Other Research Skills Support

Other Research Skills Support

Other Research Skills Support for HDR Candidates

Research Method Courses

Most faculties or departments run courses in research design and methods. Some of these are Masters units, which you may be permitted to audit. To find out, contact the relevant unit convenor or your Faculty HDR team.

Data Analysis and Statistics Support

Statistical advice should be sought early in your candidature to minimise the occurrence of later problems. Advice on data analysis and interpretation is available from MQ's Department of Statistics.

This HDR Statistical Consulting Service is available usually on Mondays from 10am - 1pm.

To book an appointment or submit a question online, please email A/Prof Peter Petocz
You can also call Peter directly on 9850 9174 (Mondays only).Peter is located in Room 539 (Level 5), 12 Wally's Walk.

Finding and Managing Literature

The Macquarie University library offers a wealth of research support to help you keep up to date in your field, manage your references, and to track the impact of your research. Check out their list of helpful online resources, subject guides or book an appointment with your faculty research librarian.

Research Tools

Check out the myRDC website for short courses in the use of popular research software, such as NVivo, SPSS, EndNote and Mendeley.

Teaching Support

Many HDR candidates are asked to teach (lecture or tutor) during the course of their studies. The Learning and Teaching Faculty team offers a range of on-campus and online workshops for those new to teaching and those seeking to improve the way they teach. You are able to contact your relevant Faculty Learning and Teaching Team member for further information.

There are also workshops for setting up and managing online units using iLearn, Macquarie University's learning management system.

Editing Services

The editing process for HDR candidates is governed by the ‘Guidelines for Editing Research Theses’ as set out by the Institute of Professional Editors Limited (IPEd)You can search for an editor who offers the services you need and has expertise in the subject you are writing about at 'Find an editor'.

You must consult your supervisor before engaging an editor.

Additional information relating to Thesis Preparation, Submission & Examination can be found here.

Mindful Researcher & Mindfulness Meditation

Mindful Researcher

The Mindful Researcher is a unique four-part workshop series that offers practical strategies for how to train your attention, develop good working habits and find balance in a competitive, high-pressure working environment. It focuses on the role that awareness and our states of mind (both positive and negative) play in the experience of being a researcher. These workshops are open to any HDR students (MRes and PhD) and staff interested in building a more balanced and sustainable research practice and improving the quality of their experience at work.

Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness meditation is a practice of focusing the mind on our present moment experience. It cultivates awareness, concentration and gentle self-discipline, whilst improving emotional regulation. These free sessions are for anyone interested in learning to meditate or practicing regularly with a group. We offer two types of practice: insight meditation (sitting, walking and body scanning practices) and mantra meditation (practicing with sound).

Head to the MyRDC for upcoming dates!

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