PhD researchers will develop their information research skills and knowledge in order to search, find and manage academic information for their PhD projects more effectively and proficiently. They will have gained an insight into academic information resources relevant to their research topic and will have learnt and reflected on search and information management strategies in a process that will enhance their research competencies in their chosen field.
PhD researchers are asked to join the pre-workshop online communication on Moodle to establish what research topics and what information research issues should be especially addressed. The workshop itself is a mixture of teacher instruction, active learning and the collaborative exploration of issues.
PhD researchers need to bring their personal laptops/notebooks to the workshop. Wireless LAN is available.
Individual follow-up sessions for feed-back and individual tuition are available.
A handout will be provided on Moodle.
Badke, W. (2014). Research strategies: Finding your way through the information fog. (5th ed.) Bloomington, Ind.: iUniverse.
Dunleavy, P. (2003). Authoring a PhD: How to plan, draft, write, & finish a doctoral thesis or dissertation. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Mann, T. (2015). The Oxford guide to library research. How to find reliable information online and offline. (4th ed.) New York: Oxford University Press.
Rumsey, S. (Ed.) (2008). How to find information: A guide for researchers. (2nd ed.) Maidenhead: Open University Press.