Answered By: Hayley Hughes
Last Updated: Aug 14, 2018     Views: 202

The process of conducting research and backing up the claims you make in your work with evidence is one of the hallmarks of postgraduate study because it shows that you are well informed about prominent theories in your field and any advances that are being made.

For a brief explanation of research basics, see this short presentation. 



Research can include several different types of activities, such as conducting an interview or study using qualitative or quantitative methods, reading a primary source (such as Darwin’s On the Origin of Species), or comparing several secondary sources (for example, articles in a scholarly journal that discuss the impact of Darwin’s work). 

For more information about research, please see our helpful Library Skills for Research Skill Unit.

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