Research Skills

SLIIT Library Learning Commons Webinar Series on Research Skills

Welcome to our Library Research Skills Webinar Series, designed specifically for postgraduate students. This series of webinars aims to equip you with essential research skills to enhance your academic journey. Each month, our expert librarians and guest speakers will guide you through various aspects of academic research, providing valuable insights and practical tips.

Please register in advance to ensure you have a spot in these valuable sessions. Your early registration helps us manage the sessions more effectively and ensures we can accommodate all interested participants.

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Resource Person : Dr. Namali Suraweera

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Searching Literature

Searching literature for research involves systematically exploring academic databases to gather relevant information on a specific topic. This process identifies existing studies, theories, and gaps in knowledge. You will gain expertise in literature-searching tools and techniques by joining this session.

Planned to be conducted in August 2024.

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Writing a Literature Review

Writing a literature review involves summarising, analysing, and synthesising existing research on a specific topic to establish context and identify gaps. By joining this session, you will gain expertise on this topic.

Planned to be conducted in September 2024.

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Research Methodologies

Research methodologies encompass the strategies and techniques used to collect, analyse, and interpret data. Understanding various methods helps in selecting the most appropriate approach for a study. By joining this session, you will gain expertise on this topic.

Planned to be conducted in October 2024.

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Data Collection

Data collection is the process of gathering information for research purposes. It includes various methods like surveys, interviews, and observations to ensure comprehensive and accurate data. By joining this session, you will gain expertise on this topic.

Planned to be conducted in November 2024.

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Quantitative Data Analysis

Quantitative data analysis involves using statistical techniques to examine numerical data. It helps in identifying patterns, testing hypotheses, and making data-driven conclusions. By joining this session, you will gain expertise on this topic.

Planned to be conducted in December 2024.

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Qualitative Data Analysis

Qualitative data analysis involves interpreting non-numerical data, such as interviews and observations, to understand concepts, opinions, and experiences. It often uses coding and thematic analysis. By joining this session, you will gain expertise on this topic.

Planned to be conducted in January 2025.

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Research Ethics

Research ethics encompass the principles and guidelines that ensure research integrity and ethical conduct. It includes issues like informed consent, confidentiality, and avoiding plagiarism. By joining this session, you will gain expertise on this topic.

Planned to be conducted in February 2025.

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Use of LaTeX in Academic Writing

LaTeX is a typesetting system used to produce scientific and mathematical documents. It helps create complex documents with precise formatting, especially for equations and references. By joining this session, you will gain expertise on this topic.

Planned to be conducted in March 2025.

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Writing a Research Paper

Writing a research paper involves structuring and presenting research findings clearly and concisely, following academic standards and guidelines. It includes sections like introduction, methodology, results, and discussion. By joining this session, you will gain expertise on this topic.

Planned to be conducted in April 2025.

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Publishing Research

Publishing research involves preparing and submitting academic work to journals or conferences. It requires understanding the peer review process, formatting guidelines, and ethical considerations. By joining this session, you will gain expertise on this topic.

Planned to be conducted in May 2025.

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Maximizing Visibility and Impact

Maximizing visibility and impact involves strategies to increase the reach and influence of research, such as using social media, presenting at conferences, and optimizing search engines. By joining this session, you will gain expertise on this topic.

Planned to be conducted in June 2025.

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Managing Intellectual Property

Managing intellectual property involves protecting and utilizing creations of the mind, such as patents, copyrights, and trademarks, to ensure legal rights and benefits. By joining this session, you will gain expertise on this topic.

Planned to be conducted in July 2025.

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