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Graduate Research Survival Guide

This guide provides resources to help you write a graduate level paper, thesis or dissertation.

IRB Human Subjects

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) for the Protection of Human Subjects is responsible to ensure research is safe. 

If your research includes human subjects, you will need to complete the UW-Stout Human Subjects Training and submit the Protection of Human Subjects Protocol form.

By law, you must complete these items BEFORE you begin research.

PARQ - Research Design Help

About Research Methods and Design

Books at the Library

  • Conducting Research Literature Reviews Main Q180.55.M4 F56
  • Universal methods of design Main Q180.55.M4 M37
  • Chicago Guide to Writing about Numbers Main T11 .M485
  • A Companion to Qualitative Research Main H61 .Q16513
  • Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods Main H61 .T385
  • Research Design : Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches Main H62 .C6963
  • Doing and Writing Qualitative Research Main H62 .H592
  • Questionnaire Research Main H62 .P33x
  • Research Methods for Everyday Life: Blending Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches ‚ÄčMain H62 .V323 
  • Case Study Research: Design and Methods Main H62 .Y56 2014
  • Designing Surveys Main HA31.2 .C93
  • Survey Research Methods Main HN29 .F68
  • Completing Your Thesis or Dissertation: Professors Share Their Techniques and Strategies Main LB2369 .C66x
  • Guide to Writing Empirical Papers, Theses, and Dissertations Main LB2369 .G27
  • Encyclopedia of Evaluation REF H62 .E583
  • The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research REF H62 .H2455
  • Encyclopedia of Survey Research Methods REF HN29 .E53