Introducing research in law and beyond
Introducing research in law and beyond

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Introducing research in law and beyond

Introducing research in law and beyond

Introduction

This free course, Introducing research in law and beyond,looks at some of the key steps those interested in undertaking a research project in law (or other fields) should consider. Drawing on experience from a number of academics within the Open University Law School and Open University, the course provides a valuable introduction to the skills that can help frame a successful research project. Beginning with an outline of the research process and how to get a project started, the course then moves on to a discussion of other key steps including production of a literature review and evaluation of appropriate research methodologies; the course also highlights the importance of ethical considerations to project design.

The course uses both audio, text-based materials and a range of activities to help as an introductory guide to mastering research projects.

This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course W800 The law dissertation [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

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