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Research Design training workshop in Hanoi scores with alumni

A recent research design training workshop for alumni of Australian institutions gathered alumni from various parts of the country and received very positive feedback.

A total of 125 Australian alumni under various programs (Australia Awards Scholarships, Australia Awards Endeavour Scholarships, Australia Awards Fellowships and Vietnamese Government's Scholarships) took part in the workshop in Hanoi, on 21 May, 2016.

Apart from Hanoi, the participants came from 11 other cities/provinces, including not only Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang but also distant provinces such as Ha Giang, An Giang and Ba Ria- Vung Tau. The participants included 4 alumni with disability and 4 ethnic minority alumni.

The workshop guided participants through various steps of research design, from planning the argument for the research, building the research question, finding the conceptual framework to developing research strategies and hypotheses.

Dr David Annadale

<ioDr. David Annandale speaking at the workshop.

The Research Design workshop was an alumni professional development activity organized by the Vietnam-Australia Human Resource Development Partnership for all graduates of Australian universities. This is the second Research Design workshop organized for alumni, following the success of the first one held in November 2015 in Hanoi. Both were facilitated by Dr. David Annandale, former Australia Awards international academic adviser.

Overall, the workshop received very positive feedback. Around ninety percent of the respondents to a survey following the workshop agreed that the length of the training was appropriate, its objectives were clear and achieved and the workshop helped alumni prepare for designing research. The Kids’ Corner, with professional careers looking after 26 children of the workshop participants was also praised as being helpful.

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Workshop participants pose for a group photo.