Researcher Education and Development

Bayesian for Toddlers
18 Oct

Bayesian for Toddlers

You may have wondered: what is all the fuss, about Bayesian statistics? If so, please come to this reading of "Bayesian probability for Babies", together with my own ending, for researchers. In his book, astrophysicist Chris Ferrie tells a story about cookies, and the chance of a bite with no candy on it. In fact, this is a clever, visual metaphor for the Bayesian concepts of data, and the probability of hypotheses given the data observed.
Bayesian Ideas in Pictures
11 Oct

Bayesian Ideas in Pictures

Ever wondered what Bayesian thinking is? And how it relates to Bayesian statistical modelling? Or Bayesian networks? Or Empirical Bayes estimates? Bayes theorem lies at the heart of all of these methodologies, in different ways. This talk explains the core ideas of Bayes' theorem, simply. The approach is based on the cookie analogy used by a quantum physicist to explain (and illustrate) Bayesian ideas to toddlers (and their parents).
Advanced Data Wrangling with OpenRefine
11 Oct

Advanced Data Wrangling with OpenRefine

Building on the introductory session, learn advanced data wrangling skills including combining tabular datasets, geolocating data, and "what if" exploration using OpenRefine.
Systematic Quantitative Literature Review (SQLR) and Advancing SQLR
10 Oct

Systematic Quantitative Literature Review (SQLR) and Advancing SQLR

Systematic quantitative literature review is a smart and effective method for undertaking literature reviews, particularly for research students and others exploring new disciplines. It bridges the gap between traditional narrative review methods and meta-analysis. Narrative methods that are common in research theses, rely on the expertise and experience of the author, making them challenging for novices to produce and publish.
Publishing during your PhD
06 Oct

Publishing during your PhD

On completion of this workshop participants should be able to identify official HDR publishing requirements, including using publications in your thesis, copyright considerations, thesis structure requirements.
Methods versus Methodology in research
05 Oct

Methods versus Methodology in research

Learn the difference between the methods section and/or the methodology section when writing your research documents.