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IP108 - Qualitative Methods for Undergraduate Research

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

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module aims to introduce first year students on the Liberal Arts degree to the range of research methods employed in the Arts and Humanities and to offer them opportunities to practise using some of these methods in practical assignments. The module’s aims complement those of the Certificate of Digital Literacy where students learn to conduct research using approaches from 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 ethical factors that must be taken into consideration when undertaking data collection through interviewing; - 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 2 hour seminar per week for 10 weeks

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Other essential notes

This 15 CAT module is running in Term 1 in 2017-18. 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)
A3 (Assessed work only) Portfolio of 3 tasks 40%
  Essay 40%
  1 hour online test 20%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

  • Undergraduate Liberal Arts (LA99) - Year 1
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