NVivo10 & Project Management training, March 2015

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Dr. Maria Richea, ER1 and Professor Paul Stewart organised the ChangingEmployment training on NVivo10 & Project Management for network ESRs/ERs. The event took place at Grand Hotel Excelsior Valletta, Malta between 5-7 of March, 2015.

The training programme is outlined below:

The NVivo training (5th of March) was facilitated by the QSR International trainer Mr. Ben Meehan. The expected practical results of attending the Nvivo 10 one-day training are:

  • Set up an NVivo Project;
  • Back up the project and automate the creation of retrievable recovery files;
  • Import their data;
  • Set up their cases (units of analysis and observation);
  • Integrate their demographic or profiling information (Classifications);
  • Set up a coding structure and code data to it.

The training on Project Management comprises 2 training days:
1. 6th of March 2015: From Early Stage Researcher to Experienced Researcher – how to continue a research career and be successful at project application? Guest speaker: Mrs. Magdalena Chomicka.

The key themes of this training are:

  • Where to look for open calls for proposals?
  • How to write a successful research proposal?
  • Whom to ask for help at home/host institution?
  • How to avoid common mistakes during project execution?
  • How to become a EC expert on project evaluation?

2. 7th of March 2015: Project Management in the Third Sector – Challenges and Rewards in the Development of a Non-profit Company. Guest speaker: Mr. Gearóid Ó Machail.

This training provided a successful example on Project Management from the real practice. Briefly, the presentation covered:

  • definitions of projects and the project cycle and then looks at why many community development projects prove to be less successful than anticipated; it also goes onto outline some best practice guidance for project management success;
  • guidance on how to develop a project, how to identify potential funding sources, how to test the interest of potential funders, and how to write a full-blown project proposal. This includes guidance on how to produce a project budget, work plan and the additional information that funding agencies normally require.

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