Becoming an ethical researcher
Becoming an ethical researcher

Start this free course now. Just create an account and sign in. Enrol and complete the course for a free statement of participation or digital badge if available.

Free course

Becoming an ethical researcher

What is a badged course?

While studying Becoming an ethical researcher you have the option to work towards gaining a digital badge.

Badged courses are a key part of The Open University’s mission to promote the educational well-being of the community. The courses also provide another way of helping you to progress from informal to formal learning. In this case the course is linked to masters study in the School of Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport.

To complete this course you will need to find around 18 hours of study time over a period of about six weeks. It is possible to study the content at any time, and at a pace to suit you. However, to get the most out of the discussions and interactive activities, we recommend that you aim to engage with these by following the session by session schedule.

Badged courses are all available on The Open University’s OpenLearn [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] website and do not cost anything to study. They differ from Open University Undergraduate or Postgraduate modules because you do not receive support from a tutor. However, you will benefit from interactions with other course participants and are provided with useful feedback from your responses to the interactive quizzes.

EE831_1

Take your learning further

Making the decision to study can be a big step, which is why you'll want a trusted University. The Open University has 50 years’ experience delivering flexible learning and 170,000 students are studying with us right now. Take a look at all Open University courses.

If you are new to University-level study, we offer two introductory routes to our qualifications. You could either choose to start with an Access module, or a module which allows you to count your previous learning towards an Open University qualification. Read our guide on Where to take your learning next for more information.

Not ready for formal University study? Then browse over 1000 free courses on OpenLearn and sign up to our newsletter to hear about new free courses as they are released.

Every year, thousands of students decide to study with The Open University. With over 120 qualifications, we’ve got the right course for you.

Request an Open University prospectus371