Research Project (GSCLM) (755N1)

45 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Summer teaching

The main aims of this module are to introduce a range of research methods for the collection and analysis of both quantitative and qualitative data, to advance your analytical research skills through practical experience, and to develop your skills in reading and evaluating journal articles and research papers.

The main topics to be covered are:

  • literature reviews, searches and referencing
  • social science research
  • case study research: comparative and longitudinal methods
  • survey research
  • basic concepts in statistical analysis
  • goodness-of-fit tests and contingency tables; correlation analysis
  • simple comparative tests
  • ANOVA: one-way and RCB designs
  • two-variable regression
  • multiple regression.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

We’re planning to run this module in the academic year 2021/22. However, there may be changes to this module in response to COVID-19, or due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. It may not be possible to take some module combinations due to timetabling constraints. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.