Medical and Health Sciences masters students are among the first to reap the benefits of dedicated research website

05 April 2013

A new website, launched this semester, brings together information to support masters students with their research. The website, “Guide to masters research at The University of Auckland”, is a Libraries and Learning Services initiative in collaboration with the Research Office, Centre for Education Design and Development and Centre for Learning and Research in Higher Education.

The website links postgraduate research students to vital information relating to University regulations, forms and courses and provides support and advice for students all within a research framework. Early feedback from academic postgraduate advisors and others suggests that doctoral candidates and supervisors will also find the site very useful.

The ‘Planning and ethics’ section brings together regulations, information around submission deadlines, resources and workshops available in addition to tips on how to beat the paper war and keeping a research journal. The resource helps ensure that students are aware of what they need to do for their literature reviews, research design and data analysis. There are links to the University’s computer software website and online help on for computer skills resources, which includes online tutorials and handouts on statistics using SPSS or Excel.

The website is being piloted at the Faculty of Medical and Health Science in semester one this year and feedback from masters and doctoral candidates is welcome. Already the site has received endorsement from School of Population Health masters coordinator Associate Professor Roger Marshall, “This will be a very useful resource for all new and current masters students”. 

Visit Guide to masters research at The University of Auckland website.