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Postgraduate Research / PhD

LEAP PhD is for postgraduate researchers (PGRs / PhD students) and is designed to help with thesis writing and academic speaking to present and defend the research.

Philosophical Stance (1)

Understanding the meaning of philosophical stance and methodological choices for defence of the PhD, pronouncing key terms, expressing reliability and validity, giving and receiving peer feedback, asking and answering questions.

Week 1 Ontological Foundations (7th Feb)

Week 2 Epistemological Foundations (14th Feb)

Week 3 Axiological Foundations (21st Feb)

Week 4 Methodological Choices (28th Feb)

Week 5 Multi versus Mixed Methods (7th March)

Week 6 Defending the Position (14th March)

This module will run on Wednesdays 11am – 1pm.

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Philosophical Stance (2)

Designed to develop confidence in expressing personal philosophical stance in the justification of methodological choices made. PGRs / PhD students must have completed Philosophical Stance 1 in order to register for this module.

Week 1 Recap of Philosophical Stance continua (6th Feb)

Week 2 Pluralistic Paradigms (13th Feb)

Week 3 Competing Discourses (20th Feb)

Week 4 Metanarratives (27th Feb)

Week 5 Methodological Eclecticism (6th March)

Week 6 Defending the Position (13th March)

This module will run on Tuesdays 1pm - 3pm.

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Thesis Writing

Designing strong structures, tenses in different parts of the thesis, signposting words and phrases, linking devices, articles, irregular plurals, prepositions, word classes, explicit structure and implicit internal logic.

Week 1 Grammar Recap (8th Feb)

Week 2 Structuring (15th Feb)

Week 3 Verb Forms (22nd Feb)

Week 4 Effective Introductions (1st March)

Week 5 Cohesive Writing (8th March)

Week 6 Maintaining Coherence (15th March)

(This module will run on Thursdays 11am - 1pm and will be repeated on Thursdays 1pm - 3pm)

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