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Sociologists use a range of methods and techniques to explore and test sociological theory. This module introduces many of these methods and techniques. It aims to ground students’ theoretical understanding of society through the practical analysis of a variety of data. It starts by introducing the varying philosophical starting points of research and goes on to provide foundation level critical analysis skills in the key quantitative and qualitative methods that sociologists have deployed to understand and ‘capture’ the social world.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
The course covers the following areas:
This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.
1st Attempt: Class test (50%) and 1 two-hour examination (50%). Students are not required to pass both elements as long as an overall pass is achieved.
If an overall pass is not achieved the failed component or components must be retaken.
Formative assessment is in terms of weekly class exercises plus a final mock exam, for which oral feedback is provided.
Feedback is provided throughout the course through weekly class exercises.