Free course

Introducing research in law and beyond

Free statement of participation on completion

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 free 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.