The Research Methods programme is made up of five courses – each one integrating coverage of the latest developments, trends, and challenges in research practice, and equipping Master’s and PhD students across all disciplines with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to confidently undertake independent research projects.
- ‘Principles of Research Methods’ presents the core theoretical principles that underpin research methods across all disciplines, exploring available methodologies, and highlighting opportunities for interdisciplinary approaches and mixed methods
- ‘Research Methods in Practice: Social Sciences’, ‘Research Methods in Practice: Arts and Humanities’, and ‘Research Methods in Practice: STEM’ address the practical applications of research methods in specific subject areas, using scenario-based activities, nuanced examples, and expert tips to explore common challenges
- Integrating examples, scenarios, and peer insights from a wide range of subjects, ‘Undertaking a Literature Review’ supports researchers throughout the process of conducting a literature review – from planning and choosing a methodical approach, to sourcing, evaluating, and presenting findings
Facilitating active, independent learning, each course presents opportunities for researchers to identify their own priorities, reflect on their experiences, and select the interactive and multimedia content that is most applicable to their work.