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IP108 - Qualitative Research Methods

  • Module code: IP108
  • Module name: Qualitative Research Methods
  • Department: Liberal Arts
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module brings together researchers from across the University to introduce you to the range of research methods employed in the Arts and Humanities and to offer you opportunities to practice using these methods in practical assignments. It focuses on a 'Big Question' inspired by the work of our Global Research Priorities to help teach you practical skills in a genuine research environment, in collaboration with our world-leading researchers. The module’s aims complement those of the certificate on Digital Literacy where you learn to conduct research using approaches from the Digital Humanities.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module, you will be able to: • demonstrate a good understanding of what constitutes sound scholarly practice, distinguish instances of plagiarism and correct them; • search through a range of archival sources using a systematic and precise method; • identify the scope and limitations of using oral history as a research method; • identify the range of ethical factors and considerations that must be assessed prior to data gathering; • identify and engage with the various discourses embedded in a range of primary sources; • reflect and write critically on the benefits of using a particular research method.

Timetabled teaching activities

1 x 1 hour seminar per week for 10 weeks

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Other essential notes

This 15 CAT module is running in Term 2 in 2016-17. This module is not available to students from outside of the School for Cross-faculty Studies.

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: IP108-15)
A1 (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 20%
Assessed Course Work 80%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

  • Undergraduate Liberal Arts (LA99) - Year 1
Optional Core