You should have thought about the methodology beforehand, but this is the stage when it needs to be made clear! We have lots of books (print and online) on research methods, so don’t just stick to the items on your reading lists… there is plenty of choice! You might want to talk to your tutors or academic skills about a methodology in your subject area.
Next, you need to design your research tools before collecting your data.
If you’re using tools like surveys and don’t know where to start, or want to access software like SPSS to analyse your results, IT support on Floor 4 of the Library are the ones to ask.
You can also book on the SPSS workshops run by the IT Training team. A number of dates have been scheduled starting in November. You must book on the workshops in advance.
Specialist software for transcribing interviews is available. It can do this in several ways: