Research Design and Methodology
"Research design provides the glue that holds the research project together. A design is used to structure the research, to show how all of the major parts of the research project -- the samples or groups, measures, treatments or programs, and methods of assignment -- work together to try to address the central research questions." Research Methods Knowledge Base.
There are a range of resources available to help you understand research design and methodology.
Books in the SCU library
The following is a small selection of books available from Southern Cross University Library. You can use OneSearch to find many other books that will help; some are specific to particular subject disciplines. It is wise to read widely to ensure taking the best approach for your area of research.
|Organizing and managing your research: a practical guide for postgraduates||378.2 PHEL (Lismore)|
|Research methodology: A step-by-step guide for beginners||001.4 KUMA (Lismore)|
|The researcher's toolkit: The complete guide to practitioner research||001.42 RESE (Lismore Coffs Tweed)|
|Practical research: Planning and design||001.43 LEED (Lismore Coffs)|
|Handbook of action research: Participative inquiry and practice||300.72 HAND (Lismore Coffs)|
|The Sage handbook of qualitative research||300.72 HAND (Lismore Tweed)|
|Introduction to research methods||370.78 BURN (Lismore Coffs Tweed)|
|Research design: Qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods approaches||300.72 CRES (Lismore Coffs)|
|Research and design methods: a process approach||150.72 BORD|
|Emergent methods in social research||300.72 EMER (Lismore)|
Division of Research
The Division of Research is responsible for administering policies and rules as they relate to Research and Research Training. Further information is available from the Division of Research.
Relevant Web Resources
The following websites could also prove useful in understanding research design and methodologies: