• February

  • 28

    Feb
    UFS Postgraduate Orientation: Research ethics with a focus on human participants

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    Booking is essential as the link to the webinar will only be sent to participants who have registered. If you cannot access the link, please send an email to Tshepiso Mokoena at molabatp@ufs.ac.za.

    This session will be presented by Dr Charity Ndereya

    Participants will have a greater understanding of ethics and decision making in the research environment. Ethical decision-making as a process rather than an outcome.

    Participants will learn about:

    • Ethical principles, and the role of ethical principles in research,
    • Key norms and standards in health research in SA (as revised by the National Health Research Ethics Council),
    • Legislative framework and regulatory authority (Proposed Amendments 2016),
    • Health research ethics infrastructure in South Africa, and
    • Ethical obligations for the research community to promote social justice and community responsibility.
  • 28

    Feb
    UFS Postgraduate Orientation: Ethics processes in RIMS

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    Booking is essential as the link to the webinar will only be sent to participants who have registered. If you cannot access the link, please send an email to Tshepiso Mokoena at molabatp@ufs.ac.za.

    This session will be presented by Maricel Van Rooyen 

    What will be covered in this webinar:

    • Compliance in Research activities involves sound ethical conduct of research. Researchers apply for Ethical Clearance via the electronic system (RIMS). Getting ethical approval can be challenging for researchers that do not understand the whole compliance process and the timeframes.
    • The session aims to explain all the processes involved to understand the ethical clearance process. It will include the electronic application form, the routing process, the review process, the electronic meeting, the final decision, and communication. It will include an explanation of the subsequent submissions and how to respond to modification or requested changes. Therefore, the session aims to give applicants a better understanding of RIMS and the ethics application and approval processes.
  • 28

    Feb
    UFS Postgraduate Orientation: Research proposal writing

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    Booking is essential as the link to the webinar will only be sent to participants who have registered. If you cannot access the link, please send an email to Tshepiso Mokoena at molabatp@ufs.ac.za.

    This session will be presented by Tshepiso Mokoena 

    What will be covered in this webinar

    • The session will involve step-by-step guidelines on how to construct a research proposal.
  • 28

    Feb
    UFS Postgraduate Orientation: Student-supervisor relationship

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    This session will be presented by Danila Wessels 

    What will be covered in this webinar

    • Aim of the student supervisor agreement,
    • Roles and responsibilities of the supervisor,
    • Roles and responsibilities of the student,
    • Shared roles and responsibilities, and
    • Specifics in the student supervisor agreement.
  • 28

    Feb
    UFS Postgraduate Orientation: UFS policy on master’s and PhD studies

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    Booking is essential as the link to the webinar will only be sent to participants who have registered. If you cannot access the link, please send an email to Tshepiso Mokoena at molabatp@ufs.ac.za.

    This  session will be presented by Danila Wessels 

    What will be covered in this session:

    • Clarification of policy terms and definitions,
    • Period of study and residence time,
    • Supervision,
    • Assessment,
    • Intellectual property right,
    • Research outputs from a thesis,
    • Submission of a thesis,
    • Assessment, and
    • Appeals.
  • March

  • 1

    Mar
    UFS Postgraduate Orientation: Starting your journey as a postgraduate student

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    Booking is essential as the link to the webinar will only be sent to participants who have registered. If you cannot access the link, please send an email to Tshepiso Mokoena at molabatp@ufs.ac.za.

    This session will be presented by Dr Motshabi Sibeko

    This will not be a formal lecturer but a talk by Dr Sibeko on how to kick-start your journey as a postgraduate student

  • 1

    Mar
    UFS Postgraduate Orientation: Plagiarism and referencing

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    Booking is essential as the link to the webinar will only be sent to participants who have registered. If you cannot access the link, please send an email to Tshepiso Mokoena at molabatp@ufs.ac.za.

