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Rationalising your Data, Discussing Results and Structuring your Dissertation

Critically appraise the main approaches to research design, sampling, analysis and implementation in your area of interest.

Rationalising your Data, Discussing Results and Structuring your Dissertation
  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    8 hours

Discover the integral elements needed to prepare an analytical report.

This course will provide you with the knowledge of how to structure an academic piece of writing. This will include writing an outline, abstract, introduction, body and conclusion.

You will learn the importance of mixing both primary data and secondary data for analysis in research. This will help you to communicate effectively through research proposals and report writing for research funding. You will learn how to structure your dissertation carefully and how to avoid plagiarism.

What topics will you cover?

  • Writing a discussion section
  • Writing an effective abstract
  • The difference between primary and secondary data
  • Triangulating different research approaches and data sources
  • Avoiding plagiarism

Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Explore elements of good writing
  • Describe the difference between primary and secondary data
  • Assess the role of triangulation when combining disparate data
  • Identify the importance of good time management when preparing research

Who is the course for?

This course is for people that want to greater understand data, openly discuss their findings and have an interest in writing dissertations and academic papers.

Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.

Who will you learn with?

I am senior lecturer in disaster management at Coventry University. I am interested in pedagogy for emergency and crisis response training/exercises and risk communication.

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.

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