Developing your research project

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Course Date: 15 September 2014

Price: free

Course Summary

Undertaking an Extended Project Qualification, IB extended essay or any other scholarly research? This guides you step-by-step.

Estimated Workload: 1 hour pw

Course Description

This course has an alternative start date of 7 July.

Curiosity is one of humanity’s most important characteristics. It has enabled us to make the unknown known, to break barriers and to shine a light on all aspects of life, from our day to day hobbies to the exploration of the stars. Our innate desire to explore is responsible for many of our proudest achievements. This course will help train you to harness your curiosity and use it to undertake your own research projects in a scholarly manner.

The course is intended for anyone who is currently undertaking or planning to undertake a piece of academic research, be that the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), International Baccalaureate Extended Essay, coursework, undergraduate or postgraduate dissertation, or a piece of independent scholarship.

Developed and delivered by research-active academics, the course will support you with every step of the research process, from developing a hypothesis and finding sources to writing up and presenting one’s findings.

The practical, hands-on lessons will give you the opportunity to share your ideas with fellow researchers from all over the world, to receive peer feedback on your research proposals and enable you to review and comment on the work of other researchers, building a supportive community of like-minded curious learners.

This course will give you the opportunity to purchase a Statement of Participation.

If you would like to join in and contribute to conversations about the course on social media, use the hashtag #FLcuriosity.

Course Workload

1 hour pw

Course Prerequisites

It is worth noting that participation in this course will offer the opportunity to have elements of your work reviewed by other learners, and that you will have the chance to do the same. Whilst participation in these sorts of activities is not mandatory, active involvement will undoubtedly enhance your experience.

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