Upcoming early career research development workshops in CREATe

Early career researchers, PhD students and faculty are welcome to come along to the following upcoming workshop events in CREATe.

On Tuesday 14th February 2017 from 3:30pm to 5:30 pm, we will be discussing Methods for investigating digital platforms: algorithms and affordances. The purpose of this workshop is to share and discuss techniques and methodological challenges related to investigating creative industries activity in online settings. CREATe researchers will share recent research design processes for investigating behavior on YouTube, Amazon and Kickstarter. Attendees are encouraged to bring specific questions related to their own online research challenges for group discussion. The recommended readings linked on the events page here provide context and theoretical underpinning for understanding the ‘method as the message’ in online research.

Please note that immediately following the meeting on 14th February, a public lecture will be given by Professor Thomas Höppner on the topic of EU copyright reform: the case for a related right for press publishers. All are welcome to attend, but we ask that participants please register for the lecture on the event page.

On Wednesday 8th March from 3:30 to 5:30 pm, we will discuss Writing and publishing interdisciplinary research. It is widely held that academic publishing is undergoing a profound transformation and faces challenges from digitalisation, the embrace of open access, and data-driven forms of investigation and inquiry. In the context of these changes, publications remain the currency of academic career progression. How can early career researchers navigate the requirements of academic publication, with the additional challenge of interdisciplinarity? We will discuss examples of effective strategies from law, economics and social science, with senior researchers (Professor Ruth Towse) on hand to provide advice about the publication process.

All of the reading materials for both workshops can be found on the CREATe Studio page. For more information about these events or to register your interest, please contact the organiser Dr Kris Erickson.


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