Many students report that they are unable to embark on research because of a lack of guidance in the early stages of the process. Research also shows that the vast majority of Ph.D. “dropouts” are due to the students’ perceived lack of support from their supervisors. It is for these reasons that Learning Matrix recognises the need for additional support for students undertaking research for the first time.
This course is not intended to replace your formal supervisor (if you have one already) but rather to provide you with complementary support to help you navigate your way through the process including making sense of what your supervisor might be advising you to do.
By following our 8-step weekly guide, researchers can prepare a research proposal for formal study from the very start of the research process in finding an appropriate research question to dealing with feedback from your supervisor.
We offer the support and guidance for the preparation of your research dissertation or thesis. This takes the form of a ten-week structured course, which you follow week by week, and by the end of which you will have the basis of your proposal.
Who is this course intended for?
This online course will be beneficial to students who are intending to embark on or have just started a large research project such as a dissertation or thesis for the purposes of study towards a masters or doctoral degree.
Some of the topics covered during the course include:
- Formulating the right research question/s
- Selecting an appropriate research paradigm
- Aligning the research paradigm and the methodology with the research questions
- Preparing the proposal including delineating the theoretical and conceptual frameworks and the literature study
- How to structure the literature review
- Dealing with feedback from your supervisor/s
While this is an online course, it provides you with the personal support that you will need in the form of weekly feedback sessions with your online “supervisor”.