- Duration2 weeks
- Weekly study3 hours
Researching Risk, Disasters and Emergencies
Understand how to research risk, disasters and emergencies
How can we help other people before and or during disasters? How we can improve water and sanitary facilities in refugee camps? How can drones and virtual reality technologies help with emergency response exercises? Get answers to these questions and more with this course that explains the vital research processes necessary for responses to emergencies and disasters.
You will have the opportunity to learn how to design, prepare and carry out research into these and other areas. You will examine the approaches to summarising and writing up your research.
- The wider research process
- How to identify a meaningful title
- Writing an effective literature review
- Choosing the best data collection methods
- Research ethics issues
When would you like to start?
Date to be announced
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Explore what research is and why it is important
- Explore the research process
- Develop and derive a suitable research question
- Explore how to utilise library resources for research
- Compare effective research strategies
- Summarise and effectively review literature
Who is the course for?
This course is for anyone interested in carrying out research into risk, emergency, crisis, disaster and resilience disciplines.
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!
How do degrees work on FutureLearn?
Which program and degree is this course part of?
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