Research Methods (Taster Course)


Short Course


10 weeks

Validated by

Griffith College




Dublin Main Campus

NFQ Level


What sets this course apart?

Research methods forms an integral part of most level nine qualifications as it provides an opportunity for participants to critically engage with existing academic literature. By deepening their knowledge of research methods and their analytical tools, participants can fine-tune their ability to critically evaluate existing works and thus develop their own writing skills in preparation for both academic and industry standard publications. This module will expose participants to an extensive range of research approaches and readings.

Why Study Research Methods at Griffith College?

Through exposure to existing research methodologies and research projects, participants develop their critical skills and also develop their own research ideas. 

  • Our course provides a basis for career development
  • You join a diverse, collaborative, reflective community of practitioners who learn from and with each other through discussion, assignments and reflection.
  • You will engage in critical reflection of your own practice and other enquiry and research techniques to improve your practice.
  • On successful completion, you can continue your studies by taking our MA in Education, Learning & Development

Course Highlights

  • Practical and applied learning approach
  • Programme team of practitioners from a wide range of education, learning and development roles.
  • Networking opportunities with fellow practitioners in education, learning and development

Intake Dates

  • October 2021*

*subject to sufficient numbers