Research Process and Methods

The goals of these self-study lectures are to explore the practices and modalities of good research, to learn a set of research steps or phases required to conduct thesis research in the program, and to expose students to several common research methods. The methodological portion of these lectures is therefore intended to be introductory.

There is no one, ‘right’ way to do research. It’s an iterative, organic process that requires the researcher’s imagination, resourcefulness, and common sense as much as any technical skills. Some skills, methods, and steps are specific to a discipline or field, while others – literature review for example – are universal.

Instructor: Dr. Lauren Wollman

This resource is available to participants in the CHDS Self-study Program. Others can access materials on Research Methods.

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