This intensive is designed to give an insight into working on research projects. It aims to introduce some of the key ideas that are behind all research projects. This includes science, the humanities, medical and the social sciences. Although there are many different ways to do research we try and present some practical and universal perspectives. The intention is that after completing this intensive you would be able to join a research project and have an idea of what is going on. This will include why certain decisions have been made about how to do things. Its important to say that all researchers and all research projects have different ideas of what knowledge is and the implications of what research is for. However this intensive is about helping to prepare you to navigate this difference and try to work out where you fit within it.