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Winter School Programme

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​ADA Hybrid Winter School 2022

29 June - 15 July 2022

Applications closed!

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The two and a half week long Hybrid Doctoral School aims to offer high impact research design and methodology training, as well as options in academic preparedness and career development. The Schools are open to doctoral candidates (current and prospective), their supervisors and researchers.

Format: It is very important to note that these courses are presented and planned as full day courses with synchronous and asynchronous sessions. We recommend that you take leave from your daily work and other responsibilities to have enough free time to attend the classes and complete the asynchronous sessions and homework submissions as required by your presenters. ​​​Your attendance will be monitored to ensure that you meet/reach the requirements for subsequent certification. All our courses will be presented online except for the Introduction to SPSS (4 - 8 July 2022) course.
 
Your role: You will also be responsible for pacing yourself through the workshops when busy with the prescribed exercises, synchronous sessions, and/or group work, and will have to be able to keep up. The estimated contact time required per session is presented below. These exclude morning and afternoon tea and lunch breaks. Group work is mandatory. 

Please note that these courses take place at the same time an you can only attend one.


29 June - 1 July 2022
Online Course
09:30 - 17:0​0 GMT+2
6 contact hour​s per ​day
1 - Fundamentals of research design and methods​
​​An accessible introduction to quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research.​​​
Early Bird: R4100 |​ Standard: R4700​​

- Prof Tim Guetterman (Ann Arbor, University of Michigan, USA & Stellenbosch Univer​sity) ​|Read​ more​|​ ​

29 June - 1 July 2022
Online Course
09:00 - 16:0​0 GMT+2
6.5 contact hours
2 - Research publication and presentation: Principles and practices
​​This course introduces principles and practical steps for academic research publication in internationally ranked journals.
Rate: R4100 |​ Standard: R4700​​

- Prof Leslie Swartz (Stellenbosch University)|Read more​|​ 

Short-Form courses: 1 - 2 July 2022

July 2022
Online Course
09:00 - 17:0​0 GMT+2
6.5 contact hours
3 - Project management principles: Planning and execution for your PhD 
​​Insights into how to project ​manage your PhD research towards timely project completion.
Rate: R1500​​

- Dr Joubert van Eeden (Stellenbosch University)|Read more​|​ 

1 - 2 July 2022
Online Course
09:30 - 17:0​0 GMT+2
6.5 contact hours

4 - Grounded theory: Methodology, principles and practices
​​Grounded Theory Methodology Principles and Practices provides a comprehensive overview of grounded theory focusing on the practical design and implementation of this methodology across disciplines.
Rate: ​R2700

- Prof Wayne Babchuk (University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA) & Ms Deborah Skinstad (Stellenbosch University) |Read more​​|​​

​​2 July 2022
Online Course
09:00 - 16:3​0 GMT+2
6 contact hours

5 - A quick start to data visualisation with Tableu Public
​​This course covers an introduction to the free data visualisation software, Tableau Public. You will learn how to create interesting interactive visualisations, stories and dashboards in one of the leading software programme for data visualisation.
Rate: R1350​​

- Ms Marie Roux​​ (Stellenbosch University)|Read more​|​ 

​​​​2 July 2022
Online Course
09:00 - 16:3​0 GMT+2
6 contact hours

6 - How to build a successful relationship with your supervisor
​​To build up a confidential and professional relationship right from the beginning, it is helpful to clearly define mutual responsibilities and expectations and to communicate these openly.
Rate: R1350​​

- Dr Kerstin Lange (Hamburg University)|Read more​|​ ​

Week 1: 4 - 8 July 2022

Please note that each course below takes place from Monday to Friday each week: You can only attend one course per week, as they take place at the same time.

4 - 8 July 2022
Online Course
08:30 - 16:30 GMT+2
6 contact hours per day

7 - Preparing for the PhD
​​Considerations for the planning and undertaking of your PhD journey.
Early Bird: ​R6200 |​ Standard: R6700 *+R450 Toolkit

- Dr Layla Cassim (ERS Consultants) & Dr Nicoline Herman (Stellenbosch University) |Re​ad more​​|​​

4 - 8​ July 2022
Online Course
09:00 - 16:30 GMT+2
6 contact hours per day


8 - Teaching in the digital world: The use of blended active learning strategies
For researchers in all fields that want to communicate their scientific research in an effective way across a range of channels, including online presentations.​
Early Bird: R6200 |​ Standard: R6700​​

- Prof Wim van Petegem (KU Leuven, Belgium) & Dr Sonja Strydom (Stellenbosch University) |Read more​​|​

4 - 8 July 2022
Online Course
09:30 - 17:00 GMT+2
6 contact hours per day

​9 - Introduction to quantitative research design and methodology
Learn the foundational elements of quantitative research methods, including data collection and analysis, and designs to apply to your projects and receive individualized instructor feedback. ​
Early Bird: R6200 |​ Standard: R6700​​

- Prof Tim Guetterman (Ann Arbor, University of Michigan, USA & Stellenbosch Univer​sity)|Read more​|​ 

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4 - 8 July 2022
In-Person Course
08:30 - 16:30 GMT+2
6 contact hours per day

10 - Introduction to SPSS
Participants will be introduced to the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) – one of the most widely used social statistical packages in the world. ​
Early Bird: R7500 |​ Standard: R8000​​

- Dr Cindy Steenekamp (Stellenbosch University)|Read more​|​ 

Week 2: 11 - 15 July 2022

Please note that each course below takes place from Monday to Friday each week: You can only attend one course per week, as they take place at the same time.

