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Research Methods and Skills

Research Methods and Skills

During the Research Methods and Skills programme, you will follow five modules consecutively over a period of 3 months. The programme 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 programme 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 programme requires a disciplined work ethic.

The programme is designed for:

  • Researchers in government departments
  • Private sector firms
  • NGOs and international development organisations
  • Doctoral candidates
  • Early career researchers

MSM has the right to cancel the programme if the minimum number of participants does not meet MSM requirements.