Research Skills

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Research presents an opportunity to immerse yourself in something new and to learn from experts in the field. It is about acknowledging that in reading their work there's something bigger than you and then contributing to it. Check out this webpage for how you can develop your skills as a researcher.

✍️ Events and Workshops

Interested in research? Check out the Research Literacy Workshops and Researcher Development events open to everyone.

As a HDR Student, you also have access to online Nature Masterclasses on a range of topics and one-to-one support with your School Librarian for help with research strategies.

Research Literacy Workshops Researcher Development Events Masterclasses for HDR Students School Librarians for HDR Students


Want to improve your research skills in a self-paced format?  Check out these resources and tools below.

Researcher Development Tool How to Conduct Research Guide Systematic Reviews Endnote Referencing Guide

💡 Why is research important?

Listen to this video about the importance of research from the WSU Student perspective:

Squircle Video

📖 Research Skills Guide

Download the PDF guide below for some quick tips on research skills to further develop your academic abilities. Topic-by-topic PDFs can be accessed at How-To Guides.

Research Skills