About the Research Portal
Monash's Psychology Research Portal is an online platform that will help guide you through each step of your online research project, from identifying a research question, setting up the methodology, collecting and analysing data online, and finally writing up your thesis. The Research Portal is here to assist honours and postgraduate psychology research students, as well as research supervisors, to conduct projects online.
The Research Portal as a Memory System
The Research Portal itself can be seen as a memory system; information and theory presented here is stored in long-term memory and is available to support the entire research journey from start to finish. Inside the portal there are also various tools and applications, many of which are housed in the Virtual Laboratory (vLab), that can be used to conduct research, much like a working memory platform. You can also add new information by using these tools to collect, analyse and store your research data, as if adding to your long-term memory bank.
How to use the Research Portal
Information in the Research Portal is best accessed via the tabs at the top of the site. Here you can find information on all the steps of the research process, access to the Virtual Laboratory (vLab), guidelines on supervision and communication, as well as all the current news and events from researchers using the Portal. And when you become familiar with the Portal and want direct access to the most commonly used tools, you can use the Quicklinks on the homepage.