Research Methods

Behaviour Bible : Chapter 2 : Verse 6

Welcome to the SoCS online course on Research Methods - specifically for dog trainers and animal behaviourists.

If you're looking to improve your understanding of scientific research methods and learn how to read and interpret the latest research papers, this course is perfect for you.

Our comprehensive course includes 13 videos that cover all the key areas you'll need to understand to be able to processes and critique research papers and importantly (in our industry) sort the shoddy science from the reliable research on which to base your training and behaviour modification processes.

You'll learn about

  • Research paper structure
  • Primary, secondary, and tertiary information
  • Citing and referencing
  • Quantitative vs qualitative research
  • Data collection
  • Sample size
  • Study length
  • Data and statistics
  • Bias
  • Validity and reliability
  • Accessing research papers
  • Reading research papers.

The course is designed to be user-friendly and accessible to anyone, regardless of your previous experience with research methods. You can learn at your own pace, the videos are broken down into bite-sized segments that are easy to follow and as always, the course is yours for life.

Your Instructor

Nando & Dean
Nando & Dean

Nando and Dean make up the team that run The School of Canine Science, an education provider that teaches, trains and mentors dog trainers to reach their potential in a competitive industry.

All of our courses, either in person or online are firmly rooted in science and evidence with strong practical hand on elements.

Nando : has been working as a dog trainer and instructor for 14 years. Best known for his accessible style, impressive YouTube tutorials, big personality and awe-inspiring ability to train the tricky dogs that many people claim are un-trainable. Nando has appeared on multiple mainstream TV shows, presented around the world, authored books, hosted his own international radio show, receivied more than 20 million views on YouTube and has a Facebook following of over 26,000. Nando loves all areas of dog training but his true passion lies in scent detection.

Dean : is a dog trainer with less than three years formal experience yet in that time he has managed to propel himself into the forefront of the industry with his intense theoretical knowledge and an masterful eye for precision. After completing a Masters Degree in Business and working for 16 years in the Technology Industry Dean is obsessed with systems, processes and measurement – leading to an eye for detail and an aptitude for clean, efficient training. Dean has worked behind the scenes on TV shows animal training but is probably best known for tricks & tutorials with his dog Sidney.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is this course?
The entire course has been paced out for you over three years. Research has shown that very often people start online courses hard but never complete them. We’ve created this course to take three years at a pace that is realistic and sustainable for people with dogs, kids, work and a life. If it takes you longer; don’t worry as you have the course for life. We drip feed you the content and support each step via a Facebook support group.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like. You can visit and revisit it and not only that but we will also update it. Its a course that keeps on giving. Forever.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! Our 14 day money back happiness guarantee ensures you love learning with us. If you don’t simply drop us a line and get a total refund.

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