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Learner Career Outcomes

29%

started a new career after completing these courses

23%

got a tangible career benefit from this course
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Approx. 10 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: Arabic, Serbian, Catalan, Tagalog, German, English, Spanish, Persian...

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

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

2 hours to complete
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

Week 2

3 hours to complete

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

3 hours to complete
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

Week 3

3 hours to complete

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

3 hours to complete
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

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?

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 7 min)
4 videos
Gina Heathcote says...48s
Rob Denny says...49s
Reza Gholami says...1m

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