As well as conferences, Academic Conferences International runs public and private seminars and workshops. Titles and brief descriptions of 2010 courses are given below, please click on the title for more information. The courses and workshop can also be run “in-house”. Please email Sue Nugus for further details.
Case Study Research: a one day seminar workshop for academics, particularly in Social Science faculties, looking at what case study research is and how it can be used. The seminar considers the case study as a pedagogy, as an evidence-collection approach and as a separate research tactic in its own right for masters and doctoral degrees.
Questionnaire Design and Field Testing: a one day intensive seminar for academics, particularly in Social Science faculties, looking at this important issue for researchers. A poorly designed questionnaire may produce either no data or data is of no value in answering the research question. This seminar looks at the design, development and data collection processes involved and also considers the ethical issues relating to questionnaires.
Getting Academic Papers Published: a one day or half day seminar designed to help participants improve their publication rate, address what is involved in writing or editing a book, and help those who have not yet started to publish get going. The seminar will also look at the review process and working with publishers. Open to all academics, the seminar will be particularly relevant for those from Social Science faculties.
Making Your Academic Research Rigorous and Relevant: A practical seminar offering an opportunity to work directly with the issues of rigour and relevance. This seminar addresses how to improve academic research and how to present it so that it is clear it is both rigorous and relevant. The seminar addresses these issues as they affect research for degree purposes as well as research for publication in peer reviewed journals.
How to Do Grounded Theory Research: A workshop looking at the basic processes of Grounded Theory Methodology (GTM). Beginning with a look at data analysis and moving on to analyzing participants’ data. The basic processes will show you the technique of Open Coding in practice and how the open codes combine to provide Concepts via the Constant Comparison technique. Memoing will be demonstrated as a means of investigating concepts more deeply. Constant comparison is shown in action to allow the Categories to emerge