Research methods in the sciences (online)

Scientific research includes a wide range of approaches and methods.This online  course gives you an overview of the field from the early stages of framing your research question, through the research, to writing up your findings and on to deciding on your next steps.


This course will:

  • introduce you to key concepts in scientific research

  • explain principles and issues affecting scientific research

  • help you locate specialist resources for specific topics.

Skills and abilities

Completing this course will help develop skills in the following RDF sub-domains:

  • Research management

  • Creativity

  • Cognitive abilities


This course is open to postgraduate researchers. You will need to log in using your University user name and password.

How to enrol

This is an online course in Canvas and is available year-round.  Enrol on this course by entering your University ID and password when prompted.  If you have any queries please contact


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