Contextualising your research: disciplines and debates

Contextualising your research: disciplines and debates

These sessions are designed for HDR students and will cover a range of topics that will assist them to develop as researchers.

In this session we will discuss conventions and strategies for situating and contextualising your research, identifying the disciplines, sub-disciplines, problems and debates to which your research contributes. Which literatures are relevant to your problem? How do you contribute to disciplinary debates without making 'straw men' of other scholars? How do you demonstrate the originality of your work through the debates and perspectives which inform it?

The session will be facilitated by Dr Maria Hynes from the School of Sociology.


Date & time

Tue 17 Apr 2018, 10am–12pm


Jean Martin Room, Beryl Rawson Building, ANU


Dr Maria Hynes, School of Sociology, Australian National University


Maria Hynes


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