Research Methods and Skills
During the Research Methods and Skills program, you will follow five modules consecutively over a period of 3 months. The program includes extensive and interactive (online) sessions, group actvities, discussion forums, individual sessions (where required), and practical exercises in order to ensure a vivid learning experience.
The coursework and assignments are all geared towards drafting a solid individual Research Proposal that needs to be presented and defended successfully for a committee (online).
The program follows a hands-on approach and teaches you step-by-step:
1: how to design a sound and feasible research proposal
2: how to collect reliable quantitative and qualitative data
3: how to analyze qualitative and quantitative data through valid methods
4: how to report on the research results according to academic standards.
The Research Methods and Skills program requires a disciplined work ethic.
The program is designed for:
- Researchers in government departments
- Private sector firms
- NGOs and international development organizations
- Doctoral candidates
- Early career researchers
MSM has the right to cancel the program if the minimum number of participants does not meet MSM requirements.