Preliminary Programme

Updated 27 February 2013

Preliminary Programme

Updated 27 February 2013

Below is the preliminary programme. Presentation descriptions and speaker profiles have been included for all confirmed presentations. The finalised programme will be distributed on 5 March.

DAY 1: Tuesday 12 March 2013

08:30 – 09:00 REGISTRATION AND COFFEE
09:00 – 09:15 Welcome and Introduction, Justin du Toit
09:15 – 10:00 What is science? (And what is not?), David Spurrett
10:00 – 10:30 People, the environment, and community research, Susi Vetter
10:30 – 11:00 TEA
11:00 – 11:15 How SAEON and researchers can work together, Beate Hölscher
11:15 – 11:45 Making platform presentations, Susi Vetter
11:45 – 13:15 Data management – making it easier for you, Victoria Goodall
13:15 – 14:00 LUNCH
14:00 – 14:30 The research question, David Ward
14:30 – 15:00 Finding funding for research, Wayne Truter
15:00 – 15:30 Package deal to academic success, Bettie de Kock
15:30 – 16:00 TEA
16:00 – 16:30 Writing an academic project proposal, to be confirmed
16:30 – 17:00 Sampling vegetation for plant identification, to be confirmed
17:00 – 17:30 Photography in the field, Clement Cupido

DAY 2: Wednesday 13 March 2013

07:00 – 08:30 REGISTRATION WITH BREAKFAST AND COFFEE
08:30 – 08:45 Welcome and Introduction, Wayne Truter
08:45 – 09:30 Originality and usefulness in science, David Spurrett
09:30 – 10:00 What makes a good experiment? David Ward
10:00 – 10:30 11 seconds - presenting a successful poster, Wayne Truter
10:30 – 11:00 TEA
11:00 – 11:30 Writing scientific papers, Tony Palmer
11:30 – 12:00 Current issues in animal ethics, Vanessa Anderson
12:00 – 12:30 Tips and tricks for managing spreadsheet data, Justin du Toit
12:30 – 13:00 iSpot – virtual identification, Liza von Staden
13:00 – 14:00 LUNCH
14:00 – 14:30 Reviewing, Tony Palmer
14:30 – 15:00 Managing photographs for optimum use, Clement Cupido
15:00 – 15:30 Basic introduction to R, Victoria Goodall
15:30 – 16:00 Where we end up – choosing a career path, Luthando Dziba
16:00 – 16:30 TEA and end of Research Skills Workshop

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