Advanced research methodology 812

Module code SOC 812
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Module content

This course aims to extend the range of research methods and strategies that students are familiar with and to deepen their existing understanding of methods and approaches to social research. Key components are an introduction to the formal university processes in order to obtain permission to enter the research field, the elements of a good research proposal, and strategies for identifying a research area and delineating a question. In addition, the question of why we do social research and the different ways in which research can make a social contribution will be discussed. Finally, we consider how to go about locating a study within a research tradition and linking ‘research’ and ‘theory’. This module requires of students to develop and write a full research proposal.

Module credits 30.00
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 1 seminar per week, 1 lecture per week
Language of tuition English
Academic organisation Sociology
Period of presentation Semester 1

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