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1 1 Faculty of Human Sciences Higher Degree Research (HDR) Commencement Program 2009

2 2 Dean’s Welcome Professor Janet Greeley Executive Dean Faculty of Human Sciences

3 3  Department of Education  Department of Linguistics  Department of Psychology  Institute of Early Childhood (IEC)  Institute of Human Cognition and Brain Science (IHCBS) ; incorporates MACCS, MUSEC & MELCOE  The Australian School of Advanced Medicine (ASAM)

4 4 Enrolled HDR Candidates 2009 Source: www.research.mq.edu.au/data_and_reporting/students/enrolled_candidates_by_divisionwww.research.mq.edu.au/data_and_reporting/students/enrolled_candidates_by_division Arts433 Business and Economics91 MGSM129 Human Sciences399 Science476 All Degrees - University Total1531

5 5 HDR Candidature Breakdown – 2009 Source: www.research.mq.edu.au/data_and_reporting/students/enrolled_candidates_by_divisionwww.research.mq.edu.au/data_and_reporting/students/enrolled_candidates_by_division Arts 28.28% Business and Economics 5.94% MGSM 8.42% Human Sciences 26.06% Science 31.09%

6 6 Faculty Staff Executive DeanProf. Janet Greeley Executive Assistant to DeanMs. Judy Lawrie Associate Dean, HDRA/Prof. David Hall Faculty Manager, HDRMs. Robyn Guilmette Associate Dean ResearchProf. Jennifer Bowes Faculty Research ManagerMr. Colm Halbert Associate Dean, Learning & TeachingDr. Judi Homewood Faculty General ManagerMr. Ian Jones

7 7 Top 10 Survival Tips 1.Set up a clear working relationship with your supervisor right from the start 2.Expectations (frequency of meetings, meeting deadlines, getting feedback) Keeping records Setting goals Setting timelines Talk about your project with others and listen to feedback 3.Present early on: feedback *Department and Faculty Seminars and CONFERENCES*

8 8 More tips… 4.Publish as you go 5.Join in the University and Dept/Institute/School/Centre culture - sense of belonging 6.Tutoring opportunities 7.Set aside clear – undisturbed time 8.Break the task up into steps 9.Seek help early if problems arise 10.Program in some time to have fun

9 9 Associate Dean Higher Degree Research A/Prof David Hall david.hall@mq.edu.au Tel: +61 2 9850 9647 Fax: +61 2 9850 9352

10 10 Faculty HDR Sub-committee Chaired by: A/Prof David Hall –Planning and resources –Research festivals, conferences and scientific meetings –Research training –Respond to HDR candidate feedback –Policies and systems supporting HDR candidature –Quality of supervision –HDR candidate representatives (2)

11 11 HS HDR Administrative Group…. Administration; processes, policies and resources Faculty Ms. Robyn Guilmette EducationMs. Margaret Fegent Institute of Early ChildhoodMs. Margaret Fegent LinguisticsMs. Thi Thi Aung PsychologyMs. Erin Thatcher IHCBSMs. Lesley McKnight ASAMMs. Lee McGrath

12 12 Academic Advice  Supervisory team  HDR Academic Coordinator or Director in your Department, Institute or School  Head of Department, Institute or School  Associate Dean, HDR  Executive Dean

13 13 Code of HDR Practice Candidate Executive Dean Faculty of Human Sciences Associate Dean, HDR Faculty of Human Sciences HDR Coordinator/Head of Department, Institute or School Principal Supervisor Dean, HDR University HDRO DVCR Appeals University Committee Associate Supervisor Advice and Grievance Structure Dean, HDR University Dean, HDR University DVCR Appeals University DVCR Appeals University

14 14 Planning your budget Specialist equipment and software Research related materials (e.g.,test kits if not available internally) Assistance with coding and transcribing Reimbursement for approved local travel to a designated research site Remuneration for participants Printing and postage for large mail-outs

