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Research methods seminars

These sessions provide crucial advice for Part II students about writing essays, primary source essays and dissertations.

Apart from the session on 18 October, all seminars are held in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

Tuesday 11 October, 3–4pm
Research methods 1
Lauren Kassell and Anna Jones
How to do research
Topics include note-taking, finding a topic, locating sources

Tuesday 18 October, 3–3.45pm
Research methods 2
Visit to the University Library
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Monday 24 October, 5–6pm
Research methods 3a (for students taking single paper options: Philosophy and Ethics of Medicine, Early Medicine, Modern Medicine and Biomedical Sciences)
Sally Riordan
How to write an HPS essay

Tuesday 25 October, 3–4pm
Research methods 3b (for students taking the full HPS Part II)
Jim Secord and Tim Lewens
How to write an HPS essay

Tuesday 1 November, 3–4pm
Research methods 4
Anna Alexandrova and Mary Brazelton
How to write primary source essays and dissertations, part 1
Topics include working with a supervisor, when to start writing, time management

Tuesday 8 November, 3–4pm
Research methods 5
Stephen John and Nick Hopwood
How to write primary source essays and dissertations, part 2
Topics covered include writing, referencing and avoiding plagiarism