Geary Institute Research Skills Initiative 2022-2023

Masterclass Series

A series of free masterclasses focusing on specialist research tools, skills, and methods.

The Geary Institute for Public Policy is pleased to announce the dates for the 2022 – 2023 series of masterclasses, each focusing on a specific research method, tool, or professional skill. The masterclasses are for UCD staff and research students. There is no charge for attending. Each masterclass will take place in the Geary Institute for Public Policy.

Please register for your preferred masterclasses using the links below.


Date and Time Topic Speaker Room Register here
26th October 11:00- 12:30  Storytelling: writing and podcasting Patricie Harrington (Institute for Discovery) Geary Seminar room B003/B004 Link
10th November 14:00- 16:00 Part 1: Computational text analysis  Stefen Muller (School of Politics and International Relations) ANNX C104  Link
17th November 14:00- 16:00 Part 2: Computational text analysis  Stefen Muller (School of Politics and International Relations) AGR 1.16 Link
08th December 14:00-  17:00 Job Applications Chris Jepsen (School of Economics) AGR G01 Link
18th January 14:00- 16:30 Preparing for the Viva Joyce Senior (School of Education) ANNX C102 Link
23rd February 14:00-16:00 Grant Writing Jennifer Symonds (School of Education) NEWM E115 Link
29nd March 11:00-14:00 Qualitative research training Ronnie Moore (School of Sociology) Health Sci (A004) Link
06th April 10:00-13:00 R Emma Howard (School of Mathematics and Statistics) Q009 Quinn Link
10 May 14:00-17:00 Causal Inference -- Introduction and New Developments Benjamin Elsner (School of Economics) AGR G01  Link


More details on the masterclass series are on the attached poster. Please direct any queries about masterclass registration to Andrea Maynard at and Niall Costello at