Understanding Research Methods

Type

Course

Institution

SOAS University of London

Platform

Coursera

Cost

Free (certificate fee: USD$ 29, optional)

Available in

English, Arabic, Spanish, Serbian, Catalan, Tagalog, German, Persian

Description*

This course is about demystifying research and research methods by engaging learners in a range of robust and challenging discussions and exercises. It is offered by SOAS, University of London through Coursera, an online education platform.

It 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.

Learning objectives of the course activities include :

  • Formulating a research question
  • Learning to distinguish the qualities of a literature review
  • Planning and management skills required to enhance research