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Research training and resources

In addition to the training, resources and consultation services provided by ECU faculties and schools, our Graduate Research School offers cross-discipline training and resources to all higher degree by research candidates and honours students.

This includes many online resources for students who cannot attend on-campus events.

Interactive workshops

We provide interactive workshops with the aim of developing the skills and capabilities required for quality research that has impact.

The workshops provide students with strategies for a successful research journey, appropriate research design and methodology, timely completion, and effective writing and communication.

Our program includes regular and annual workshops as well as special events with guest presenters. Regular workshops include topics such as:

  • getting started as a research student;
  • reviewing the literature;
  • designing and managing qualitative research;
  • quantitative research design and methodology;
  • quantitative data analysis;
  • conducting interviews and focus groups;
  • academic writing: paraphrasing and paragraphing;
  • english as an additional language;
  • communicating your research; and
  • completion masterclass

Our SOAR Ambassadors also provide peer-to-peer workshops where they share their own knowledge and experiences of a particular topic in a small group setting. The SOAR Centre also runs annual career workshops in conjunction with ECU Career Services. See our Research Training Program and Research Training Guide for more information.

Electronic resources

We provide electronic resources to help students during their research journey, including access to online training materials, software and databases.

Online training:

  • Graduate Research Induction Program (GRIP)
  • Resources from GRS and SOAR workshops
  • Working with your Supervisor (for students)
  • Supervisor Compliance Training (for staff)
  • Epigeum Research Skills Training Program

Software includes:

  • Qualtrics - Online Survey Software
  • Turnitin – plagiarism checker

Databases include:

  • Research Online – digital repository of ECU research output
  • Sage Research Methods Online
  • ProQuest Digital Dissertations
  • Electronic Book Library
  • Trove
  • Science Direct Elsevier EBook Collection
  • Scopus
  • Web of Knowledge
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