Writing about Evidence and Data

A half-day workshop to introduce postgraduate students to effective
strategies for writing about evidence and data. Ideal for those in the 2nd year
of their PhD studies or about to write up a Masters dissertation, or anyone who
is currently writing about the data they have collected. The workshop looks at
some techniques for handling and writing about large data sets and ‘good
practice’ guidance for organising and introducing evidence in writing a
chapter, research article or conference paper.

Audience: Ideal for those in the 2nd year of their PhD studies or about
to write up a Masters dissertation, or anyone who is currently writing about
the data they have collected. The workshop can either be cross-disciplinary or
have a STEM, Arts and Humanities or Social Sciences focus.

Mode of delivery: This is a workshop style event, requiring participants
to work individually and in small groups, as well as to occasionally contribute
to whole group discussions. Workshops are interactive and based on experiential
and reflective learning models. The content is evidence based, drawing on
linguistics and education research. All activities are practical and directly
relevant to Masters students or doctoral researchers. The workshop can be run for
between 8 to 20 participants, ideally in a workshop/seminar room equipped with
workshop tables.

Length and timings: This ½ day workshop is 3.5 hours long, with one
15min coffee break and can be run either in the morning or afternoon.

Resources: The tutor brings packs of interactive materials; participants
should also bring copy of a research paper they have recently read, pens and
paper, and a laptop, if they wish; the tutor provides a comprehensive workbook
to the institution for printing prior to the workshop; a flipchart and pens or
white board is also useful, though not essential.

Previous clients: Glasgow Caledonian University.