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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...

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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.

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By Denisa A K

Aug 29, 2022

Very useful course

By Rania K

Jun 1, 2022

exellent work rania


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By Memoona M

Dec 6, 2021

it was very helpful


Oct 28, 2021

learning experience

By Dwipen B

Jul 22, 2021

Learning simplified

By Uma M

May 2, 2021

A brilliant course!


Mar 26, 2021

i enjoy the course

By hina s

Dec 18, 2020

it is very helpful.

By Prof. S K

Nov 26, 2020

Excellent course...

By Rakibul M

Sep 27, 2020

Very useful course.

By Diana I S P

Sep 15, 2020

Great explications.

By Bollam K

Aug 22, 2020

Thank you Coursera.

By Abdullah H

May 25, 2020

an awesome course !

By Aytac M V

Apr 24, 2020

Thanks for everyone

By Samir K S

Jul 5, 2019

Very helpful course

By Dhruv S

Dec 28, 2018

satisfied very much

By Mary L V

Jan 13, 2023

It helped me a lot

By hachalu a

Oct 1, 2022

Execellent course

By nimrah a

Sep 26, 2022

Highly recommended


Jun 15, 2022

Insightful course!

By Daniel E D

Apr 9, 2021

I really enjoy it!

By Basharat U

Nov 22, 2020

it was informative

By Quincy A B

Nov 18, 2020

Hard work pays off