11 - 15 July 2022
Online Course
09:30 - 17:​00 GMT+2
6 contact hours per day

11 - Advanced qualitative research design and methodology
Advanced Qualitative Research Design and Implementation is an interdisciplinary advanced course geared for students to improve their skills to design and conduct their own research. 
Early Bird: R6200 |​ Standard: R6700​​​
- ​Prof Wayne Babchuk (University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA) and Ms Deborah Skinstad (Stellenbosch University)​|Re​ad more​|​ 
11 - 15 July 2022
Online Course
09:00 - 16:​30 GMT+2
6 contact hours per day

12 - Supervising the PhD by publication
Introduction to PhD by Publication for novice and experienced post-graduate supervisors critically considering the value and role of this PhD format as part of the scholarly journey. 
Early Bird: R6200 |​ Standard: R6700​​
- Prof Liezel Frick and Dr Sonja Strydom (Stellenbosch University)|Read more​|​ 
11 - 15 July 2022
Online Course
09:00 - 16:​30 GMT+2
6 contact hours per day
13 - Writing and publishing an article from the PhD
Publishing 'boot camp' for doctoral delegates in the final phases of their thesis; a draft of the article is required to work on during the course.
Early Bird: R6700 |​ Standard: R7500​​

- Prof Ruth Albertyn (Stellenbosch University)|Read more​|​ 
11 - 15 July 2022
Online Course
09:30 - 17:​00 GMT+2
6 contact hours per day

14 - How to argue and write an effective proposal for your Masters or Doctorate
Develop your academic voice, try out different argument structures, and create a well-written research proposal.
Early Bird: R6200 |​ Standard: R6700
- Ms Selene Delport (Stellenbosch University)|Read more​|​ 


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Costs:


​Early Bird
​Standard Rate
​​R6200
per week long course
SU Staff and students retain this price 
Ends 16 May 2022
​R6700
per week long course

Ends ​​20 June 2021


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Some courses are charged differently from the general rates.
Preparatory and three day Workshops​
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Fundamentals of research design and methods
Research publication and presentation: Principles and practices

Early Bird: R4100 |​ Standard: R4700
​Short-Form courses

Project management principles: Planning and execution for your PhD (one day)
Grounded theory: Methodology, principles and practices (two day)
A quick start to data visualisation with Tableu Public*new (one day)
 How to build a successful relationship with your supervisor*new (one day)

 One-day Rate: R1350 |Two-day Rate: R2700
​​Special Courses

Project management principles: Planning and execution for your PhD (Online)
Rate: R1500

Introduction to SPSS (in-person at Stellenbosch Univesity Campus)
Early Bird: R7500 |​ Standard: R8000

Writing and publishing an article during the doctorate (Online)
Early Bird: R6700 |​ Standard: R7500


​For courses with prescribed textbooks (marked with an asterisk), additional charges as indicated will be added to the registration fee.

Additional information

  • Last day for early bird payment: 20 May 2022
  • Last day for standard rate payment: 20 June 2022​
  • SU staff and students paying by OE code/student account, retain the Early Bird price until bookings close
Course specific information is available on the Workshop Information page. ​

Included in th​e cost:

  • ​T​he fee per week includes the workshop fee, class materials and electronic certification.

Format:

  • All workshops are taught in English, and live sessions take place online on Microsoft Teams​
  • Introduction to SPSS will be a face-to-face course held at Stellenbosch University.

​​Key​​

  • Open - the course is open for booking and there are open spaces available. 
  • Waiting List - a waiting list is forming, but we are waiting on payment for the courses from delegates. Please register if you would like to attend and we will place your name on the list.
  • Closed - the course has a long waiting list and we have closed bookings.

The ADA reserves the right to cancel a course if the minimum attendance figures are not reached. If a delegate has already paid, we will refund them fully, or offer them the opportunity to attend another course of their choice, where possible. 

Cancellations:​​

  • The last day for withdrawal from the ADA's Hybrid Winter School is 20 May 2022 - applicants will receive an 70% refund up until this date and thereafter a 50% refund until 20 June 2022. After 20 June 2022 there will be a 100% cancellation fee applied unless someone else can take your place.
  • No refund will be paid if attendance is cancelled after 20 June 2022.​
  • The ADA reserves the right to cancel a course up to 01 June 2022.​​




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