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BA in Sociology with Specialism in Research Methods

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This BA allows students to develop a broad range of practical research skills and a strong methodological understanding in relation to the core research traditions within sociological research.

This includes an understanding of the epistemological and conceptual issues concerning the development of social research projects; research design and process; the development and application of quantitative and qualitative research instruments, and the potential for their combination; the practicalities of undertaking data gathering and field work, and questions of ethics; the analysis of quantitative and qualitative data; writing reports; and presenting research findings.

This combination of understanding and skills is further pursued through project work.

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