New Lynda.com course: Academic Research Foundations (Quantitative)

Lynda.com have released a new course called ‘Academic Research Foundations: Quantitative‘. Quantitative research is a crucial part of academic study and a fundamental scholarly research methodology. In this course, educator Rolin Moe explores the foundations of this methodology to help you confidently tackle your own quantitative research study. Rolin covers the characteristics of quantitative research, and explains how to approach different parts of the research process, such as creating a solid research question and developing a literature review. He goes over the elements of a study, explains how to collect and analyse data, and shows how to present your data in written and numeric form. Once you wrap up this course, you’ll be familiar with the framework of a quantitative research study and prepared to start drafting your own.

Topics include:

  • Reviewing the types of research design
  • Generalising your research
  • Writing research questions
  • Creating research objectives
  • Developing a literature review
  • Anonymity and confidentiality in research studies
  • Narrowing your idea to a research topic
  • Developing a problem statement
  • Outlining your research proposal
  • Presenting your data in written form and numeric form
  • Writing your abstract and final summary

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