Introducing research in law and beyond
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.