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.


Writing for Results

  • Writing clear, concise content is essential in our day-to-day activities, as well as our research.
  • When our writing is clear and easy to read, we are more likely to get the intended outcomes.
  • This presentation provides tips and tricks to help improve your writing and make things easier for you and your reader.

Literature searching and collation

  • There are multiple types of reviews of research literature.
  • Common to all is the need to have a logical strategy to identifying and collating relevant literature.

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)?

Ins and Outs of Knowledge Translation

  • Models for integrating knowledge into clinical practice

Building Research Collaborations

  • Most research is collaborative
  • Some tips for successful collaborations

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.