This was the first workshop in our Research Skills Summer School series and was a practical workshop on 'Improving your Academic Writing Skills'. The workshop took place at our office in 9 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2 on Thursday, 3rd August 6-8pm.

The CRN has rolled out a Research Skills Summer School for practitioner researchers and research interested professionals, including early years educators, social workers, youth workers, teachers, research consultants and early career academics. The Summer School consists of a series of workshops held on Thursday evenings and will include sessions on research design; sampling and recruitment; data collection methods; data analysis and training in different software packages; practitioner research; introduction to statistical analysis; ethics; and conducting literature searches and reviews, as well as another workshop on writing skills with practical exercises.

The first workshop in this summer school series was fully booked and focused on academic writing skills and publishing, including advice on how to get published as a non-academic. In this workshop participants got the opportunity to improve their skills in academic writing, structuring articles and written work in a manner that is more digestible and publishable. Participants had the opportunity to work closely with experienced academics, with a track record of getting published. The workshop was facilitated by Dr John Devaney (Queen’s University Belfast) and Professor Trevor Spratt (Trinity College Dublin) and was attended by a diverse audience from both practitioner and research backgrounds.

The presentation from the workshop is available to download below. 

Other workshops in this series include: 

17th August 6-8pm Research Design (with Ailbhe Booth). Booking now open http://www.childrensresearchne...

31st August 5.30-7.30pm Quantitative Data Collection Methods (with Leonor Rodrigues, NUIG)

7th September 6-8pm Recruitment and Sampling (with Ailbhe Booth, UCD)

14th September 6-8pm Statistical Analysis (with Aisling Sheehan, Centre for Effective Services)

21st September Practitioner Research and applying research to practice (with Emer Ring, Mary Immaculate College)

28th September Ethics (with Maire MhicMhathuna, DIT)

5th October Practical Writing Workshop (with Maja Haals Brosnan, Children's Research Network)

12th October Qualitative Data Collection methods (with Leonor Rodrigues, NUIG)

26th October - Reporting quantitative findings (with Amy Healy, Mary Immaculate College)

Registration will open soon for the entire series.