Academic skills: training and resources

These are programs to support you in pursuing an academic career, with a specific focus on research capability.

Academic writing and thesis

Preparing your candidacy proposal (Milestone 1)

HDR Milestone 1 and Milestone 2 – 27 March 2019

Graduate Research Advanced Skills Program (GRASP) – Candidacy Proposal Series

The Literature Review

GRASP – Literature Reviews

Systematic Approaches to Searching the Literature

How to find Theses

SuperSearcher Workshops (faculty specific)

Thesis preparation

Thesis Preparation, Submission and Examination for HDR Students (slides and video presentation)

Seminar 1 June 2017

Thesis by publication/hybrid thesis (Library seminar)

GRASP – Research writing series

Turbocharge Your Writing by Hugh Kearns (video presentation)

Seminar 16 August 2018

Attribution and avoiding plagiarism

Thesis Attribution for HDR students (slides and video presentation)

Seminar 14 May 2019

Referencing, Getting Started

Better Referencing

Guidelines for avoiding plagiarism

Thesis editing and proofing

DIY Copying Editing Workshop for HDR Students – 19 June 2019

GRASP – Research Writing Series – Editing and Proofreading

Integrity and ethics

Copyright and academic integrity

Copyright for HDRs

Copyright Guide for HDR theses

Copyright for images

Creativity and cognitive ability

Introduction to critical thinking

Study Skills online – critical thinking

E-Grad Advance

e-Grad School by the Australian Technology Network (online courses)

The e-Grad School (Australia) is a virtual graduate school providing fully online high quality training and professional development for post-graduate researchers. It’s modules are free for Curtin students.

The modules are five weeks duration and include topics to help you consider, critique and contextualise your research; lead projects, people and careers; and engage with innovation, end-users and industry.

Visit the eGSA Online modules website to view the timetable and download the flyer.

Research methods

Introduction to methodology & methods

GRASP – candidacy series – Methodology and methods

Sage Research Methods (database)

Find resources to answer your research methods and statistics questions at Sage database.

Qualitative data analysis

The Curtin Institute for Computation runs workshops on data and computation, including hands-on training sessions in software carpentry, data carpentry, coding, R and Python. Learn techniques for programming, data analysis and visualisation.

Introduction to nVivo and SPSS – Curtin Library seminar

Using SPSS (online workshop)

  • Online program

Tools for data analysis – why use R? (Curtin Library Seminar)

Tools for data analysis – why use Python? (Curtin Library Seminar)

Research Bazaar

ResBaz 2019 – 2-4 July

Where:  Perth campus.

Registration:  coming soon!