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Study and research skills

The Study Skills service offers support and learning materials to enhance your study and academic skills. These are co-created by students, lecturers and study skills experts.  

The library holds many resources to help you improve your academic skills at all levels of study and research. Here are some examples.


Academic study skills



Sage Research Methods


You can:

  1. Browse entries by Discipline (e.g. Business and Management, Communication or Anthropology).
  2. Under Research Tools, consult the Method Map (e.g. Action or Participatory Research, Discourse Analysis or Survey).
  3. Under Research Tools, use the Project Planner to design and plan a research project.

Methods include: qualitative and quantitative methods; fieldwork; participation observation; visual analysis of photographs and video; interviews; discourse analysis, market research. 


Research methods and techniques

Browse  Library Search  to find materials, for example: indigenous methods or behavioural research or digital literacy. 

Books on methods and techniques


A guide designed to encourage creative thinking in business offers techniques, hints, and tricks for generating ideas and offers dozens of success stories.

Research Design

This best-selling text pioneered the comparison of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research design.