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Independent Research Project: Research Design (C1)

Investigate the importance of research design and decide which design will best fit your project.

Independent Research Project: Research Design (C1)
  • Duration1 week
  • Weekly study3 hours

Explore the purpose of research design

This course explores the purpose of research design, and will help you decide which design best fits the aim of your project. A research design is the logic that links together the aims, evidence and approaches used in the phenomena being explored. You will explore why it is important, and how to develop your research design.

What topics will you cover?

During this course you will cover the following topics:

  • Establishing the need for a research design
  • Discussing some different designs and the factors which influence the choice of research design
  • Illustrating the main steps when selecting a research design, using an example scenario

This is supported through the following activities:

  • Reviewing your research question, aim and objectives in light of the outputs and outcomes you expect to produce
  • Practicing matching a research design to the research aims and objectives
  • Producing a concise statement summarising your reasons for choosing the design you want to employ in your research project

Who is the course for?

Postgraduate students undertaking their final project.

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

  • Established1992
  • LocationCoventry