Useful Checklists/Guides to Improve Research Skills

Useful Checklists/Guides (Selected)

  • How to undertake a literature search and review: for dissertations and final year projects [PDF]
  • Writing the Literature Review / Using the Literature [PDF]
  • Referencing: Why, when and how [PDF]
  • Minor thesis & research report structure [PDF]
  • Features of good reports [PDF]
    • A checklist for effective reports [PDF]
  • Undergraduate research report [PDF]
  • Oral presentations [PDF]

Useful Checklists/Guides (General ones):

  • 1. Research Proposal and Formulation:
    • Generating ideas & forming a question (University of Reading) [PDF]
  • 2. Reading Skills:
  • 3. Literature Review:
    • Getting Started on Your Literature Review (UNSW) [PDF]
    • How to undertake a literature search and review: for dissertations and final year projects (DMU) [PDF]
    • Literature Review: Academic Tip Sheet (Edith Cowan University) [PDF]
    • Literature review (tutorial) [RMIT]
    • Writing a Literature Review (UNSW) [PDF]
    • Writing the Literature Review / Using the Literature (RMIT) [PDF]
  • 4. Referencing:
    • Chicago Author-Date Referencing (Curtin University) [PDF]
    • Havard System (Bournemouth University) [PDF]
    • The Harvard system of referencing (DMU) [PDF]
    • Referencing: Why, when and how (Lincoln University) [PDF]
  • 5. Report/Thesis Organisation & Planning:
    • A Report Checklist (Lincoln University) [PDF]
    • Features of good reports (University of Reading) [PDF]
    • Minor thesis & research report structure (RMIT) [PDF]
    • Structuring your report (University of Reading) [PDF]
    • Undergraduate research report [PDF]
  • 6. Report/Thesis Writing:
    • Abstract Preparation Guidance (HKU Graduate School) [website]
    • Paraphrasing, Summarising & Quoting (UNSW) [PDF]
    • Writing a research report (RMIT) [PDF]
    • Writing critically?(Lincoln University) [PDF]
  • 7. Oral presentations:

Communication Skills:

  • Guidelines for Effective Oral and Written Communications [PDF]
  • Making a Presentation [PDF]
  • Engineering an Effective PowerPoint Presentation [PDF]
  • Mastering Technical Writing [PDF]
  • Scholarship and Intellectual Property [PDF]

Literature Search and Review Skills:

Presentation Skills:

Project Management:

Research Skills:

Writing Skills:

Reference

www.mech.hku.hk/bse/bbse3002

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