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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.

JV
Nov 28, 2020

A well made lesson with focus of what matters the most in research. The university of London along with Coursera did a great job at pointing out how research topics should be approached.\n\nThank you

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By John R P R

Jan 6, 2021

thank you so much for this wonderful lecture, I'm looking forward for more contents from your insti

By Margaret T

Jan 2, 2021

i think an assignment should be given where by students conduct a research and is reviewed by peers

By Lindokuhle N

Dec 14, 2020

This was a very good course for me, I have learned a lot on how to conduct a research study, Thanks

By Suzanne M W

Sep 24, 2020

I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I’ll be searching for another course imminently.

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By Raymond O

Jun 30, 2020

I learned a lot of stuff. The videos are amazing. I will continue to watch those I saved. Thank you

By NOBI K D

Apr 24, 2020

Really useful content and hope i can revisit and gain more understanding on research methodologies.

By Tamaam A

Aug 16, 2021

It was a great experience, useful and full of knowledge. I advise everyone to apply for the course

By Anjali S

Oct 18, 2020

Very an amazing experience and the viewpoints of all the different people were interesting to hear

By Manasi K

May 9, 2020

I learnt so much from this course. Thank you mentors for sharing such amazing knowledge.

Thank you.

By Pramisha G

Apr 4, 2020

Where is my course certificate? Please I need the course certificate any how😓..try to understand.

By Hamid M

Mar 29, 2021

Content was up-to-dated and easily understandable. Worth joining this course. Highly recommended.

By Irshad S

Sep 29, 2020

I understand that the Coursera I understand that the learning process of the solar energy systems

By Rakan R A

Aug 9, 2020

It was really interesting experience, and encouraging student to involving for courses like this.

By Raju B

Jul 9, 2020

I found it very helpful because it has helped me to build a foundation and interest in research.

By EMORE F E

Jul 4, 2020

this is a very interesting course and it really helps to increase your understanding of research

By Bidyut D

Aug 7, 2019

Understanding Research Methods is very effective for beginners who have an interest in research.

By MARIA A F A

Mar 27, 2016

If you are trying to understand what is a research and how to do one, this is the perfect start.

By Lavanya

Jul 5, 2020

The course content is very informative and lively session are useful to understand the research

By Rizky I

May 4, 2020

This course is very good for everyone who is interested in knowing more about research methods.

By Amr W A R S

Oct 7, 2019

Amazing course giving me a solid background in research. Many thanks for the team worked on it.

By Karime C J

Sep 6, 2018

Es muy buena la metodologia y el material, ea interesante los puntos de vista de otras personas

By Bernabé M d O

Mar 25, 2018

La base y los pasos para el tema de tu instigación son conocidos por este curso. Lo recomiendo.

By Harish N

Jun 5, 2017

very good course that would be very useful for researchers who are starting their research life

By Prof V M R

May 22, 2021

Very Useful, Practical, of great learning value and help understand Research Methods in depth.

By Naywaz S

Aug 27, 2020

Very Insightful Course to learn about the new and Enticing things that were really appreciable