The CPGS offers a range of short courses for postgraduates, postdoctoral fellows and supervisors. In 2020, we’re taking them all online!
CPGS short courses allow you to:
augment your studies and support your progress,
broaden your research skills,
disseminate your work more broadly,
build your CV,
and enhance your employability
The courses all have limited spaces and participants are accepted on a first-come-first served basis.
Introduction to Critical Discourse Analysis
This unique, interdisciplinary course is designed to equip you with the theoretical and practical knowledge and skills to use Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) effectively in your research.
10 weeks long – starts 6 August
Introduction to NVIVO
This course takes you through all the basics of this qualitative data management and analysis software.
4 weeks long – starts 6 July
Introduction to Knowledge Syntheses (Systematic Reviews)
A variety of methodologies have emerged through which existing studies are used as data for the synthesis of existing knowledge. Many scholars are drawn to these approaches because of the proliferation of studies that are not drawn together into one critical evaluation. They are also often considered practical approaches to research when it is impossible to undertake studies on the field (for example, because of Covid-19).
4 weeks long – starts 13 July
Academic Journal Article Writing course
This course has gone fully online!
We take you through the steps from a thesis or completed research
project to submitting an article.
The course combines short videos and tasks on RUConnected, zoom and live chat.
Introduction to R via DataCamp.com online course
The Centre for Postgraduate Studies has partnered with Datacamp.com to offer an exciting online introduction to R. DataCamp.com have agreed to allow 150 postgraduate Rhodes University students access to the following online R courses at no cost.
You do not need to do all the courses but they should be completed in the order as shown above.
Please note you MUST register with your Rhodes University email address, that is an email address ending with @campus.ru.ac.za. Following your registration at DataCamp.com, the site will send you an email. This email may be filtered by gmail to your promotions or spam folder. To register for the courses above you must follow the link in that email. Those students experiencing difficulties registering on the datacamp.com site please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make use of this fabulous offer. Please follow the link to register:
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Off-campus library use and database searches
Why is academic writing so hard?
Analysing qualitative data
Reporting your findings
Introduction to knowledge syntheses and systematic reviews
Queering transformation in the academy
Understanding complexity in uncertain times
Ubuntu and indigenous knowledge