    This session will be presented by Dr Pam Makati

    What will be covered in this webinar:

    • Academic integrity in research,
    • Different types of plagiarism,
    • How to avoid plagiarism, and
    • Referencing styles.
  • 1

    Mar
    UFS Postgraduate Orientation: Turnitin

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    Booking is essential as the link to the webinar will only be sent to participants who have registered. If you cannot access the link, please send an email to Tshepiso Mokoena at molabatp@ufs.ac.za.

    This session will be presented by Danila Wessels 

    What will be covered in this webinar:

    • Turnitin comparison.
    • How to submit a thesis on Turnitin.
    • How to retrieve, download and print a Turnitin report.
    • How to interpret a Turnitin report.

      (points 1 - 4 above are for students and lecturers.)

    • How to set up a Turnitin Drop Box (for lecturers).
    • How to exclude false plagiarism (for lecturers
    • Learn how to access and use the UFS Library and Information Services electronic resources, and
    • Tips and techniques for database searching.

     

  • 1

    Mar
    UFS Postgraduate Orientation: How to look after your mental health as a postgraduate student

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    Booking is essential as the link to the webinar will only be sent to participants who have registered. If you cannot access the link, please send an email to Tshepiso Mokoena at molabatp@ufs.ac.za.

    This session will be presented by Dr Mutshidzi Mulondo 

    This will not be a formal lecturer but a talk by Dr Mulondo on how to kick-start your journey as a postgraduate student

  • 1

    Mar
    UFS Postgraduate Orientation: Effective search and evaluation of database resources

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    Booking is essential as the link to the webinar will only be sent to participants who have registered. If you cannot access the link, please send an email to Tshepiso Mokoena at molabatp@ufs.ac.za.

    This session will be presented by Carmen Nel

    What will be covered in this webinar:

    • Learn how to access and use the UFS Library and Information Services electronic resources, and
    • Tips and techniques for database searching.
  • 1

    Mar
    UFS Postgraduate Orientation: Research ethics with a focus on human participants

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    Booking is essential as the link to the webinar will only be sent to participants who have registered. If you cannot access the link, please send an email to Tshepiso Mokoena at molabatp@ufs.ac.za.

    This session will be presented by Prof Mamello Sekhoacha 

    What will be covered in this webinar:

    • Ethical principles, and the role of ethical principles in research,
    • Key norms and standards in health research in SA (as revised by the National Health Research Ethics Council),
    • Legislative framework and regulatory authority (Proposed Amendments 2016),
    • Health research ethics infrastructure in South Africa, and
    • Ethical obligations for the research community to promote social justice and community responsibility.
  • 2

    Mar
    UFS Postgraduate Orientation: Literature review - Social Sciences

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    Booking is essential as the link to the webinar will only be sent to participants who have registered. If you cannot access the link, please send an email to Tshepiso Mokoena at molabatp@ufs.ac.za.

    This session will be presented by Dr Alert Olivier 

    What will be covered in this webinar:

    • Identify the important elements of a literature review and indicate recognition of the significance.
    • Understand the literature review as the foundation of an academic research project in social sciences.
    • Comprehend and demonstrate the purpose of a literature review.
    • Understand the processes that precede the actual writing of the literature review.
    • Locate the research in the body of knowledge within the Social Sciences in particular.
    • Demonstrate the relationship of the literature review to other parts of the empirical study – e.g. dependent and independent variable.
    • Understand and demonstrate the process of compiling a literature review as a separate chapter in the thesis/dissertation.
    • Understand the evaluative character of a literature review in contrast to listing sources – the difference between reviewing and listing
  • 2

    Mar
    UFS Postgraduate Orientation: Literature review - Sciences

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    Booking is essential as the link to the webinar will only be sent to participants who have registered. If you cannot access the link, please send an email to Tshepiso Mokoena at molabatp@ufs.ac.za.

