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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 Panchami M B

Jul 23, 2021

​really good

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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

Good course.

By García T D A

Aug 8, 2020

Good method.

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Jul 14, 2020

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Jul 4, 2020

Great Course

By Blanca S A

Jun 14, 2020

Good course!

By Erica L

Jun 12, 2020

very helpful

By Sourav M S

May 27, 2020

Good Course.

By Karim K E S A

May 22, 2020

Great course


May 11, 2020

thanks a lot

By Subhash P

May 6, 2020

Very Helpful

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Apr 24, 2020

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By Mohammad A A

Sep 18, 2019

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Jun 16, 2019

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Dec 9, 2018

Great course

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Sep 1, 2018

very helpful

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Mar 10, 2018

Good Course.

By Aditya A

Jul 9, 2022

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May 14, 2022

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Jul 8, 2021

Good Course

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Jun 7, 2021