This Libguide provides a systematic guide to the different phases and activities of a master's or doctoral research project and introduces the researcher and research student to relevant Library sources, tools and services offered along the way.
Last Updated: Jun 6, 2017
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- Central Analytical Facilities
Aimed at optimal utilisation of expensive multi-user research equipment in the service of the research community of Stellenbosch University, and the South African research and development sector in general.
Services include: Advice to potential users on relevant analytical and sample preparation techniques, perform analyses for clients, train users to perform their own analyses and ensure good maintenance, calibration and performance of the equipment.
- Statistical Consultation Services
You can make an appointment with a qualified statistician from the University's Centre for Statistical Consultation (CSC) at any time in your research process, not just when it is time to analyse your data. A statistician will ensure that your research design delivers the data you need to meet your research objective and that your data capturing procedures collect data that is easy to analyse, thus saving you hours of unnecessary work.
The web-based e-Survey service (SUrveys) is available to support academic staff and postgraduate students using online surveys for their academic research.