ASF Webinar on thesis writing: my take away

Hits: 423 “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants” – Isaac Newton. The first edition of the African Scholars Forum’s series of webinars that held on the 31st of July 2020 was exactly what a new doctoral student like me needed. The panellists were not only open and down

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ASF webinar on thesis writing: why you shouldn’t miss it

Hits: 148One of the most important skills you need for a successful  graduate study is writing skill. This is because you are going to be faced with several writing tasks throughout your graduate program. These writing tasks will vary in style and complexity. On the face of it, “writing” may sound simple as everyone has

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UK Body launches an interdisciplinary funding call to tackle global challenges

Hits: 82The Academy of Medical Sciences in collaboration with the British Academy, the Royal Academy of Engineers, and the Royal society invites researchers from various fields to submit applications for the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) grant. The Global Challenges Research Funds seeks collaboration between researchers from the UK and developing African countries across various

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Social capital’s role in humanitarian crises

Hits: 128Dr Seun Kolade and colleagues recently authored an article exploring the role of social capital in humanitarian crises. The article argued, among others, that effective humanitarian programming needs to pay closer attention to existing networks of solidarity, trust and cooperation within and across communities in order to achieve lasting outcomes. You can check this link

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Social science research design: an overview

Hits: 394This brief overview sets out some key steps to follow in social science research design. It includes tips on setting out your research questions, four key tests in empirical social science research, the types of variables you work with, and how to design a good questionnaire. Download Social Science Research Design: an Overview

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How to choose the right statistical tests

Hits: 300Abiodun Egbetokun, based at the National Centre for Technology Management in Ile-Ife, Nigeria, tackles a common challenge faced by doctoral students and young researchers: the choice of appropriate statistical tests. In this post, he offers four practical tips for making the right choice.  What kind of statistical analysis should I perform on my research data? As

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African Scholars’ Forum organises webinar on thesis writing

Hits: 259The African Scholars’ Forum is set to host its first ever webinar on July 31st 2020. The organisation aims to bring together scholars from Africa to create a space for mentoring, training and supporting a new generation of scholars. In pursuance of these objectives, the organise has launched a series of webinars in which

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Welcome!

Hits: 8Welcome to African Scholars Forum! The African Scholars’ Forum brings together doctoral researchers, early career researchers and senior academics across Africa and diaspora. The aim is to facilitate knowledge sharing, mentorship and support for leadership aspirations in academia and beyond.

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