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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

Library Contacts

For support for your literature searching, EndNote or other research requirements request an induction, a consultation or training with your Faculty librarian.

For general enquiries or assistance using resources

Our virtual services operate most evenings, weekends and public holidays. See our opening hours for details.

Professional Development for Researchers

The Office of Research Services and Graduate Studies Professional Development Calendar presents the program of training sessions held throughout the year, with links to further information and registration.

"...All members of the research community have access to a range of research professional development (PD) programs.  These are designed to provide support, knowledge, skills, tools and pathways to help on the research journey. Most are offered on-line, allowing the flexibility to attend from anywhere in the world, and once a workshop is attended, recordings and materials are provided as a reference.  We also offer programs which have been designed for specific groups, for example higher degree by research candidates, mid career researchers and research supervisors.

Whatever your requirements, discuss them with your supervisory team and map out a research professional development program that will meet your needs and progressively build your knowledge and skills in areas of importance to you and your research career.

Typically, the first workshop for most HDR candidates is the on-line induction workshop, attendance at which is usually a requirement of probation. This workshop helps provide a clear understanding of how to get started in your candidature, the various CSU entities that can support you during your HDR candidature, networking with other HDR candidates and other CSU staff, and to ask any questions you may have..."

For personalized training or consultations you can contact your Library Faculty Team

Literature Review and Academic writing support

The Academic Literacy Coordinator provides support for research candidates for academic skills development through teaching, consultation, and resources,

"... including:

  • Workshops on many topics for research writers – e.g. writing a literature review, overcoming procrastination, writing more clearly
  • Regular writing group meetings – e.g. bootcamps, 'shut up & write', peer writing circles
  • Individual consultations with higher degree research students or supervisors
  • Resources for higher degree research candidates on the Research Writing Resources site in Interact2 – e.g. examples of research proposals, recorded workshops, event announcements
  • Special sessions for specific groups in schools or faculties

Everyone is welcome to join the Research Writing Resources site, to receive announcements about upcoming workshops and events and to access many useful resources, such as recorded workshops and examples of successful research proposals. Here are the steps to join:

  • Login to Interact2 here:
  • Click on 'organisations'
  • Look under 'my organisations'. If you're already a member of Research Writing Resources, it will show up in this list on the page
  • If not, search 'Research Writing Resources'
  • Then hover over the title code, 'O-RWR', and a drop down arrow button appears
  • Click on this arrow and 'enrol'
  • After this, it will show up in 'my organisations' whenever you click 'organisations' in I2