Griffith U’s Nick Barter and Christopher Stevenson from Deakin U have a new MOOC via Future Learn, on research methods, launching Monday. The course presents the basics of research practise and demonstrates how they are the currency of policy. It’s basic training for anybody starting PhD study with subject-knowledge but less grasp of discipline-based investigation.
This is the first of five MOOCs on research methods Griffith and Deakin will run over the next 12 months. This is a great good for prospective students who need to know what they are getting into. It is also brilliant branding for the two universities – as a way of demonstrating credentials as caring about postgrads it is impossible to beat.