Your research degree requires the ability to apply "analytical and critical thinking skills to generate new knowledge, investigate problems and develop inventive solutions" (UQ HDR Graduate Attributes, 2017). This starts with determining the design of the research study through undersatnding and justifying the chosen methodologies and analytical methods. Building these skills during your research degree will equip you with the knowledge to apply them in a wide variety of contexts during your career.

The Graduate School has a range of sessions covering research methodolgy and methods delivered by esteemed providers such as ISSR.

Useful links

Principles of Research Design (ISSR) [webinar]

6 May 2020 9:00am3:30pm
Learn the basics of research design which is a key component of any research study. Registration closes on 30 April at 12 noon.

Collecting qualitative data (ISSR) [webinar]

7 May 2020 9:00am12:00pm
Learn about the common qualitative methods.

Survey design (ISSR) [webinar]

28 May 2020 9:00am12:00pm
Learn about the common quantitative methods. Closing date for registrations is 26 May at 12pm.

Understanding quantitative data and performing descriptive analyses (ISSR) - Long Pocket

13 August 2020 1:00pm4:00pm
Learn about quantitative data in order to inform your research design decisions. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN APPROXIMATELY 6 - 8 WEEKS BEFOREHAND.

Expressions of Interest: Qualitative Research Workshops

3 November 2020 9:45am4:30pm
Expressions of interest will open for the workshops which, along with the two lectures, comprise a full qualitative research day with Professor Silverman. If selected for the workshop, you may also apply to meet David for one-on-one consultations. Places are very limited! ===========EOIs WILL IN OPEN IN JULY 2020===========

Qualitative Research - Analysing qualitative data: instances or sequences (Lecture 2)

31 October 2019 2:00pm3:15pm
The highly popular lecture series by Professor David Silverman is back! This is the second of two lectures by Professor Silverman regarding how to 'do' research.

Qualitative Research - Establishing credibility (Lecture 1)

31 October 2019 10:00am11:45am
The highly popular lecture series by Professor David Silverman is back! This is the first of two lectures by Professor Silverman regarding how to 'do' research.