Welcome to the "Designing your research study" module. This module addresses how to design your study in order to maximize quality, rigor, and transparency, including quality control and assessment approaches, and best practice in project management.

Click on each tab to find out more about the features in this program.

Content

The center of each screen, where you are now reading, contains the core content for each module, presented either as text, interactive activities, images, or videos.

Pods

Throughout this module, you will see additional learning opportunities in "pods." They contain valuable material related to your institutional context, useful advice, key terms, and information on big data. Exploring the information provided in the pods will enrich the learning experience.

Quiz

At the very end of each module, you have the opportunity to test your learning further with a multiple-choice quiz. This consists of ten questions and can be taken more than once (a new set of questions will appear).

Terminology

This program uses American English, grammar, and terminology.

Icons

Where relevant, you will find icons indicating the relationship of material to discipline streams.


Biomedical Sciences
Physical Sciences and Engineering
Social and Behavioral Sciences

We recommend that you complete the program in the order given, but if you have relevant experience of some of the areas covered, you might want to move through the screens and modules in the order that makes the most sense to you.

Screen duration

At the top of each screen you will see the approximate time it will take to complete the core content.

Screen duration

At the top of each screen you will see the approximate time it will take to complete the core content. These estimates include time to watch videos and complete activities in the central section, but not to complete the additional "Portfolio activities" or to read the supplementary information provided in the pods.

Please note that these time estimates are indicative only; every individual will be different. As you work through the module, gauge whether you are working more or less quickly than the estimates suggest, and modify your expectations accordingly.

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Download a glossary of terms used in all 13 modules.

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Download a glossary of terms used in all 13 modules.