Aims/Description: This is a research project complementary to but separate from the PhD research project. This will be an important piece of work but less heavily weighted than the traditional dissertation. It will provide students with the opportunity to undertake a major piece of supported independent research and to apply skills and techniques learned during the taught component of this programme. It will involve substantive original research addressing a methodological or practical/policy issue such as an industry-focused problem of interest to the student using either primary or secondary data. It may be carried out in conjunction with an external organisation (such as local government, a charitable organisation or a commercial organisation) in order to address a relevant research or practical issue of interest to them, and making use of their data or other input.

Restrictions on availability: This course is restricted to students enrolled on the PhD (with Integrated MSc) in Data Analytics and Society.

Staff Contact: BELL ANDREW J
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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

Teaching timetable


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Teaching methods and assessment displayed on this page are indicative for 2021-22. Students will be informed by the academic department of any changes made necessary by the ongoing pandemic.

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