    This session will be presented by Prof Andre Ganswindt

    What will be covered in this webinar:

    • Identify the important elements of a literature review and indicate recognition of the significance.
    • Understand the literature review as the foundation of an academic research project in Social Sciences.
    • Comprehend and demonstrate the purpose of a literature review.
    • Understand the processes that precede the actual writing of the literature review.
    • Locate the research in the body of knowledge within the Social Sciences in particular.
    • Demonstrate the relationship of the literature review to other parts of the empirical study – e.g. dependent and independent variable.
    • Understand and demonstrate the process of compiling a literature review as a separate chapter in the thesis/dissertation.
    • Understand the evaluative character of a literature review in contrast to listing sources – the difference between reviewing and listing.
  • 2

    Mar
    UFS Postgraduate Orientation: Introduction to Quantitative research

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    Booking is essential as the link to the webinar will only be sent to participants who have registered. If you cannot access the link, please send an email to Tshepiso Mokoena at molabatp@ufs.ac.za.

    This session will be presented by Prof Witness Mudzi 

    What will be covered in this webinar:

    • Define quantitative research.
    • Explain the different types of quantitative research.
    • Explain quantitative research outcomes.
    • Differentiate between quantitative and qualitative research.
    • Explain the different types data/levels of measurement.
    • Describe the reporting of quantitative data.
    • State the advantages and limitations of quantitative methods.
  • 4

    Mar
    UFS Postgraduate Orientation: Delivering effective research outputs

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    Booking is essential as the link to the webinar will only be sent to participants who have registered. If you cannot access the link, please send an email to Tshepiso Mokoena at molabatp@ufs.ac.za.

    This session will be presented by Prof Witness Mudzi

    What will be covered in this webinar:

    • Definition effective research output
    • Describe the principles of effective research
    • Explain how to making oneself known
    • Explain data management in research
  • 3

    Mar
    UFS Postgraduate Orientation: Mixed methods

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    Booking is essential as the link to the webinar will only be sent to participants who have registered. If you cannot access the link, please send an email to Tshepiso Mokoena at molabatp@ufs.ac.za.

    This session will be presented by Prof Witness Mudzi 

    What will be covered in this webinar:

    • Reasons for doing research,
    • Challenges in research,
    • Q words in research,
    • Traditional domains of research,
    • Mixed-methods philosophy,
    • A definition of mixed-methods research,
    • Steps in the process of designing a mixed-methods study, and
    • Mixing or linking data
  • 3

    Mar
    UFS Postgraduate Orientation: Writing tips and tactics for emerging scientists

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    Booking is essential as the link to the webinar will only be sent to participants who have registered. If you cannot access the link, please send an email to Tshepiso Mokoena at molabatp@ufs.ac.za.

    This session will be presented by Prof Kirstin Krauss 

    What will be covered in this webinar:

    • Academic writing is where scientific argumentation plays out in practice. It is often a challenging skill to develop for both postgraduate students and their supervisors. This three-hour workshop explores the variety of practical principles for academic writing; from structuring principles to tactics for developing student writing.
  • 3

    Mar
    UFS Postgraduate Orientation: CV writing and interview skills

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    Booking is essential as the link to the webinar will only be sent to participants who have registered. If you cannot access the link, please send an email to Tshepiso Mokoena at molabatp@ufs.ac.za.

    This session will be presented by Mpho Thito 

    What will be covered in this webinar:

    • Learn what the content of a professional CV should be,
    • Do’s and Don’ts of a CV,
    • Different industry – different content,
    • What to include in a cover letter/motivational letter, and
    • Layouts and designs of new age CVs.
    • What types of interviews can be held for a job interview?
    • What steps should be followed to prepare for an interview?
    • Discuss possible questions that might be asked in the interview.
    • How to dress the part and plan ahead.
    • What to take with and what to expect in the interview.

     

  • 2

    Mar
    UFS Postgraduate Orientation: Introduction to qualitative research

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    Booking is essential as the link to the webinar will only be sent to participants who have registered. If you cannot access the link, please send an email to Tshepiso Mokoena at molabatp@ufs.ac.za.

    This session will be presented by Dr Mikateko Mathebula 

    What will be covered in this webinar:

    • What qualitative research is,
    • How it emerged,
    • Its underlying paradigms and related approaches,
    • Examples of qualitative research methods,
    • When to apply qualitative methods,
    • Common criticism against qualitative research, and
    • Ethical considerations in qualitative research.

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