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Research skills

Support to develop your research skills.

Online advice and tutorials

  • Literature reviews workbook
    An introduction to the process of writing a literature review that includes video guidance with perspectives from each faculty. (Source: UWE Bristol Library)
  • Literature reviews reading list
    Suggestions for further reading to help you when writing literature reviews.
  • Research projects
    Online tutorial to help you choose and understand your research topic and to manage your project or dissertation effectively.
    (Source: Skills for Study website)
  • Conducting your research
    How to do a literature search, formulate a hypothesis and research design, conduct your research and analyse your data.
    (Source: Skills for Study website)
  • Reporting your findings
    Structure and present your findings and understand what you need to cover in each section.
    (Source: Skills for Study website)
  • Further research skills / techniques
    Advice and tutorials on how to do a literature review (ie to critically evaluate themes, issues and arguments of a research topic).
    (Source: UWE Bristol Library)
  • Systematic reviews
    Our guide to carrying out a systematic review, including how they differ from literature reviews.
  • Research with Children online course
    An online course on how to conduct research that involves children and young people: doing ethical research and keeping children safe.
    1. Go to Research with Children
    2. Log in with your UWE user ID and password
    3. Click on the enrol button

Qualtrics and online surveys

Qualtrics is a comprehensive online survey tool authorised by UWE Bristol for use in your research projects.

How to access Qualtrics

Log in to Qualtrics using your UWE Bristol username and password.

  1. Visit
  2. You will be prompted to log in with your UWE Bristol login details. 

Getting started with Qualtrics

To access Qualtrics support

Log in via and close the Welcome screen which may open up. Click on Help in the top right corner.

  • Click the Support site link to access online documentation
  • Click Contact Support link to log a support query.
    Then choose "Sign in with SSO", enter "uwe" for the Organisation ID, and login at the UWE Bristol login page if prompted.


More support

  • Faculty study support
    Study support specialists in your faculty can provide one-to-one support to help you develop your research skills.
  • Postgraduate researchers and research staff
    Extra services and information for researchers from the Research Support Librarians: search for research methods, learn how to measure research impact, stay up-to-date with your subject and connect with other researchers.

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