This week's webinar (on Tuesday, 1 March 2011) is entitled "Selecting and Designing Your Research Methods" and will be presented by Breck Bowden, Patrick Professor of Watershed Science and Planning and Director of the Vermont Water Resources and Lake Studies Center, University ofVermont. Once you have a well-designed research question, the next step is to select and design research methods that will effectively address your research question. This webinar will focus on how the selection of methods is influenced by the nature of the research question and context of the research. This is the second part of a two part series looking at designing research questions and methods.

Due to the huge response and popularity of these webinars, the University of Canterbury has increased the number of spots available to 100, but space is still expected to fill up. To reserve a spot in the webinar, please send an email to: Any remaining spotswill be available on a first come, first serve basis.

Adobe Connect Pro software will be used to conduct the Career Development webinars. The software requires that Abode Flash Player be installed on participants' computers. If your computer does not already have Adobe Flash, please install it by clicking here.To log into the Career Development webinar, please click here. Enter as a guest by typing in a name (first name, last name, and institution preferred) and clicking the 'Enter Room' button.If you have not participated in a webinar before, a tutorial is available on the APECS website. Click on the "Video Tutorial on Joining an APECS Virtual PosterSession."

The webinar interface and instructions for the Virtual Poster Sessions are the same for the Career Development series.This webinar series is a collaborative effort between APECS, the University of Canterbury, and the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) Arctic System Science (ARCSS) Thermokarst Project.

For further information, please click here. For questions or to reserve a spot for the webinar, please