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Advanced Research Methods & Online Research Techniques

Research Methods & Online Research Techniques (COP)

In this module we have split in two segments.

  • The Internet Research - Methods and Techniques, and,
  • The Conventional Research Methods and Methodologies.

The Internet Research - Methods and Techniques is considered the core segment in the Internet research teaching. The segment is focused on web search techniques and identifies various challenges, methods and inherent barriers to online research. It gives students an overall understanding of search engine behavior and functionality. The students learn to build complex web search queries and perform precision search with confidence.

The Research Methods and Methodologies segment of the course are a typical conventional research methods and methodologies that are fundamental for any type of research work. This segment are lessons covering knowledge of the industry’s research standards, conventions and methods applied by traditional research practitioners.

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Examination Syllabus - Detailed Topics

By earning this certification, you will be able to learn:

CHAPTER 2-1 | SEARCH ENGINES AND KEYWORDS SEARCH
  • CHARACTERISTICS OF A TRUE SEARCH ENGINE
  • THE FIVE METHODS OF WEB SEARCH
    • What are the Main Search Engines?
    • Specialized Search Engines
    • Meta-search Engines
    • Websites & Web Portals
    • Subscription Database of Deep Web
      • Web Search Query Builders – Approach and Components
      • Keywords and Phrase Search
      • Proximity Search
      • Precision Searches
      • Search Queries Vs. Search Terms
      • Search Query Operators
        • Specialized Search Tools of Main Search Engines
  • KEYWORDS AND PHRASE SEARCH
    • Broad Search Keywords
    • Narrow Search Keywords
    • The Primary Keywords and Secondary Keywords
      • Identifying Primary Keywords
      • Importance of Secondary Keywords in Precision Search
  • BUILDING KEYWORDS & PHRASE FOR SEARCH
    • Core Elements of a Keywords Search Query
    • Types of Search Query based on Search Query Phrase Structure
      • Short Tail Keywords or Broad Keywords Query
      • Long Tail Keywords or Long Keywords Query
      • The Advantage and Disadvantage of Long and Short Tails for Search

Price

Member: 20% off
Non-member: USD $79.95

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CIRS Exam Guidance

20 Hours

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Final Exam Details

60 Q&A

60 Min. Duration

Price $50

Benefits of AIRS Certification

Our flagship certification called CIRS® [Certified Internet Research Specialists] is by far the only professional credentials that meets this challenge.

Professional Credibility

An undertaking by the CIRS qualified research specialists ties you to abide by the AIRS “Professional Code of Conduct” delivered a level of confidence.

Industry Validation

AIRS Certification is the most important industry-recognized certification for Online Research. Become a CIRS Certified & gain professional recognition necessary to demonstrate your skills.

Career Outlook

The future of the certified Internet Research Specialist (CIRS) is a bright one. Find out if getting your CIRS Certification is the right choice for you.

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