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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?

Research at the Open University

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Research at the Open University Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University 2010
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 29 Mar 2010
Pro Vice Chancellor Brigid Heywood discusses the foundations on which The Open University research is based with a focus on an interdisciplinary...

Sensory augmentation devices

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Sensory augmentation devices Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 29 Oct 2009
How can new technology help you to play a new musical instrument? The E-Sense research programme is experimenting with novel augmentation devices...

Interacting with ambient displays

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Interacting with ambient displays Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 29 Oct 2009
Will an 'ambient information display' change peoples behaviour within a building? The 'Clouds' research investigation project in The Open...

The Oldest Generation

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The Oldest Generation Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 29 Oct 2009
Capturing real-life stories help us understand the dynamics of day to day living, providing valuable research that may well help in future policy...

International Adoption

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International Adoption Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Mar 2009
Open University Professor Monica Dowling looks at the effects of globalisation and the differences between 'qualitative' and 'quantitative'...

Open Thinking

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Open Thinking Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University 2008
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Oct 2008
'Open Thinking' encapsulates The Open University's approach to Research. This video sequence hints at the rich diversity of the world class...

Entrainment

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Entrainment Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University 2008
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Oct 2008
Open University ethnomusicologist Martin Clayton describes how his study of music and its performance in different cultural settings has allowed...

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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 30 Sep 2016 Register by 13 Oct 2016
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 30 Sep 2016 Register by 15 Sep 2016
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 30 Sep 2016 Register by 15 Sep 2016
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: Dreamstime
Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 30 Sep 2016 Register by 15 Sep 2016
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 30 Sep 2016 Register by 15 Sep 2016
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: The Open University/Karen Parker
Intermediate level Duration 300 hours Updated 30 Sep 2016 Register by 15 Sep 2016
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 30 Sep 2016 Register by 21 Oct 2016
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 30 Sep 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: Dreamstime
Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 30 Sep 2016 Register by 15 Sep 2016
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 30 Sep 2016 Register by 15 Sep 2016
Examine the research process through studies with young children, children and young people carried out in the fields of education, health and...