpublished) 93
Livingstone, I. and Warren, A. (1996) Aeolian Geomorphology: an Introduction. Harlow: Longman. 058208704X. 73
Paul, H., Antunes, A. P. M., Covington, A. D., Evans, P. and Phillips, P. S. (2013) Towards zero solid waste: utilising tannery waste as a protein source for poultry feed. In: The 28th International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management. Philadelphia USA: The Journal of Solid Waste Technology and Management. ISSN 1091-8043. Also presented at: XXXII Congress of the International Union of Leather Technologists and Chemists Societies (IULTCS), Istanbul, Turkey, 29-31 May 2013 68
Hollinshead, R., Farley, R. and Keating, E. (2010) Public art strategies. Newcastle Upon Tyne: Grit & Pearl. 59
Wu, I.-Y. (2014) Being formless: a Daoist movement practice. Doctoral thesis. The University of Northampton. 58
Jament, J. (2009) Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) within a South Indian (Keralian) mainstream school context. Doctoral thesis. The University of Northampton. 54
Kassem, R. (2014) Detecting asset misappropriation: a framework for external auditors. International Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Performance Evaluation (IJAAPE). 10(1), pp. 1-42. 1740-8008. 53

Images of Research 2016-17: Vote for your 3 favourites

The Images of Research (IoR) exhibition, run by the University of Northampton Graduate School, is now open in the Avenue Gallery corridor and will stay there until February 17th 2017. After this it will travel to Park Campus, to be displayed on the ground floor of Rockingham Library until mid March, then at Avenue Library entrance until Easter.

The IoR competition offers researchers a chance to illustrate or represent their research using a unique image, along with an abstract of up to 150 words describing how the image reflects their research. An annual competition which started in 2013, IoR creatively showcases research at the University and the competition reflects a wide range of research projects as diverse as the images are creative. The images are the perfect medium for engaging non-specialists and capture the essence of even complex research projects in an accessible way.

If you don’t manage to see it in the flesh, so to speak, then why not vote online? Just take a look at the IoR 2017 Catalogue and follow the guidelines below. Voting closes on 13th April 2017. Read the rest of this entry