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Research Skills
Course Level 1
Study Method Online
Course Duration 80 Hrs
Start Date Ongoing
Awarding Body ABC Awards
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Course Overview

Research Methods Course Online

In this age of information overload, it can be hard to know where to find good information that you can trust. If you’re doing research for an important project, report, or proposal, how do you find information that you can count on?

This research methods course online will teach you how to research any topic using a number of different tools. We will start with basic techniques, such as reading, memory recall, note-taking, and planning. We will also talk about creating different kinds of outlines for different stages of your project, and how to move from the outline to actual writing, editing, and polishing. Most importantly, we will talk about how to use all kinds of sources, including a library’s Dewey Decimal System, journals, and the Internet. After you complete this research methodology online course, you’ll be ready to find reliable information on any topic, and turn that information into a compelling, accurate piece of writing.

What Will Students Learn?

  • Identify the benefits to proper research and documentation

  • Read for maximum information retention and recall

  • Take effective notes

  • Plan a research strategy

  • Identify and use various types of research sources

  • Create preliminary and final outlines

  • Know how to use style guides and be able to identify common styles

  • Document and attribute your work to ensure you don’t plagiarize

Course Syllabus

Unit 1

Basic Research Skills

The unit 1 covers the following topics:

  • Why Are Research Skills Important?
  • Reading and Note-Taking Techniques
  • 7±2 Rule

Unit 2

Planning a Research Strategy

The unit 2 covers the following topics:

  • Research Model
  • Writing a Draft Outline
  • Primary vs. Secondary Sources
  • Understanding the Dewey Decimal System
  • Researching with the Internet
  • Writing Basics
  • Documentation Styles
Career Path

As both personal and professional development are rooted in research, this course could help inject new life into your career. Whether studying for a degree or PhD, working to improve business operations or looking to stand out as a candidate for promotion, advanced research skills could make all the difference. Mastering efficient research means minimising wasted time, providing you with more time and motivation to focus on your personal development.  

Course Accreditation

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.  This means that Staff Training Solutions has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 1 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner. 

The course itself has been designed by Staff Training Solutions to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards/Certa endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met.  A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

Who should take this course
  • Students at all levels looking to improve and optimise research skills
  • Business owners and managers driving enhanced performance
  • Project managers, entrepreneurs, marketers, sales workers, trainers, recruiters
  • Writers who understand the value of separating fact from fiction
  • Jobseekers looking to stand out from the crowd with valuable skills
  • Anyone with an interest in furthering their ongoing professional development