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Research Methods Microcredential


3 months
1064 USD/full
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Learn effective research methods for conducting academic and professional research with this Research Methods Microcredential at Griffith and Deakin University by FutureLearn.


Uncover the value of effective professional and academic research.

Effective research allows us to make informed, evidence-based decisions and solve problems on a global scale.

On this Research Methods Microcredential at Griffith and Deakin University by FutureLearn, you’ll advance your research skills for professional work and academic study.

You’ll get insight into the real-world application of research methods and techniques through several research case studies.

As you learn to use data to make recommendations, you’ll assess research approaches and practise research techniques including interviewing, coding, and statistical analysis.

What skills will you learn?

  • Problem analysis
  • Coding for research
  • Statistical analysis
  • Critical thinking
  • Research interview techniques
  • Problem-solving
  • Ethical governance
  • Research project planning
  • Research techniques
  • Identifying your research question
  • Your research method

Programme Structure

What is a microcredential?

Microcredentials are designed to upskill you for work in rapidly-growing industries, without the time and cost commitment of a full degree. Your microcredential can stand alone as an independent credential, and some also offer academic credit to use towards a degree.


  • What is research and what is evidence?
  • Evidence-based decisions and research paradigms
  • What is qualitative research and how does it help us?
  • Conducting Qualitative Research
  • Designing a study
  • Statistics
  • Ethical principles in research
  • Ethics approval and beyond

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 3 months

Start dates & application deadlines





Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • There is no prerequisite requirement for this microcredential.
  • You’ll be assessed on your development of a research proposal which you’ll work towards throughout the program by keeping a portfolio of potential research topics, approaches and refined research questions.
  • To claim credit towards a degree at Griffith or Deakin University, you must pass this assessment and meet all entry requirements relevant for the course you’re applying to, including English language proficiency.

Tuition Fee

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    1064 USD/full
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    Based on the tuition of 1064 USD for the full programme during 3 months.
  • National

    1064 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1064 USD for the full programme during 3 months.


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