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Reminder: Research Ethics Panel meetings in August

Planning Ahead – A Reminder for Staff and Postgraduate Researchers

If you’re hoping to start data collection activities in September and are in the process of completing your research ethics checklist, please remember that during August there are NO Research Ethics Panel (REP) Meetings.  If you want to start your data collection activity in August/September, please submit your checklist in time for final Panel meetings to be held in June and July.  Checklists received during August which need to be reviewed by full Panel will be deferred until September (dates to be advised).

REPs review all staff projects and postgraduate research projects which have been identified as above minimal risk through the online ethics checklist.  Details on what constitutes high risk can be found on the research ethics blog.

There are two central REPs:

  • Science, Technology & Health
  • Social Sciences & Humanities Research Ethics Panel

Staff/PGR above minimal risk projects are reviewed by full REP and Researchers (including PGR Supervisors) are normally invited to Panel for discussions.

Staff low risk projects are reviewed by member(s) of REP via email.

Staff Projects which are ‘low risk’

Reviews for low risk projects will continue as normal during August, although turnaround may be longer than normal due to Reviewer availability during this month.

PGR Projects which are ‘low risk’

The review and approval process for low risk PGR projects continues as standard.

More details about the review process and REP meeting dates can be found on the Research Ethics Blog.  Email enquiries should be sent to researchethics@bournemouth.ac.uk.

Online Ethics Checklist is NOW OFFLINE

REMINDER that the online ethics checklist is now offline and won’t be available until Monday 3rd September.  During this time students/staff will not be able to apply for ethical approval.  This is to allow for data migration.

The new online checklist will be available from Monday 3rd September 2018.

If you have any questions, please email researchethics@bournemouth.ac.uk.

Online Ethics Checklist is NOW OFFLINE

REMINDER that the online ethics checklist is now offline and won’t be available until Monday 3rd September.  During this time students/staff will not be able to apply for ethical approval.  This is to allow for data migration.

The new online checklist will be available from Monday 3rd September 2018.

If you have any questions, please email researchethics@bournemouth.ac.uk.

Online Ethics Checklist

REMINDER that the online ethics checklist will not be available from Friday 24th August 2018 until Monday 3rd September.  During this time students/staff will not be able to apply for ethical approval.  This is to allow for data migration.

The new online checklist will be available from Monday 3rd September 2018.

If you have any questions, please email researchethics@bournemouth.ac.uk.

 

Online Ethics Checklist

REMINDER that the online ethics checklist will not be available from Friday 24th August 2018 until Monday 3rd September.  During this time students/staff will not be able to apply for ethical approval.  This is to allow for data migration.

The new online checklist will be available from Monday 3rd September 2018.

If you have any questions, please email researchethics@bournemouth.ac.uk.

 

Research Ethics Checklist Reviews during August

Planning Ahead – A Reminder (Staff & PGRs)

Projects which are ‘above minimal risk’

If you’re hoping to start data collection activities at the beginning of September and are in the process of completing your research ethics checklist, please remember that during August there are NO Research Ethics Panel Meetings.  If you want to start your data collection activity in August/September, please submit your checklist in time for final Panel meetings to be held in July.  Checklists received during August which need to be reviewed by full Panel will be deferred until September (dates to be advised).

Projects which are ‘below minimal risk’

Reviews for low risk projects (Staff and Postgraduate Research) will continue as normal during August.

More details about the review process and Panel meeting dates can be found on the Research Ethics Blog.  Email enquiries should be sent to researchethics@bournemouth.ac.uk.

Research Ethics @ BU

Planning Ahead – A Reminder (Staff & PGRs)

If you’re hoping to start data collection activities at the beginning of September and are in the process of completing your research ethics checklist, please remember that during August there are NO Research Ethics Panel Meetings.  If you want to start your data collection activity in August/September, please submit your checklist in time for Panel meetings to be held in June or July.  Checklists (for ‘above minimal risk’ projects) received during August will be deferred until the Panels reconvene in September (dates to be advised).

Reviews for low risk projects (Staff and Postgraduate Research) will continue as normal during August.

More details about the review process and Panel meeting dates can be found on the Research Ethics Blog.  Email enquiries should be sent to researchethics@bournemouth.ac.uk.

Bristol Online Surveys (BOS)

Change in Account Creation Process and Entitlement to Students – March 2016

Introduction

Bristol Online Surveys (BOS) is an easy-to-use service that allows you to develop, deploy and analyse surveys via the Web. No complicated set-up or technical knowledge is required.

