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The Researcher Academy

These resources are free from Elsevier - you just need to register.

The coverage is impressive with modules on everything from learning how to peer-review people's work for publication through to managing and retrieving your data. There is also careers-based videos and advice.

Publication Skills and Literature Searching Skills

These guides are from the Food and Health Information research group but I've watched all of the videos at the link and it is true that any discipline can learn something from their guidance. You can see the whole guide as a series of follow-along text tutorials or you can use the videos instead (or both) as you wish. It's free.

They cover content such as:

  • Aims & Scope - Understanding a journal's mission and what they are looking for in a paper
  • Instructions for authors - Key things to check to help avoid a desk reject
  • Peer review in journal publishing - Principles, benefits and different types
  • How to interpret traditional journal metrics like the Impact Factor
  • Peer review - What to expect as an author?
  • How to respond to journal editorial decisions on your paper.

 They also provide excellent materials on being more effective at literature searching.

Research Impact: Making a Difference

This is a free course.

Help your work to benefit society and the economy. Learn what research impact is and how to create it.

University research has always made a difference to human understanding. Sadly, the importance of this work isn’t always communicated to the world outside of academia - leading many academics to believe that research is undervalued in society.

In this course, you’ll discover how to co-create research impact with a wide range of stakeholders, such as industry and government. You’ll also learn to communicate the benefits that impact-driven research brings to the economy and society. Ultimately, you’ll be able to better understand, communicate and create research impact.

Patient and Public Involvement: How to Find the Right People

Produced by some of our excellent doctoral researchers here at Bradford, this is a free resource with an accompanying peer-reviewed publication: Tomlinson, J., Medlinskiene, K., Cheong, V. et al. Patient and public involvement in designing and conducting doctoral research: the whys and the hows. Res Involv Engagem 5, 23 (2019).

Phlebotomy Training

Delivered by an external provider but with sessions that are delivered on campus, these courses carry a fee but they are available to PhD researchers who require these skills. As a doctoral researcher, first you must contact for further information.

Check back for dates and details as these become available when campus re-opens.



Please use the free e-learning module to familiarise yourself with IRAS

New users are advised to use the free e-learning tool to familiarise themselves with the layout, functionality and navigation that is available in iras. you do not need to register to use this tool and you can choose whether to you work through the whole training module, which will take about 1 hour, or just dip into particular sections of the training.

HRA Decision Tool

If you are unsure if your research needs IRAS approval; first of all please complete this HRA Decision Tool, which will help you decide.


Health Research Authority Learning Management System

  • The HRA have launched a series of new eLearning modules on their Learning Management System.  All the HRA's eLearning modules are free for everyone to access. Each module will provide you with an understanding of the subject area. For some modules, you will be invited to choose a route which best suits your professional role.
  • You can access the modules as a guest user without creating an account. However, you will only be able to receive an end of module certificate if you create an account or use your Login.
  • Modules include, among others:
    • Medical Devices;
    • Use of the HRA Schedule of Events;
    • Research involving participants lacking mental capacity;
    • Equality, Diversity and Human Rights.
  • The HRA overview training module outlines HRA Approval processes. It covers applying for HRA Approval and setting up Approval studies in the NHS in England. It includes details of new HRA Approval arrangements for amendments and new sites that now apply to all NHS studies in England started in pre-HRA Approval systems.

Northern Advanced Research Training Inititative

NARTI is a network of research-led universities in the north of England. It provides specialist advanced training through the facilitation of events, retreats and conferences to network and share cross-regional expertise. It is organised and administered by the University of Leeds.

It supports researchers by:

  • facilitating opportunities for doctoral, early career researchers and staff to attend regional events
  • running an Annual Conference for doctoral researchers focused on advanced training
  • providing an arena for these people to network and share research interests, contacts and best practice.

Online Training - Quantitative Analysis

This YouTube channel covers statistics, and, in particular, SPSS. the videos are informative, easy to follow and work through various analyses and levels.

This will take you to a set of training materials if you would like to work on your understanding of power analysis in quantitative research.


This is an open statistics spreadsheet resource.

"Jamovi provides a complete suite of analyses for (not just) the social sciences; t-tests, ANOVAs, correlation and regression, non-parametric tests, contingency tables, reliability and factor analysis. Need more analyses? then see the jamovi library – a library of additional analyses contributed by experts in their field." - taken verbatim from their website.

Qualitative Thematic Analysis

Braun and Clarke's take on Thematic Analysis for qualitative psychology and other related disciplines.


This is an open access, seven-part video series on conducting ethnographic research. The target audience for this series include educators, doctoral researchers, and activists, and the goals are to teach ethnographic methods as well as to engage in research that contributes to social justice.


National Centre for Research Methods

There are downloadable resources, and more importantly, specialist training. However, it is important to know that these training events are not free but most have reduced rates for students. NCRM can be a good starting point for thinking about training, if you and your supervisors agree that external training is required for something that is not available at Bradford.

