This course is an introduction to research methods including qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research design. This course will take the students through the steps of the research process to help them plan their first educational research project in the Master program. It will provide the students with opportunities to link research methods to practice by seeking solutions to problems within the educational field in UAE. Through this process, students will develop fundamental theoretical knowledge and skills necessary for conducting quality and culturally sound research in education and social science fields. They will critically identify and evaluate a range of procedures, guidelines, research methodologies and methods used in educational research. In addition, students will critically discuss and evaluate research from the literature by applying the knowledge of research principles. Furthermore, students will have the opportunity to apply research ethics and UAE cultural strategies throughout each stage of the research process; including interpreting and reporting the results.