This course is about developing basic research skills to conduct qualitative, quantitative or mixed-methods research and to develop your academic writing skills. You will learn how to clearly define a research problem and how to formulate research questions. You will also define and describe various research paradigms and research designs. Various sampling techniques, data collection methods and tools, data analysis methods and quality assurance techniques will be investigated. Furthermore, this course covers ethical principles in research. In the end, you will be guided to design a research proposal for your intended research.
Researchers, undergraduate and postgraduate students that want to learn more about basic research -and writing skills and how to design a research proposal.
This is a fully online course.
There are 4 study units in this course:
You will be assisted step-by-step to design a research proposal for the purpose of postgraduate studies or for other research projects.
Once you have completed the learning activities for this short learning programme, you should be able to:
You will have several assessment opportunities, which includes posts to the discussion forum, assignments and quizzes, among others. You will have various learning activities to engage with and tasks to complete. In the end, these tasks will help you to design your research proposal which will be submitted as the final summative assessment.