Research and Study skills resources & training

How to develop a good research topic? – Academics after work #1 (video)


Here it is, the first interview in the “Academics after work” series that I am planning to record at different universities across the UK (and maybe beyond). Dr Joan Cutting, senior lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, talks about developing a good research topic and some general studying tips. This was also added as a… Read More ›

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“Brace for impact!” – how to prepare for your Master’s program


So, you’re getting ready for your Master’s? Here is how you can prepare. I prepared this list based on my previous experiences of doing a Master’s, and then a PhD degree. If you are reading this, you are probably motivated to make the most of your studies, so I trust that you will be motivated… Read More ›

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Research questions, research methods and philosophical assumptions


    “There are no right answers to wrong questions.” – Ursula K. Le Guin Research questions are central to every study. Not only do they help you develop the study in the right direction (to enable you to understand the situation you are trying to understand/solve the problem you’re trying to solve, etc.), but they… Read More ›

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“How do I know I’m coding well in qualitative analysis?” by Dr Nick Hopwood


I just wanted to share Dr Nick Hopwood’s post on coding in qualitative research: “coding can be incredibly valuable to us as qualitative data analysts. The problem is, it’s really easy to be busy coding but not to be doing so well. In this post I’m trying to spell out what it might mean to… Read More ›