15 15 Planning your budget (2) You may in some circumstances be able to get funding for: Equipment for distance candidates (this does not normally include computers) Items of specialised equipment not already available within areas. Attendance at training workshops directly relevant to the candidate's topic. Attendance at conferences without presenting a paper. Library membership fees for internationally based external candidates. Field research

16 16 Not (normally) funded Data entry Research Assistance (but transcription or coding for blinded studies are allowable ) Laptop purchase (when available for loan from Department for limited time) Equipment that can reasonably be expected to be supplied by the Department (e.g. stationery, photocopying) or equipment available for loan such as recording equipment (see Technical staff) Costs related to thesis production Conference travel costs if not presenting at the conference Alcohol consumption during conference attendance Text books Workshop or course enrolment unless it is part of a conference or if attendance is fundamental to thesis design and analysis, and appropriate support is not available internally

17 17 Planning your research-related travel 1.You should normally be presenting a paper at the conference to be eligible to apply for conference funding. Conference presentations must be based on work related to your HDR research. 2.Supportive documentation such as conference information, confirmation of presentation, conference fee options, to be attached to the application (or must be supplied before funds can be released). 3.All other costs over and above the grant are at your own expense. 4.You must provide a clear but brief justification and indication that you have investigated accommodation options, in line with University policies. 5. Costs may include travel, accommodation, poster printing (through MQ Printery), a contribution towards living expenses and conference registration at the lowest applicable rate, but will not include association membership unless this is a mandatory condition of presentation. Living expenses should be based on 50% of the Australian Tax Office per diem rate for the location of the conference, but reimbursement will only be made against receipts.

18 18 Sources of funding 1)Your Department 2)The Postgraduate Research Fund (PGRF) – up to $4000, available once during candidature

19 19 Thesis by publication Research comprising a number of independent related studies Must have strongly coherent framework Studies must be of publishable standard (not necessarily actually published)

20 20 Commencement program 1. Induction sessions: All candidates: University Central Commencement Session International candidates: MI Induction session All candidates: Faculty induction session All candidates: Departmental induction session 2. Unit enrolment, auditing, presenting All candidates: agree unit enrolment or auditing with supervisor Psychology/MACCS candidates: attend PSY907 Linguistics candidates: attend at least 66% of Departmental research seminars Education/IEC candidates: present at Commencement Presentation Day ASAM candidates: participate in Scientific Meetings 3. Research plan All candidates: submit a satisfactory research plan and complete the Faculty Commencement Program report

21 21 What is LINGALRS?

22 22 What does LINGALRS include?

23 23 How do I access LINGALRS?

24 24 Library: www.lib.mq.edu.au Education Carol Walker Carol Walker 9850 6519 John Elias John Elias 9850 7535 Institute of Early Childhood Carol Walker Carol Walker 9850 6519 John Elias John Elias 9850 7535 Linguistics Karen Marks Karen Marks 9850 9009 Jo Hardy 9850 7563 Psychology John Elias John Elias 9850 7535 Mary Simons Mary Simons 9850 7536 Jo Hardy 9850 7563 Institute of Human Cognition & Brain Sciences John Elias John Elias 9850 7535 Mary Simons Mary Simons 9850 7536 Jo Hardy 9850 7563 School of Advanced Medicine Mary Simons Mary Simons 9850 7536 Karen Marks Karen Marks 9850 9009

25 25 Sara Cotterall HDR Candidate, Linguistics HDR candidature and the importance of getting involved. JUST DO IT!

26 26 Doing a Phd is like … go at a gentle pace, enjoying the view aim to finish in record time play the role of ‘ the lone scholar ’ become part of a community of scholars focus single-mindedly on your destination enjoy some twists and turns along the way

27 27 You can get involved by … Attending seminars –your department –MUPRA –other universities Taking part in the Human Sciences Faculty Research Showcase –Nov 23-25, 2009 –attend presentations outside your field Conferences –Macquarie –Sydney –Australia –International

28 28 Get involved by … Asking questions … (there ’ s no such thing as...) Accepting invitations … Volunteering … (watch your email) Joining a club or two … Talking to others … Attending social functions … ENJOY YOUR TIME AT MACQUARIE!

