MRS offers a range of flexible online training courses enabling individuals to learn at their own pace. These courses can be taken individually, or as part of a bespoke or blended solution.
Introduction to Market Research
Designed for those with little or no experience of market and social research, the online Introduction to Market Research provides a clear understanding of how to design and plan effective research projects.
This is an invaluable online course for support staff, those commissioning research for the first time as well as field workers and those looking to better understand the market. It can also lead to an MRS qualification – the MRS Certificate in Market and Social Research.
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MRS Certificate in Market and Social Research
This online exam answers the question ‘what is research?’ developing knowledge for a research support or coordinator role. To take the online qualification exam, candidates will usually first study the online Introduction to Market Research. Successful completion of the exam leads to the fully-recognised MRS Certificate in Market and Social Research.
Microlaunch online simulation
New for 2017, the Introduction to Market Research has expanded to include Microlaunch Online, a unique interactive training simulation.
This one-hour game applies the qualitative and quantitative methods learned in the course to develop and launch a new virtual brand. Guided by an avatar, the game takes participants through six key research stages to test their learning.
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Statistics for Research
If you want to thrive as a market researcher, particularly in the age of big data, your statistical skills need to be up to scratch. We’ve teamed up with leading independent publisher Kogan Page to create Statistics for Research, a new interactive training course that is conducted solely online.
Perfect as a refresher, or as an introduction for those new to working with statistics, the course uses a uses a combination of video content and collaborative activities to explain critical techniques like sampling, weighting and dispersion.
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This online course provides a thorough review of the principles of effective questionnaire design (and how to avoid the numerous pitfalls). This programme provides a hands-on approach while giving insight into best practice.
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MRS delivers a wide range of online business skills training contextualised for the research sector. These essentials courses can be studied in learners’ own time and include the titles listed
- Advancing the Sales
- Coaching Skills
- Conversations with Clients
- Health and Safety
- Leadership Skills
- Managing Within the Team
- Managing High-Performing Teams
- Managing Relationships
- Managing Workload
- Market Analysis
- Negotiation Skills
- Networking Skills
- Problem Solving
- Professionalism and Ethics
- Project Management
- Social Media for Professionals
- Writing a Business Plan
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