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Conducting and managing your research

ResearchLinks to resources to help with conducting social science research, collecting and managing data and writing literature and systematic reviews.

Emerald’s ‘How to’ guides on research methods

Help you to stay informed on the basics, and familiarize yourself with recent developments and trends in research techniques.

Epigeum’s Research Methods in the Social Sciences

Introduction to social science research. Includes quizzes, videos and practice scenarios. Hosted on University Intranet. Login using your CCNT details.

LearnHigher ‘Analyse This’

Online tutorial for developing data collection skills.

LearnHigher ‘Collect This’

Online tutorial for developing data collection skills.

LearnHigher What is Research?

Guide aimed at anyone who is keen to develop their understanding of research.

Qualtrics - Survey Software

Qualtrics Survey Software is an easy-to-use service that allows you to develop, deploy, and analyse surveys via the Web. No complicated set-up or technical knowledge is required. Cranfield has a licence for using Qualtrics. Use the online application form available via our intranet link to get a Qualtrics account.

What is Primary Research and How do I get started?

The Purdue Online Writing Lab’s guide to conducting primary research.

Digital Curation Centre (DCC)

The Digital Curation Centre provides expert advice and practical help to anyone in UK higher education and research wanting to store, manage, protect and share digital research data.

Digital Curation Centre’s Data Management Planning Tool

DMP Online has been developed by the Digital Curation Centre to enable you to build and edit DMPs according to the requirements stipulated by the major UK funders.

Emerald’s ‘How to’ guides on research management

Providing practical advice, tips and strategies to help secure the resources and develop the skills you need to manage your research project more effectively.

EPSRC Policy Framework on Research Data

Introduced in May 2011, the framework covers the access to, and management of, research data arising from research sponsored by EPSRC.

Lambert Tool Kit

The Lambert tool kit is for universities and companies that wish to undertake collaborative research projects with each other. It includes a set of model agreements for use in the negotiation and management of intellectual property within a collaborative research project. Aims to encourage university and industry collaboration and the sharing of knowledge.

MANTRA – Research Data Management Training

Online guide to managing research data.

SOM Data Protection Guidance Portal

Portal designed to give School of Management staff general advice about Data Protection and how to comply. Hosted on the University Intranet. Login with your CCNT details.

UK Data Archive

The Data Archive holds the UK’s largest collection of digital social and economic research data and also offers help and guidance in relation to creating, managing and sharing data.

LearnHigher: Academic Writing

Resources designed to help students understand and develop academic writing skills. Includes the Academic Writing Fridge Magnet!

The EPPI-Centre – Systematic Reviews

The EPPI-Centre offers support and expertise to those undertaking systematic reviews.

Writing a Literature review

Cranfield Library & Information Services' guide to writing your literature review.


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Mary Betts-Gray

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Publications Finder
Electronic access to our journals by title.

Electronic Business Resources A-Z List
A-Z of MIRC’s electronic business resources.

Off-Campus Access
Follow our step-by-step guide.

eResources A-Z List
A-Z of all University Library subscription resources. CCNT login required.

Room Bookings
Click here to book the MIRC Media Room - or a study room at Kings Norton Library.

Support Off-Site Service - Dedicated help & support for off-campus staff and students. CCNT login required.

Cranfield Research Information System.

Cranfield Online Research Data – a repository for preserving your research data.

Manage your references.

Cranfield Masters Theses Archive
On-campus access only. Off-campus users, please login via the Extranet.

The Cranfield Collection of eResearch. A digital repository of research output from Cranfield University.

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