Research skills can be technical in nature, for example, working with specific methodologies or data analysis techniques. Other skills are specific to the requirements of preparing and submitting your thesis, and still others relate to the ethical requirements and responsibilities of conducting and disseminating your research. The opportunities provided through the Career Development Framework address the latter two types of research skills; those that will ensure that you conduct and share your research ethically, and those that will assist you through the research experience including preparation and submission of your thesis.

The Graduate School works with a range of esteemed providers who are the best in their fields to deliver sessions that draw from diverse disciplines and expertise. These providers include:

UQ Library Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) Queensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation (QCIF)

Categories that focus on the development of research skills include:

Research integrity in HDR training (student only session) [webinar]

11 April 2023 10:00am11:30am
Learn about research integrity policies, advisors' and candidates' main obligations through a discussive, interactive session using real life scenarios. [This workshop differs from the mandatory online Research Integrity module which must still be completed as part of the Confirmation milestone.]

Mindmapping research: Coping with info overload [St Lucia]

20 April 2023 10:00am1:00pm
Learn how to manage your research and cope with information overload. [Formerly called Organising your research with concept maps and graphic organisers]

Writing a confirmation document [St Lucia]

11 May 2023 10:00am11:30am
Discover the purposes and characteristics of a confirmation document. This workshop is also available as a webinar. Please ensure that you are correctly registered in your chosen mode to receive the relevant workshop notifications.

Research ethics: Human [St Lucia]

15 May 2023 10:00am11:30am
HDR candidates using humans in their research require ethics approval prior to collecting any data. Find out how to seek approval.

Research ethics: Animal [webinar]

16 May 2023 10:00am11:00am
At UQ, animals are used for various scientific purposes in both research and teaching, including; laboratory research, teaching, veterinary science, companion and production animal settings, and in the wild (be it terrestrial or marine).

Advanced literature searching [webinar]

19 May 2023 1:00pm2:00pm
Learn how to use and navigate the UQ Library search engine. Learn strategies to find and identify what you’re looking for, and like a skilled investigator, identify and track down promising additional material. This session is targeted at new HDR students who have little experience with Library searching.

Basic statistical ideas for researchers [webinar]

6 June 2023 10:00am12:00pm
Learn ideas relating to research design, descriptive statistics and inferential statistics.

What DO examiners want? [St Lucia]

28 March 2023 1:00pm3:00pm
What are examiners looking for in your written thesis and oral examination (viva)? How or what should you prepare? This workshop is also available in the webinar delivery mode. Please ensure that you are correctly registered in your chosen mode to receive the relevant workshop notifications.

Introduction to systematic reviews [webinar]

27 March 2023 2:00pm3:30pm
This workshop covers systematic reviews that can be used in both qualitative and quantitative studies.