Conducting Research

As a WSU researcher, set yourself up for success by creating an OrcID profile. OrcID is a trusted online platform where researchers can showcase their research. An OrcID profile provides a researcher with a unique and persistent identifier that helps to make your research outputs more discoverable.

Beginning your research

After selecting your research topic and developing your research question, you'll need to evaluate and analyse information on your topic.

You'll want to stay current on your research topic, so you don't miss any new information in your field.

Perhaps you need to perform a literature review, or a systematic review.

As every researcher is different, so is every research topic and how you approach it. Will you perform qualitative, quantitative or mixed method research?

Regardless of your approach, evaluating sources for any information you find is critical.

Locating theses and relevant research data may be part of your journey, too.

If you need assistance, contact your School Librarian.