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Social Research Methods Part 7

Principles of Research Design

Delivered by Institute for Social Science Research


This course delves into the fundamental aspects of conducting research.

It begins by exploring various research paradigms and examining how they shape research questions and problems. You'll learn to identify and articulate research problems effectively, which is essential for guiding the research process.

The course also covers different research approaches and methods for collecting and analysing data, emphasising the importance of selecting appropriate techniques for addressing specific research questions.

Throughout the course, we emphasise research quality and professional conduct, ensuring integrity and ethical standards are maintained throughout the research process. You'll finish the course with a comprehensive understanding of the research design principles essential for conducting rigorous research.

Upcoming courses

Delivery mode
online, online classroom
No dates currently available
Time commitment
7 hours

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Who should attend

  • Aspiring researchers and graduate students embarking on research projects.
  • Professionals seeking to enhance their understanding of research design principles and methodologies.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

What you'll learn

  • Formulate research questions and identify research problems.
  • Select appropriate research paradigms and approaches for different research questions.
  • Identify various data collection methods and techniques effectively.
  • Evaluate research quality and professional research conduct.
  • Understand the ethical considerations inherent in research design and execution.

Time commitment

This is an online course that will require roughly 7 hours to complete.

  • 1 full day (9am – 5pm; AEST)


There are no assessments for this short course.

Certification and accreditation

Students who successfully complete the course will receive a Certificate of Completion to verify their skills and achievements.


Miguel Lattz, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in ISSR
Dr Miguel Lattz
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute for Social Science Research


Applicant Price
Standard rate A$610
Early bird (book 5 weeks before the course starts) A$506
Groups of 3 or more (per person) A$488
UQ students A$427
Other students A$458

Registration closes 7 days before the course starts.

The course will only proceed if there are 6 or more participants.

GST is included in the cost

Discounts can't be used with other discounts, offers or special promotions.

Payment options

We accept credit cards (Visa/MasterCard) for payment, including corporate credit cards. We can also invoice corporate and government clients. If you want to discuss payment options, please contact our team at

Related courses

This course is part of the Social Research Methods suite. There are 11 courses within this suite – see the other related courses below:


Institute for Social Science Research

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