The book focuses on practical aspects of writing an academic thesis, preparing a research proposal, applying for a research grant, and publishing in academic journals. The book consists of ten modules each corresponding to one academic research threshold providing references and associated links, clarifying notes, examples, and practical advice on various research methodology topics. Topics cover the entire range of basic to advanced concepts and issues with additional references provided for the benefit of more specialized investigation by the reader. The typical audience of the book include postgraduate students, research supervisors, early-career researchers, potential referees of academic journal articles, and potential applicants of research grants. Annual online updates will also provide to the readers upon request when purchasing the book.