Preliminary Programme

Preliminary Programme

Session One: Planning the Journey

  • Introduction to the Philosophy of Science
  • The Research Question
  • Experimental Design
  • Project and Funding Proposals
  • Where We End Up – Choosing a Career Path

Session Two: Travelling Together

  • Networking, Management and Collaboration
  • Supervising and Mentoring Students

Session Three: Getting There

  • Data Management – Making it Easier for You
  • Community-Based Research and Participatory Rural Appraisals
  • Photography in the Field
  • Smartphones, Tablets and Android Apps for Fieldwork

Session Four: Getting It Out There

  • Ten Tips for Designing the Perfect Poster
  • Presenting Platforms Effectively
  • Popular Articles – Translating Science for the Public
  • Overcoming the Academic Publishing Obstacle
  • Reviewing and Revising Academic Manuscripts

Electronic Manual

  • The Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes
  • Basic Introduction to R (statistics programme)
  • Managing Photographs for Optimum Use
  • Useful Tools for Plant Identification: Vouchers, Online Resources, Field Herbaria and Digitisation
  • Plagiarism
  • How SAEON and Researchers can Work Together
  • Additional Resources Related to Session Topics


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