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1 1 Faculty of Human Sciences Higher Degree Research (HDR) Commencement Program 2010

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

3 3  The Australian School of Advanced Medicine (ASAM)  Department of Education  Department of Linguistics  Institute of Early Childhood (IEC)  Institute of Human Cognition and Brain Science (IHCBS)  Department of Psychology

4 4 Enrolled HDR Candidates 2010 Arts44927.9% Business and Economics1076.6% MGSM1157.2% Human Sciences43026.8% Science50631.5% All Degrees - University Total1607

5 5 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 & TeachingA/Prof. Judi Homewood Faculty General ManagerMr. Ian Jones

6 6 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*

7 7 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

8 8 Associate Dean Higher Degree Research A/Prof David Hall Tel: +61 2 9850 9647 Fax: +61 2 9850 9352

9 9 Faculty HDR Sub-committee Chaired by: A/Prof David Hall –Planning and resources –Research showcase and conferences –Research training –Respond to HDR candidate feedback –Policies and systems supporting HDR candidature –Quality of supervision –HDR candidate representative (Andrea Gaede, ASAM)

10 10 HS HDR Administrative Group…. Administration; processes, policies and resources Faculty Ms. Robyn Guilmette EducationMs. Alex Loveday Institute of Early ChildhoodMs. Alex Loveday LinguisticsMs. Thi Thi Aung PsychologyMs. Erin Thatcher IHCBSMs. Lesley McKnight ASAMMs. Lee McGrath

11 11 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

12 12 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

13 13 Planning your budget Specialist equipment and software Research related materials 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

14 14 Planning your budget (2) You may in some circumstances be able to obtain 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

15 15 Not normally funded Data entry Research Assistance (but transcription or coding for blinded studies are allowable ) Laptop purchase (check with Department for loan) 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

16 16 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.

17 17 Planning your research-related travel 2 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 Your Department The Postgraduate Research Fund (PGRF) – up to $4000, available once during candidature Check with supervisor on other sources of funding

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 report All candidates: submit a satisfactory research plan and complete the Faculty Commencement Program report

21 21 What is LINGALRS? LINGALRS is a web-based resource designed to help HDR students in the Human Sciences improve their academic writing. However, while the focus is on the human sciences, the content may be of use to HDR students across the campus. Each module includes a discussion of a specific aspect of academic writing, together with examples to illustrate the points being made. After you have read the discussion, you are invited to apply what you have learned both by analysing texts written by authorities in the field and then by analysing you own writing.

22 22 What does LINGALRS include? ALRS currently includes 8 modules: Module 1: Writing a thesis proposal Module 2: Writing a Literature Review Module 3: Writing a Research Article Module 4: Expressing Your Voice Module 5: Stance: Interacting with your readers Module 6: Organising an argument: The role of topic sentences Module 7: Constructing cohesive and coherent paragraphs Module 8: Inductive and deductive organisation of arguments

23 23 How do I access LINGALRS? To access these modules you need to will need: your student number (the 8 digit number located on your campus card) your password If you do not have a password, log on to the student portal and complete the procedure outlined under the First Time Log In Process, located on the left of the screen. If you have forgotten your password, complete the procedure outlined under Login Assistance, also located on the left of the screen. Once you have logged into the site, you will need to self-enrol in LINGALRS, which you can do by following the instructions. If you have any problems, please contact Jean Brick:

24 24 Associate Dean Research Prof Jennifer Bowes Tel: +61 2 9850 9844 Fax: +61 2 9850 9887

25 25 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: Funded by the Commonwealth Department of Immigration and Citizenship, the centre provides research, professional development, publications and information services to the Adult Migrant English Program nationally. Research Centre services for the Adult Migrant English Program include: conducting research into language and literacy education coordinating a national research program for the AMEP maintaining the website which provides news, information and access to online professional development for AMEP teachers across Australia publishing and distributing research reports and associated teaching and learning materials publishing Prospect, the internationally recognised journal of the AMEP.

26 26 Research Centres in the Faculty Applied Linguistics and Language in Education Research Centre (ALLE) Contact: Prof Anne Burns Director Phone: 9850 8604 Email: index.htm ALLE members are involved in a wide range of research projects. Follow the links below to find out more about some of these. Addressing the ongoing English language growth of international studentsAddressing the ongoing English language growth of international students A study of English in Cambodia, Australian Sign Language: Interpreting Comprehensibility.Australian Sign Language: Interpreting Comprehensibility. Auslan Interpreter Mentoring Program. Developing a diagnostic tool and early intervention strategies to support postgraduate students academic literacy needsDeveloping a diagnostic tool and early intervention strategies to support postgraduate students academic literacy needs International Commercial Arbitration Practices Language-Teacher Education by Distance Plain English in Translation (PET) The Nature of Expert Communication as Required for the General Practice of MedicineThe Nature of Expert Communication as Required for the General Practice of Medicine

