Results from the Researcher Development Framework

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  • Access is a relational database management system, and there is a wide range of learning material available to help you learn to use it. Our databases teacher suggests pathways to lead you through the resources you need.

  • Keeping research material well organised can often be time consuming and tedious. Whether you work chiefly with texts, images, or structured data, this course will introduce some software and online tools to make the process easier and more efficient.

  • Research Data MANTRA is an acclaimed, independent, online learning course which provides guidelines for good practice in research data management

    In addition to a brief introduction and links to further resources, the course consists of eight main modules:

  • In this course you will first learn some simple command line programming with basic flow control in Java. We then move on to Object Oriented Programming with classes and objects and see how these programming concepts relate directly to real life objects, their attributes and behaviours.

  • There’s no single right or wrong way to organise your research material – it’s a question of finding what works for you. Read about a variety of approaches and think about how you will apply them in your research.

  • A free hands-on workshop for graduate researchers in Medical Science. An opportunity for you to learn about a broad range of resources in one time-efficient session.

  • A free hands-on workshop for graduate researchers in Humanities. An opportunity for you to learn about a broad range of resources in one time-efficient session.

  • A free hands-on workshop for graduate researchers in Social Science. An opportunity for you to learn about a broad range of resources in one time-efficient session.

  • A free hands-on workshop for graduate researchers in Maths, Physical and Life Sciences. An opportunity for you to learn about a broad range of resources in one time-efficient session.

  • Evaluating the impact of scientific output can be very useful in your career as a researcher, for instance when looking for top publications in a subject area, deciding where to publish, for grant applications, and new collaborations. Research metrics provide one possible way of evaluating research impact.

  • Efficient note taking is an important part of the academic research process.

  • A free hands-on workshop for research students. An opportunity for you to learn about a broad range of research resources in one time-efficient session.

  • The Research Skills Toolkit explores IT and library tools, tips and techniques to support researchers.

    It also holds the resources used at the Research Skills Toolkit workshops, for later reference.

  • The Journal Citation Report ranks sets of journals in science and social science by measuring the frequency of citation of their articles.

    Journal Citation Reports can show you the:

  • This course will consider the following questions: What does being an entrepreneur in the academic context involve? Are you suited to commercial entrepreneurial activity?

    The course includes video clips and interactive exercises.

  • This course will help you understand why and how entrepreneurial opportunities arise and how to evaluate ideas.

    The course includes video clips and interactive exercises.

  • This course is designed to help you think in a systematic, yet creative, manner about raising the resources you need to start a new venture.

    The course includes video clips and interactive exercises.

  • An introduction to good practice in research, including links to related University of Oxford policy and guidance. Includes topics on designing, conducting and reporting on your research, and on responsibilities to society.

    A series of online courses provided by the Research Services team.

     

  • A series of online courses were previously licensed for University of Oxford users.

    For more information about these, please contact Frances Wayman in Education Policy Support frances.wayman@admin.ox.ac.uk

  • Before you can start on your research or any part of it, you need to define what it is you will be researching and how you intend to do that. It is important to analyse your research question so you can design a plan for how you are going to approach the research.

  • If you regularly work on multiple computers – a laptop and a desktop, for example, or one machine in your college or department and another at home – a file synchronisation (or ‘syncing’) service will help ensure you always have access to the latest version of all your material, without the hassle of emailing files to yourself or saving them to a flash drive.

  • Versioning (also called version control) is the process of keeping track of the different versions of a document as it passes through the process of being revised. It serves two key purposes:

  • A number of self-study courses related to career planning and professional development are available at Oxford. They include the following modules:

  • Bubbl.us is a free web application which you can use to create mind maps online. The interface lets you create 'bubbles', link them to each other, and move them around. You can share your mind maps with others and allow them to contribute. The maps can be embedded in your blog or website, emailed or printed.

  • Bubbl.us is a free web application which you can use to create mind maps or brain-storms online. The interface lets you create 'bubbles', link them to each other, and move them around. You can share your mind maps with others and allow them to contribute. The maps can be embedded in your blog or website, emailed or printed.

