Useful readingSupport & tools
Useful readingSupport & tools
Useful readingSupport & tools
Useful readingSupport & tools
Useful readingSupport & tools
Useful readingSupport & tools
Useful readingSupport & Tools
Useful readingSupport & tools
Useful readingSupport & tools
Useful readingSupport & tools
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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: Feb 17, 2017 URL: http://libguides.sun.ac.za/researchprocess Print Guide RSS Updates

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Contents of this guide

Select a research topic
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Articulate the research design
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Review the literature
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Write the research proposal
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Choose a research method(s)
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Get ethical clearance
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Collect data
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Analyse data
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Write your research document
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Reference sources and compile a bibliography
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Submit your thesis/article to SUNScholar

 

Welcome!

This guide has been developed to give a systematic overview of the different phases and activities of a research project and to introduce you to information sources, facilities and services which offer support along the way.

An important objective is to promote the Library's vast collection of literature on research methodology, proposal writing, ethical issues, the scholarly publication process, academic writing and referencing.

Where appropriate, we have included services provided elsewhere at the University to create a boundaryless environment for you to conduct research. 

Please note that this guide is supplementary to the library guides which address subject-specific content, and the following generic guides: “Find, access and use information effectively: a step-by-step guide" which focuses on information literacy skills and the User Guide for Postgraduates and Researchers which provides an overview of library resources, services and facilities pertinent to research students and staff.

Please contact your faculty librarian or Research Commons staff if you have any questions on these topics.

                                              

 

The research lifecycle

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