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

  1. National University of Singapore Quantitative and Qualitative Research for Beginners
  2. University of Endinburgh Introduction to Social Research Methods
  3. Ural Federal University Scientific Methods and Research
  4. MIT's Qualitative Research Methods: Data coding and analysis
  5. UQ's Introduction to Psychological Research Methods

Qualitative Research Evening with David Silverman: Finding a topic in your data [webinar]

11 October 2021 6:30pm8:00pm
Aimed at early stage research students, Prof Silverman suggests good ways to develop workable and interesting research topics using qualitative data.

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.

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

15 September 2021 12:00pm3:00pm
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.

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.

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

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.