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Online Training for Doctoral Students

These sessions:

  • are sometimes only available as an online option
  • help to enrich the variety of specialities already on offer at the university
  • are ideal for extra mural students.

Quantitative Specialists

This YouTube channel covers statistics, and, in particular, SPSS. the videos are informative, easy to follow and work through various analyses and levels.


Dr Delderfield's Training for Extramural Students

In 2017-18 all of these sessions are offered as a Blackboard Collaborate online tutorial for our extra-mural students. Email to book a session.

FocusMaps to RDF

Mixed Methods Research – An Introduction

A1, A2, B3

Critical Thinking & Problem-solving for Doctoral Students

A2, A3, B3


Enhancing Rigour in Qualitative Research: Keeping a Research Journal

A1, A2, A3, B3, C1


Understanding Ethical Research for Doctoral Students


A2, A3, B3, C1

Focus Group Skills for Researchers

A1, B1, B3, D2

From Beginning to End: Managing Your Doctoral Studies

A2, B1, B2, B3, C2

Getting to Grips with Method and Methodology

A1, A3, B2, B3

Interpretive Methods for Qualitative Data

A1, A2, A3, B1, B3

Interviewing Skills for Research

A1, B1, B3, D2

Literature Reviewing for Doctoral Research

A1, A2, A3, B2, B3

Presentations, posters and giving seminars

A2, A3, B1, B3, D2, D3

Developing as a Researcher – the Researcher Development Framework

A2, B1, B2, B3, D1

Working With Your Supervisors

A2, B1, B2, B3, C1, D1, D2

Writing a Research Proposal

A1, A2, A3, B2, B3, C1, C2

Writing for Publication

A1, A2, A3, B2, B3, D2, D3

Writing Skills for Doctoral Students

A1, A2, A3, B3, D2

Thriving in Your Viva

A3, B1, B2, D2

Data Management for Doctoral Researchers

A2, B1, B2, B3, C1, C2

Ethical Approval Process Form Completion – Practical Advice for Doctoral Researchers

A2, A3, B3, C1

Consortium for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis (CARMA)

Some of these excellent resources are available free to UoB research students.

CARMA offers an International Video Library, where you can access training videos on an array of methods both traditional and innovative. Joining instructions are given on the website and are easy to follow.

They also do international short courses which require attendance in-person.

Career Management for Early Career Academic Researchers

This new online course (MOOC) for research students and research staff has just opened for bookings.  It aims to support researchers to explore their career options and make career plans.

  • Through a series of articles, videos, discussions, and reflective exercises, researchers will be encouraged to consider what they want out of a career; to explore the academic career path and many other career options; and to increase their confidence in job search and applications.
  • It is free.
  • It is open to research students and early career research staff at any institution in the UK and beyond.   
  • The first course will start on 5th March but for more information and sign up details go to:
  • The MOOC is a collaboration between the University of Glasgow, University of Edinburgh, and University of Sheffield, and has been developed by careers professionals who are experienced in working with research students and research staff (NB this is not a UoB resource).