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Research is complex and requires a wide range of skills. This course will introduce some of the skills required to carry out research successfully.

The course is offered remotely in two 2 day modules. The gap between the modules is intended to allow you time to use and develop the skills taught during days 1 and 2, and to spend time developing a research question and start to formulate a proposal.

Module dates are as follows:

Module 1 – 15 & 16 October 2020
Module 2 – 30 November & 1 December 2020

All sessions incorporate mixed learning methods, including live remote lectures, discussion and practical exercises.  The searching the literature session is hands-on, giving you the opportunity to use the databases and undertake a small search during the workshop. The statistics session is very practical and apart from basic maths you would learn at school, makes no assumptions about prior statistical knowledge. 

In order to take part in the course, participants will need a reliable internet connection as well as Microsoft Teams which is available through Office 365.