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 understanding 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]

18 August 2021 9:00am1:00pm
Learn the basics of research design which is a key component of any research study. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 18 JUNE AT 12PM

Survey design (ISSR) [webinar]

7 September 2021 9:00am12:00pm
Learn about this common method. The session focusses on the considerations of creating a survey. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 7 July AT 12PM.

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

16 September 2021 9:00am12:00pm
This course is intended for HDR students who are new to working with quantitative data, or would like to refresh the basics. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 16 JULY AT NOON.

Collecting qualitative data (ISSR) [webinar]

20 October 2021 12:00pm3:00pm
A brief introduction into qualitative data collection. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 20 AUGUST AT 12PM.

An evening with David Silverman: Qualitative research for social impact [special evening webinar]

28 October 2020 7:30pm9:00pm
Qualitative researchers are more likely to convince policymakers and practitioners when they employ rigorous data analysis to study behavior using naturalistic data. This special lecture continues the annual Qualitative Research series but has been adapted for COVID (hence the evening schedule for timezone differences).

Expert panel: Adjusting research plans [special webinar]

18 August 2020 1:00pm3:00pm
COVID-19 has seen many researchers across all disciplines impacted. They are now working to modify and adjust plans to maintain the continuity of their projects.