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Specialist research resources

All recommended resources

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Research methods

Explore different techniques for qualitative and quantitative research.

Research networks

Two very different resources: – Social Sciences Research Network’s eLibrary includes many research papers from top international business schools and is useful for identifying working papers and conference papers.  Research Professional will help you find international funding opportunities and relevant news articles.

Rankings and impact factors

Tools to help you identify the journal rankings in your subject field and also influential authors, institutions, publications and countries in your field of study.

Keeping up to date

Current awareness services offering customised publication alerts by subject, author, publication etc. 

Cranfield research management tools

Applications to help you manage the research process at every stage including: finding previous Cranfield Doctoral and Masters theses; obtaining ethical approval, managing your research data, creating your researcher profile and making your publications and research data available. 

Finding previous Doctoral and Masters theses

Ethical approval

Storing and publicising your research