Share your knowledge and support research
Thursday, 09 June 2011
Share your knowledge and celebrate research
The Faculty Research Forums are well underway for the year, and all staff and Higher Degree by Research students are encouraged to attend. The forums provide a medium for learning about the different research undertaken within the Faculty, and are also an opportunity for researchers to develop and share their findings.
The forums are held on a monthly basis on Friday afternoons, and comprise presentations from teams of researchers in the Faculty. The sessions cover outcomes from recent projects, methodologies, and other information that will be valuable to researchers at all stages of their careers.
The last forum included a presentation from Patrick Chamberlain and Mark Waring, from the School of Accounting, Finance and Economics, that investigated the premise that collaborative and ‘learning‐by‐doing’ activities could either supplement or replace traditional lectures for Business students. The presentation was based on their paper, comparing student outcomes associated with collaborative learning course delivery as opposed to traditional lectures. The paper also suggests that there is the potential to improve postgraduate student outcomes by tailoring course delivery methods to take into account the individual learning styles of students.
“Mark and I really enjoyed the opportunity to present a paper at the Research Forum. We are planning to deliver another one in the near future on ‘Podcasting: student perceptions and use’,” Patrick said.
Dr Ruth Sibson also presented ‘ACSPRI: Nvivo ‐ what is it and could it be useful for your research?’. Her session outlined the purpose and design of the qualitative data analysis software package.
The next Faculty Research Forum will be held on Friday 24 June, and will be a hands-on session conducted in a lab. It will provide information and tips on examining data quality in preparation for statistical methods. Come along and share your knowledge, and celebrate the expertise in the Faculty.
Coordinator, Research Support
Telephone: (61 8) 6304 5237