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Target Audience: Postgraduate Research Students
Participants will learn about how to employ the highest standards of research integrity. You will also be introduced to potential pitfalls and how to avoid your authority as a researcher being undermined by your own actions or the actions of others.
While the views of researchers are highly respected, their authority risks being undermined by the high profile stories in the media concerning, for example, the "spinning" of data and accounts of frauds from internationally leading laboratories. If such instances are not to become more frequent, the research community must employ the highest standards of integrity. This course will introduce the researchers to the potential pitfalls and how to avoid these.
By the end of the workshop participants will:
- Have knowledge and understanding of the scientific method, including its limitations
- Know the importance of maintaining the highest standards of research integrity, including an awareness of temptations and pitfalls
- Have an understanding of the responsibilities of an effective researcher as part of a wider research community.
Delivered By: Dr John Liggat & Dr Linda Thomson
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PG Certificate in Researcher Professional Development
All postgraduate research students are eligible to access the Researcher Development Programme workshops. This workshop can contribute towards the PG Certificate in Researcher Professional Development (PG Cert RPD).
You can find credit and class information in the Researcher Development Programme Handbook and in NEPTUNE (Engineering, HaSS) or SPIDER (Science).
Please check with your department or Supervisor to confirm if you are enrolled on the PG Cert RPD and how many credits you are expected to achieve if you are unsure.