Research Methods

Research Methods are the techniques you will use to answer your research question and determine how your research question or problem has been studied in the past.

  • Adherence to - and documentation of - the precise methods you use in your thesis research will allow others to replicate or build upon your investigation in the future
  • Use of these methods allows you to join a community of scholars and make a contribution to your discipline
  • Consult with your Research Advisor to determine the feasibility of the methods that you will be proposing. Remember that all research, including yours, will by necessity be limited in certain ways (e.g., time, budget, scope, ethical concerns, availability of potential directors, etc.)

Please refer to the discipline-specific guidelines to learn more about methods of research and data analysis used in your discipline.