All of their training is searchable by keyword.

NatCen Social Research

This is Britain's largest independent social research agency. There is training on offer and Bradford has, recently, secured onsite training run by this agency. Training usually incurs a fee. 

Consortium for the Advancement of Research Methods

Some of these excellent resources are available free to UoB researchers.

CARMA offers an International Video Library, where you can access training videos on an array of methods both traditional and innovative. Joining instructions are to search CARMA video library from the UoB library resources search and register using your UoB account.

Topics cover:

10 Semi-Random Meta-Cognitive Methods Ideas
3-D Visualization of Data and Models
A framework for constructive replication in the organizational sciences
A Simple Test of Moderated Mediation
A Tutorial on the Causes, Consequences, and Remedies for Common Method Biases
Addressing the "Too Much Theory" Problem in Management Research: Abductive Reasoning and the Role of Academy of Management Discoveries
Advanced Panel Methods for Strategy Research
Alternative Approaches to Modeling MTMM Data in Organizational Research
Analysis of Count Outcomes: Single Level and Multilevel Models for Unclustered and clustered Count Data - Part 2 of 2
Analysis of Count Outcomes: Single Level and Multilevel Models for Unclustered and Clustered Count Data, Part 1 of 2, see part 2 for continuation of this presentation.
Assessing the Validity of Higher-Order Multidimensional Constructs
Association Rules Mining, Bayes and How to Use Markdown
Best Practices in Data Collection and Preparation: Recommendations for Reviewers, Editors, and Authors
Big Data Analytics
Big Data Concepts
Casual Identification through a Cumulative Body of Research in the Study of Strategy and Organizations
Causal Indicators and Measurement Models
Causal Inference in Quasi-Experimental Studies
Coding for Discovery
Computer Adaptive Assessment of Personality
Computer-Aided Text Analysis: Tips and Techniques
Condition 9 and 10 Tests of Model Confirmation with SEM Techniques
Conditional Reasoning and Personality Measurement
Conditional Reasoning and the Measurement of Power
Conducting Meta-Analytic Structural Equation Modeling with R
Construct Development and Validation in Three Practical Steps: Recommendations for Reviewers, Editors, and Authors
Construct Mixology: Forming New Management Constructs by Combining Old Ones
Content Analysis
Continuum Specification in Construct Validation: A Proposal and Call for Research
Contributing to Applied Psychology with Laboratory Research
Control Variables and Multi-collinearity: Things We Thought We Knew
Crafting Qualitative Organizational Research
Creating Datasets with Social Media
Cross Cultural Research Methods
Current Issues in Individual, Group, and Organizational Level Measurement : Strategic Management
Current Issues in Measurement - Individual Level
Debunking Myths and Urban Legends About Meta-Analysis
Design and Measurement with Quantitative and Qualitative Data
Detecting and Diagnosing Model Misspecification
Developments and Resources for Relative Importance Analysis
Discontinuous Growth Models
Doing Teams Research: Where, When, How, and Why?
Dyadic Data Analysis
Dynamic Approaches to Studying Group Processes
Effect Sizes for Categorical Moderation
Emerging Questions in Longitudinal Research
Endogeneity in Strategy Research
Estimating Confidence Intervals for Correlations Corrected for Unreliability and Range Restriction
Estimating Interaction Effects Using Multiple Regression
Estimating Within-Group Agreement, Webscraping, Meta-Analysis with Metafor
Event Sampling Methods
Experience Sampling Methods
Extending Methods for Integrating Moderation and Mediation
Formative Constructs Implemented via Common Factors
Fuzzy Set Qualitative Comparative Analysis
Goodness of Fit and Structural Equation Models
Growth Mixture Modeling
Hierarchical Linear Modeling
Implementing Multilevel Analyses of Daily Diary Data
Inductive Research Approaches_11/6/2015
Interpreting Interaction Effects
Introduction to R and Table Creation, Exploratory Factor Analysis, Confirmatory Factor Analysis
Issues in Social Network Analysis
Issues with Group Measurement
Issues with Internet Data Collection
Item Response Theory
Joint Analysis of Multiple Categorical Dependent Variables
Judgment Policy Analysis
Lab vs Field OB: Do Findings Converge?
Latent Difference Score Models
Latent Growth Models for Longitudinal Data
Lies My Statistics/Methods Teacher Taught Me
Longitudinal Data Analysis
Marker Variables and Method Variance: Models and Processes
Mean Structure Models with Latent Variables
Measurement Invariance and Applied Research
Measurement Issues in Stress Research
Measurement Models for Linking Latent Variables and Indicators: A Review of Alternatives for Organizational Researchers
Measurement of Affect and Episodic Events
Measures of Agreement for Group Level Research
Mediation Analysis
Meta analysis and Structural Equation Modeling
Meta-Analysis and Strategy Research
