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"CREATIVITY IN RESEARCH" by Helen Kara, PhD

WEDNESDAY 23 JUNE 2021  

8.30-10.00am PACIFIC TIME / 11.30am-1.00pm EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME / 4.30-6.00pm BRITISH SUMMER TIME / 5.30-7.00pm CENTRAL EUROPEAN TIME
Research is often considered to be rather like cooking, with the expectation that if you follow the design like a recipe, the end result will be predictable. In this talk Helen Kara will argue that creativity is a vital element of research, and that there are key roles for imagination and improvisation in any research project.
For the Zoom code, please email us on info@ncis.org by Monday 21 June latest citing lecture title or presenter in the subject line.
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PAST EVENTS
15 May 2021 "Chronology of a Transnational Social Movement: Japanese American A-Bomb Survivors and their Community Newspaper (Rafu Shimpo)" 
                          Gloria R. Montebruno Saller, Ph.D. (NCIS Research Grant recipient)
17 Apr 2021 "The Early 18th-Century Apocalypse: How the Unforeseen Actions of a Few People Forever Changed Our World of War, Plague, and Smallpox."
                          Margaret DeLacy, PhD
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ETHICAL APPROVAL FOR INDEPENDENT SCHOLARS
We are frequently asked about ethical approval, and although we have not been able to offer this out=rselves we are pleased to share this link to a post by Dr Helen Kara which will answer many of your questions.
https://helenkara.com/2020/07/22/research-ethics-for-independent-researchers/
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ACADEMIC BLOGS
 
Valerie Abrahamsen D.Th.  Blog posts relating to the past such as women in antiquity and early church history: https://www.wisdomwordsppf.org/blog/
 
Helen Kara, Ph.D. Research and evaluation in higher education, social care, health, and the third sector: https://helenkara.com/blog/
 
Cathy Mazak, Ph.D. Academic writing coach for womxn: https://www.cathymazak.com/blog/
 
Kathleen Stein-Smith, Ph.DForeign language deficit and related French and foreign language issues.  Language Matters: https://kathleensteinsmith.wordpress.com/
 
If you would like your own academic blog featured here, please contact us on info@ncis.org.
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FREE RESOURCES FOR INDEPENDENT SCHOLARS
Free, virtual  programs available from the UK-based Hay Festival (programme in British Summer Time). https://www.hayfestival.com/home
 
Free resources during the Covid epidemic: https://library.lasalle.edu/covidfree?fbclid=IwAR0Ygcv9OWUMHs9OMfc8Gl5ix-Xnpr3UV3cbkVrc3vKbkyBmH8wGVN4Fcd8
 
Project Muse: Open access https://about.muse.jhu.edu/muse/open-access-overview/
 
How to Thrive in Academia https://www.facultydiversity.org/fallaccess?fbclid=IwAR0Ygcv9OWUMHs9OMfc8Gl5ix-Xnpr3UV3cbkVrc3vKbkyBmH8wGVN4Fcd8
 
Women's History Month https://womenshistorymonth.gov/?fbclid=IwAR1iUvi_e-551q1dVsU7ZpZMtZAJ2r4QcAflRJvn_zHfw46o9pVDcf6i_hA
 
If there's a broken link, or you know of more free resources for indies, please email us on info@ncis.org.
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"STUDY BUDDY" PLATFORMS
(Team up with one or more researchers for (usually silent) writing sessions)
FocusMate 50-minute 1-2-1 sessions. Can specify preferred gender of study partner. Up to 3 sessions per week for free.  www.focusmate.com
 
FIRE-UK Writing Group (for UK-based indies) - contact Vanessa Mongey vanessa.mongey@ncis.org
 
MoocLab Study Buddy https://www.mooclab.club/study_buddy/
 
If you can recommend other platforms, please let us know on info@ncis.org.
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ARCHIVED EVENTS
APRIL 2021
"THE EARLY EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY APOCALYPSE: HOW THE UNFORESEEN ACTIONS OF A FEW PEOPLE FOREVER CHANGED OUR WORLD OF WAR, PLAGUE, AND SMALLPOX"
By Invited Lecture: Margaret DeLacy, Ph.D.
 
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Podcast: “Publishing Your Thesis”
This podcast on “Publishing Your Thesis” is the result of an NCIS webinar featuring panelists Jess Farr-Cox (academic editor), Dr Lyle Skains (creative digital writer) and Dr Jasmine Shadrack (music sociologist).

The questions tackled in this podcast include:

  •     whether to publishing your research as journal articles or as a book…or both!
  •      the emotional effect of revisiting your thesis
  •      the transition from thesis to book
  •      when to reach out to a publisher
  •     personal writing style: academic or narrative
  •     digital vs. print publications

 

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