Research Methodology and Methods


Join the experts at Staffordshire University and develop an in-depth understanding of research methodology and methods. Academic research often favours a polysyllabic terminology, but often what is behind the long words is entirely compatible with our everyday understanding of the world!

You will already have many skills required for research from your employment and prior education. This module will provide you the opportunity to sharpen these skills in the pursuit of an advanced understanding of research methodology and methods.

Delivery method

Independent directed learning will be presented on the theoretical perspectives of research that is closely linked to your work in preparation for the assessed elements of the module. The general mode of delivering this module is through directed reading and structured learning on Blackboard. The aim is to ensure that the experiences of the group are shared and that students receive individual feedback on their thinking as it develops.

Particular emphasis will be placed on a strategy to integrate the whole process of knowledge delivery, application to research. It is designed to ensure that all strands of the educational experience contribute to learning and to giving you the confidence to enter research and debate. In addition, students may, if they wish, complete a formative assessment: Presentation to peers of a critique of a research paper for 'cafe bar' debate on blackboard

Academic credits
Delivery method
Distance learning
Start date

13 May 2022




Dr Edward Tolhurst

Senior Lecturer

I am a Senior Lecturer, and researcher in the field of dementia, ageing and care. I am based in the Postgraduate team and the course leader for the MSc in Medical Education. I am also Chair of Research Ethics in the School of Health and Social Care.

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How to apply

Please ensure that you complete the Biomechanics Modules Application Form. This form should then be uploaded with your application in the online system.

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