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ADA Online Summer School 2022

Applications now open!

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The three and a half week long Online 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.
 
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. Below we mention the estimated contact time required per session. These exclude morning and afternoon tea and lunch breaks. Group work is mandatory. 

Members of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) can now apply for CPD points of up to 30 per full week, and a maximum of 30 per school.

Preparatory Session: 12 - 14 January 2022

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

12 - 14 January 2022
09:30 - 17:0​0 GMT+2
6 contact hours 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​|​ ​

12 - 14 January 2022
08:30 - 16:0​0 GMT+2
6 contact hours per day​​
2 - Creating a successful dissertation
​​A roadmap for your Doctorate from conception to graduation for prospective PhDs across all disciplines.
Early Bird: R4100* |​ Standard: R4700* (*+R450 for Toolkit)

- Dr Layla Cassim (Layla Cassim ERS Consultants) ​|Read more​|​ ​

One day course: 15 January 2022

​15 January 2022
09:30 - 17:0​0 GMT+2
6 contact hours
3 - Good research practice: Research ethics and beyond
​​The course covers the process of good research practice from ethics to data quality control to integrity in publication and implementation of findings.​​​
Rate: R1350​​

- Prof Catherine Comiskey (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)|Read more​|​ 

Week 1: 17 - 21 January 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.

17 - 21 January 2022
09:30 - 17:00 GMT+2
6 contact hours per day

4 - Introduction to qualitative research design and methodology
​​Learn about Qualitative research design and implementation. Examples from Social and Health sciences, and Education.
Early Bird: ​R6200 |​ Standard: R6700

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

17 - 21 January 2022
09:30 - 17:00 GMT+2
6 contact hours per day


5 - Scientific Communication: Article writing and giving presentations
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 John Creemers (KU Leuven, Belgium) & Ms Vicky Davis (Stellenbosch University) |Read more​​|​

17 - 21 January 2022
09:30 - 16:30 GMT+2
6 contact hours per day

6 - The Quantitative PhD: From philosophy to study design, data analysis and reporting
For delegates undertaking a quantitative PhD in the natural, health, engineering and related fields learning more about the methods, including novel quantitative approaches. ​
Early Bird: R6200 |​ Standard: R6700​​

- Prof Catherine Comiskey (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)|Read more​|​ 

One Day Courses: 22 January 2022

Please note that these courses take place at the same time an you can only attend one.
​22 January 2022
09:30 - 17:0​0 GMT+2
6 contact hours
7 - The systematic review
​​Creation of a research question, identification of constructs and appropriate keywords, advanced guidance on research databases, and introduction to Mendeley.
Rate: R1350

- Dr Lara Sk​elly (Stellenbosch University)|Read more​|​ 

​22 January 2022
09:30 - 17:0​0 GMT+2
6 contact hours
8 - Conducting a literature review: A mixed methods approach *new
​​The purpose of this interactive course is to preview a mixed methods research-based, meta-framework—integrating mixed research techniques, ethics, Web 2.0 resources, and cultural considerations—for conducting and writing comprehensive literature reviews.
Rate: R1350

- Prof Anthony Onwuegbuzie (University of Cambridge, England, University of Johannesburg & University of South Africa)|Read more​|​ 

Week 2: 24 - 28 January 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.

​24 - 28 January 2022
09:30 - 17:00 GMT+2
6 contact hours per day
9 - 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)​|Read more​|​ 
24 - 28 January 2022
6 hours per day, flexible programme
10 - The Productive PhD
In this course, PhD students learn how to make progress in their research journey, how to get unstuck in difficult times and how to confidently pursue and finish the PhD, it is valuable for a​ll stages of the PhD journey.
Early Bird: R6200 |​ Standard: R6700​​
- Prof Sebastian Kernbach (University of St. Gallen, Switzerland)|Read more​|​ 
24 - 28 January 2022
09:00 - 16:​30 GMT+2
6 contact hours per day
11 - Mixed methods in research design
A practical and applied introduction to designing and implementing mixed methods research in social, health, and educational sciences.
Early Bird: R6200 |​ Standard: R6700​​
- Prof Tim Guetterman (Ann Arbor, University of Michigan, USA & Stellenbosch Univer​sity) |Read more​|​ 
25 - 27 January 2022
09:30 - 16:​30 GMT+2
6 contact hours per day
12 - Introduction to ATLAS.ti v9 (Windows version)
This course introduces participants to some of the key functions of ATLAS.ti which are invaluable when carrying out a literature review or analysing qualitative data (photographs, interviews, open-ended survey questions and even Twitter). ​
Early Bird: R4100 |​ Standard: R4700
- Dr Lauren Wildschut (Stellenbosch University)|Read more​|​ 

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

31 Jan - 1 Feb 2022
09:30 - 16:​30 GMT+2
6 contact hours per day
13 - Basic statistical analysis using Python *new
This course teaches you bootstrapping from a small dataset to enable basic statistical analysis, using Python.
Rate: R2700
- Prof Kanshukan Rajaratnam (Stellenbosch University)|Read more​|​ ​​
31 Jan - 1 Feb 2022
09:30 - 16:​30 GMT+2
6 contact hours per day


14 - Academic writing for publications: An introduction
The purpose of this interactive two-day course is to provide delegates with practical guidance on how to write with discipline when writing empirical and non-empirical manuscripts, thereby increasing the readability and publishability of works.
Rate: R2700
- Prof Anthony Onwuegbuzie (University of Cambridge, England, University of Johannesburg & University of South Africa)|Read more​|​ 
31 Jan - 4 Feb 2022
09:30 - 17:00 GMT+2
6 contact hours per day
15 - 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​|​ 


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Costs:


​Early Bird
​Standard Rate
​​R6200
per week long course
SU Staff and students retain this price 
Ends 01 December 2021
​R6700
per week long course

Ends ​​15 December 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
Creating a successful dissertation*+R450 toolkit
Introduction to ATLAS.ti v9 (Windows version)

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

Good research practice: Research ethics and beyond (one day)
The systematic review (one day)
Conducting a literature review *new (one day)
Introduction to Python *new (two day)
Academic writing for publications: An introduction(​two day)

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

Writing and publishing an article during the doctorate

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: 01 December 2021
  • Last day for standard rate payment: 15 December 2021​
  • 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​

​​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 Online Summer School is 01 December 2021 - applicants will receive an 70% refund up until this date and thereafter a 50% refund until 15 December 2021. After 15 December 2021 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 15 December 2021.​
  • The ADA reserves the right to cancel a course up to 01 December 2021.​

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