Research methods

If you're undertaking some research as part of your course and don't know where to start, then this is the place. Here we've pulled together lots of our resources that are relevant to the research process

Student studying

Study design, including experimental design

Title Resources

Types of Study

Types of research study - written resource

Types of Research Study - Video

Experimental Design

Introduction to experiments

Experimental design HELM workbook

Aims of experimental design

Statistical Analysis Planning Ticklist

Written Guide


Sheffield Clinical Trials Research Unit

Surveys and questionnaire design

Title Description
Data Collection Methods


Survey Sampling Methods Webpage
Bias in Survey Sampling Webpage

Exploratory Data Analysis

Title Description
Exploratory Data Analysis

EDA HELM Booklet                                


Graphs Quick Guide

Choosing the right test

Title Description



One independent and one dependent variable

Comparing two groups

What test tables


Two people sitting at a table looking at some work together
Two people sitting at a table looking at some work together

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