If we had to pick one word to describe doing research in 2020, we’d pick: disrupted. This has been an incredibly challenging time for researchers; with border closures, physical distancing, and lockdowns interrupting our ability to work in labs, meet with participants, and travel for fieldwork. And those are just the practical hindrances – the uncertainty of these times has been incredibly mentally taxing too, which is not good for our ability to think and write.
If you would like to switch gears and regain some momentum with your research, we have an opportunity for you.
Our friends at Academic Consulting Ltd have designed a 2-week online Research Accelerator programme for researchers at all levels. The programme consists of over 45 online sessions on a huge range of topics – including qualitative and quantitative analysis, transcription, academic writing, using NVivo / SPSS software, and more. Participants can pick and choose which sessions they want to attend, with 3-day and 10-day passes available.
More information about the programme is available here:
And the full programme guide is available here:
This is a great way to learn new skills and blast through any particular roadblocks you might be having. (And it you’ve got NVivo problems, you’ll be pleased to know that the team at Academic Consulting Ltd are absolute experts in that area.)
The Graduate Research School has a limited amount of funding available to provide programme passes for interested researchers. To apply, you’ll need to fill out a short online form at the following links:
- For students: https://aut.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eJNv8ZZLCHPlQZT*
- For staff: https://aut.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bJAxQaU2tmedWcJ
Your form must be submitted by Tuesday 27 October.
*Please note, anyone applying for a student pass must be a postgraduate research student (e.g. currently enrolled at AUT as a student and undertaking a postgraduate thesis or dissertation).