This module is designed to ensure that students from the BSc Population and Geography have knowledge and experience of the processes of data collection and analysis. The data collection element is delivered through fieldwork and/or visits to research institutes and conversations with researchers who are actively engaged in conducting surveys and interviews. The data analysis element is delivered by taking students through the stages of designing and implementing a research project involving quantitative data management and analysis. Students will learn about a range of qualitative and quantitative data sources available within the United Kingdom and internationally, as well as the theory underlying various data collection methods. The module also acts as a training module for the BSc dissertation which students will write in their final year. This module is available only to students enrolled on the BSc Population and Geography programme.