Research Skills

Overview

The Research Skills course will teach you how to know what you need to know when you need it. With so much information readily available today, it’s difficult to tell what’s good from what’s bad. When people begin a new degree, they often feel unprepared, and they are especially concerned about how they will be evaluated on their course.

 

Researching and writing about your findings is a common form of assessment at university. To do so, you’ll need a variety of skills that you won’t be taught explicitly, but that are still necessary for you to complete your assignments on time. This course will provide you with those abilities. The course is designed to be interactive. To make the material easier to understand and remember, each presentation includes images that have been paired with the ideas and concepts discussed. If a particular topic piques your interest, you can go to the additional resources section of each lecture to learn more. There’s also a discussion group where you can talk about the ideas and concepts you’ll be learning about.

 

Face-to-face, online, and blended learning formats are all used in the courses. You can research any topic with this information, regardless of the purpose or goal. Why not learn how to use all of the tools available instead of just looking in one place for the answer you need?

Course content

The course is divided in different sections which cover various topics such as:

 

  • How to read texts effectively, take good notes, and locate and use sources efficiently.
  • How to write an essay, including how to structure it, what each section of an essay requires, and how to write effective paragraphs.
  • How to write the first half of an empirical study’s introduction, literature review, and methodology. The second half is examined, as well as the results, discussion, and conclusion.

Who this course is for

The course is suitable for anyone with a general interest in the science.

 

You do not need to have any prior experience in order to take this course.

 

Those with substantial experience looking for a refresher or extending their research into new areas can all benefit from this training and professional development. It may also assist you in considering your work from a different perspective.

 

  • Graduate and doctoral students,
  • Early-career researchers

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

 

  • Organize your writing to meet academic standards.
  • Make a collaborative academic presentation and write multi-paragraph academic essays.
  • Learn how to accurately express your point of view and back it up with credible sources.
  • Select and evaluate credible sources, paraphrase and summarize academic texts, synthesize multiple sources in support of your viewpoint, and create a reference page.
  • Recognize the distinction between audit and research, and evaluate the contexts in which research and audit are conducted.
  • Search the literature effectively, evaluate published data critically, and analyze statistical tests in relation to research findings and recommendations.
  • Understand the data management, ethical approval, and reporting requirements in research studies by comparing different types of research approaches such as qualitative, quantitative, and systematic review.

Unforeseen circumstances

If the course has to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, we’ll endeavour to give you as much notice as possible and you’ll receive a full refund for the course cost.

Certificates

You’ll receive a certificate at the end of your course.

Further information

If you have any questions about the course you can email at

info@wespeakscience.com

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