Skip to 0 minutes and 9 secondsCHRIS STEVENSON: Congratulations. You've completed week one of the course, and by now, you've really begun to answer the big question. Why does research matter?

Skip to 0 minutes and 17 secondsNICK BARTER: Hopefully, you're well on your way to identifying a research area you're passionate about and have the tools you need to examine the evidence appropriately.

Skip to 0 minutes and 26 secondsCHRIS STEVENSON: We trust you've enjoyed the discussions and have drawn inspiration from our expert researchers, as well as each other. It's been great working together.

Skip to 0 minutes and 35 secondsNICK BARTER: Join us next week as we conclude the course and explore research paradigms and evidence-based decision making.

Skip to 0 minutes and 42 secondsCHRIS STEVENSON: See you then.

See you next week

Let’s recap briefly on what we have covered this week and look forward to what’s in store for Week 2.

Congratulations on getting this far.

It’s been a terrific start to the course, and we are so glad you have joined us. We trust you’ve begun to realise reliable and valid research is a powerful mechanism for change, innovation and problem solving.

As you can see, we’re all passionate about research and hope you are too. We trust you have drawn inspiration from each other and the research experts from both our universities.

See you next week in the course, when we’ll delve into:

  • making recommendations based on evidence
  • exploring research paradigms
  • learning more about how research helps us understand real world problems and find solutions.

Your task

In the comments section, share what you are looking forward to the most next week.

If you’re taking the assessment for this program, it’s a good idea to start reading some scholarly articles on your research area of choice, and take some notes on what you’re reading. This will come in handy later.

Until next time, remain on the lookout for your hidden cognitive biases and keep an open mind about exploring a potential research area, if you haven’t decided upon one already.

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Why Research Matters

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