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Postgraduate Students (Taught Programmes): Research Methods

Advanced Search Techniques

This guide explores more advanced techniques for searching the literature.

SAGE Research Methods

This resource supports research at all levels, providing material to guide users through each stage of the research process.

  • Learning research methods? Comprehensive introductory content covers all the basics.
  • Doing a research project? Content will help you design and conduct your own research.
  • Supervising a project? This package can support you as you support others!
  • Teaching research methods? This resource has all the tips and tools you need to inspire your students.

 

Online Surveys (formerly Bristol Online Surveys BOS)

Online Surveys (formerly called Bristol Online Surveys) is an easy-to-use service that allows you to develop, deploy and analyse surveys via the Web. No complicated set-up or technical knowledge is required. Final year undergraduate and postgraduate students can use BOS with permission from their supervisor. Full details of how to gain access can be found here.

Evaluating Information

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Based on the work of expert Stella Cottrell, international bestselling author of The Study Skills Handbook, this interactive resource will help you hone and develop your study skills at your own pace. Each module has been carefully designed so you can assess your current proficiency, track your progress, become more confident and get the most out of your course.

Please note that you will be required to log in to this resource using your BU login.

SPSS

SPSS is a statistical software package that enables you to manipulate data and carry out statistical tests. IT skills provide basic support for using the SPSS software, and your school provides more specific guidance on how to design your research and which statistical tests are appropriate. We have listed ways to access this support below along with useful online resources.

To download the SPSS software from the P Drive please follow the instructions on the Library webpages. For help and support please call the IT Support Line on 01202 965515.