15 Credits AUTUMN

Pre-requisites: ACE1813, SCS1008, SMI201

SCS1008; SM103; SMI104; ACE1813; SMI201

Aims/Description: Qualitative research remains a key method of data collection and analysis in the social sciences and the skills and techniques that researchers use to generate qualitative data have numerous other applications in the work-place and beyond. In this inquiry-based module students will continue to develop their ability to collect, analyse, and present qualitative data by working on problem-focussed research project. Building on their experience of social research practice they have developed at level one, by the end of this module, students will have completed a team-based qualitative project from beginning to end and used the data to produce an internet-ready `research newsletter┐ `Google Site┐. More importantly, they will also demonstrate the ability to critically reflect on the process of doing qualitative research.

Staff Contact: Julie Hurst
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Assignment 1: formative/summative ┐ 25% of mark. 4000 word internet ready (Google Sites) `research newsletter┐ that presents the outline and findings from a group-based qualitative project (group assessment).

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

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