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]

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

Collecting qualitative data (ISSR) [webinar]

6 November 2020 1:00pm4:00pm
A brief introduction into qualitative data collection.

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).

Survey design (ISSR) [webinar]

21 October 2020 9:00am12:00pm
Learn about this common method. The session focusses on the considerations of creating a survey.

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.

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.