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Research Skills QLS Level 1
Course at QLS 1
Study Method Online
Course Duration 80 Hrs
Start Date Ongoing
Endorsement Endorsed by Quality Licence Scheme
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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 Endorsement

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

This course and/or training programme has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

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 
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