Chevron Left
Back to Understanding Research Methods

Learner Reviews & Feedback for Understanding Research Methods by University of London

6,609 ratings

About the 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. 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...

Top reviews


Jul 26, 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.


May 9, 2022

Really easy to follow and great advice from all the experts! It has helped me organise from the beginning of my dissertation and I feel more comfortable getting started on what is a big project ahead.

Filter by:

726 - 750 of 2,144 Reviews for Understanding Research Methods

By Zia

Oct 3, 2020

its a very informative course and I enjoyed it very well in learning process.

By Iktiar A T

Aug 7, 2020

This course is helpful, full of creativity and fun. I have loved this course.


Jan 13, 2019

I have enjoyed this course that has help to enlighten me on research methods.

By Bhavin J

Dec 17, 2021

Very insightful. both the reading material and interviews were of great help

By Yousuf A

Jul 8, 2021

It is a well-organaized course and clear to understand the research methods.

By Madhur T

Aug 27, 2020

good understanding with a simple explanations for beginners. thank you team!


Aug 19, 2019

excellent course where I learn the innovative-ness of research. Thanks all.

By Rafael G S

Oct 7, 2015

Excelente curso, cumple las expectativas de una institución de su categoría.

By E. S S

Aug 17, 2015

Really helpful course, just the right length, from a prestigious University.

By Anish K S

Oct 13, 2021

In this course, particularly I learned the importance of literature review.

By Fredrick R

Jun 22, 2021

This is one the best courses on practical application of research methods


May 14, 2020

It is really helpful if anybody is looking into exploring research methods.


Nov 25, 2018

I like this one. It is full of information from great experts in the field.

By Elizabeth M N

Sep 13, 2022

The practical approach and synergy in this course has been very magnetic!

By Shamsheer K

Apr 24, 2021

It was a very good experience here ..

And got alot here ..

Thank you so much

By Jesús Z M

Sep 27, 2020

It has been a very interesting course, congratulations for the initiative!

By Perla P O G

Jul 3, 2020

It is a great course that helps you to understand how to start a research.

By UR20

Apr 30, 2020

Very good course for those who are at beginner level for Research Methods.

By Kim N C

Jul 31, 2017

This course if helpful especially if you are ground-working theoretically.

By susielau

Sep 6, 2015

very useful for me to get to know something about research method. Thanks.

By Magboul B A A

Jan 19, 2023

i am vrey happy beacouse this cours leanr my importan think about resersh

By Tiago T

Nov 4, 2021

It is a great course to get a good view of how to organize your research.

By Satej C

Apr 9, 2021

The course content and videos was enough rich to understand the research.

By Emma c

Mar 19, 2021

Thank to us to this program, it was better than I thought ! Thank's again

By Al H S

Nov 17, 2020

I got exactly what I was hoping for without bells and whistle. Thank you!