Information for students doing research

Image of student studying in the libraryMASH is a resource for all students. We are here to support you if you are having issues understanding either mathematics or statistics and it is acting as a barrier to progression.

However, we are not a research support service. We are unable to give advice on the most appropriate analytical technique to use for your research data; for example, we do not perform sample size calculations, but we can assist you to understand what you need to know in order to perform a sample size calculation. We are also unable to work through any proofs or derivations which are to be written directly into your thesis, but we can support your understanding of the methods needed to be able to perform the proof or derivation yourself. These are things that you that you should decide in discussion with your supervisory team.

For help with choosing the correct method one possibility is to contact the Statistical Services Unit of the University.

In addition to the support that we can offer you at MASH, we also have a list of external courses and course providers that may be of interest to you as part of your doctoral development programme.