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Research Methodology


  • To understand the key elements of good academic practice and a practical understanding of the major research methods and techniques used in project work.

Outline syllabus

  • Introduction to the research process
  • Reviewing the literature
  • The student-supervisor relationship  
  • Defining your research design 
  • Planning your project 
  • Design of experiments 
  • Case study research 
  • Surveys and Questionnaire design 
  • Quality of data for analysis 
  • Qualitative data analysis 
  • Creativity tools 
  • Writing an academic document

Learning outcomes

  • Understanding what constitutes good academic practice and will understand the importance of a sound research methodology 
  • Understanding how and in what context the major research methods and  techniques should be applied, including any limitations 
  • Making an appropriate choice of research method/technique, relative to the choice of research project 
  • Generating a Research Outline that the participant can discuss with their mentors