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Research Skills

General Overview

Undertaking research is an important way of contributing to knowledge on a topic as well as demonstrating an understanding of the subject you are working on. Research is a useful way of questioning what you know, and allows you to develop your own critical thinking and communication skills. There are a number of activities involved in research, such as searching for relevant resources, making notes on relevant materials, writing literature reviews, and writing an abstract. The most common form of research in an undergraduate degree is a dissertation.

Below you will find tips on writing a dissertation and searching for relevant literature, amongst other useful resources: