Free course

Reading evidence

Free statement of participation on completion

What is active reading? It is reading with the aim of understanding and grasping something. While studying this free course, Reading evidence, you will be focusing on the variety of methods for presenting and organising qualitative and quantitative evidence in the form of numbers and text. You will learn how to understand the ways in which evidence is presented and to read it actively and with purpose.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • identify that social scientists can collect evidence to support their claims and theories in different ways
  • give examples of quantitative and qualitative evidence
  • recognise a variety of methods for obtaining evidence
  • understand the ways in which evidence can be presented; how to read it actively and with purpose.