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Methods Café & Ethics Tutorials

Updated: 9 March 2018                                                                  

Methods Café and Research Ethics Application Review Information

Methods Café

Methods Café provides a drop-in methods advising and assistance session for students and faculty. Methods Café is an open and casual space that demystifies research methods and ethics, and fosters collegial interaction between staff and students focused on methods problems.

Ideas don’t have to be polished or perfect to come to Methods Café. We offer coffee, muffins, and a chance to talk through ideas with Centre staff who love methods.

Methods café was very illuminating! It answered some niggling questions I had about data saturation, sample size, and snowballing. I definitely recommend it! 

~Anthony, Methods Café visitor 2016

Methods Café for 2018 will be held on the following dates in the CLS Loft Space (Room 7.03):

Thursday 29 March 2018

Friday 4 May 2018

Friday 1 June 2018

Friday 3 August 2018

Friday 31 August 2018

Monday 1 October 2018

Friday 2 November 2018

 

If you want to book a timeslot, please contact Lamize Viljoen lamize.viljoen@uct.ac.za or just drop in on the day.

 

Methods Café Lunchtime Seminars

Each Methods Café hosts a lunchtime seminar during which a student or faculty member will discuss a tricky methods/ethics problem. CLS sends out invitations advertising the methods seminar topic for the month. If you would like to be on our mailing list, or would like to present your own tricky methods question, please email Vitima Jere (vitima.jere@uct.ac.za).  Click here for a look at some of the topics covered so far...

 

Ethics Application Tutorials

Each month, CLS hosts a tutorial called Tips for a Good Ethics Application. This tutorial provides some helpful information for students and faculty members who are completing their ethics applications through the application portal. This tutorial is not aimed at individualised feedback on ethics applications but gives information about common mistakes and issues with applications like the informed consent process and confidentiality and anonymity.

Tutorials for 2018 will be held on the following dates in the CLS Loft Space (Room 7.03):

Thursday 29 March 2018

Friday 4 May 2018

Friday 1 June 2018

Friday 3 August 2018

Friday 31 August 2018

Monday 1 October 2018

Friday 2 November 2018

All tutorials run from 13h00-14h00, except for Thursday 29 March, which will be from 15h30-16h30.

 

To book a slot, please contact Lamize Viljoen lamize.viljoen@uct.ac.za

 

The Process for Ethics Application Review

For the remainder of 2018 the Law Faculty Research Ethics Committee (REC) will review applications during the months of March, April, May, June, August, September, October and November.

Applicants intending to submit an ethics application to the REC must submit their complete applications for review and feedback via Submittable by the 10th of the month. Where the 10th falls on a weekend, applications may be submitted on the Monday immediately following the deadline.

Please note: Upon submission of a student application, student supervisors will be issued with a supervisor’s referral letter template, which the supervisors are required to complete and submit. Lamize Viljoen will provide both the student applicant and the supervisor with the relevant information.

Failure to submit the template will see the application recorded as incomplete and not presented to the ethics committee.

 

For more information on the aforementioned process, please contact Lamize Viljoen lamize.viljoen@uct.ac.za