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SAGE Research Methods
E-books, articles, videos and case studies about research methods (quantitative, qualitative and mixed). Topics include data analysis, interviews, focus groups, literature reviews, systematic reviews and many others. Click 'Research Tools' to access the 'Project planner' which advises on each stage of a project, a 'methods map' and a statistical tests tool. Content also includes datasets for teaching use.
Systematic Reviews Guide
Advice on doing a systematic review: how to formulate a question, write a protocol, search literature, manage references, select studies, assess evidence and write-up.
Reporting guidelines for case reports, economic evaluations, peer review processes, qualitative research, randomised trials, studies (various types)
For advanced searches on the topic of research methods, you could also search databases such as Web of Science and Scopus: connect to these via Search the Literature
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Past exam papers
We provide exam papers from the past 5 years - if you can't find a paper, your department may have restricted access or the unit code may have changed
The Library delivers training to help students develop skills in literature searching, evaluating information and avoiding plagiarism. By applying such skills, you can develop transferable lifelong skills and potentially attain higher grades.
All health undergraduates: Yr1
Health & Exercise Sci / Sport & Exercise Sci: Yr1
Health & Exercise Sci / Sport & Exercise Sci: Final Yr
Sport & Social Sci / Sport Management & Coaching: Final Yr
Sport Management & Coaching / Sports Performance Yr 1
Sport Management & Coaching Yr 2
Using the Library and Searching for Literature
The following presentations cover how to find recommended articles or books (either online or in print) using the Library Catalogue. They also cover how to search library databases to help you identify academic literature on a topic.
Plagiarism, Referencing and Copyright
As part of the University's DoctoralSkills programme, the LIbrary provides information skills sessions and materials. These are available to research postgraduates and academic staff, and cover such topics as literature searching, data management and getting published/cited.
Improve your study and writing skills
Skills for Study
Tutorials including activities and tests covering note taking, critical thinking, plagiarism and referencing
Improve your software skills
Research Software Learning Online
Guide to online courses (provided by O'Reilly Learning) covering Excel, Git and GitHub, LaTEX, MATLAB, Python, R and RS Studio, SAS, SPSS, Stata and SQL