Methodological issues in Cross-Cultural Research
Methods for Integrating Moderation and Mediation: An Analytical Framework Using Moderated Path Analysis
Methods Issues with Multilevel Dynamics of Group/Team Emergence
Missing Data: Problems & Prospects
Mixed Methods in Strategy and Organizations Research
Modeling Longitudinal Data Using Structural Equation Methods
Modeling Polytomous Data
Moderated Mediation
Moderation in Structural Equation Modeling: Specification, Estimation, and Interpretation Using Quadratic Structural Equations
Modern Prediction Methods
More Tales of the Field: Ethnography Then and Now
Multi-Level Issues & WABA
Multilevel Mediation
Multi-Level Organizational Research: Where We’ve Been, and Where are We Heading
Multilevel Structural Equation Methods
Multiple Imputation for Complex Organizational Data Structures
Multiple Regression, SEM with LAVAAN, Moderated Regression, Bootstrapping
Multivariate Dynamics
Neuroscience Methods and Organizational Research
New Approaches for Evaluating Latent Variable Relations
Nonlinear Dynamic Models
Non-responses to Organizational Surveys
On the Use of Spline Regression in the Study of Congruence in Organizational Research
Organization Studies: Is Ours a Hard Science?
Overview of Hypothesis Testing and Statistical Methods
Overview of the Research Process
Panel Data
Panel Data: Methodological Framework and Analytic Tools
Parcel Indicators in SEM
Partial Least Squares Path Modeling: Past and Future
Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modeling (PLS-SEM)
Photographs and Organizational Research: Photo Elicitation as a Data Source
Power Analysis for Traditional and Modern Hypothesis Tests
Practical Issues in Developing a Measure
Practical Recommendations for Measuring Implicit Constructs Via Conditional Reasoning
Process Research
Publication Bias and Other Sensitivity Analyses in Meta-Analysis
Publishing Criteria for Qualitative Research
Qualitative Rigor in Inductive Organizational Research
Quasi-Experimental Research
Question and Context Effects in Organizational Survey Data
Questionable Research Practices
Ramp UP Big Data Research and Teaching with R
Recommendations for Discouraging, Identifying, and Removing Dirty Data in Survey Research
Rediscovering the Individual in Strategy Research
Regression Models for Limited Range Dependent Variables
Relative Importance of Predictors with Regression Models
Repeated Measures ANOVA and MANOVA
Research Methods Issues in Academic-Practitioner Collaborative Research
Resources for Writing and Reviewing
Responsible Research in Business and Management (RRBM) Network
Responsible Research Initiative
Restricted Variance Interactions
Restriction of Range
Rethinking the Qualitative Research Methods Section
Review of Research Methods in Organizational Studies
Robust and Reliable Research (SIOP)
Robust Regression
Simple Models for Analyzing Network Change
SIOP - Open Science Panel - Part 1
Social Network Analysis
Statistical Analysis with Big Data _11/6/2015
Statistical and Methodological Myths and Urban Legends
Storytelling Through Statistics
Strategy and Research Methods Development
Structural Equation Models for Cooperative Small Group Context: The Interplay of theory and Method in Goal-Directed Behavior
Structural Equation Models for Experimental Designs
Systematic Reviews/Meta-Analysis
Testing Causal Hypotheses: Precisely Formulating Causal Hypotheses to Maximize Testability
Testing for Mediating Variables in Management Research: Concerns, Implications and Alternative Strategies
Text Mining in the Organizational Sciences
The Conceptualization, Measurement, and Validation of Multilevel Constructs
The Effect of Criterion Reliability on Means and Interactions in Meta-Analysis
The Gilded Age of Management Science
The Meaning of Latent Variables in Social and Behavioral Science Research
The Practice of Member Review in Qualitative Research: What Happens When They Read What We Write?
The Promise and Perils of Wearable Sensors in Organizational Research
The Use and Misuse of Ratios Measures
The When and Why of Effects: Moderation and Mediation in Strategic Management Research
The World Is Flat, the Earth is the Center of the Universe, and Mediating Effects Can Be Tested Using Data from Nonexperimental Research
Theoretical Specification and Methodological Rigor: Matching Theory and Methods
Tips and Traps for Publishing Qualitative Research: An Editor's Perspective
Tools for Testing Contingency Models
Total Recall: Should Meta-analyses Have Expiration Dates
Understanding and Detecting Careless Responding in Survey Research
Using Spatial Analysis in Strategy Research
Using the Censored Regression Model (Tobit) in Management Research
Variation into Elevation: Diversity Paradigms for Explaining Team and Organizational Outcomes
Verifying Empirical Research Findings
Video-Based Research Methods
What Moderates Moderators? A Meta-Analysis of Interactions in Management and Applied Psychology Research
Why and How to Replace Statistical Significance Tests with Better Methods
Zooming Into the Boardroom: Design, Instruments & Measurement