The Researcher Academy courses are very popular and the majority are run in both semesters to give you the opportunity to attend at a time of the year that suits you.
Target Audience: This course is primarily intended for PhD students from all faculties. However, members of research-active staff may also benefit.
This course is for you if you have little or no previous experience of quantitative research methods (i.e. methods involving numbers and basic statistics) but feel that there is potential to apply such methods to your research. The course covers different types of quantitative methods including calculation of summary statistics, an introduction to correlation and regression analysis, hypothesis testing and calculating p-values.
This course will be useful if:
You need to apply these methods in your own discipline
You want to assess whether there is potential to use quantitative methods
You need to interpret the output from other quantitative research
The aim of the course is to provide a brief introduction to the principles of quantitative research methods.
By the end of the course, you will:
Be able to distinguish between different types of quantitative data
Be able to provide basic numerical summaries of data
Be able to perform hypothesis tests and report p-values
Be able to interpret simple regressions
This is a standalone (self-study) online course available from June 2020. This course is delivered entirely online via Moodle and is self-study. You may access the course any time and as often as you like until the end of the academic year.
There are no training points associated with this course. However you can obtain a certificate of attendance/ participation if you complete all parts of the course (as ascertained via an activity completion report check).
Students therefore need to ensure each section/ activity's tick box is ticked off to show progress/ completion.
Students must have a complete line of ticks on their activity to get a certificate.
Please note, attendances for courses will be recorded. There are no training points associated with courses run by the Researcher Academy.
The following table shows a summary of what is needed to participate in the course.
If you feel you will experience any difficulties participating, please let us know via the ‘special requirements’ tab, providing as much information as possible. The special requirements tab can be completed when you book your place. Alternatively, you can contact us directly at email@example.com.
Course open throughout the year
Participate in forum discussions on Moodle
Engage with online materials
Watch and listen to pre-recorded videos
Watch and listen to the course tutor(s) and/or other attendees