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.


100%: Written assessment (Dissertation)

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.