This course encouraged critical analysis of methodology used to undertake research with validity. The class explored ethics in research and completed the CORE training. We discussed the mechanisms that make both qualitative and quantitative studies robust, ethical, and valid. We explored mixed studies, quasi-experimental, and many other research designs, with the aim of understanding the criteria required to satisfy ethics committees and peer reviews. This course really changed the way I view education publications covering "best practice" and pedagogy. I am far more critical of what I consider to be legitimate education research. As a result, I now support my thinking with much more rigorous, investigative publications.