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Deakin University

Research Methods

Deakin University via FutureLearn Program


Effective research allows us to make informed, evidence-based decisions and solve problems on a global scale.

On this microcredential, you’ll advance your research skills for professional work and academic study.

You’ll get insight into the real-world application of research methods and techniques through several research case studies.

As you learn to use data to make recommendations, you’ll assess research approaches and practise research techniques including interviewing, coding, and statistical analysis.

The microcredential will be assessed on your development of a feasible research proposal.

As a result, you’ll gain the skills to enhance your business career or work successfully in doctoral research.

There are over 100,000 doctoral researchers in UK higher education alone, with the number forecast to rise. Being able to conduct research enhances your job chances – 19 out of the 20 largest Australian companies now have PhD graduates in their executive teams.

Each Australian University in Australia has its own credit system, this microcredential offers credit towards a Postgraduate degree at Griffith or Deakin Universities. The below table outlines the equivalence of credit across institutions:

Deakin University Griffith University ECTS* 1 credit 10 credits 7.5 credits

*European Credit Transfer System

This microcredential meets the standards set by the Common Microcredential Framework.


Courses under this program:
Course 1: Why Research Matters
-Explore what research is and why it’s so important to us all. Find out how to make evidence-based decisions.


Taught by

Nick Barter

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