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Designing Research: Epistemology and Methodology in Practice

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 7
Module lead
Rebecca Taylor
Academic year

Module overview

This module explores the practical challenges of designing and conducting research. It provides a process focused overview of the stages of a research project from reviewing literature, defining research questions, and identifying appropriate methods of quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis, to navigating ethics, writing up and presenting the research, and data management. The teaching of these elements is underpinned by a strong emphasis on professional practice, practical research skills and critical reflection. The module is assessed via a research proposal that provides important foundations for conducting an empirical PGT dissertation in SSPC. The skills covered on this module are a key part of professional research practice and as such are important transferable skills, valued by employers in a variety of sectors and industries as well as in academic career paths.