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SO4049: RESEARCH PROJECT (2017-2018)

Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 18:26


Course Overview

This course affords students the opportunity to apply their sociological knowledge and research skills to an individual piece of research, focusing on a topic selected by the student and approved by the department. Over the course of the project, with guidance from a member of staff, the student will conduct a literature review of relevant material, select appropriate research methods, gather and analyse data, and write a final report. All students will be guided in the arts of critical analysis, report planning, and report writing. Particular emphasis will be given to helping students develop their own skills.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Rhoda Wilkie

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course affords students the opportunity to apply their sociological knowledge and research skills to an individual piece of research, focusing on a topic selected by the student and approved by the department. Over the course of the project, with guidance from a member of staff, the student will conduct a literature review of relevant material, select appropriate research methods, gather and analyse data, and write a final report. While the techniques of analysis will vary with the nature of the research problem, all students will be guided in the arts of critical analysis, report planning, and report writing. Particular emphasis will be given to helping students develop their own skills.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • MA Anthropology-Sociology
  • MA Business Management-Sociology
  • MA Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Studies - Sociology
  • MA Divinity-Sociology
  • MA Economics-Sociology
  • MA English-Sociology
  • MA Film & Visual Culture-Sociology
  • MA French-Sociology
  • MA French-Sociology(Mode B)
  • MA Gaelic Studies-Sociology
  • MA Geography-Sociology
  • MA German-Sociology
  • MA Hispanic Studies-Sociology
  • MA Hispanic Studies-Sociology(Mode B)
  • MA History-Sociology
  • MA International Relations-Sociology
  • MA Language & Linguistics-Sociology
  • MA Legal Studies-Sociology
  • MA Literature in a World Context-Sociology
  • MA Management Studies-Sociology
  • MA Mathematics-Sociology
  • MA Philosophy-Sociology
  • MA Politics-Sociology
  • MA Psychology-Sociology
  • MA Religious Studies-Sociology
  • MA Sociology
  • Master Of Arts In History Of Art-Sociology
  • Master Of Arts In Sociology - Theology And Relgious Studies
  • Master Of Arts In Sociology-Spanish & Latin American Studies

Contact Teaching Time

16 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

First term: Submit Progression Assignment i.e. emerging literature review (approx 3000 words) and proposed research design (approx 1000 words) (15%)

Second term: Give PowerPoint presentation on research findings (i.e. work-in-progress) at student conference (10%) 

Submit research dissertation (approx 10,000 words) (75%).

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

Written feedback will be offered on the finished project report.

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