Level 7 Certificate in Research Methods is an international recognised qualification, accredited by Ofqual and awarded by OTHM to deal with principles of research including formulations of research questions, hypothesis and objectives. The course will cover literature reviews, referencing, data collection using interviews and surveys, questionnaire design, data analysis and conclusions from the analysed data.
Certificate in Research Methods qualification is to develop learners’ ability to prepare for various types of academically based research through the development and design of a research proposal.
For entry onto the OTHM Level 7 Certificate in Research Methods qualification, learners must possess:
An honours degree or UK level 6 diploma or an equivalent overseas qualification.
Mature learners with management experience (learners must check with the delivery centre regarding this experience prior to registering for the programme).
Learners must be 21 years old or older at the beginning of the course.
English requirements: If a learner is not from a majority English-speaking country, they must provide evidence of English language competency.
Overall learning objectives of this course are,
A critical understanding of the different assumptions underlying research into the social sciences and the nature and status of research methodology,
An overview of the different debates and issues underlying the research process and how this relates to the specific methods they may select to conduct a study
Critically review the collection, presentation and analysis of data to complete a research project.
Appreciate the quality issues associated with data handling
Learners will develop a critical understanding of the philosophical, practical and ethical concepts of research within the context of any environment.
The rationale of the qualification is to provide a career path for learners who wish to develop their research skills.
Learners will achieve 20 credits that would be accepted by any UK University for MA/MSC or MBA degree at the dissertation stage.