Research methodology

UIGCResearch methodology

Many students fail to complete their post graduate studies with record time due to the lack of understanding research philosophies, as a result they end up repeating the year at additional costs and time. The course is designed for students who are required to conduct a research project to fulfil the requirements of their post graduate degree. Students completing this course will gain an understanding of avoiding the common potholes when conducting their research and facilitate a smooth, painless, enjoyable research project for the fulfilment of their postgraduate degree.

Course Overview
 Research Philosophies
 Research Project Design
 Choosing a Good Research Problem
 Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods
 Formulating Sub-problems/Hypothesis/Research Questions
 Literature Review and Plagiarism
 Data Collection and Interpretation
 Writing Your Research Project
 Referencing Styles

NQF Alignment and Credits
 Level 6
 20 Credits
 SAQA Unit Standard 10301

Prerequisite and Duration
 Grade 12
 Three (3) Days
 Monday to Wednesday

Assessment Strategy
 30% Class Exercises
 40% Mini-Research Project Practical
 30% Group Presentation Practical