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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 Katam S

May 30, 2020

It is really very helpful for research scholar.

By DR. G K

May 11, 2020

I just love this course. Thank you Instructors.

By Iqramul A

Apr 28, 2020

Please create more and more projects like this!

By Natalia E

Aug 21, 2018

Good and clear introduction to research methods

By Sundar R K

Aug 15, 2015

It's really a very good course. I loved it!!!!!

By Dr. K R Z

Sep 21, 2020

Good course for Understanding Research Methods


Aug 26, 2020

A great course to enter the world of research.

By T M

Aug 04, 2020

Very good course enjoyed the learning process.

By Mullamreddy R

Jun 07, 2020

i have to learn new things thnak you so much!!

By Marjanur R B

May 13, 2020

feel like genuine tough & good standard course

By jawad b

Nov 18, 2019

Thank you for you effort it is really helpfull

By Tomas M F I

Jun 21, 2020

Good avenue to learn more on research methods

By Arijit G

Dec 12, 2019

Good experience. Nicely explained all topics.

By Odin A

Sep 18, 2019

Truly helpful course.

See you in the moon! :)

By Gaby R

Jan 04, 2017

Great course and amazing videos and lectures.

By Deepak k

Sep 18, 2020

It good learning and it was very informative


Aug 07, 2020

Good course. Have plenty to learn and share.

By Agnimalla S T

Jul 05, 2020


By Sarisha N

Nov 29, 2019

Excellent course! I found this very helpful!

By Geraldine I T M

Nov 18, 2019


By Majid A

Feb 22, 2016

Best course to understand. What is research.

By Kalidass M

Jun 28, 2020

A very good class to learn research methods

By Kavya V E

May 14, 2020

Very usefull course for a research student.

By Kailas K M

Apr 03, 2020

Its very good to learn by doing activities.

By Praveen K

Aug 02, 2019

Amazing course !! Enjoyed every bit of it .