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Enrolment open: “Research Writing in the Social Sciences” online course

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By AuthorAID Team | Feb. 7, 2019  | None

The AuthorAID online course in research writing has been offered regularly since 2012. It has been completed by thousands of researchers around the world, particularly researchers in developing countries who work in scientific disciplines. Responding to the increasing interest for training in research writing from social scientists, the AuthorAID team developed the “Research Writing in the Social Sciences” course towards the end of 2017. We then piloted this course in early 2018 with a group of around 170 researchers.

We were encouraged with the outcomes of the pilot and the feedback from the course participants, and so we are pleased to announce that we have secured funding to offer this as our next online course.

The upcoming AuthorAID Research Writing in the Social Sciences course will run from 26 February to 8 April 2019 (7 weeks). This will run as a Massive Online Open Course (MOOC).

Who is this course for?

The course is designed for researchers in developing countries working in the social sciences. It is particularly suitable for early career researchers, or those with limited experience in publishing papers in reputable peer-reviewed journals,

Main topics covered in the course

  • Embarking on a research project
  • Research and publication ethics
  • Evidence base for a research paper
  • Preparing to write a research paper
  • Writing a research paper
  • Publishing a paper in a journal

How to enrol

Full information about the course is available on the course enrolment page on INASP Moodle: https://moodle.inasp.info/course/view.php?id=143. You will need to create an INASP Moodle account if you don’t already have one. Please follow the instructions carefully (you may need to click on the above link again after registering your account in order to join the course). The deadline to enrol is 26 February 2019. Please note that although this is an open course, we may have to limit enrolment due to server capacity. We suggest that you enrol in the course as soon as possible if you are interested.


INASP designs and runs capacity development activities that cater for both women and men’s interests and needs. We use methods that increase active participation and an inclusive learning environment, adopting attitudes and behaviours that value differential experiences and perspectives and ensuring listening and respect for each other’s experiences and views.

You can read more about our previous online courses here.

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