Advanced Research Methods & Online Research Techniques

Research Methods & Online Research Techniques (COP)

We have split this module into two segments.

  1. The Internet Research - Methods and Techniques, and,
  2. Conventional Research Methods and Methodologies.

The Internet Research - Methods and Techniques is considered the core segment of 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 a precision search with confidence.

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

Advanced Research Methods Course

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

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Non-member: USD $79.95

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Exam Guidance

20 Hours

Webinars Available on Demand

Self Study Course

Certificate of Proficiency

Exam Details

60 Q&A

60 Min. Duration

Price $50

Benefits of CIRS 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.

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

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