Sources of Research Methods training and guidance include:

Online courses (register for access first at using your SHU email address and token 1b54d4f6).  Full information on accessing the training can be found on 

Research Methods

  • Research methods in the arts and humanities (150 mins)
  • Research methods in literature review (180 mins)
  • Research methods in the sciences (180 mins)
  • Research methods in the social sciences (180 mins)

Statistical Methods – Biomedical Sciences / Business / Engineering / Natural Sciences / Social Sciences

  • Introduction – Statistics in the context of research (135 mins)
  • Thinking statistically – Describing data well (105 mins)
  • Thinking statistically – Making good generalisations (115 mins)
  • Which hypothesis test should I use? (108 mins)
  • Statistical modelling (101 mins)
  • Analysis of categorical data (91 mins)
  • Conclusion:  Putting your skills into practice (86 mins)

Specific modules on the MRes Social Sciences programme

SAGE Research Methods  – a large online research methods library including a Methods Map

Research Methods@SHU – a Hallam Guild Group

Local provision may also be available via your Faculty PGR team