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Bringing it all together

Now that you have seen some of the stages that you should go through when embarking on a research project, we will finish this week by giving you the chance …

Learning at Coventry University

Coventry University believes that a good student experience is central to learning at a world-class standard. To reflect our success we were recently awarded the title of University of the …

Getting the most out of your learning

As this might be your first time studying with Coventry University, we’ve put together a few tips to help you get the most out of the experience. Comments FutureLearn is …

The Implications of Formulating a Hypothesis

In this step, we will look at the implications of formulating a hypothesis in your research. This is important because, as with all research, this choice represents certain assumptions and …

What Is a Research Hypothesis?

This step takes a slightly different approach to the issue of research questions by looking at research hypotheses. Taking this approach does not mean you need to re-formulate your topic …

How to agree a research aim and objective

An essential part of the research process is the translation of your research problem into a specific research aim or objective. The Research Methodology Let’s start by reflecting on the …

Welcome back

You should be starting this week with an emerging set of ideas about your research topic. Don’t worry if you have not made a final decision yet – this is …

Review of the week

Let’s review the different activities we have completed over the week. In the first set of activities, we explored themes around the importance of research and how it is used. …

Research Impact

This article discusses research impact which is a key theme in the research process. This is encapsulated in something referred to as the ‘so what?’ question. This means that at …

The top external factors that impact research

How to identify topics and research problems A route to identifying appropriate topics and research problems is to reflect on wider social, economic, political, legal, technological and environmental trends to …

Who are the key stakeholders?

In the last step, we suggested that one way of identifying your research problem was to consider the level at which the problem resonated – is this a more localised …

Identifying Your Research Problem

Did you know that Amazon Prime was the brainchild of a manager by the name of Charlie Ward who submitted an idea via a version of an employee suggestion box? …

Theory and research

As you embark on your research, you will learn lots of terminology. Each term represents subtle yet important distinctions between the type of research that is undertaken and, as we …