20 Credits SPRING



Aims/Description: This unit gives students experience in conducting a social science research project employing quantitative methods, and provides training in the design and preparation of a viable independent quantitative social science research project. It discusses how to refine a research idea, how to decide on the appropriate choice of data and methods to analyse research questions, how to plan and conduct the research process to ensure the successful completion of a project (emphasising issues of ethics, timing and resourcing), and how to present research plans and results effectively.

Staff Contact: Ruth Bartles
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Problem solving, Independent Study, Under other formal contact, we include 10 hours supervision and 5 hours participation in student conference
Assessment: Course work, Students will prepare and present a 10 minute presentation at a student research conference, outlining their proposed research plans for their final year research project.

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Methods Institute):

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