Doing Social Research: working with qualitative data (L3079)
15 credits, Level 5
You will be introduced to thinking about how to conduct sociological research using different methods. In this part you will focus on qualitative approaches. You will be introduced to debates in the social sciences related to research design, epistemology and studying sensitive and ethical issues, and will get practical experience in key methods for gathering and analysing qualitative data including interviewing, participant observation and textual analysis. Assessment will include a mini- or 'pilot' project carried out using one method.
73%: Practical (Workshop)
100%: Coursework (Portfolio)
Contact hours and workload
We’re currently reviewing contact hours for modules and will update with further information as soon as it is available.
This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.
This module is offered on the following courses:
- Criminology BA
- Criminology and Sociology BA
- History and Sociology BA
- International Relations and Sociology BA
- Philosophy and Sociology BA
- Politics and Sociology BA
- Sociology BA
- Sociology and International Development BA
- Sociology with Cultural Studies BA
- Sociology with Media Studies BA
- Sociology with a Language BA