Research Methodology Bootcamp: Research Methods Simplified
What you'll learn
- WHAT exactly research methodology, methods and techniques are - and how these fit into the bigger picture.
- WHAT you need to have in place before you even start your research methodology, so that you don't waste time rewriting.
- WHAT the six key methodological decisions are and how to choose the right options for your dissertation, thesis or research project.
- WHAT the reviewers/assessors are typically looking for in a research methodology and what they focus on in each area.
- HOW to write a high-quality research methodology chapter that clearly describes and justifies your choices.
- WHAT some of the most common but costly research methodology mistakes are and how to avoid them.
- FREE access to our comprehensive research methodology template (MS Word format).
- FREE access to our resource master list featuring hours of additional video content.
- This course is designed for first-time researchers, so you don't need any prior research experience.
- We'll unpack each concept from the ground up using straightforward language and practical examples.
If you're new to the daunting world of academic research and are feeling a little overwhelmed by the endless stream of jargon and technical language that makes up research methodology, this online course is for you. Within the course, we unpack and explore qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods-based approaches, so that you can get a holistic view of all the options (and how to choose between them).
Designed by Dr Kerryn Warren (PhD) and Derek Jansen (MBA), this research methodology course provides you with a step-by-step practical introduction to research methodology, from the high-level, conceptual matters such as research paradigms, philosophies and approaches, to the more practical and tactical choices, such as sampling, data collection and data analysis. By undertaking this course, you'll gain a solid foundation of knowledge with which you can develop a suitable methodology for your dissertation, thesis or research project.
Together, we’ll work through loads of practical examples to illustrate each point and review actual successful research methodology chapter, so that you can see exactly what it takes to craft a suitable methodology. Along the way, you can test your understanding with interactive pop quizzes and ask questions about each lesson as you work through the course.
This online course is specifically designed for both undergrad and postgrad students who are new to the academic research process. You don’t need to have any prior research proposal writing experience, as we unpack each concept from the ground up. While this course is geared towards research methodologies and methods within the sciences (especially the social sciences), the principles and concepts we’ll cover apply to the vast majority of research areas.
Beyond the engaging lessons and quizzes, you can use the carefully designed practical exercises to build your actual research methodology as you work through the course. In other words, by the end of the course, you won’t just have a certificate - you’ll have the foundations of a practical research methodology. That said, if you’d prefer to just focus on specific lessons, you’re most welcome to do so, as each lesson works perfectly well on a standalone basis.
But it doesn’t stop there. By joining the course, you’ll get full, unrestricted access to our meaty collection of additional research methodology-related resources. This includes a comprehensive template for your research methodology, hours upon hours of additional video lessons and webinars, as well as practical tools and resources.
In short, this course gives you everything you need to get started with your own research methodology. Best of all, you can easily work through it over a weekend or even a few weeknights - so you’re not signing up for a huge commitment.
Who this course is for:
- First-time researchers at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
- Students undertaking research within the sciences (e.g., business, psychology, education, nursing, etc.).
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