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Brush up your research design: tips and tricks to achieve your research aim

ECTS: 2.5
Number of sessions: 3
Hours per session: 3

The objective of this course is to support you in designing (or brushing up, or revising) your research project in such a way that you will achieve your research aim. The course will provide you with a set of procedures and criteria (tips and tricks) that, in a structured manner, will help you to make decisions about your research design and methods that are consistent with your research aim.

Making your research proposal work for you

ECTS: 2.5 
Number of sessions: 4
Hours per session: 3

In order to keep tight control over your PhD project, it is imperative to fine-tune your research into a set of useful concepts, a legitimate research logic and a workable set of methods. This course will show you how to break your proposal down into a definitive number of research activities, which you can then timetable over your PhD track.

Mixed method research: How to combine diverse quantitative and qualitative methods

ECTS: 2.5
Number of sessions: 4
Hours per session: 3

The course discusses conceptual aspects of mixed-methods studies (different designs, approaches for analysis, etc.) and practical issues, based on concrete examples from PhD candidates, literature and the lecturer's own research. The course is not tied to a particular discipline or theory; it is relevant for PhD candidates from all disciplines.

Responsible research data management (RDM)

ECTS: 1 
Number of sessions:
1
Hours per session: 4

Research data management (RDM) is an essential part of any research project. It provides tools to share, archive, and manage your data, and helps you to make conscious decisions about the data in your research project. This workshop introduces the principles and methods of RDM. The instructor will share best practices for working with research data, personal data and for working in an international collaborative setting.