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Durham University

Academic Skills Programme

Dissertations and projects

Workshops: April-June workshops open for booking

Research Methods Online Courses

Online courses including a range of resources, videos, quizzes and FAQs. The focus is on postgraduate research but the courses are useful to all students working on projects and dissertations.

Project Management in the research context Ethics 1: Good research practice Ethics 2: Working with human subjects
Research Methods in the Sciences Research Methods in the Arts Research Methods in the Social Sciences
Research Methods in literature review IP in the Research Context Research Integrity: social and behavioural sciences
Research Integrity: natural and physical sciences Research Integrity: Engineering Research Integrity: Biomedical sciences
Research Integrity: Arts and Humanities


Specialist study support

Disability Support’s web page brings together links and resources covering a range of areas including research skills.

Supporting your research

The information on these pages is intended to support researchers at all levels to access, and make best use of, the resources provided through the University Library.

General resources

Group Project Management Tips to effectively manage group work projects.
Analyse This!!! Online tutorial to help you develop your data analysis skills.
Collect This!!! Online tutorial to help you develop your data collection skills.
Is a Dissertation Just a Longer Report? How to adapt your report writing practices for doing a longer independent research project like a dissertation.
Research Terms Glossary A guide to common research terms.
What is Research? Overview of research methods and methodologies.