Research Methods Course

Prof. Lydiah Wambugu
Last Update May 25, 2024
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About This Course

Research Methods or Research Methodology is one of the common courses in most institution of higher learning. This is because both undergraduate and postgraduate students need to develop skills and competencies of conducting research so that they can find solutions to societal problems. Research is the only credible source of valid data that can help in decision making.

In her many years of teaching and mentoring students, Dr. Lydiah Wambugu has observed that Research Methods is one of the units with the highest failure rate in the examinations. This observation may be explained by either majority of the lecturers who teach Research Methods do so in a very abstract manner and do not break down the concept of research in ways that students can easily understand or students find research methods difficult because they are not able to link theory and practice. It is for this reason that Dr. Wambugu has developed this course from the simple concepts to the more complex concepts in research.

The beauty with this course is that the content is organized in lectures and each lecture builds on one another. The content is explained in a learner friendly language for ease of understanding. Whether you are undergraduate or postgraduate student, I believe that you will find this course quite useful as you go through the research methods course.

Learning Objectives

Fundamentals of Research Methods – this includes definition and basic elements of scientific research
Research Philosophy including approaches, paradigms and designs
Sampling techniques, Data Collection and Data Analysis Techniques
Proposal Writing – includes sections of the research proposal and the structure of chapter 4 and 5
Referencing – APA style of referencing is explained in details

Material Includes

  • 60 hours on-demand video
  • Downloadable resources
  • Downloadable revision questions
  • Full lifetime access


  • Internet Access
  • Mobile Phone/Tablet/TV or Laptop
  • A pen
  • A notebook

Target Audience

  • Undergraduate and postgraduate students learning research methods as a course unit
  • Anyone struggling to understand research methods
  • Anyone seeking clarity in any specific area in research
  • Anyone in consultancy wishing to perfect their skills in data collection and data analysis


84 Lessons60h

9. Proposal Writing

Your Instructors

Prof. Lydiah Wambugu


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Prof. Lydiah Wambugu is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Management, Policy & Curriculum Studies, University of Nairobi, Kenya. Lydiah is thus a teacher, mentor, trainer and a consultant who holds a PhD in Education (Research and Evaluation), M.Ed (Curriculum Studies) and B.Ed (Science). She has expertise in Research Methods, Program Evaluation, Curriculum Development & Implementation and Data Analysis using IBM SPSS Statistics software. She has handled trainings and capacity building workshops for students within and outside Kenya.

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Duration 60 hours
84 lectures

Material Includes

  • 60 hours on-demand video
  • Downloadable resources
  • Downloadable revision questions
  • Full lifetime access
Enrollment validity: Lifetime

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