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A deceptively complex topic, doing Research properly is the key to getting valid, repeatable results that can be published and disseminated widely.  In this section, learn about Research techniques, processes, and analysis methods that will help you craft experiments in accordance with the scientific method, so others can trust your results.

We have 9 resources for learning Research including educational Online Classes and Worksheets & Printables, from providers such as University of Amsterdam, University of London, SOAS University of London, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, The University of Edinburgh, and University of Michigan. Find 3 more resources in subtopics including Experimentation and Library Skills.


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Academic Information Seeking


College | Online class

This course will introduce you to the basic elements of academic information seeking – we will explore the search process from defining a strategy to evaluating and documenting your search results....

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Design and Interpretation of Clinical Trials


College | Online class

Clinical trials are experiments designed to evaluate new interventions to prevent or treat disease in humans. The interventions evaluated can be drugs, devices (e.g., hearing aid), surgeries,...

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Primary Sources


1st - 2nd | Worksheet/Printable

This one week unit is an introduction to primary sources using colorful instructional posters, interactive notebooks, and engaging activities. This unit includes: six colorful instructional...

Free

Qualitative Research Methods


College | Online class

In this course you will be introduced to the basic ideas behind the qualitative research in social science. You will learn about data collection, description, analysis and interpretation in...

Free
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Quantitative Methods


High School - College | Online class

Discover the principles of solid scientific methods in the behavioral and social sciences. Join us and learn to separate sloppy science from solid research! This course will cover the fundamental...

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Questionnaire Design for Social Surveys


College | Online class

This course will cover the basic elements of designing and evaluating questionnaires. We will review the process of responding to questions, challenges and options for asking questions about...

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Research Data Management and Sharing


College | Online class

This course will provide learners with an introduction to research data management and sharing. After completing this course, learners will understand the diversity of data and their management...

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To Screen or not to Screen? Methods and health policies through case studies


College | Online class

Current and future public health is characterized by the increase of chronic and degenerative diseases, corresponding to the worldwide ageing of the population. The increasing prevalence of these...

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Understanding Research Methods


College | Online class

This MOOC is about demystifying research and research methods. It will outline the fundamentals of doing research, aimed primarily, but not exclusively, at the postgraduate level. It places the...

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