THE RESEARCH METHODS LABORATORY  

Switzerland

 

The Research Methods Laboratory (METLAB) is an independent non-profit association and publisher based in Switzerland.  METLAB provides academic training in research methodology to international clients through a innovative ‘delivery’ model where participants can engage with programmes both online and in a physical workshop environment. Our model of programme delivery is also innovative in that we do not operate a dedicated ‘bricks and mortar’ campus in the traditional sense, but instead utilise the best resources already available when and where needed.

In developing such an innovative approach to education we can discard much of the burdensome peripheral activities and their associated costs and instead concentrate our efforts on the core task of providing a high quality learning experience for our international clientele whether they are online or physically participating in one of our workshops.

Another important consideration for today’s “time-poor” environment is the commitment in terms of length of programme. In designing our programmes we successfully balanced the need to deliver our core objectives of quality within a timeframe which allows greater flexibility in terms of the overall commitment of time taken to attain our various academic awards.