15 Credits AUTUMN

Pre-requisites: Basic level of computer literacy is adviseable.

Aims/Description: This module will develop students' knowledge, understanding and skills of the range of research methodologies used in human communication sciences, education and health. The main aim of the module is to allow students to become competent consumers and producers of scientific evidence. Topics will include the qualitative and quantitative research cycle (eg study design, development of research questions), concepts of statistical analysis (eg descriptive statistics, presenting data, selected inferential statistics), qualitative research methods (eg interviews) and case study designs.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Classroom testing

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Human Communication Sciences):

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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.

Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK