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This Guide provides post graduate students with the tips and tools necessary to successfully complete their research.

Research Tip of the Week: Get your layout and table of content right from the start. 

Watch this short how-to video on using the correct heading styles and automated numbering in MS Word for an automatic table of content. This simple step will make your dissertation writing process so much faster and smoother!



See our blog The Commons Informer for more tips. 

Welcome to the Research Guide

This Research Guide provides tips and tools for postgraduate students to complete their research.

Please see Prof McNaught's excellent presentation for an overview of the research process:

Learning the Art of Research: Combining organizational skills, critical thinking and creative thinking by Prof. Carmel McNaught 

Additional sources:

Thesis & Dissertation Structure

                                                                                                           Kedibone Maganadisa,


                                   Accessed: 5 May 2022, amended by the Mky Research Commons team, University of Pretoria in May 2022

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