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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

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Approx. 6 hours to complete

Suggested: 10-15 hours...

English

Subtitles: Arabic, Serbian, Catalan, Tagalog, German, English, Spanish, Persian...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

E-tivity 1: What Is Research and What Makes a Good Research Question?

6 videos (Total 17 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
6 videos
E-tivity 1 - Instructors' Commentary3m
Rob Denny says...1m
Sandra Halperin says...3m
Michael Hutt says...2m
Myrrh Domingo says...1m
1 reading
Read Me First10m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

E-tivity 2: What Is a Literature Review and Why Do We Need to Do One?

4 videos (Total 13 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
4 videos
Sandra Halperin says...2m
Reza Gholami says...1m
Charlotte Horlyck says...3m
1 reading
E-tivity 2 - Readings30m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

E-tivity 3: Why Are Planning and Management Skills Important for Research?

5 videos (Total 12 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
Reza Gholami says...1m
Sandra Halperin says...3m
Gina Heathcote says...1m
Michael Hutt says...2m
1 reading
E-tivity 3 - Reading30m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

E-tivity 4: How Do You Know You Have Been a Good Researcher at the End of a Project?

4 videos (Total 7 min), 1 quiz
4 videos
Gina Heathcote says...48s
Rob Denny says...49s
Reza Gholami says...1m
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Top reviews from Understanding Research Methods

By AGJul 27th 2017

This is wonderful course especially for research scholars, one suggestion is instead of giving articles from books, please provide a PPT which will be more effective ! thank you for wonderful session.

By ABSep 10th 2019

very good course. The last e-activity was proposal preparation. It will be good if they add something about sampling in reading materials. Very good experience for me.....I will recommend this course

Instructors

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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
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Dr Yenn Lee

Doctoral Training Advisor
SOAS, University of London

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