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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...

Top reviews

AG
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.

MA
Sep 12, 2019

It was a perfect course for understanding the research methods. It helps me a lot, thanks to the University of London and Coursera for providing this opportunity to enhance our Knowledge in research.

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By ASHA

May 16, 2020

This is my first online course. this was great experience for me with this university.

By SURUCHI S

Aug 29, 2021

The course is well designed but the topics related to sampling also could be put into

By Weslley M C

Jul 14, 2020

It's a very succinct course. The bibliography gives you margins for deepening. Liked.

By Akta S

Dec 16, 2019

its a great course for people trying to get into research, it prepares you mentally .

By Firdous A A

Jan 25, 2019

It is a good course but more oriented towards literature and social science students.

By ndumiso n

Apr 11, 2021

Excellent content, great and clear teaching and balance between theory and practice.

By WILSON C D

Mar 31, 2021

It's really good and simple way of understanding what ie research all about. Bravo.

By Dr. K K R

Mar 28, 2020

Its helpful, but should be more regerous and assignment oriented for effectiveness

By KOFFI K Y

Jul 4, 2020

c'est un cour qui m'a ouvert les yeux sur les différentes méthodes de la recherche

By FATHI M E H

Apr 10, 2020

Good course we learn a set skills that can help us on doing research in the future

By Mounir F

Feb 16, 2021

A good start for beginners to learn about research methods and literature review.

By Maria F G R

Mar 8, 2016

Aproximación muy interesante para investigación clínica. Realmente recomendable!

By Waqar H

Nov 12, 2018

This is very good course for the beginners for having a key concept of research

By Benhamiche H

May 28, 2020

Cette plate forme d'apprentissage est riche, bien structurée et très efficace.

By Paul R

Jul 18, 2020

Cover other sections such as introduction and how to write literature review.

By DAVID L P O

Dec 22, 2015

Esta muy bien estructurado, da información muy útil, realmente lo recomiendo.

By Jahnvi S

Dec 29, 2020

valuable course if ever you are thinking of conducting a research in future.

By Sandeep D C

Jul 13, 2019

the interview with the experts from the academia had been quite enlightening

By Indunil W G

Jul 3, 2018

That is . very effective for starters. Very comprehensive and well organised

By Paulo V

Oct 30, 2020

A good course to take if you are about to or currently doing your research.

By DANIEL N K

Nov 13, 2021

​A very well structured research course on Understanding Research Methods.

By Romero

Nov 6, 2020

It's a good refresher for a generalized understanding of research methods

By Mark G

Jul 24, 2021

Contained the information I needed. Very prompt and helpful support team

By Alwielland B

Jul 10, 2020

I learned a lot from this course esp. about research designs. thank you!

By Bruno M S

May 14, 2018

A very interesting course, but could use some more conceptual structure.