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Understanding Research Methods

University of London International Programmes via Coursera

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  • Provider Coursera
  • Subject Social Sciences
  • $ Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Upcoming
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Effort 4-6 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 4 weeks long

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This MOOC is about demystifying research and research methods. It will outline the fundamentals of doing research, aimed primarily, but not exclusively, at the postgraduate level. It places the student experience at the centre of our endeavours by engaging learners in a range of robust and challenging discussions and exercises befitting SOAS, University of London's status as a research-intensive university and its rich research heritage.

The course will appeal to those of you who require an understanding of research approaches and skills, and importantly an ability to deploy them in your studies or in your professional lives. In particular, this course will aid those of you who have to conduct research as part of your postgraduate studies but do not perhaps have access to research methods courses, or for those of you who feel you would like additional support for self-improvement. No prior knowledge or experience in research is required to take this course and as such, the course is for everyone.

This MOOC draws on a wealth of existing course material developed to support research training across SOAS, University of London and particularly drawing from the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD). In 2015, the course was nominated for the prestigious Guardian University Award for its innovative approach to online learning.

Participation in or completion of this online course will not confer academic credit for University of London programmes

Taught by

J Simon Rofe and Yenn Lee

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Juvy R
4.0 2 years ago
by Juvy completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
The interviews in the course were great way to explain what research methods are. Just note that the assignments per week should be submitted within a given period.
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Sreekutty S
3.0 2 months ago
Sreekutty is taking this course right now, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
The course very useful in my study. I am a social work student.so, in the first lessons are very useful in my study.
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