library, thesis management

Sixteen hints on how to do a creative writing thesis…

This post is by Jen Anderson, who recently completed  her MFA (Research) at QUT, combining practice-led creative work  with traditional research. Jen is a Registered Nurse, but long before that, has been a writer and used writing as an outlet and salve.  The creative comprises stories from her days as a student nurse – interweaving both those of her… Continue reading Sixteen hints on how to do a creative writing thesis…

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critical thought, Research Plan

Applying ‘critical thinking’ to your research – a tip-sheet

Today, I would like you to think critically (best defined as thinking on purpose) about your research - your method, your processes, your theoretical approach, your research questions, your results/outputs, communication strategies and the impact.  When we explain our research, we often talk about the 5 W's - Who, Where, When, Why, What (and How). Thinking through these questions, in the… Continue reading Applying ‘critical thinking’ to your research – a tip-sheet

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Registrations open for  Qualitative Research Master Classes with Professor Kathy Charmaz

  Dear Researcher, QUT Creative Industries are pleased to announce that registrations are now open for the Qualitative Research Master Classes with Professor Kathy Charmaz. Payment can be made via credit card. Workshops will be held at QUT Gardens Point commencing at 9.30 for a 10am start with lunch provided.  All details will be provided in… Continue reading Registrations open for  Qualitative Research Master Classes with Professor Kathy Charmaz

inspiration, milestones, parenting, stress management

Surviving ‘Confirmation of Candidature’ – with kids

This post is by Tricia King, who successfully articulated from a Masters to a PhD at QUT in February 2017.  Mine is a tale of what not to do. Or what to do. I'm not absolutely sure to be honest, there's a healthy smattering of both. So you decide. So it's seven weeks prior to… Continue reading Surviving ‘Confirmation of Candidature’ – with kids

career, stress management, support

Imposter syndrome.

This blog post is written by Stephanie Bonson, a postgraduate career counsellor at QUT, with a Masters in Organisational Psychology. In 2017, she started her PhD in Creative Industries researching creative career success and identity, and has been involved in the creative arts (whether advising, researching, or creating) for about 20 years now.  Imposter syndrome. During my… Continue reading Imposter syndrome.

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SAVE THE DATE: Qualitative Research Master Classes with Professor Kathy Charmaz ­- September 2017 @ QUT Brisbane

Wonderful news and opportunity for all qualitative researchers! Creative Industries, in conjunction with QUT Business School, is delighted to announce that we will be hosting two master classes on grounded theory and writing qualitative research facilitated by the internationally renowned expert Professor Kathy Charmaz.  Both workshops will be held on QUT campus in Brisbane - information, flyers… Continue reading SAVE THE DATE: Qualitative Research Master Classes with Professor Kathy Charmaz ­- September 2017 @ QUT Brisbane

stress management

Make time for ‘self-care’: 30 suggestions to reduce thesis stress this month 

Are you feeling tired, a little low, stressed, overwhelmed or just slightly 'over it all'?  If so, give yourself permission to take a little break from your thesis and do something positive and fun.. you will be happier AND more productive, guaranteed!  Successfully completing a research degree is a marathon, not a sprint - as much… Continue reading Make time for ‘self-care’: 30 suggestions to reduce thesis stress this month 

Research Plan, support, thesis management

There are no silly questions….

This post is  by Penny Holliday, who completed her doctorate in January 2017 and teaches in the School of Communication.  During her candidature she served on the Creative Industries Faculty Academic Board as Creative Industries Postgraduate Representative and the Creative Industries Sessional Staff Representative. She was instrumental in organising and co-facilitating two workshops  on ways to improve sessional workplace conditions and… Continue reading There are no silly questions….