Managing and Writing a High Quality MS/PhD

Dissertation- The 5 Chapters of a Thesis

Software Application SPSS V.20, NVIVO, EndNote X5 & GPower

 

The art of writing a research thesis is one of the most difficult and demanding tasks that a researcher may face. The entire research process requires very essential skills particularly managing the thesis part of MS/PhD program. A high Quality Thesis not only determines success in current program but also opens new doors for future research, academic career, next level degree and scholarships for post-doc.


In order to enhance the research capabilities and to inculcate modern thesis writing trends, the researchers are invited to participate in an international workshop “Managing and Writing a High Quality Ms/PhD Dissertation/Thesis- Software Application SPSS, NVIVO, EndNote X5 & GPower” on 6-8 March, 2013. The workshop will help the researchers to effectively design their path to produce a high quality dissertation/thesis.


The researchers from Universities, Research Institutes, R&D organizations and Social Sector organizations are requested to participate individually or institutional in their own auditorium/office/home from anywhere around the world. The individual participant can participate using a laptop/desktop computer connected through internet. For institutional registration and arrangements, contact us (00971528047514, 00923224309974) or workshops@rctd.org.


Course Outline:


·        Introduction 

·        Review of Literature

·        Method and Procedure

·        Main Objectives of the Study

·        Hypothesis(es) formulation

·        Sample size determination

·        Instruments (tools)/Scale development

·        Sample size Determination using GPower (Open Source Soft)

·        Analysis of Data

·        Results and Discussion

·        Summary and Conclusion

·        Suggestions and Recommendations for Further Studies

·        References

·        Appendices

 

Quantitative Data Analysis Using SPSS V.20

 

·        Data entry in SPSS, Data cleaning

·        Defining variable on SPSS variable view screen

·        Assigning value labels, working with data files

·        Checking scale reliability through SPSS

·        Creating new variables from existing one

·        Descriptive Analysis for Qualitative & Quantitative Data

·        Parametric Inference for Mean (One, Two & MultipleSamples)

·        Non–Parametric Inference for Mean (One, Two & MultipleSamples)

·        The Regression Analysis

 

Qualitative Data Analysis Using NVIVO Software

 

·        Introduction of NVIVO

·        Basics of NVIVO and setting up a project

·        Importing and Coding Documents 

·        Developing Literature Review Using NVIVO

·        Working with your themes and ideas and shaping your findings

·        Importing and coding additional sources (Audio & Videofiles) 

·        Classifying and Categorizing Data

·        Grouping your data: collections and links 

·        Exploring your data

·        Models and relationships 

·        Visualizing your data

·        Reporting and presenting your findings

 

Citation & Referencing in Research Using EndNote X5

 

·        Comparative overview of reference management systems

·        Why citation styles and references?

·        Endnote overview, installation and practice 

·        Browsing and searching through endnote

·        Create and manage a references library

·        Edit, sort, format and insert references

·        Employ and practice the ‘cite while you write’ (CWUR) feature

·        Hands on practice  and self-reflection session

 

Resource Persons:


Professor Dr. Alay Ahmad

Post Doc

University of North Carolina (USA)

Higher Education Approved PhD Supervisor

Advisor/Trainer

Research Center for Training & Development


Qualitative Research Methods

Joanna Chrzanowska

Practitioner/Consultant

Qualitative Research Methods

Author of a Book on Qualitative Research Methodologies

Head

Foundations of Qualitative Research

The Qualitative Mind

United Kingdom

Advisor/Trainer

Research Center for Training & Development(RCTD)

 

Mr. Anton Svendrovski

Consultant/Coach

Data Analysis for Dissertation/Thesis

IBM SPSS Certified

Head

STATSHELP

Canada

Advisor/Trainer

Research Center for Training & Development(RCTD)


Nadeem Iqbal

Assistant Director

Azra Naheed Research Centre

Consultant/Coach

Thesis Writing and Qualitative Data Analysis

Expert of Qualitative Data Analysis Using NVIVO

Advisor/Trainer

Research Centerfor Training & Development (RCTD)


Mr. Bilal Sharif

Research Executive 

Expert of reference management toolEndNote X5, Refwork, Zotero

Advisor/Trainer

Research Center for Training &Development (RCTD)

 

 

Program:


Date: 6th - 8th of March, 2013 (Wednesday-Friday)

Time:  9:30 am-5:00 pm Gulf Standard Time (DST)

Investment:   Rs. 3000/participant International: US$200/participant

Institutional Participation:  Rs. 40,000 International: US$1500 (up to 30 participants)

 

Note: The Universities/Institutes are requested to organize this International level workshop in their own computer lab/auditorium. The host institute does not require to have any conferencing facility. The conferencing facility will be provided by RCTD. For Institutional participation and arrangements, contact us (00971528047514, 00923224309974) or workshops@rctd.org. 


Online Registration:

 

Registration details and payment options, click the link below

 

http://tinyurl.com/rctd-workshop

 

Registration and payment details for  international participant,click the link below

 

http://tinyurl.com/rctd-research 

 

The participant will also get

 

·        Resource Material (soft copy through email)

·        Certificate of Participation (through courier)

·        Software and workshop recordings (through courier)


Payment Through PayPal for International Participant (The Secure and Fast)

The universities/institutes and individual participants from around the world can pay through RCTD PayPal Option. The world most secured and fast way of paying.  For paying through PayPal use the email: paypal@rctd.org and confirm us after paying at workshops@rctd.org.

 

For details  of all the payment options other than PayPal, click the link below

 

http://tinyurl.com/rctd-research 


How to participate?

 

The confirmed participant/university will receive a confirmatory email from RCTD. The email will have a workshop join link. The participant will click the join link on the day of workshop at the time mentioned on the link, after clicking the setup will start and  after 2-3 minutes, the participant will be connected with live HD Video Conferencing of the workshop.    

 

Requirements: 

·        Desktop computer/Laptop P4 or latest

·        Windows XP/ Vista/Windows 7/Mac

·        Internet connectivity

·        A set of Headphone & Mic (connect to your computer)

 


Who Should Attend?

  • Faculty Members
  • Research Scholars (MPhil/PhD)
  • Research Associates
  • Researchers of Medical Sciences
  • Researchers of R&D Organizations
  • Researchers of Social Sector Organizations

Contact Us:

 

Ateeq-ur-Rehman
Managing Director (MD)
Research Center for Training & Development (RCTD INC)
Cell: 00971528047514, 0092322-4309974

Skype: research.rctd  
Email: workshops@rctd.org
                            

 

 

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