  • Bubbl.us is a free web application which you can use to create mind maps or brain-storms online. The interface lets you create 'bubbles', link them to each other, and move them around. You can share your mind maps with others and allow them to contribute. The maps can be embedded in your blog or website, emailed or printed.

    This video will show how you might use Bubbl.us.

  • IHMC CmapTools is a (free) software toolkit for the creation and manipulation of concept maps. Once you have downloaded and installed the software, you can use it to create concept maps. You can upload your map to a shared space and allow others to contribute to it.

  • IHMC CmapTools is a (free) software toolkit for the creation and manipulation of concept maps. Once you have downloaded and installed the software, you can use it to create concept maps. You can upload your map to a shared space and allow others to contribute to it.

    Watch videos introducing the software and explaining how to use it (English or Espanol)

  • This task will give you a flavour of how the Research Skills Toolkit website might help with your research, and a quick look at one of the career development courses online, about avoiding plagiarism.

    You can try this task on your own, although it was designed to be done in a classroom with a teacher to support you.

  • FreeMind is free mindmapping software. It allows you to create a graphical representation of relationships between ideas or concepts. The map you create is searchable and you can export it in various formats.

    Boxes can contain text, images and links to local folders, online resources and executables. You can use different colours and fonts and connect the boxes in various ways.

  • This introductory course covers some basic statistical concepts and is intended for staff who need to use statisitical information in their work but may also be useful for research staff who want to refresh their knowledge of simple statistics. It enables learners to apply these concepts in a spreadsheet environment using Excel. Topics covered by the course include:

  • This is an advanced course in working with large data sets and producing pivot tables to summarise information. It provides a detailed look at the uses for pivot tables and producing graphs from them.

     

    Topics include:

    Creating and formatting pivot tables

    Expanding and collapsing pivot table data

    Filter sort and group pivot table data

  • This is an advanced course in using Excel's analytical tools. The course includes a wide range of features, from using Excel Add-Ins for functionality not available in the standard installation to using 'what-if' tools to model potential outcomes of a project.

     

    Topics covered include

    VLookup

    Add-Ins such as the Analysis Toolpak

  • Structured Query Language (SQL) is a programming language designed for managing data held in a relational database management system (RDBMS).

  • Improvements in mobile technology are transforming the way we create video content. Everything from documentaries to feature films is now being shot on mobile phones. This one day course will guide you through the ins and outs of producing quality multimedia content with minimal equipment.

  • This workshop will introduce you to a real JavaScript program and, under guidance from your teacher, you will explore how a typical JavaScript program works.

    This video activity will help you prepare for the workshop "Javascript: Kick-off".

  • Creating an online presence can open up your research and teaching (or any interest!) to a global audience and is now essential in promoting yourself professionally to the outside world. This 3-hour workshop offers a comprehensive introduction to online presence and also gives a supported environment for you to plan, create, and add to your own projects.

  • This is an advanced course in working with large data sets and producing pivot tables to summarise information. It provides a detailed look at the uses for pivot tables and producing graphs from them.

     

    Topics include:

    Creating and formatting pivot tables

    Expanding and collapsing pivot table data

    Filter sort and group pivot table data

  • Social media is an important technological trend that has big implications for how researchers (and people in general) communicate and collaborate. Researchers have a huge amount to gain from engaging with social media in various aspects of their work.

  • This is an advanced course in using Excel's analytical tools. The course includes a wide range of features, from using Excel Add-Ins for functionality not available in the standard installation to using 'what-if' tools to model potential outcomes of a project.

     

    Topics covered include

    VLookup

    Add-Ins such as the Analysis Toolpak

  • Working with different types of large data sets producing pivot tables to summarise data.

    Using the features provided by pivot tables in Excel to enable you to create Filtered Reports, Slicers, use Calculated Fields as well as Grouping and Sorting data.

