MSc Training in Research Methods Support

Stern, R.D.; Coe, R.; Stern, D.A.; McDermott, B.M.

The case is made for a new type of statistical master’s program called MSc in Research Methods. The name of the course reflects the fact it is broader than one in statistics, partly because of the changing nature of research. It is designed to be accessible to two types of students: those who have a mathematical background and those who have a more applied background from their first degree. The program is intended primarily for working professionals so it is delivered in a way that is suitable for part-time students. The implementation of an e-learning version of this course in Kenya is also described.