Important links to Research Institutions
This section of the website is designed to give staff and students some useful websites addresses for becoming more knowledgeable about research: writing a research proposal, designing a research study, and qualitative research methodology.
- National Research Foundation – NRF
- Council for Scientific and Industrial Research – CSIR
- Human Sciences Research Council – HSRC
- South Africa Netherlands research Programme on Alternatives in Development – SANPAD
UKZN Research Office Site
OTHER USEFUL LINKS
These will be especially helpful to you if you are enrolled in Understanding Research or Discourses in Educational Research.
Some core material on qualitative research
Useful course materials on qualitative research. This site is particularly useful on action research( University of Norwich East Anglia)
Other Resources on Qualitative Research
This page contains links to resources that explain the art of qualitative educational research: critiques, literature reviews, research design methodologies and other articles. The resource is intended as an aid to educational practioners as informed consumers of published research and as active contributors to the body of knowledge that informs emerging practices involving information and learning technologies (ILT). By no means an exhustive index, this resource offers a glimpse into the range of qualitative research models and methodologies that can be found in contexts of ILT. A Must!
An interesting little website to get started on focus groups. Has follow-up links as well
A reading list on proposal writing, research methodologies, publishing your thesis (University of Pretoria)
The Proposal in Qualitative Research 
by Anthony W. Heath 
The Qualitative Report, Volume 3, Number 1, March, 1997
Visual, participatory and arts-based research
Visual arts-based methodologies (using photography, documentary, memory work, material culture).
Website of the Image and Identity Research Collective, Concordia-McGill University
This website will also lead you to many other websites on arts based research, image-based research. Includes protocols on memory work, working with photographs.
Centre for Arts-Informed Research, University of Toronto
Special Interest Group (SIG) for Arts Based Research, American Educational Research Association
Participatory methodologies for working with young people.
This website was developed at the University of Toronto as part of the Gendering Adolescence and AIDS Prevention project.
See resources from Duke University
Now in the CDS On-Line Multimedia Gallery (http://cds.aas.duke.edu/exhibits/multimedia.html)
Hearing Is Believing: A Documentary Audio Summer Institute: Twelve short audio documentary stories recorded and produced by participants in the 2003 summer institute
Self study and autobiography
Special Interest Group (SIG) on Self Study in Teacher Education Practice (S-STEP)
American Educational Research Association
This website has a great deal of useful information on publishing, has interesting position papers, gives you information on upcoming events of AERA.
On publishing: see
The site of sites
An amazing online journal about qualitative research support on line!
Please note that the updated UKZN AIDS Research database is now available on the Research Office web page, via the following link:
LINKS FOR FUNDING
|Association of Commonwealth Universities||www.acu.ac.uk|
|Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation||www.gatesfoundation.org|
|Catholic Institute of Education||www.cie.org.za|
|Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA)||www.um.dk/en|
|Department for International Development DFID||www.dfid.gov.uk|
|Department of Education (DoE)||www.education.gov.za|
|Government Communication and Information Services||www.gcis.gov.za|
|Human Rights Watch||www.hrw.org|
|Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)||www.jica.go.jpjp/english|
|Joseph Rowntree Foundation||www.jrf.org.uk|
|Medecins sans Fontie?res||www.msforg.za|
|National Research Foundation (NRF) with special funding for specific strategic areas, new or promising researchers, women etc. The NRF also administers several bilateral international research funds intended to promote research collaboration||www.nrf.ac.za|
|Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD)||www.norad.no|
|Rockefeller Brothers Fund focuses on basis education, including Early Childhood Development, lower primary Education and Adult Basic E and Training||www.rfb.org|
See its Proposal and Opportunities Section: www.sangonet.org.za/url/ry, which contains information on grants, wards, calls for papers, fellowships and scholarships, mostly in South Africa.
|Save the Children||www.savethechildren.org|
|Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)||www.sida.se|
|Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)||www.sdc.admin.ch|
|United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization||www.unesco.org|
|United States Agency for International Development (USAID)||www.usaid.gov|
|William and Flora Hewlett Foundation||www.hewlett.org|
|Find A PhD.com||www.findaphd.com|
|Fundsnet Online services||www.fundsnetservices.com|
|Grantmakers without Borders||www.InternationalDonors.org|
|The Grantseeker’s Guide to the Internet||www.online.nonprofit.net/infor.guide.html|
|Web of Science||http://scientific.thomson.com/products/wos|
|Web of Knowledge||www.webofknowledge.com|