15 Credits AUTUMN


Pre-requisites: No

No


Co-requisites: SMI622

Aims/Description: This unit addresses the foundations of research: what needs to be established before a research project can be conducted. It has three main focuses, which are the philosophical foundations upon which social scientific research are based, the process of establishing the current state of the art in a given field of social science, and establishing which study design is most appropriate for a given research question. In this way, it combines both conceptual and practical issues in the social sciences. It precedes Principles of Research Design II, which addresses the principles to be applied while a research project is underway.

Restrictions on availability: No

Staff Contact: Julie Hurst
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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

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