Philosophical approaches to making ethical decisions

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This workshop focussed on ethical issues relating to research, research publications and the use of research resources and data. The session was conducted by Associate Prof. Henry Linger from FIT who is also the co-chair on the Monash University Research Ethics Committee. Date: Thursday 12 Nov 2016 Time: 11am – 2pm Location: Room H 7.84, Caulfield Campus. There were […]

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Communicating Research for Lay Audiences (Part A & B)

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This workshop focussed on how to reframe and communicate the research project to lay audience (public and/or media). We were fortunate to have the Deputy Editor of “The Conversation” , an independent, not-for-profit media outlet that uses content sourced from the academic and research community. Date: Thursday 29th September 2016 Time: 3pm – 5pm Location: Room 7.84, Caulfield […]

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Research for Industry and Community Audiences (Part A & B)

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This workshop focussed on transforming the research narrative (i.e. a line) into a set of ideas (i.e. points) in order for students to communicate effectively to people who do not share the same context (i.e. the industry audience). In Part B of the workshop, we focussed on critiquing some posters from a past Innovation Showcase. […]

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Research for Academic Audiences (Part A & B)

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This workshop focussed on communicating our research effectively to an academic audience through poster and oral presentations.  The seminar session comprised panel comprising of  Professor Geoff Webb and Dr Maria Santiago. The workshop session was conducted by Julie Holden. Date: Thursday 26 May & 9 June 2016 Time: 3pm – 5pm Location: Room 7.84, Caulfield Campus. The workshop allowed […]

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Ethics of publishing research, and authorship

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Research institutions implement frameworks that govern ethical research. But why is this important? This question has been the central theme of this particular workshop. Date: Thursday 2 Nov 2016 Time: 3pm – 5pm Location: Room H 7.84, Caulfield Campus. During the workshop, there were a lot of interesting reflections made on the importance of recognising that “Every researcher […]

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Research Strategies and Plans (Part A & B)

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This workshop required students to work with their supervisors on a publication plan for their candidature and to bring it along for discussion and feedback. The seminar session was conducted by Professor David Green and Professor Frada Burstein. The workshop session was conducted by Julie Holden. Date: Thursday 26 May & 9 June 2016 Time: 3pm – […]

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Research Integrity

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It is very important for a researcher to be able to differentiate “right” from “wrong” behaviour in a research environment. There are many different forms of research misconduct. The three severe ones include falsification,  fabrication of results and plagiarism. There are also issues around authorship, conflict of interest and redundant publication (people publishing same thing more […]

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Monash Graduate Research Induction

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The administrative aspects of the candidature is as important as the research project itself. This is where the role of Monash Institute of Graduate Research (MIGR) fits in the picture. I undertook this online module “Monash Graduate Research Induction” to get familiar with the administrative aspects, the support services and the key milestones in a PhD candidature. All these activities […]

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Settling into Monash University as an International Doctoral Student

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The move to a new country to undertake your postgraduate study can be exhilarating, scary, confusing and life-changing. I undertook this online module that focused aims at allowing the transition to be a little smoother for an international student. Date: Activated on  1 May 2016 Time: 5 hours to complete Location: Online – Moodle Link: <GRD Online> To start […]

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