African Doctoral Academy
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Winter School Programme

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ADA Online Winter School 2021
Applications open!

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The four 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 in general.

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. Please note that Teaching in the digital world and Supervising the PhD by Publication are designed to be largely asynchronous sessions, please check their Workshop Information page for more details. The introductory workshop on Research publication and presentation will take place over four afternoons. ​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.

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

Preparatory Session: 19 - 24 July 2021

Please note that some courses below overlap.


19 - 21 July 2021
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​|​ ​

22 - 24 July 2021
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​|​ ​

19 - 30 July 2021

​19 - 30 July 2021
3 - 4  hours per day​, flexible programme
​​3 - Teaching in the digital world: The use of blended active learning strategies (held over two weeks)
Participants will work together, and with the presenters to reflect on being a teacher in a world where using digital technologies, and their application in teac​​hing and learning is becoming more commonplace. ​​​
Early Bird: R6200 |​ Standard: R6700​​
- Prof Wim van Petegem (​KU Leuven, Belgium​)​ and Prof JP Bosman, Dr Sonja Strydom, Ms Elzette le Roux and Ms Margriet de Villiers (Stellenbosch University) ​|Read more​|​ ​​

Week 1: 26 - 30 July 2021

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.


​26 - 29 July 2021
15:00 - 19:30 GMT+2
4+ contact hours per day, afternoons only
4 - Research publication and presentation: Principles and practical steps *new
​​This course introduces principles and practical steps for academic research publication. Includes homework before class starts on Tuesday - Thursday before the course starts formally at 16:00.
Early Bird: R4100 |​ Standard: R4700

- Prof Sarah J Tracy (Arizona State University, USA) ​|Read more​|

26 - 30 July 2021
09:30 - 17:00 GMT+2
6 contact hours per day

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

- Prof Wayne Babchuk (University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA) |Read more​​|​

26 - 30 July 2021
09:30 - 17:00 GMT+2
6 contact hours per day
​6 - Working with research data: Software and digital tools for applied research *new
This course introduces software for research, including SPSS for statistical analysis, MAXQDA for qualitative and mixed methods analysis, and reference management software.
Early Bird: R6200 |​ Standard: R6700​​

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

Week 2: 02 - 06 August 2021

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.

​02 - 06 August 2021
09:30 - 17:00 GMT+2
6 contact hours per day
7 - Intersecting qualitative with mixed methods research: Design and implementation
For delegates seeking a foundation course, to develop a sophisticated qualitative or mixed methods research design.​
Early Bird: R6200 |​ Standard: R6700​​​
- ​Prof Wayne Babchuk (University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA) and Prof Tim Guetterman (Ann Arbor, University of Michigan, USA and Stellenbosch University)​|Read more​|​ 
02 - 06 August 2021
6 hours per day, flexible programme
8 - Supervising the PhD by publication
This course is aimed at supervisors interested in exploring PhD by publication as alternative to the monograph thesis.
Early Bird: R6200 |​ Standard: R6700​​
- Prof Liezel Frick and Dr Sonja Strydom (Centre for Higher and Adult Education, Stellenbosch University)|Read more​|​ 
02 - 06 August 2021
09:00 - 16:​30 GMT+2
6 contact hours per day
9 - Writing and publishing an article during the doctorate
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 (Centre for Higher and Adult Education, Stellenbosch University and University of Stellenbosch Business School) |Read more​|​ 
02 - 06 August 2021
09:30 - 16:​30 GMT+2
6 contact hours per day
10 - 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​|​ 


Pleae note course 12 and 13 take place at the same time.
10 - 11 August 2021
09:30 - 17:00 GMT+2
6 contact hours per day
11 - Grounded theory: Methodology, principles and practices
Introduction to Grounded Theory research design for novice practitioners to further their foundational knowledge for the practical application of grounded theory research.
Early Bird: R2350 |​ Standard: R2800​​
- Prof Wayne Babchuk (University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA), Ms Deb Skinstad (Stellenbosch University)|Read more​|​ 
12 - 13 August 2021
09:30 - 16:​30 GMT+2
6 contact hours per day
12 - Narrative action research for transformative transdisciplinary research *new
This course introduces Narrative Action Research as a synergic method for conducting Transformative Transdisciplinary Research.
Early Bird: R2350 |​ Sta​​ndard: R2800​​
- Dr John van Breda (Centre for Sustainability Transitions, Stelle​​nbosch University)|Read more​|​ 
12 - 13 August 2021
09:00 - 16:​00 GMT+2
6​ contact hours per day
​ ​13 - An introduction to computer assisted qualitative data analysis software: NVivo *new
Over two days, this course ​introduces NVivo, a software package suited to the management and analysis of qualitative data. This online workshop will encourage the effective use of some of the essential tools available in the software to analyse empirical and theoretical data.​
Early Bird: R2350 |​ Standard: R2800​​
- Prof Brigitte Smit (University of Alberta, Canada and University of Johannesburg)|Read more​|​ 


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Costs:


​Early Bird
​Standard Rate
​​R6200
per week long course
*+R450 for toolkit for course 2
SU Staff and students retain this price 
Ends 25 June 2021
​R6700
per week long course
*+R450 for toolkit for course 2

Ends ​​12 July 2021


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Some courses are charged differently from the general rates.
Preparatory Workshops​
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Fundamentals of research design and methods
Research publication and presentation: Principles and practical steps *new
Creating a successful dissertation

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

Grounded theory: Methodology, principles and practices
Narrative action research for transformative transdisciplinary research *new
An introduction to computer assisted qualitative data analysis software: NVivo *new

Early Bird: R2350 |​ Standard: R2800
​​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: 25 June 2021
  • Last day for standard rate payment: 12 July 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 Winter School is 25 June 2021 - applicants will receive an 80% refund up until this date and thereafter a 50% refund until 12 July 2021. After 12 July 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 12 July 2021.​
  • The ADA reserves the right to cancel a course up to 25 June 2021.​