Certificate of Achievement

Riaz Hussain

has completed the following course:

Research Methods: A Practical Guide to Peer and Community Research

King's College London

Students learned what community research is, some critical social perspectives, and research ethics. It covered how to develop research questions and find appropriate research methods. Research methods included interviews/ focus groups, participant observation, and other qualitative methods, as well as surveys and other quantitative methods. It briefly touched on analysing research data. Finally, students learned how to stay safe during research, and different ways to share findings.

10 weeks, 2 hours per week

Annahita Ehsan

Postdoctoral Research Associate

King's College London

Charlotte Woodhead

Lecturer, Society & Mental Health

King's College London


Learning outcomes

  • Explore different ways to do community research, and gain an understanding of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods research.
  • Apply appropriate research methods to investigate research questions.
  • Develop skills to design your own community research project.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of equity, diversity, and inclusion in community-based research.
  • Reflect critically on power dynamics and your own position in research.


  • Diversity and inclusion in research including critical perspectives
  • Research ethics
  • Identifying research questions
  • Choosing research methods to address your question
  • Introduction to evaluation
  • Introduction to analysing qualitative data
  • Introduction to analysing survey or routinely available data
  • Looking after yourself as a researcher
  • Sharing findings (including an introduction to publication, campaigning, presenting skills)

Issued on 7th July 2023

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Free online course:

Research Methods: A Practical Guide to Peer and Community Research

King's College London