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The course provides students with an opportunity to develop a specific understanding of issues in the design and implementation of research, and the analysis and interpretation of research, within a social/educational context. A variety of methodological orientations are studied: mixed methods analysis; narrative enquiry; phenomenology, advanced quantitative research design and multivariate analysis. It aims to provide the knowledge, skills and understanding required for the dissertation stage of the programme.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
The course will enable students to, among others, demonstrate a critical understanding of the ways in which major qualitative and quantitative data gathering methods are used in social/educational research; including an understanding of the strengths and limitations of a range of data gathering methods used in social/educational research; develop critical awareness of current issues in the selection, use, and about the validity and reliability of different methods of data collection; and demonstrate originality and creativity in selecting and confidently using methods of data collection for their personal research project.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st attempt: participants will be required to submit for summative assessment assignment(s) equivalent to 6000 words taking account of different reporting formats. Assessment will be criterion-based. Re-sit: one opportunity to resubmit the assignment will be permitted, as revised to take account of identified inadequacies in the original.
There are no assessments for this course.