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Quarterly Research Day "Your PhD Methodology: What, Why, When, Where?"
Thu 20 April 2017, 15:00 – 19:00 BST
An afternoon and evening of research discussions and presentations. A great way to meet other doctoral researchers at the University and to develop your research skills and knowledge.
In this session we welcome students to present their research and get helpful, supportive and friendly feedback from their peers.
The April Research Day will focus on research methodology and will be presented by Dr Ben Halligan, Director of the Doctoral College. The event will also include a presentation from Dr Jenny Gilbert, recent doctoral graduate and now a researcher in the Faculty of the Arts.
"Your PhD Methodology: What, Why, When, Where?"
3 - 4.30 - This session will deal with the most challenging part of any PhD thesis: the "methodology". This is typically the very foundation of your PhD research. It defines the nature of your work across the duration of the PhD (and after). And discussions of methodology often occur at the beginning of PhD study, and right the way through to the end (with the examiners during the Viva Voce).
4.30 - 5.30 - Break. Individual discussions about methodology are available with Dr Halligan during this time.
From 5.30 - In this session, Dr Benjamin Halligan of the Doctoral College will talk about what a methodology should (and shouldn't) be, why it is the foundation of research, when you are expected to develop it and at what point you need to "sign off" on it, and where it would typically go in a PhD thesis. In addition, the session will deal with the challenges of talking about your methodology in a number of contexts -- from your Annual Progress Review to your Viva Voce.
Dr Jenny Gilbert will also present during this session
The event is expected to close at approximately 7 pm
Please note this event will be live streamed on Periscope @WLV_DoctoralCol