These researcher development opportunities focus on everything VU researchers need to know to produce high quality research at VU.

Researcher Development opportunities cover both qualitative and quantitative methodology, as well as project design and skilful methodology-related software use.

Researcher development sessions

Within this development category VU runs sessions and programs throughout the year focusing on:

  • quantitative and qualitative methodologies
  • research methodology tools such as SPSS, NVivo and Qualtrics

For more information about scheduled sessions (including how to register) see the Researcher Development Program calendar.

Consultation & drop-in sessions

In addition to the organised sessions, additional one-on-one support is available by appointment from our Research Design and Statistics Consultant (email researcher.development@vu.edu.au) and the Research Ambassadors.

Online resources

  • ACSPRI: VU is a member of ACSPRI, the Australian Consortium for Social and Political Research Incorporated. As a VU researcher you are entitled to the member discount should you choose to attend any workshops.
  • AMSI: VU is a member of AMSI, the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute, entitling VU Honours and graduate researchers to attend AMSI’s schools and workshops where space is available.
  • Lynda: Lynda is a leading online learning site containing a video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by industry experts.
  • Elsevier Publishing Campus: A free online resource offering lectures, interactive training courses and resources to support academics in publishing, research writing, research funding, networking and getting noticed, benchmarking your research and developing you career and research skills.