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Methods in Motion: With the mothers of Munich & Birmingham

Methods in Motion: With the mothers of Munich & Birmingham Creative commons image deep_schismic under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license Updated content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 29 Nov 2016
Dr Agata Lisiak, Visiting Fellow at The Open University, explores the fast-changing world of research into migration and belonging.

Methods in Motion: A view from a train

Methods in Motion: A view from a train Copyright free image Copyright free: Pexels / unsplash.com Updated content
Duration 5 mins Updated 29 Nov 2016
What has physics ever done for psychology? Paul Stenner, Professor of Social Psychology, investigates the history of movement in Physics, and...

Can engineering help improve patient safety?

Can engineering help improve patient safety? Creative commons image Visitor6 under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Nov 2016
New research from Cambridge suggests that better, clearer, consistent design of tubes and liquids could save lives.

Researching Nirvana: Whatever, Nevermind

Researching Nirvana: Whatever, Nevermind Creative commons image Dino Gravato under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Updated 01 Nov 2016
Nirvana's album Nevermind - and the subsequent suicide of Kurt Cobain - has turned a grunge statement into a cash machine. Can research tell us how?

Methods in Motion: Remaking self-help

Methods in Motion: Remaking self-help Creative commons image Meg John Barker under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Oct 2016
Dr Meg-John Barker discusses how new ways of thinking can be linked to new forms of investigation

Methods in Motion: The magpie

Methods in Motion: The magpie Creative commons image Stefan Berndtsson under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Oct 2016
Edward Wastnidge is trying to make sense of methods - and has a confession to make...

Rio 2016: A short Paralympics reading list

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Rio 2016: A short Paralympics reading list Copyright free image Copyright free: PIVISO.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Sep 2016
Athletes with intellectual disabilities; zika virus; empty seats; risky cheating; inspiration porn - a round-up of pieces about the Paralympic...

Why are tiger moths making people unwell - and what can we do about it?

Why are tiger moths making people unwell - and what can we do about it? Creative commons image John Flannery under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Aug 2016
Some people can be fatally allergic to tiger moths - and lepidopterism can often be misdiagnosed. New research might have a solution.

Practitioner research

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Practitioner research Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 07 Jul 2014
How does a researcher collate and analyse information? What are the best methods of investigating/examining a question?

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Managing systemic change: inquiry, action and interaction

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Managing systemic change: inquiry, action and interaction Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 05 Dec 2016 Register by 12 Oct 2017
Develop your understanding of systemic inquiry, systemic action research and social learning in order to extend your skills of project, programme...

MA Music part 1

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MA Music part 1 Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 05 Dec 2016 Register by 21 Sep 2017
This module introduces a range of music research skills and you will consider written documents about music, musical criticism and performances in...

Optimization

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Optimization Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 05 Dec 2016 Register by 14 Sep 2017
Examine techniques used in numerical analysis and operational research to represent real optimization problems as mathematical models, to be solved...

Design essentials

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Design essentials Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 05 Dec 2016 Register by 14 Sep 2017
Gain the skills for research, planning and development of a design project as well as the ability to translate your design ideas into well...

Youth justice: theory, research and practice

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Youth justice: theory, research and practice Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 05 Dec 2016 Register by 14 Sep 2017
Explores how theory influences policy and practice in the youth justice system and helps people working in youth justice become effective...

Design for engineers

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Design for engineers Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Intermediate level Duration 300 hours Updated 05 Dec 2016 Register by 14 Sep 2017
Explore the three phases of product design – research, planning and development – through online practical activities to gain the skills and...

The law dissertation

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The law dissertation Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 05 Dec 2016 Register by 19 Oct 2017
The Law Dissertation is the final element of the LLM and will support you in completing a research project based on your previous LLM studies.

Critical social work practice

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Critical social work practice Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 05 Dec 2016 Register by 05 Jan 2017
Learn to reflect critically on social work practice, including your own; develop analytical, evaluative and research skills; and develop as an...

Researching and evaluating healthcare practice

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Researching and evaluating healthcare practice Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 05 Dec 2016 Register by 21 Sep 2017
This course assists you to play a leading role in service improvements through an appreciation of healthcare quality, research, evidence evaluation...

Issues in research with children and young people

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Issues in research with children and young people Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 05 Dec 2016 Register by 14 Sep 2017
Examine the research process through studies with young children, children and young people carried out in the fields of education, health and...