Skip to Main Content

Sage Campus: Home

This guide offers librarians, faculty/instructors, and students/alumni support on using the courses and platform features within the Sage Campus resource.

Stay in the Know

Keep up to date with the latest insights from Sage Campus and our expert instructors on good online learning and the latest skills and research methods by subscribing to the Sage Campus blog! Topics include:

Check out this post by Head of Sage Campus, Rachel Crookes, on The 5 Must-Have Skills for a Killer Dissertation.

New Courses

Explore new and upcoming courses coming to Sage Campus by selecting the links below. Register your interest by completing the form available on the platform or download the Sage Campus flyer to learn more.

wave pattern of colors in red, pink, purple, and blue

Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

Paper flower geometric pattern with alternating orange, green, red, and yellow colors

Introduction to Data Management

Bright orange repeating V fold pattern

Unlocking Statistics: From Hypothesis to Outcome

Instructor Spotlight

Image of Bala Sundaram from the University of MassachusettsWatch this customer experience webinar with guest speaker Dr. Bala Sundaram, Vice-Provost for Research & Strategic Initiatives and Dean of Graduate Studies at University of Massachusetts, Boston, as he shares how Sage Campus online courses supported his students and faculty throughout their academic journey during their switch to hybrid learning. Dr. Sundaram also provides insights into how the courses prepared incoming graduate students with foundational statistics and research skills. The session concludes with a lively Q&A.

Course Spotlight

Red background with black dotted pattern

Research Question

This course equips researchers with the skills and knowledge they need to form and articulate a clear and concise research question that’s relevant, interesting and fundamentally researchable.

Time to complete: 4 hours Level: Beginner Instructor: Dr Zina O'Leary

This course will help learners to:

  • Recognize the importance of a strong research question and how this can benefit investigation

  • Evaluate different factors to select and refine a suitable research topic

  • Identify the features of a good research question

  • Formulate a hypothesis within their research question and identify the variables within their research

  • Turn a research topic into a tangible research question 

  • Form a research question that is appropriate for their topic, plausible in terms of scope and resources, and a solid foundation for gaining insight

  • Critique and evaluate their own research question according to a set of criteria 

The course consists of 6 complete modules. Download the full syllabus or sign up to try the course here.

  • What topics are right for research? Evaluate different factors when selecting a possible research topic and use these factors to refine your topic.

  • What is the power of the research question? Recognize the benefits of a clear and focused research question and identify how these benefits can help you in your investigation.

  • How do I articulate my research question? Identify the features of a good research question and narrow down your ideas to articulate your research question.

  • Do I need a hypothesis? Formulate a hypothesis within your research question and identify the variables within your research.

  • DIY: Write your research question. Turn your research topic into a question ready to be researched.

  • How do I know if my question is any good? Critique and evaluate your own research question according to a set of criteria.