Research Methods in Technology

Course description

The course “Research Methods “is designed to teach how to initiate a research in computer science, information technology or any related or allied discipline. It provides a structured knowledge for initiating, conducting, concluding, drafting and publishing the research outcomes in scientific manner. In this course, the students will be able to learn techniques that are used to initiate a research, design the activities and research flow, decide the appropriate tools and techniques and finally conduct research activities, and write the research papers/thesis/dissertations or research reports. In this course it is also taught that how to identify and select the current research topics. It covers the research writing skills through formulation of problems, preparing research papers/research thesis on a specified research topic that can be explored either in group or individuals. This course will enable learners to ensure the overall importance of research in real life and in organizations, especially in techno-economic competitive world. At the time of completion of a research, a formal presentation of the research results is required to be presented for defense/viva and this course supports the learners to make it grand success through winning presentation skills.

Course outcomes

Upon the completion of this course, students will be able to:

• Understand the key concepts of scientific research
• Identify and define research problems, formulating problem and hypothesis
• Learn the common scientific logics, misconceptions and how to write arguments and how evaluate them
• Recognize the differences between research methods and research design
• Comprehend the types of scientific research design and methods
• Prepare structured research methodology
• Evaluate the research methods using parametric assessment
• Understand the citations, critical appraisal and drafting proposal, thesis and articles

Course contents

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🔽 1 h 08 min | Overview of Research
  • What is research?
  • Differentiate between research and theory
  • The scientific approach
  • Different stages of the research process
  • Components of a research proposal
  • How to write a research proposal
🔽 0 h 51 min | The Tools of Research
  • General tools used in research
  • Technology enabled research tools and their usages
  • The needs and types of tools to be used
  • The tools and the applications in the research
🔽 1 h 03 min | Research Process and Problem Formulation
  • Formulate the research problem
  • Define, evaluate and the writing the problem
  • Research questions
  • Objectives of the study
  • Research hypothesis
  • Research design, methods, data collection, analysis and experimentation procedures
🔽 0 h 53 min | Review of Literature in Research
  • The review of literature
  • The role of review of literature
  • Importance of the review of literature
  • Conducting rigorous review of the relevant literature
🔽 1 h 11 min | Planning and Writing the Research Proposal
  • Salient structures of the research proposals
  • How to write a research proposal
  • A research proposal
  • How to successfully defend the research proposal
🔽 0 h 53 min | Research Methodology
  • The key concepts of scientific methods
  • Common scientific misconceptions
  • Research methods and research design
  • Structured research methodology
  • Research methods using parametric assessment
🔽 0 h 50 min | Research Design
  • Concepts of research design and methods
  • Essentials of research design
  • The salient research designs
  • Different methods, methodology and designs
  • Suitability of the most appropriate design
🔽 0 h 42 min | Writing the Research Report
  • Components of a research report
  • The sub-components of a research report
  • General rules of a research report writing
  • How to write and publish a research


This course includes:

    7 h 32 min recorded video

    Downloadable resources (books and articles)

    One year access

    Access on mobile and TV

    Advanced Level

    Certificate of completion


1 year of access
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