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The Australian Higher Education News - 7 April 2021

Goodbye to the years of plenty, time to welcome penury
Unis in the black despite pandemic
Once-in-a-lifetime shot to develop an untapped resource: entrepreneurialism
‘Game changer’ puts Dooley on career track
Gray takes Broomhead finance chair

apo.org.au policy weekly

  • The risks to Australia of a 3°C warmer world - Australian Academy of Science
  • Power to the people: proposals to increase the rollout of community batteries - The McKell Institute
  • Opportunity lost: half a million Australians in poverty without the coronavirus supplement - The Australia Institute
  • WHO-convened global study of origins of SARS-CoV-2: China part - World Health Organization
  • Gender norms and domestic abuse: evidence from Australia - Tax and Transfer Policy Institute
  • Australians' attitudes to social media: connection or curse? - Centre for Independent Studies
  • A good match: optimising Australia’s permanent skilled migration - Committee for Economic Development of Australia
  • Research and evidence use in Australian schools: early insights from educators - Monash University
  • Trade and gender: a framework of analysis - OECD Publishing
  • Global report on ageism - World Health Organization
  • Final report of the 2020 Review of the Disability Standards for Education 2005 - Government of Australia

greatest hits for 7 April

Australian SME industry reports now available in Ibisworld

Create an open textbook via QUT eBooks

QUT eBooks is a publishing platform that gives you the ability to adapt or create your own Open Educational Resources. 

Open Textbooks are a positive step to addressing the digital divide, with students indicating there are cost and learning benefits of open educational resources. In 2020, QUT is piloting the use of  Pressbooks to facilitate the adaptation and development of Open Textbooks by QUT academics for QUT students as well as broader audiences.

If you are QUT staff and would like to Create an Open Textbook, please visit the SharePoint site and submit an expression of interest.

Tier 1 and Tier 2 Research Centre affiliations in Pure/ePrints

All Tier 1 and Tier 2 Research Centres have been added to Pure so it is now technically possible to add Centre affiliations to Pure records.  

Prior to a record being saved as ‘For Approval’, a Centre affiliation can be added by an author using the ‘Add organisational unit’ option that appears below the list of authors/contributors in the Pure record (see screenshot). Once a record has been Approved or Validated, only the Office of Research (RISS Team) can edit it. A manual ‘tagging’ process is currently underway.  RISS has provided Centre Managers with lists of publications which may be relevant to their Centres. Once the Managers have identified the publications related to their Centre, the RISS Team apply the affiliations.  

QUT ePrints is ready to receive the affiliation metadata (tags) and the developers have secured a window to do the final check. All going well, the affiliations will appear over a two-week timeframe before May (each record has to be updated and this occurs in a rolling fashion over two weekends).  As always, eprints@qut.edu.au is there to help you.

Publishing Tips videos featuring QUT Researchers

Six videos in the Publishing Tips series are now available via the carousel on the Getting Published page. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to view the videos. The series captures a several researchers from the Faculties of Science and Engineering sharing their tips on getting published.  Some of the topics include ”Targeting a journal and suggestions for submitting” and “Dealing with rejection and responding to peer review”.

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Visible teamwork: asynchronous communication that fuels motivation

Visible teamwork: asynchronous communication that fuels motivation

Ms. Pilar Orti
Director of Virtual not Distant, Podcaster, and Author, UK

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Working from home during COVID-19: an insight from Australia

Working from home during COVID-19: an insight from Australia

Dr. John Hopkins
Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

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Online business education: COVID-19 response

Online business education: COVID-19 response

Ms. Maébh Coleman
TU Dublin, Ireland

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Slack: communicating in the workplace

Slack: communicating in the workplace

Mr. Mariusz Soltanifar
Hanze International Business School, The Netherlands

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Conversations about race at work

Conversations about race at work

Dr. Ella F. Washington
CEO, Ellavate Solutions, USA

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The director as a technology advocate: why?

