Developing Research Skills

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October 24, 2020
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
Communication, Graduate Studies, Library and Information Science, Research and Methodology, Social Sciences

The workshop is designed for students, young scholars and independent researchers who would like to improve their academic research skills in order to succeed in studies and in career. Flexible and interactive, this workshop will provide an overview of research, including how to find information, generate the aims of a project, read critically, evaluate sources, and manage a research project.

This workshop offers delegates the opportunity to explore interdisciplinary research and critical thinking.

By focusing on critical thinking skills one could become more effective at deciphering the best, or more positive emergent themes to pursue, including analysing research themes and locating intersections and making associations.

Attendees will explore overlaps in disciplines and consider how working in an interdisciplinary capacity could yield positive results.

In this workshop attendees will also examine the process of critiquing the literature and examples of appropriate quoting, paraphrasing and summarising.

The session will use a mixture of group discussion, Q&A, and critiques and will be facilitated by Dr R. de Matas educator (FHEA), editor in chief at the interdisciplinary. discourse, education and analysis journal (IDEA), and editor and founder of festival culture, research and education (FCRE).

Topics will include:

  • Interdisciplinarity and Critical Thinking: Awareness and looking at the overlaps within disciplines

  • Critiquing the literature (quoting, paraphrasing and summarising)

  • How to get started (exploring literature and locating emerging themes)

The workshop will be divided into 2 sessions with a short break. All the participants will receive certificates of attendance.

In order to book a place, please fill in the Booking Form and send it to by 15 September 2020. After you receive a confirmation of booking, please register on

Registration fee – 45 GBP

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