The Children’s Research Network is held a practical, hands-on workshop on 'Academic Writing Skills', following on from our first workshop in the series on getting published. This took place at our office in 9 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2 on Thursday, 9th November 6-8pm. 

This was the 8th workshop in the CRN Research Skills Summer School (quickly turning into an autumn school), aimed at practitioner researchers and research interested professionals, including early years educators, social workers, youth workers, teachers, international development practitioners, research consultants and early career academics. The School consists of a series of workshops held on Thursday evenings, including sessions on sampling and recruitment; data collection methods; data analysis and training in different software packages; practitioner research; introduction to statistical analysis; ethics; and conducting literature searches and reviews. The full series is available here: http://www.childrensresearchne...

In this eighth workshop on academic writing skills, participants will be able to brought along examples of their own writing and work through it with the facilitator as well as with the other participants. The workshop also included a presentation on academic writing skills as well as a series of practical exercises in different aspects of writing. As part of the workshop, we aimed to produce a mock Research Digest with the whole process of reviewing, revising and copy-editing. 

Participants had the opportunity to work closely with the chief editor of the Children's Research Digest, the Network's coordinator, Maja Haals Brosnan, with extensive experience of academic writing, including publishing, editing, copy-editing and serving on scientific committees and editorial boards. 

Who attended 

This event will be of interest to researchers, practitioners and service providers who are about to plan or commence or have just begun a new research project.