The director as a technology advocate: why?

Mr. Bill Faust
Author and Executive Director at CustomerFusion Group, UK

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iPhone: strategy-as-practice and micro-foundations

iPhone: strategy-as-practice and micro-foundations

Dr. Patrick Regnér
Associate Professor, Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden

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Haier: globalization of market presence

Haier: globalization of market presence

Prof. Anil K. Gupta
University of Maryland, USA

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The business cycle

The business cycle

Dr. Mariano Torras
Adelphi University, USA

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Intuitive intelligence and telecoms: informatics in strategic decision-making

Intuitive intelligence and telecoms: informatics in strategic decision-making

Mr. Ian Lenathen
Business Consultant and Author, Canada

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Supply chain innovations

Supply chain innovations

Prof. Jing-Sheng Song
Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, USA

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Corporate judo strategy

Corporate judo strategy

Prof. Todd J. Hostager
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, USA

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Project selection

Project selection

Dr. Michael McDonald
Morning Investments Consulting, USA

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Operational budgeting

Operational budgeting

Dr. Michael McDonald
Morning Investments Consulting, USA

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Research Skills Online Sessions

Register for:

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Data Storytelling

Research communication is much more than just writing journal papers.

This practical introduction to storytelling techniques will show you how to use data, visuals and narrative, to bring together the story of your research.

  • use visualisation to highlight features of your data,
  • use digital tools to visualise different kinds of data,
  • identify different visualisation types,
  • select the most appropriate visualisation type for your data.
  • Improve your research communication to maximise its impact

Register here for Thursday, 6th of May, 9:30-11:30 am

QCIF Training Courses

Check out all the training available free to QUT Researchers and Research staff from QCIF, including:

  • Version control with Git
  • Introduction to Unix
  • Clinical Data capture and Management with REDCap
  • Introduction to Programming with R
  • Data Analysis and Visualisation in R
  • RNA-Seq Analysis using Galaxy
  • Statistical Comparison using SPSS

Click here to Register for upcoming sessions and be informed on new training dates.

Research Data Management Drop-in

Put on your headset and pop in online to listen and ask for help drafting your Research Data Management Plan and advice on sharing, storing, organising, or publishing your project’s research data.

Register here for Tuesday, 20th April, 10:00 am – 11:00 am.

File and Data Management 101

An interactive session for HDR students and new staff to help you plan, organise and start managing your research files, information, and data. Identify and select the most suitable digital storage options, file formats, documentation, and secure tools to share data.

Register here for Wednesday, 21st April, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm.

Introduction to Systematic Reviews

This session is about the systematic review and how they are done. Learn about this appraisal and synthesis of primary research papers on a focused research question, and its documented methodology in both the search strategy and the selection of studies.

Register here for Thursday, 22nd April, 10:00am – 11:30 am

 

EndNote Essentials

An interactive tutorial with exercises in the basic applications of EndNote needed to get started.

Content includes: interface and basic functionalities; creating a library and entering references; importing references from search tools; organising references in groups; importing full-text PDFs and using the PDF viewer; creating citations and bibliographies in Word documents; safely editing citations and documents; backing up your library.

Register here for Tuesday, 28th April, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

Datasets for Research

Familiarise yourself with accessing secondary research datasets in the STEMM and social science disciplines. Learn more about financial and longitudinal research datasets available for your use, as well as datasets offered by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Register here for Tuesday, 29th April, 10:00 am – 11:00 am.

Hacky Hour

Hacky Hour is a regular online meet-up where researchers can collaborate, converse and get research help. Experts are on hand online to advise on problems related to coding, data analytics, digital tools or open research, with knowledgeable folk from QUT Library, the Digital Observatory and the Office of eResearch. Hacky Hour meets every week Thursday 2-3pm for a virtual meet up via Zoom.

Register here for the next Hacky Hour session on Thursday from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm.