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Pages: 6789-6796
Publication year: 2012
ISBN: 978-84-615-5563-5
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 5-7 March, 2012
Location: Valencia, Spain

DESIGNING AND DELIVERING A POSTGRADUATE EDUCATION IN RESEARCH METHODS TO SUPPORT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

D. Stern1, B. Mcdermott2, R. Coe3, R. Stern4

1Maseno University (KENYA)
2University of Nairobi (KENYA)
3University of Reading (UNITED KINGDOM)
4World Agroforestry Centre (UNITED KINGDOM)
Research and development are getting more and more intertwined as governments and funding agencies are requiring evidence based policies and projects. Many staff in NGOs and research organisations are struggling due to poor research methodology. They often recognise the need for improving their research methods skills but traditional statistics training has not helped them. This paper describes a modular eLearning MSc in research methods that has been launched to provide the core skills needed to do and to support good research. Since the delivery is eLearning the training is accessible to people in full time employment and some participants have commented how the concepts and skills they have learned have been immediately applicable in their place of work. The modular nature of the program allows for single modules to be taken as stand-alone training or to count towards the MSc degree. This paper outlines the design of the degree and the mode of delivery as well as reporting on the participants’ experiences.
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author = {Stern, D. and Mcdermott, B. and Coe, R. and Stern, R.},
title = {DESIGNING AND DELIVERING A POSTGRADUATE EDUCATION IN RESEARCH METHODS TO SUPPORT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT},
series = {6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2012 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-615-5563-5},
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SN - 978-84-615-5563-5/2340-1079
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D. Stern, B. Mcdermott, R. Coe, R. Stern (2012) DESIGNING AND DELIVERING A POSTGRADUATE EDUCATION IN RESEARCH METHODS TO SUPPORT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, INTED2012 Proceedings, pp. 6789-6796.
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