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Research, Scholarship & Publishing at KPU

Office of Research Services (ORS)

Applied research is integral to KPU’s polytechnic culture—where thought meets action—not to mention key to productive community engagement and social innovation. It allows you, our students, and faculty to apply practical knowledge and skills in real-world contexts and establish mutually beneficial collaborative partnerships with local communities, industry, and government.

The Office of Research Services (ORS) offers a broad range of opportunities within distinctive programs, and assists researchers with proposal preparation and administration of sponsored projects. The office also collaborates with faculty to find funding sources, develop research plans, outline project management metrics, and prepare reports.


Research Methods

The Library provides access to a variety of resources on research methods. For example: 

  • Laerd Statistics 
    Full-time academics can register for free access to extensive online training materials on SPSS and statistical methods.
  • Sage Research Methods
    Information on qualitative and quantitative research methods. Includes ebooks, cases, videos, sample datasets, and a research project planning tool. Focuses on research in the social sciences.

If you would like a specific resource added, let us know!

Research Ethics

You will find KPU research ethics policies, guidelines, and forms on the Office of Research Services (ORS) website.

Research ethics

The library has a number of books and videos on this topic which you can find by searching under the following subject keywords:

Here are a few sample titles: