Designing Sociological Research 1 (L3078)
Designing Sociological Research 1
Module details for 2009 cohort.
FHEQ Level 5
Students will be introduced to thinking about how to conduct social research using different methods. In Part I they will focus on quantitative approaches. They will access real data from the Office of National Statistics and the Data Archives at Essex University. Through this they will learn how to design questionnaires, select samples, and conduct interviews, and will learn techniques of data analysis using the SPSS computer program.
By the end of the course, a successful student should be able to:
1. To understand the relationship between theory and concepts and how these are translated and operationalised for social research.
2. To critically evaluate quantitative data and concepts.
3. To be able to access data archives, download and manipulate the data.
4. To be able to use programmes such as SPSS.
5. To design and conduct a questionnaire and input the results into SPSS.
|Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.|
|Portfolio||Autumn Week 10||100.00%|
Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.
Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.
|Autumn Term||LECTURE||1 hour||111111111100|
|Autumn Term||SEMINAR||2 hours||111111111100|
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Dr Catherine Will
Convenor, Assess convenor
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