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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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Jun 7, 2021

its very good

By Cat C

Oct 4, 2020

Great course.

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Aug 4, 2020

Supper course

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Jun 26, 2020

Great content

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Jun 20, 2020

5 stars!!!!!!

By Abdelghani M

May 12, 2020

Thanks a lot

By Sapta B

Jan 11, 2020

great course.

By Mia L

Dec 23, 2019

Great course!

By Angel C R

Jun 12, 2017

Is excellent.

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Dec 16, 2015

very helpful.

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Dec 10, 2015

very helpful!

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Oct 25, 2021

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Sep 3, 2021

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Jul 23, 2021

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Apr 18, 2021

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Apr 1, 2021

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Oct 20, 2020

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Aug 31, 2020

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Aug 8, 2020

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Jul 14, 2020

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Jul 4, 2020

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Jun 14, 2020

Good course!

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Jun 12, 2020

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By Sourav M S

May 27, 2020

Good Course.