Research Methods

Deliver current, comprehensive training in research methods


Part of the new Research Skills Toolkit, the Research Methods programme is made up of five concise and accessible courses – each one integrating coverage of the latest developments, trends, and challenges in research practice, with plenty of opportunities for researchers to identify their own priorities, reflect on their experiences, and select the content that is most applicable to their work.


Programme features

  • Tailored learning opportunities explore the key challenges faced by postgraduate researchers
  • Activities and scenarios offer relatable insights into the experiences of authentic Masters and PhD students
  • Dedicated pods containing information, advice, useful links, and activities augment and develop the learning experience
  • End-of-module quizzes solidify and test the knowledge and skills gained 


Courses Modules
Undertaking a Literature Review

Literature Review: an introduction

Identifying literature for your review
Evaluation of the literature
Analysing the literature and writing up your review
Principles of Research Methods Understanding and framing research
Developing a Research Question
Knowing about Methodology
Knowing About Data Collection Methods
Knowing about Sampling Methods
Knowing about Data Analysis Methods
Networking, Collaborating and Connecting Disciplines
Protecting, Managing and Sharing Research Data
Communicating, Disseminating and Publishing Research
Producing a Research Proposal
Research Methods in Practice: Social Sciences Data collection methods
Data analysis methods
Research Methods in Practice: Arts and Humanities Defining your methodology and designing your research
Conducting your research
Research Methods in Practice: STEM Data collection methods
Data analysis methods



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