The Bristol Online Survey (BOS) tool can be used to conduct small or large scale surveys over the Internet. Survey questionnaires are easy to set up, and offer a variety of question formats, and a simple page and section structure. Survey respondents simply need to visit a dedicated webpage to complete the questionnaire. Some very easy to use data analysis tools are also available.

The tool is provided via the University of Bristol and Bournemouth University has a full site-licence.

Availability and entitlement

This service is mainly designed for use by university staff. However, from March 2016, postgraduate and final year undergraduate students are now able to use Bristol Online Surveys (BOS) subject to approval from their academic supervisor.

Getting a Bristol Online Surveys account

Staff can apply for a BOS account, or for their students, by contacting the IT Service Desk:
https://bournemouth.service-now.com/

A university email address will need to be provided. Users will then be sent a link to activate their BOS account. Please do not contact Bristol Online Surveys (BOS) directly.

Help and Support

Once you have an account, you can login from the Bristol Online Survey’s login page:

The BOS Help and Support pages are very useful in helping you to design, distribute and analyse your surveys.

If students require further advice on research design and ethics, they should contact their academic supervisor.

Research Ethics
Before you undertake any survey you must receive ethical approval by completing the online ethics checklist. Please read the University’s Research Ethics Code of Practice, which can be found here: https://itservices.bournemouth.ac.uk/services/online-ethics-checklist.aspx.

PG Researcher Development Programme

What’s coming up in December:

3 December – SPSS Workshop 8: Factor Analysis – Discriminant Function Analysis
7 December – An Introduction to Focus Groups
9 December – Academic Assertiveness
9 December – The Transfer Process
10 December – SPSS Workshop 9: Binomial/Binary Logistic Regression
10 December – Introduction to Nvivo (Day 1)
11 December – Advanced Nvivo (Day 2 ) – Limited Places and by invitation only. Attendance at Day 1 is mandatory
14 December – Interviewing in semi-structured interviews
16 December – Preparing for your Initial Review

Booking is via myBU Graduate School PGR Community (don’t forget to log on using your student username and password).

If you have any questions about the PGR Programme, please contact Clare Cutler, Research Skills Development Officer via email: pgrskillsdevelopment@bournemouth.ac.uk

PG Researcher Development Programme

PGR workshops coming up in November:

  • 5 November – SPSS workshop 4: ANOVA Analysis in SPSS
  • 6 November – ResearchPAD: A beginner’s guide…
  • 11 November – Intro to ‘Observation as a social science research method’
  • 12 November  – SPSS workshop 5: Correlation & Regression Analysis using SPSS
  • 17 November – Managing Working Relationships (supervisors & pgrs)
  • 17 November – Peer Mentoring
  • 18 November – Managing Pressure Positively
  • 19 November – SPSS workshop 6: Non-Parametric Testing
  • 25 November – An Introduction to Public Engagement
  • 26 November – SPSS workshop 7: Introducing Factor Analysis

Booking is via myBU Graduate School PGR Community (don’t forget to log on using your student username and password).

If you have any questions about the PGR Programme, please contact the Graduate School via email: pgrskillsdevelopment@bournemouth.ac.uk

PG Researcher Development Workshops – A new programme for 2015-16

Organised by the Graduate School, a new programme of workshops is now available to all Postgraduate Researchers.

Coming up in October:

  • SPSS Workshop 2: Managing and Manipulating data in SPSS
  • Time Management AM – Limited Places available
  • How to Manage your Research Project – PM – Limited Places available
  • How to Conduct a Literature Review
  • SPSS Workshop 3: Normality testing and t-tests in SPSS

A full programme of workshops is available – see PGR Workshops – 2015-16 Timetable for further information.  If any are of interest to you, booking is via myBU Graduate School PGR Community (don’t forget to log on with your student username and password).

Supervisors – information on how you can support your PGRs in their personal and professional development can be found on the Graduate School Intranet.

Faculty of Management academics win the Academy of Marketing Research Initiative Funding scheme 2015

Dr. Julie Robson and Samreen Ashraf from the Faculty of Management were announced as the successful recipients of the 2015 Academy of Marketing Research Initiative Funding Scheme for 2015 at the conference in Limerick, Ireland last week.

