Free Online Course on Introduction to Social Research Methods

The University of Edinburgh is offering free online course on Introduction to Social Research Methods. This social sciences course is about trying to understand ‘methods’ and the ways researchers go about trying to find things out about people, societies and cultures.

In this eight week course, applicants will explore research methods, the contexts in which they are used, and the benefits, drawbacks and ethical implications involved, as you learn how researchers try to find out about people, societies, and cultures. This course will start on October 2, 2017.

Course At A Glance 

Length: 8 weeks
Effort: 5 hours pw
Subject: Social Sciences
Institution: The University of Edinburgh and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $30
Session: Course Starts on October 2, 2017

Providers’ Details

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About This Course

In this course, we’re going to explore:

  • The kinds of methods researchers tend to adopt
  • The contexts in which certain research methods are used
  • The benefits, drawbacks and ethical implications of research

Why Take This Course?

The Masters in Digital Education has built up a reputation over the years for critical engagement in our field, and it is this way of learning that we want to foreground in this course. Introduction to Social Research Methods will be about developing a rounded understanding of methods, and their underlying assumptions and values.

Learning Outcomes

  • The kinds of methods researchers tend to adopt
  • The contexts in which certain methods are used
  • The benefits, drawbacks and ethical implications involved in particular methods
  • Critical perspective on quantitative and qualitative data analysis techniques
  • Critically analyze published research on methods

Instructors

Dr. Jeremy Knox

Lecturer
The University of Edinburgh

Dr. Jen Ross

Senior Lecturer
The University of Edinburgh

Dr. Kate Orton-Johnson

Senior Lecturer
The University of Edinburgh

Dr. Philippa Sheail

Lecturer
The University of Edinburgh

Dr. Rory Ewins

Lecturer
The University of Edinburgh

Dr. Karen Gregory

Lecturer
The University of Edinburgh

Requirements

None

How To Join This Course

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