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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 …

What is a 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 …

Agreeing 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. In this step, we will look at some of …

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. …

So what?

In the final step of this activity, we return to a key theme that has run throughout these last few steps: the impact of your research. This is encapsulated in …

External factors impacting research

So far, we have focused on how research problems can emerge from internal organisational issues and how these problems might impact mainly internal stakeholders. However, another route to identifying appropriate …

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 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 …