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Getting Started

Getting Started in the Course

This introduction aims to help you prepare for the course by giving you an opportunity to gain familiarity with the course structure so you can proceed with confidence. Follow two easy steps to get started in the course.

Step 1: Create your student profile

Although this is a self-paced course, we encourage you to create your student profile. To do this, proceed with the following steps:

  • Click the Account button on the Canvas sidebar.
  • Locate and click the Profile navigation link.
  • Click the Edit Profile button.
  • Enter in any information that you would to add.

Learn more about updating your profile in canvas:

How do I edit my Profile?

Step 2: Continue through the Getting Started Guide and proceed to Module 1

Go to Module 1 to begin the course.

You can also access any module by:

  • Going to the Home Page and click the link for module
  • Click Modules on the Navigation Pane and then click on the particular module of interest. 

Additional Information

Doing Real Research A Practical Guide to Social Research book cover

For more information about survey design or how to conduct research, you can find additional segments from Dr. Eric Jensen’s book Doing Real Research: A Practical Guide to Social Research as recommended reading for this course.

As a participant of this course, you are able to receive a 20% discount from the publisher (SAGE) by using the following discount code:


On the website, click on Buy Now and follow the process.