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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.

AB
Sep 9, 2019

very good course. The last e-activity was proposal preparation. It will be good if they add something about sampling in reading materials. Very good experience for me.....I will recommend this course

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By Ahmad Q

Jul 6, 2020

It is good and useful to learn to begin a research.

By Dr. M P B R

Aug 25, 2020

Very informative about how to do go about research

By SHUBHANKAR K

Aug 19, 2020

Amazing Course, Gets into every aspect of Research

By Minisha T

Mar 3, 2018

wonderful class, so sad I didn't get to finish it.

By Janhavi M

May 12, 2020

It is a helpful course for beginners in research.

By seema k

Jan 27, 2021

i really this course interesting way of learning

By Ratin I

Nov 26, 2020

Good advises given on starting a research study.

By LAKKANA K L

Jun 4, 2020

How do prepare in Research? that question clear.

By Kirana K P

Oct 20, 2019

The .pdf file made available for Week 3 is good.

By Abhinandan D

Mar 30, 2018

very helpful to understand research methodology.

By DR. K P H K

Oct 9, 2020

More of lectures. Hands-on exercise is required

By Yelibet L O

Jul 28, 2017

Me gustó el curso, fue sencillo y sustancioso.

By Ms.ANNA T S B

Jun 25, 2020

Wonderful course ,Peer learning is awesome .

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By nandashreek

May 14, 2018

This course is really help full for beginners

By Abhrojit B

Apr 14, 2021

The course had some great reading materials.

By Alanood S k

Aug 21, 2020

Interesting information and good discussions

By Diana C T A

Feb 18, 2019

Really interesting for general information.

By Faizan A

Jun 7, 2021

great opportunity for research enthusiasts

By Karma N

Oct 26, 2020

Time spend in this course really worth it.

By RIYASUDHEEN M

Oct 5, 2020

its very usefully for all research fellow

By KAYODE O T

Jul 19, 2020

Great course and quite easy to go through.

By Deepesh R

Aug 31, 2020

Very useful course for research beginners

By Saad T

Dec 22, 2020

It was a great course. I learned a lot

By INMACULADA R L

Oct 1, 2020

It is a course that is very interesant

By Raúl S D

Apr 24, 2017

Es buen curso, y muy rápido de acabar.