This course is about developing basic research skills to conduct qualitative, quantitative or mixed-methods research and to develop your academic writing skills. You will learn how to clearly define a research problem and how to formulate research questions. You will also define and describe various research paradigms and research designs. Various sampling techniques, data collection methods and tools, data analysis methods and quality assurance techniques will be investigated. Furthermore, this course covers ethical principles in research. In the end, you will be guided to design a research proposal for your intended research.
Researchers, undergraduate and postgraduate students that want to learn more about basic research -and writing skills and how to design a research proposal.
There are 4 study units in this course:
Once you have completed the learning activities for this short learning programme, you should be able to:
This is an online course.
Participants have 8 weeks to complete the assessment process from date of registration.
You will have several assessment opportunities, which include posts to the discussion forum, assignments and quizzes, among others. You will have various learning activities to engage with and tasks to complete. In the end, these tasks will help you to design your research proposal which will be submitted as the final summative assessment.
Accredited with the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions (SACNASP) for 4 Credits.
Accredited according to the HPCSA Medical and Dental Board Guidelines for Healthcare Professionals for 30 Ethical CEU's on Level 2.
To qualify for the certificate of completion for this short course, participants should complete all learning activities online and successfully complete the assessment process.
R5 400.00 (Inclusive of all VAT and taxes where applicable)
UP students qualify for a R175 discount upon submission of a valid student card to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The voucher code will be provided and can be entered during the online payment process.
Book early to avoid disappointment as space on each intake is not guaranteed. Intake dates as follow:
12 April - 4 June 2021
14 June 2021 - 6 August 2021
16 August 2021 - 8 October 2021
18 October 2021 - 10 December 2021
For more information please contact:
FPD School of Natural Sciences
Tel: 012 110 4080/ 087 821 1109