29 29 Our HDR candidates present their work in a variety of ways… Faculty of Human Sciences Research Showcase November 23-25, 2009 U@MQ Function Centre, Macquarie University Faculty of Human Sciences HDR Showcase Nov 23-25, 2009 ASAM Scientific Meetings Seminars SeminarsColloquiaWorkshops Conferences & Mini-Conferences

30 30 Associate Dean Research Professor Jennifer Bowes 9850 9844 9850 9890 Jennifer.bowes@mq.edu.au

31 31 Research Centres in the Faculty Adult Migrant English Program Research Centre (AMEP) (Faculty Research Centre) Contact: A/Prof Lynda Yates Acting Director Phone: 9850 9646 Email: lynda.yates@mq.edu.aulynda.yates@mq.edu.au http://www.ameprc.mq.edu.au/h ome Applied Linguistics and Language in Education Research Centre (ALLE) (Faculty Research Centre) Contact: Prof Anne Burns Director Phone: 9850 8604 Email: anne.burns@mq.edu.auanne.burns@mq.edu.au http://www.ling.mq.edu.au/centres/alle/i ndex.htm

32 32 Research Centres in the Faculty Centre for Emotional Health (CEH) Contacts: Prof Ron Rapee, Director Phone: +61 2 9850 8032 Email: Ron.Rapee@mq.edu.auRon.Rapee@mq.edu.au Gail Stewart White Administration Officer Phone: +61 2 9850 4084 Email: gail.stewart-white@mq.edu.augail.stewart-white@mq.edu.au http://www.psy.mq.edu.au/CEH/index. html http://www.psy.mq.edu.au/CEH/index. html Centre for Language in Social Life (CLSL ) Contact: A/Prof David Butt Director Phone: +61 2 9850 8793 Email: david.butt@mq.edu.audavid.butt@mq.edu.au http://www.ling.mq.edu.au/clsl/inde x.htm

33 33 Research Centres in the Faculty Children and Families Research Centre (CFRC) Contact: Prof Jennifer Bowes Director Phone: +61 2 9850 9844 Email: jennifer.bowes@mq.edu.au jennifer.bowes@mq.edu.au http://www.iec.mq.edu.au/cfrc.a spx Centre for Translating and Interpreting Research (CTIR) Contacts: A/Prof Eddie Ronowicz Director Phone: +61 2 9850 9605 Email: eddie.ronowicz@mq.edu.aueddie.ronowicz@mq.edu.au Dr Jemina Napier Phone: +61 2 9850 8756 Email: jemina.napier@mq.edu.aujemina.napier@mq.edu.au http://www.ling.mq.edu.au/translatio n/index.htm

34 34 Research Centres in the Faculty Macquarie Centre for Cognitive Sciences (MACCS) Contact: Prof Max Coltheart Director Phone: 9850 8086 Email: max.coltheart@mq.edu.au max.coltheart@mq.edu.au http://www.maccs.mq.edu.au/ Macquarie E-Learning Centre of Excellence (MELCOE) Contact: Prof James Dalziel Director Phone: 9850 7539 Email: james.dalziel@mq.edu.aujames.dalziel@mq.edu.au http://www.melcoe.mq.edu.au/

35 35 Research Centres in the Faculty Macquarie ICT Innovations Centre Contact: Prof John Hedberg Director Phone: 9850 8665 Email: john.hedberg@mq.edu.au http://www.macict.edu.au/ Macquarie University Special Education Centre (MUSEC) Contact: Dr Jennifer Stephenson Acting Director Phone: 9850 8694 Email: jennifer.stephenson@mq.edu.au jennifer.stephenson@mq.edu.au http://www.musec.mq.edu.au/resear ch.aspx

36 36 Other research issues for HDR candidates Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research Publications, authorship and IRIS Ethics review of human research


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