Research Ambassadors not only offer their extensive research skills for peer-to-peer training, but are also available for a chat about anything to do with your research or student experience. They can be used as a sounding board for ideas and questions you may have in relation to your candidature.
They are also a great contact if you have a question but do not know who to direct it to. If they don't know the answer to your question, the Ambassador will find out and get back to you.
Advice for building research skills is available in the following areas:
- candidature preparation
- data analysis software - NVivo, SPSS
- data and file management
- document formatting
- ethics applications
- IT troubleshooting
- Library research databases
- mathematical modelling
- Microsoft Office - Excel, Word
- research design and methodology
- referencing and citation styles
- writing support for literature review, research proposal and thesis chapters
Ambassadors also provide support for cultural, academic and campus transition, including:
- cultural transition: adapting to living in Australia
- academic transition: adapting to life as a research student and its associated challenges and;
- campus transition: finding services and staff for appropriate support (referral service
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