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Wed 9 Dec 2020
14:00 - 15:30

Venue: Online

Provided by: Researcher Development Programme (RDP)

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Engaging with your literature: critical reading and managing literature-based research (Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences)

Wed 9 Dec 2020


This course seeks to help students develop their critical reading skills, and to deploy tactics and strategies that can accelerate the process of literature-based research without sacrificing detail and depth necessary for a doctoral thesis.

The course is aimed at first year students, but all are welcome.

Target audience

First-year PhD Students in Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available here.

  • Please bring one article or book chapter relevant to your research.
  • This course will be facilitated online via Zoom, so please ensure you have access.

Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Wed 9 Dec   14:00 - 15:30 14:00 - 15:30 Online Dr C.A. Gilliam
  • Gain a better understanding of the breadth and depth of literature based research expected of them
  • Explore the various options available for managing large amounts of literature and/or references
  • Use creative learning techniques to explore the various facets of their topic in depth, with the opportunity to share their thoughts with others
  • Deepen their understanding of critical reading and thinking
  • Explore the various options available for managing large amounts of literature and/or references
  • Learn how to successfully navigate between individual style and convention of form

Online participative workshop (Zoom), comprising information-giving and activities.


One 1.5 hour session


This course is scheduled to run twice per term.

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