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Understanding Social Research (SO121-15)

Programme Content

This module provides a firm foundation on principles of research design and social research methods. By the end of the module, you will have the ability to evaluate and interpret social research reports, monographs, and journal articles, while you will also be able to demonstrate understanding of existing academic research in a range of subject areas. Additionally, we will cover literature review skills which are essential for a social researcher.The module places a stronger emphasis on substantive topics of social research. Each week will focus on a different topic and we will aim to demonstrate how different research methods have informed key sociological studies in the area of interest.

Timing and CATS

This module will run in the Spring Term and is worth 15 CATS.