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Research Capacity Development (RCD)

The Research Capacity Development Department focuses on initiating and fostering programmes that develop new and emerging researchers and providing training, support and development opportunities for postgraduate students, post-doctoral fellows and academics.

Every year, the Research Capacity Development Department offers a variety of workshops, seminars, programmes and events aimed at researcher development:


Research Writing
  • ​Thesis and dissertation writing
  • Writing for journal publication
  • Funding proposal writing

Research Design and Methodology

  • Quantitative methodologies, including use of SPSS
  • Qualitative methodologies, including use of ATLAS.ti
  • Integrated methodology/mixed methods


Research Strategy and Governance
  • How to use Turnitin
  • Writing to avoid plagiarism
  • How to develop a postgraduate research project

Research Communication and Dissemination



Wellness and Personal Development
  • ​How to use Turnitin
  • Writing to avoid plagiarism
  • How to develop a postgraduate research project


Supervision
  • Supervision Enrichment Winter School
  • Supervision Short Courses
  • PG Diploma in Research Supervision from 2020
  • Supervision University bi-annual forum
  • Supervisor workshops

Research Writing Consultation
  • Research writing consultant


Please visit the RCD office located on the first floor of the Akanaya Building, Postgraduate School, APK.