27 27 Research Centres in the Faculty Centre for Language in Social Life (CLSL) Contact: A/Prof David Butt Director Phone: +61 2 9850 8793 Email: Currently the Centre undertakes projects in: health and risk in the community business and professional discourses language and nationhood ideology and variation: issues of class, gender, race, war human and language evolution language in education and children's development communicating with a language impairment human computer interaction verbal art and models of human experience

28 28 Research Centres in the Faculty Research focuses on the understanding, treatment and prevention of anxiety, depression and related mental health problems Centre for Emotional Health (CEH) Contacts: Prof Ron Rapee, Director Phone: +61 2 9850 8032 Email: Gail Stewart White Administration Officer Phone: +61 2 9850 4084 Email:

29 29 Research Centres in the Faculty Children and Families Research Centre (CFRC) Contact: Prof Jennifer Bowes Director Phone: +61 2 9850 9844 Email: Research is underway on: Integrated services for children and families Parenting support programs Quality in early childhood care and education Gifted children Children with autism Family violence and children’s development Children in emergency/ disaster situations

30 30 Research Centres in the Faculty Centre for Translating and Interpreting Research (CTIR) Contacts: Director Dr Jemina Napier Phone: +61 2 9850 8756 Email: ndex.htm Current Projects Auslan interpreter mentoring project Deaf jurors & sign language interpreting projectDeaf jurors & sign language interpreting project Dictionary Assessment Project Dictionary Use in Translation Medical Signbank project Perceptions of interpreting project T & I Program Review T&I survey project Translation Competence

31 31 Research Centres in the Faculty Macquarie Centre for Cognitive Sciences (MACCS) Contact: Prof Anne Castles Director Phone: 9850 4860 Email: Research at MACCS focuses on: the production and comprehension of normal and disordered spoken and written language the processing of visual information the modelling of the nature of delusions in schizophrenia and other disorders including e.g. Capgras, Cotard, Fregoli, and Mirror delusions

32 32 Research Centres in the Faculty Macquarie E-Learning Centre of Excellence (MELCOE) Contact: Prof James Dalziel Director Phone: 9850 7539 Email: Current research projects: LAMS (Learning Activity Management System), an easy- to-use e-learning solution that allows teachers to build reusable learning activities (modules) and connect them together to become a an activity sequence. MAMS provides support for development of prototype middleware/common technical services, to enhance national research effectiveness. The Research Activityflow and Middleware Priorities (RAMP) project seeks to improve national research effectiveness

33 33 Research Centres in the Faculty Macquarie ICT Innovations Centre Contact: Prof John Hedberg Director Phone: 9850 8665 Email: Current projects: Indigenous Storytelling Robotics Local Eco Study Project Gamemaking Learning Design Virtual Worlds Technology Leaders Project Visual Literacy Connected Classrooms

34 34 Research Centres in the Faculty Macquarie University Special Education Centre (MUSEC) Contact: Dr Jennifer Stephenson Acting Director Phone: 9850 8694 Email: aspx Research at MUSEC research and development in special education Current research projects have been initiated with the aim of providing effective empirically-based solutions to contemporary problems in special education. MUSEC researchers have continually asked how educational 'best practices' for children with special needs can be made more efficient, better supported, more strategic and thus easier to implement.

35 35 Research issues for HDR candidates Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research Publications, authorship and IRIS Ethics review of human research

36 36 Carol Walker Liaison librarian

37 37 Library: Education Carol WalkerCarol Walker 9850 6519 John EliasJohn Elias 9850 1090 Institute of Early Childhood Carol WalkerCarol Walker 9850 6519 John EliasJohn Elias 9850 1090 Linguistics Karen MarksKaren Marks 9850 9009 ??tba9850 7535 Psychology John EliasJohn Elias 9850 1090 Mary SimonsMary Simons 9850 7536 Institute of Human Cognition & Brain Sciences John EliasJohn Elias 9850 1090 Mary SimonsMary Simons 9850 7536 School of Advanced Medicine Mary SimonsMary Simons 9850 7536 Karen MarksKaren Marks 9850 9009 Email: Correct as at: 11 th February 2010

38 38 Sara Cotterall HDR Candidate, Linguistics HDR candidature and the importance of getting involved. JUST DO IT!

39 39 Doing a Phd is like … You can: 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

40 40 You can get involved by … Attending seminars –your department –MUPRA –other universities Taking part in the Human Sciences Faculty Research Showcase –Date TBA –attend presentations outside your field Conferences –Macquarie –Sydney –Australia –International

41 41 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!

42 42 Faculty of Human Sciences HDR Showcase

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