Welcome to the Online Guide to Research

This is a pilot project funded by the Education Strategy Team as result of the Sharing Good Practice Dragons' Den in March 2012. 

The project is a self-guided and interactive tool that aims to support postgraduate students in the field of social sciences and education to plan, prepare and conduct research projects. 

The tool is organised in two pathways: 

  1. Dissertation Structure
  2. Research Project Structure

Using the first pathway follows the structure of a dissertation to think about a research project and how the different parts fit into a dissertation structure. The second pathway follows the chronological order of planning a research project. 

This guide aims to enable self-guided engagement, offering downloadable worksheets, definitions and stepping stones for planning a research project.