Course At A Glance
Subject: Understanding Research Methods
Institution: University of London, SOAS University of London and Coursera
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Course Starts on September 5, 2016
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About This Course
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.
Why Take This Course?
The aim of the course is to provide support to enable students to develop their understanding and confidence in designing a research project, choosing and executing appropriate methods, and assessing its intellectual/academic rigour. In short, the MOOC will get students ‘thinking’ about research while drawing upon SOAS’s rich and unique academic heritage, and making it available to a mass audience.
This course enables students to develop their understanding of research methods, and confidence in designing a research project, choosing and executing appropriate methods, and assessing its intellectual/academic rigour.
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.
Dr J. Simon Rofe, SOAS, University of London, Senior Lecturer in Diplomacy and International Studies, Global Diplomacy Programme Director, Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy
SOAS, University of London
Dr Yenn Lee, Doctoral Training Advisor
SOAS, University of London
How To Join This Course
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