Being a Digital Researcher: Digital Skills for Effective Research
Discover the different and diverse forms of scholarly communication
Good research is only effective and impactful if it is shared and used. Researchers need to understand how research is validated, published and shared with diverse audiences. This includes communicating with other scholars, the public and businesses.
You’ll be taught about the different aspects of scholarly communication: research, data collection and analysis; authoring; peer-review, publication and discovery and dissemination. This includes aspects of copyright, licensing and intellectual property.
Use networking to create opportunities for collaboration with other scholars
Academics depend on one another to develop and share research successfully. Research benefits from different bodies of work, ideas, and discoveries, as well as an audience to provide reviews and feedback.
This four-week course from the University of Hull will introduce you to digital research skills and concepts, and help you build your online identity as a researcher to gain access to knowledge, new audiences, and potential collaborators.
Delve into research ethics and data management
Researchers have a responsibility to ensure that their data is well preserved, organised, accessible, and sharable, to allow for dissemination and knowledge transfer.
Your educators will guide you in the process of data management to show you how to successfully manage and store your research data to ensure its longevity.
Boost your digital research skills with the University of Hull
The educators at the University of Hull are experts in research and learning, and have been running this course successfully for students both online and on campus.
With the combined knowledge of the university’s specialists at your fingertips, you’ll be equipped with the strategies and techniques you need to be a successful digital researcher.
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Evaluate how digital social networks can be used for research networking and public scholarly communication.
- Explore what is Open Access and how it is used in research publication.
- Evaluate good principles for online sharing and the role of copyright and licensing in research.
- Explore the range of research instruments and ethical issues that arise when conducting online research.
- Evaluate the intricacies of research data management, data storage and data preservation.
- Debate key issues with online research including ethics, data management and inclusion.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for anyone engaged in academic research with a digital component, and will be particularly beneficial for postgraduate students and staff undertaking research in a higher education setting.
Who developed the course?
The University of Hull has been changing the way people think for more than 90 years. As England’s 14th-oldest university, they have a proud heritage of academic excellence, life-changing research and excellent teaching. Their vision is to shape a fairer, brighter and carbon neutral future for all. As the Official University Partner of Team GB they believe extraordinary is in everyone, and together with Team GB, they’re going to help you find it.
World rankingTop 60Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021
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