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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 27, 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.


Sep 10, 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 Satheeskumar S

Jun 14, 2020

Very good course. It is very usefull for research scholars

By Krishna A

Aug 12, 2020

Nicely explained the research background how it will work


Aug 05, 2020

Nice experience listening to various esteemed professors.

By Juan J R D

Jun 26, 2020

A good course to introduce yourself in the topic of resea

By Sagarika B

May 05, 2020

It's a helpful course for understanding Research methods.


Apr 28, 2020

Excelente curso con muy buenas lecturas y aleccionadoras!


Jul 10, 2019

This course provided me very deep insight about research.

By Sumit C

Sep 15, 2020

wonderful's very good for all PhD candidate.

By Vishal B

Jul 21, 2020

I am glad for learn so many new thinks from this course.

By Arvind K J

Jun 09, 2020

I really found this course Valuable and Well Structured.

By Sagar K

May 17, 2020

Content is good to learn and update the research skills.


Apr 28, 2020

Thank you all for conducting such an informative course.

By Deleted A

Mar 01, 2019

A well organized course helpful to the graduate student.

By Monica I S S

Sep 03, 2018

muy buen curso, ayuda a realizar una buena investigacion

By Libni G C D

May 09, 2017

Excelente profesores y el curso realmente es interesante

By Arun C

Aug 28, 2020

great course, thanks for the guidance and keep going...


Aug 07, 2020

The best course about research and very helpful indeed.

By Jegatheesan P p

Jun 08, 2020

Gathering lot of information regarding research method.

By Ogbole E R

Jan 26, 2020

a good course for any one intending to go into research

By Sean M

Dec 20, 2017

The student is easy learning every time and everywhere.


Sep 15, 2020

it was a very nice course.....i would recommend others

By Mohammad R A

Aug 02, 2020

Excellent course for researcher to start their journey

By MD. M R

Jul 26, 2020

As a beginner the course help me a lot about research.

By Yolanda A P

Jul 21, 2020

The course extremely helpful to the beginners like me.

By Sudip D

Jul 14, 2020

Very much helpful to me to understand Research Methods