1. 001.4 and 300.7... are the core numbers for books on a wide range of research methods, methodology and research design etc.
2. 507 Research methods in science
3. 808.... Writing dissertations and scientific papers and referencing
Some print books:
Walker. Reliability in scientific research : improving the dependability of
measurements, calculations, equipment, and software 2011. 507.2 WAL (Pmb main library)
Cargill. Writing scientific research articles : strategy and steps. 2009. 808.0666 CAR (Pmb main and Life Sciences and Westville libraries)
Glasman-Deal. Science research writing for non-native speakers of English. 808.0665 GLA (Pmb main)
Lebrun. Scientific writing : a reader and writer's guide. 808.0665 LEB (Pmb main)
Macrina. Scientific integrity : text and cases in responsible conduct of research. 2005. 174.95 MAC (Pmb); 174.95072 MAC (W/ville)
Hofmann. Scientific writing and communication : papers, proposals, and presentations 808.0665 HOF (Pmb main library)
Existing theses are an excellent source of theory and application of research methods, research design etc.
UKZN has a license to the Endnote software. This programme is loaded in all lans and can also be downloaded from the UKZN software library onto private laptops and computers. Endnote allows you to create your own library of references as well as create a bibliography in a range of styles. Whilst writing a Word document it is possible to create the intext references and at the same time create the bibliography. Endnote X7 is the latest version. There are tutorials and useful 'frequently asked questions' on the Endnote site: www.endnote.com
Undertake a preliminary literature review and draw up a research proposal for your supervisor. Complete ethical clearance.
...... don't forget that Higher Degrees requires a print and a pdf copy for the Library. The pdf copy will be uploaded onto the UKZN ResearchSpace.
Turnitin is an internet based tool used to check and detect plagiarism in an essay or any kind of academic related document. Its a licensed based software which universities and schools obtain through subscription. You will need to register.