Research Skills Development

‘Engaging with Research Practice’

The University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health (UONDRH) is committed to help to build research capacity in regional, rural and remote locations by helping local practitioners acquire research skills and develop research ideas.

The resources below are from the ‘Engaging with Research Practice’ sessions and include lots useful tips and advice about doing research.


Creating a research aim and objectives

  • The research aim is important
  • Tips for creating a research aim and objectives

Research literature search strategies

  • Efficient literature searching
  • Improved ability to find key literature quickly

Endnote citation and referencing software

  • Efficient reference management

Considering ethical aspects

  • How to improve your understanding of the processes involved

Demystifying statistics

  • User friendly introduction to statistical methods

Structuring your journal article

  • Information about how to structure the content of a journal article
  • Which content normally belongs where (and why)?