RESM6002 Research Design and Practice
Research Design and Practice involves training and preliminary work for researching in social science. This module deals with the practical challenges of designing and conducting research such as defining research questions, identifying appropriate methods, research management and problem solving, writing up research, ethical issues, and thinking reflexively about research.
Aims and Objectives
To provide both training and preliminary work for researching in the social sciences; to introduce students to the process of research design in the social sciences.
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Define and formulate research problems and questions
- Design a research project recognising philosophical, methodological and practical demands
- Identify key principles of research ethics
This module deals with the practical challenges of research. It will equip students to design and undertake a research project. Indicative content includes defining research questions, identifying appropriate methods, research management and problem solving, writing up research, ethical issues, and thinking reflexively about research.
This module is one of the ESRC DTP’s seven research methods modules. The modules are taught by leading experts from across Academic Units and Faculties. This co-ordinated research methods training programme brings together students from across the faculties of Human and Social Sciences, Humanities and Health Sciences.
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
• Multi-disciplinary lectures • Subject specific seminars • Independent study
|Total study time||100|
Resources & Reading list
Peter Burnham et al (2008). Research Methods in Politics.
John Hughes and Wes Sharrok (2008). Theory and Methods in Sociology.
Jonathon Moses and Torbjorn Knutsen (2007). Ways of Knowing.
Norman Blaikie (2000). Designing Social Research.
Keith Punch (2005). Introduction to Social Research.
The module will be assessed by one 2500-3000 word coursework assignment. Students will be required to produce a research proposal.
|Research proposal (3000 words)||100%|
Repeat type: Internal & External