M & D Research Training Programme

Honours Training


The students registered for Honours are welcome for the research training workshops. The School of Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Studies (SIRGS) which is in the College of Graduates Studies (CGS) supports you in the research journey to complete your degree. We hope you will enjoy these informative workshops.

The training workshops are interdisciplinary in nature and they should be useful to all Honours students from all UNISA colleges. The researchers from all fields answer the same questions entailing to their study. These workshops aim to give you an introduction to the research processes.

The objectives of these training workshops are to:

  • introduce Honours students to the Unisa research environment and research ethics;
  • introduce Honours students to academic writing skills;
  • provide information about the research processes, the functions and components of the research proposal;
  • introduce Honours students to similarity checking software (e.g. Turnitin);
  • acquaint Honours students with various referencing styles used in research;
  • develop an understanding of the role of theory in research; and
  • familiarise Honours students with various research methodologies.

All Honours mini dissertations are based on students’ original research and take the form of a written manuscript, which presents the findings of that research. We acknowledge the discipline-specific workshops that you might have already received from your colleges. We also recognise all the Unisans and non-Unisans who have contributed content and feedback on these training workshops.

Feel free to send your comments and questions to M&DRW@unisa.ac.za and you must also like us on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/groups/UnisaTrainingWorkshops, where you can also post further feedback. We wish you success and good luck with your research journey.

The research training workshops will cover various themes including:

  • Academic writing
  • Using the Unisa Library
  • Referencing styles
  • Understanding similarity checking software (e.g. Turnitin)
  • Research ethics
  • The role of theory in research
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Quantitative research methods
  • Mixed methods research

Last modified: 2020/04/27