You will learn how to identify a research topic, about the complexities of research, how to conduct a literature review and how to develop research questions. The law dissertation module from The Open University UK will consider the uses and applications of information and data, research methods, deductive and inductive research, how to analyse information to draw valid conclusions and how to write up a research proposal.Vocational relevance
There is growing professional and commercial demand for highly qualified graduates who have a range of transferable skills. In particular skills gained from postgraduate legal study are highly valued for their relevance and application. The module is particularly useful preparation for environments in which research is a significant part of the work, and for any profession that requires numerate and skilled researchers who have experience of a wide range of methods.
Universities are keen to admit doctoral research students who have completed most of their research training, finding them better prepared to begin and better able to complete their theses in the required time. This module provides some of that training in research methods and skills for advanced students.
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