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Academic Research Methodology for Master’s Students
Explore how to do academic research for a master’s written project
This course offers master’s students the chance to develop a variety of key academic research skills for producing a great written project at a university master’s level.
Examine the cyclical research process and inductive research
Alongside leading academics at Coventry University, you’ll identify how to define topics worthy of research and the main issues to solve using the cyclical research process.
You’ll discover how to apply inductive reasoning to your research process and collect data that informs your work.
Explore how to develop and define research questions
As you come to understand the importance of the initial choices and plans made when developing a project, you’ll have the opportunity to learn how to define research problems and create a research plan outlining the actions needed to reach your goals.
Through an exploration of research questions examples, you’ll develop a research question for a real-life proposed piece of research.
You should also learn how to develop an informed rationale and hypothesis for a research question.
By the end of the course, you should have the tools and research skills you need to develop a strong research question for a proposed piece of research.
- The cyclical research process
- Defining the problem
- Inductive research
- Action planning
- Defining research questions
- Example Research Question of studying change
- Linking questions to Sustainable Development Goals
When would you like to start?
Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Identify the cyclical research process
- Assess different ways to define problems in the management setting
- Investigate potential research questions
- Interpret the research concepts of the rationale and hypothesis
- Develop a research question for a proposed piece of research
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for any students looking to improve their academic research skills for university at master’s level.
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What's different about this course?
Since 2017 you have been able to take a degree on FutureLearn. This free course is a bit like a starter course for a degree — it should give you a flavour of the degree subject but can also be your first step towards a degree qualification.
If you enjoy this course you can apply to join the program it’s part of to start working towards a degree on FutureLearn.
Don’t worry, you can still take the course without doing a full degree!