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Higher Degree Research (Faculty of Business, Justice, Behavioural Sciences)

A guide to support Higher Degree Research candidates with preparation of Research Proposal and Draft Literature Review for RES703

Sage Research Methods Online

SRMO database has full text information on research methods and the selection, design, and application of a research method. It contains full-text content from books, journals, and reference resources.
Content is sourced from book and reference material on research materials, together with editorially selected material from SAGE journals. More than 120,000 pages of SAGE's book and reference material on research methods are available.
Searching and browsing features include:
  • a browsing tool to allow users to explore related material hosted within the product; 
  • a visual "methods map" exploring connections between more than 2,000 methods, theories, and terms; 
  • the "SRMO lists" function, which enables users to store and share selected content;
  • links to Web Resources.

Planning Research Projects

Sage Project planner

"This tool is designed to guide you through your research project.  First, think about what stage you're at in your research.  If you've already gotten started, click on the stage that best describes where you are.  If you're just starting out, it might be helpful to read more about why we do research before getting started."

Illustration of the Sage Researcher planning resource, with step by step guidelines

Writing a Research Proposal

Further Reading