  • A brief introduction to key assistive technology and apps that might help you to work and study more efficiently. Tools for planning and organisation, reading and writing will be included. We will show you free or low-cost tools available for both PCs and Macs and provide information on where and how to source the tools yourself.

  • This course works with Audacity and OpenShot to produce podcast resources to represent academic practice or outside interests

     

    This video activity will help you prepare for the workshop "Podcasting: An introduction".

  • A comprehensive 3-day introduction to all the core skills needed to make a short documentary. You will have the opportunity to work on a project that reflects your interests with full support in filming and editing.

    This video activity will help you prepare for the workshop "Video: Producing a mini documentary".

  • The course will get you comfortable using your mobile device to create short videos to suit a variety of needs.

     

    This video activity will help you prepare for the workshop "Video: Shooting movies on your mobile".

  • This course introduces the key concepts in developing an online presence strategy.

     

    This video activity will help you prepare for the workshop "Online presence: Taking control".

  • Before coming along to the workshop, take the opportunity to look at some examples of posters in your own field. These may be 'hanging around' your department, or perhaps colleagues are willing to share posters they have created. You might like to identify aspects of the posters which work (and those that don't).

    You can see online examples of posters at the following web site:

  • This one-day, practical, hands-on course will introduce you to simple techniques to help you with conducting an interview and being interviewed, for audio and video.

  • Before coming along to the workshop, take the opportunity to think about presentations you have seen in your own field. You might like to identify aspects of the presentations which worked (and those that didn't). You could also recall the best and worst presentations you have seen on any topic.

    You can see online examples of presentations at the following web site:


     

  • This session provides an introduction to statistical functionality in Excel where you will learn how to use various tools to perform a core set of statistical operations including mean, standard deviation, frequency, goodness of fit, t tests, ANOVA, correlation and regression and then display the results in charts such as histograms. 

  • In this course, you will work with different types of large data sets to produce pivot tables to summarise data.

    This video activity will help you prepare for the workshop "Spreadsheets: Good practice with pivot tables".

  • Introduction to Blockly, a generic, visual interface for building code algorithms that can then be translated into several popular programming languages. Aimed at those who have attended the Programming: Concepts course (either version).

  • This session shows how to include graphs effectively in a report or a research paper, providing guidance on which charts to use and how to use them to convey messages clearly and effectively.

    For full details about this course, visit the course booking system.

     

  • This task will give you a flavour of how the huge library of online video-based courses at LinkedIn Learning can help you in your work.

    You can try this task on your own, although it was designed to be done in a classroom with a teacher to support you.

  • Nexus365 offers a variety of tools and apps to help you work efficiently - here is a taste of how you could use them. These tasks provide a hands-on encounter with apps like OneDrive, Teams and video/audio conversations. You can explore ways of communicating and collaborating with colleagues, and start thinking about how you would use these tools in your own work.

  • This course works with Audacity and OpenShot to produce podcast resources to represent your academic practice, departmental work or outside interests.


     

  • Audacity is a free, cross-platform, audio-editing application. It can be used to create digital audio material suitable for a course, a podcast or on a website.

     

    This video activity will help you prepare for the workshop "Audio: Recording the spoken word".

  • Inkpath is a personal skills tracking app.

    Did you know that, as an Oxford researcher, you get a FREE licence to use Inkpath, and can take it with you when you leave? With Inkpath you can:

    •     Discover activities, resources and guidance from across Oxford, relevant to you

    •     Adopt goals and pathways curated by Oxford’s Divisions

  • A comprehensive 3-day introduction to all the core skills needed to make a short documentary. You will have the opportunity to work on a project that reflects your interests with full support in filming and editing.

  • Maple is maths software that you can use to solve equations, visualise maths solutions and more.

    Watch these videos to get yourself started using Maple.

    Explore the student resources for learning Maple

  • At lunchtimes, we offer a wide-ranging series of interesting one-off talks, featuring colleagues from across the University.

    For upcoming titles and to book your place, visit our course booking system https://cosy.ox.ac.uk/accessplan/LMSPortal/UI/Page/Courses/Search.aspx and search for "lunchtime".