15 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: The purpose of this module is to provide an introduction to interdisciplinary study for research students in the social sciences, highlighting the importance of research which reaches beyond disciplinary boundaries, and exploring the differing approaches through which such research can be achieved. By engaging students with the specific thematic pathways that are central to the intellectual project of the White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership, it introduces students to `grand challenges for the social sciences that relate to their own proposed research areas. Through this, it links interdisciplinary epistemological approaches to their application in the context of students own proposed research projects.

Staff Contact: MASON WILLIAM J
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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

Teaching timetable


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