Their research, ‘Perceptions and use of pension savings: the case of South Asian consumers living in the UK’, examines how UK consumers originally from India, Pakistan and Bengal will use their pension savings following recent changes in the pension market.  Drawing on concepts developed within behavioural economics, specifically framing and mental accounting, this study will identify what has informed consumer perceptions of their pension savings and how this influences the way in which their pension money is used.  This research is both important and timely given recent pension changes, and government and societal concern that individuals (particularly ethnic groups such as those from South Asia) are not adequately prepared for their retirement.

The results of this research project will be presented at the Academy of Marketing conference next year.

Dr Julie Robson image2Samreen BU pic2

2015 BU PhD Studentship Competition – Round 3 Call for Proposals

The Graduate School is delighted to announce the launch of Round 3 of the 2015 BU PhD Studentship Competition. Potentially, there will be up to 8 studentships available across two parallel strands: (1) Matched Funded and (2) Fully Funded/Part-Funded.

At this stage, Academic Staff are invited to submit proposals for studentship projects which, if successful, will be advertised to recruit PhD candidates for an January or April 2016 start.

Full details can be found on the Graduate School Staff Intranet.

Submission Deadline:

Applications should be submitted on the Studentship Proposal Form to the Graduate School via email to phdstudentshipcompetition@bournemouth.ac.uk no later than 5pm on Monday 13 July 2015.

PG Researcher Development Workshops available throughout June/July

For all Postgraduate Researchers – the following PG Researcher Development workshops are available throughout June/July:

  • Tuesday 2 June 2015 – Time Management
  • Tuesday 2 June 2015 – How to manage your Research Project
  • Wednesday 3 June 2015 – Presentation Skills
  • Wednesday 10 June 2015 – Introduction to Nvivo
  • Thursday 11 June 2015 – Advanced Nvivo – By invitation only*
  • Monday 15 June 2015 – Manage, Influence & Motivate!
  • Wednesday 17 June 2015 – Library Session: Development a Search Strategy and Using Researcher Tools
  • Thursday 18 June 2015 Intro to ‘Observation as a social science research method’
  • Thursday 25 June 2015 – Managing your Citations using Endnote and Endnote Web
  • Tuesday 7 July and Thursday 9 July – Advanced Presentation Skills – By invitation only*
  • Wednesday 22 July 2015 – Preparing for your Initial Review

If any are of interest to you, booking is via myBU Graduate School PGR Community (don’t forget to log on with your student username and password)

 

PG Researcher Development Workshops available throughout May

For all postgraduate Researchers – the following PG Researcher Development workshops are available throughout May:

  • Friday 1 May 2015 – ResearchPAD – A beginner’s guide
  • Wednesday 6 May 2015 – Creative Thinking
  • Thursday 7 May – IT Skills: Word – Structuring your Thesis
  • Wednesday 13 May 2015 – How to Conduct a Literature Review
  • NEW for 2014-15: Wednesday 13 May 2015 – Careers Series: Marketing yourself in person: Interviews
  • Thursday 14 May –  IT Skills: Excel – Introduction to Essential Features
  • Wednesday 20 May 2015 – Ethics: ethical systems, requirements and professional standards
  • Thursday 21 May – IT Skills: PowerPoint 2010: Create and Enhance your Presentation
  • Thursday 21 May 2015 – Interviewing in semi-structured interviews
  • NEW for 2014-15: Wednesday 27 May 2015 – Careers Series: Commercial Awareness
  • Thursday 28 May – IT Skills:  Introduction to Access
  • Thursday 28 May 2015 – Introduction to Focus Groups

See PGR Workshops – An Overview for further information about the workshops.  If any are of interest to you, booking is via myBU Graduate School PGR Community (don’t forget to log on with your student username and password)

PG Researcher Development Workshops – What’s coming up in April

For all postgraduate Researchers – the following PG Researcher Development workshops are available throughout April:

  • Tuesday 21 April 2015 – An Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods
  • Tuesday 21 April 2015 – Research Methodology – Mixed Methods
  • NEW for 2014-15 – Wednesday 22 April 2015 – Careers Series: Marketing yourself on Paper: CVs, Cover Letters, Personal Statements, Application Forms
  • Wednesday 22 April 2015 – The Transfer Process
  • Wednesday 29 April 2015 – Introduction to Practice-Led Research

See PGR Workshops – An Overview for further information about the workshops.  If any are of interest to you, booking is via myBU Graduate School PGR Community (don’t forget to log on with your student username and password)