This free course, Introducing research in law and beyond, is designed to introduce you to the skills required to develop and complete a legal research project. You will learn about the complexities of research, how to identify a research topic, how to conduct a literature review and how to develop research questions. This course also considers the uses and applications of information and data, research methods, the process of analysing information to draw valid conclusions, and explains how to write up a research proposal.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
understand how to prepare to undertake a piece of research
understand how to get started with a piece of research
how to generate research ideas, research questions and research aims and objectives
explain the importance of a literature review
understand how and why to critically evaluate the literature in the chosen field of research
understand the role of the literature review and referencing.