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African Doctoral Academy - Summer School 2019

 African Doctoral Academy 

Summer School 2019

7 - 18 January

Preparatory Session: 3 - 5 January

 
 

 

 Extended Deadline
Applications and Payments

5 December 2018


The ADA Summer Doctoral School deadline for payments was yesterday, 19 November. We were, however, inundated with calls and emails from delegates who were still waiting for their invoices to be processed by their departments or employers, so we're giving everyone the opportunity to settle their account with us until Wednesday 5 December. 

This is also a golden opportunity for those of you that would still like to apply for the Summer School, but thought that you may have missed the deadline. 

More good news is that we have been fortunate to secure additional bursary funding for current and prospective PhD candidates and Postdocs at Stellenbosch University to attend the Summer School. We are offering this opportunity with the Postgraduate Office, and you can read more about it here. The bursary is available to PhDs across all phase of the PhD. 

Also remember that HPCSA members can earn up to 30 CPD points from attending the week-long courses, as well as 6 Ethics CPS points for our Ethics Workshop on Saturday 12 January.

As always, our programme is listed below, but please visit our website for the full programme, costs and deadlines for registration, as well as full workshop information. Week-long workshops take place from Monday - Friday each week so it is only possible to select one course per week. For those trying to find accommodation, try our suggestions on this page, and don't forget to book your complimentary airport shuttle here.

 
 

 

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 ADA Summer School 2019​


The Doctoral School will take place from 7 - 18 January, with a preparatory session from 3 -5 January. The deadline for registrations is Monday 19 November 2018.

The programme features a range of research design and methodology, data analysis, article writing, science dissemination, general academic preparedness and supervision for novice supervisors aimed at current and prospective PhD candidates, their supervisors and researchers in general, across all disciplines. 
 

Preparatory course 03 - 05 January 2019​

- Creating a successful dissertation
Dr Layla Cassim (ERS Consultants) *Prescribed Toolkit: R380. Note: This course is an optional, condensed version of course 2 - Preparing for the PhD. You may not registered for both course 1 and 2.​   |​Read more|
 


Week 1: 07 - 11 January 2019

Please note that each course below takes place from Monday to Thursday 8am - 4pm and Friday 9am to 1 pm and you can only attend one per week as they take place at the same time.

2 - Preparing for the PhD: A road map for your dissertation 
Dr Layla Cassim (ERS Consultants), Dr Nicoline Herman & Dr Marina Joubert (Stellenbosch University) *Prescribed Toolkit R380 |Read more​|

3 - Introduction to quantitative research design and methodology
Prof Tim Guetterman (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA) ​|Read more​|

4 - Introduction to qualitative research design and methodology
Prof Wayne Babchuk (University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA) ​*Textbook: R520 |Read more​|

5 - The productive PhD: creating structure, gaining clarity and overcoming blocks (bookings closed: course is full).
Prof Sebastian Kern​bach ( University of St Gallen, Switzerland) 

6 - Writing and publishing an article during the final phases of the PhD
Dr Ruth Albertyn & Dr Christel Troskie-de Bruin (​Stellenbosch University​) |Read more​|

7 - Doctoral supervision for novice supervisors
Prof Jan Botha & Prof Leslie Swartz (Stellenbosch University) |Read more​|

8 - Essentials for 'R' - an introduction
Prof An Carbonez (KU Leuven, Belgium) |Read more​|


Saturday 12 January 2019​

Please note that each course below takes place on the Saturday (one day only) from 09:00 – 16:00 and you can only attend one course as they take place at the same time.

9 - Ethics for real world research within a range of settings​​ (6 Ethics CPD points)
Prof Catherine Comiskey (Trinity College Dublin, Dublin University, Ireland) |Read more​| *new

10 - Grant writing fundamentals
Ms Riana Coetsee (Stellenbosch University) |Read more​|

11 - Project management principles: planning and e​​xecution for your PhD
Dr Joubert van Eeden (Stellenbosch University) |Read more​|

12 - Fundamentals of publishing
Prof Leslie Swartz (Stellenbosch University) |Read more​| *new


Week 2: 14 - 18 January 2019

Please note that each course below takes place from Monday to Thursday 8am - 4pm and Friday 9am to 1 pm and you can only choose to attend one per week as they take place at the same time.

13 - Fundamentals of instrument and questionnaire design
Prof Sarah Howie (Stellenbosch University) |Read more​| *new

14 - Design and analysis of experimental data
Prof Catherine Comiskey (Trinity College Dublin, Dublin University, Ireland) ​|Read more​| *new

15 - Mixed methods in research design
Prof Tim Guetterman (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA) |Read more​|

16 - The digital scholar
Prof Wim van Petegem (KU Leuven, Belgium) & Dr JP Bosman (Stellenbosch University) |Read more​|

17 - Effective scientific communication: presenting a poster, writing an article and giving an oral presentation
Prof John Creemers (KU Leuven, Belgium), Ms Vicky Davis (Stellenbosch University) |Read more​|

18 - Introduction to SPSS
Dr Cindy Lee Steenekamp (Stellenbosch University) |Read more​|

19 - Introduction to qualitative data analysis with ATLAS.ti
Dr Lauren Wildschut (Stellenbosch University) |Read more|
 

 
 

 

Costs and Payment deadlines 


The Standard Fee is R8500 per course (more info). The fees for the preparatory course is R4860 and the day long courses at R1550. These fees include all refreshments, course materials and WIFI, but exclude prescribed textbooks. Accommodation and travel arrangements are also for the delegates' own cost. Delegates from Stellenbosch University qualify for the extended Early Bird rate (R7500)  if paying by journal transfer. More on costs...