Social research: Introductory methodology 210

Module code RES 210
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Module content

The module introduces methods of inquiry in the social sciences and humanities. The purpose of this module is to introduce students to the research process in order to equip them with the necessary competence to:
• identify social problems, formulate research questions and hypotheses;
• have a basic understanding of writing the literature review and research proposal;
• know and select relevant methods of inquiry;
• be aware of the necessity of conducting ethically sound research; and
• interpret and present data graphically.

Module credits 20.00
Service modules Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 2 lectures per week
Language of tuition Both Afr and Eng
Academic organisation Psychology
Period of presentation Semester 1

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