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ECU’s Graduate Research Services works to enhance the quality of the research experience and culture for research master and doctoral candidates, their supervisors and schools.

We provide a variety of support and development services, including face-to-face and online training, seminars, academic events and social activities.

News & events

Have your say on the post-graduate experience at ECU

Friday, 23 October 2020

All HDR students are again invited to fill out an annual In-progress Research Experience Questionnaire (IPREQ). The survey evaluates your needs and monitors the overall postgraduate experience at ECU and is an important part of ECU’s continual improvement process for research training and resources.

Hot Topics in Research: Can I use ANOVA or linear regression if my response variable is measured on a Likert scale?

Friday, 21 August 2020

Quantitative Adviser (Graduate Research School) & Associate Professor (Centre for Marine Ecosystems Research, School of Science), Chandra P. Salgado Kent, explores "Hot Topics" in Quantitative Research.

SOAR Centre

Part of the Centre for Learning and Teaching, our SOAR Centre (Support – Opportunities – Advice – Resources) is a free, peer-to-peer service open to all higher degree by research and honours students.

We provide support and information with a focus on research skills training and career development.

Our services include:

  • peer-to-peer appointments for research skills development and support;
  • access and assistance with career guidance software;
  • help for building your career development plan; and
  • interactive workshops

Research workshops and resources

In addition to the training, resources and consultation services provided by your faculty and school, Research Services offers cross-discipline skills training and resources to all higher degree by research candidates and honours students.

This includes:

  • interactive workshops;
  • online research skills courses;
  • research software; and
  • database access to eBooks, journals and theses

Research journey

The research journey web pages will guide you through the many steps from your initial enrolment until you have completed your research degree. These pages provide information for research students, supervisors and research support staff.

The stages of the research journey include:

  • Provisional candidature;
  • Confirmation of candidature;
  • Undertaking  your research;
  • Writing and presenting your research;
  • Thesis examination; and
  • Graduation
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