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

Understanding quantitative data and performing descriptive analyses (ISSR) [webinar]

13 August 2020 1:00pm4:00pm
This course is intended for HDR students who are new to working with quantitative data, or would like to refresh the basics.

Principles of Research Design (ISSR) [webinar]

10 September 2020 9:00am1:30pm
Learn the basics of research design which is a key component of any research study.

Collecting qualitative data (ISSR) [webinar]

17 September 2020 9:00am12:00pm
A brief introduction into qualitative data collection.

Survey design (ISSR) [webinar]

28 May 2020 9:00am12:00pm
Learn about the common quantitative methods.

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.