Undergraduate Course: Designing and Doing Social Research (SCIL10062)
||School of Social and Political Science
||College of Humanities and Social Science
||Available to all students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)
||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
|Home subject area
||Other subject area
||Taught in Gaelic?
||The course will teach you how to design and carry out social research through practical, hands-on experience. It provides an introduction to the key principles and procedures involved in social research, while also giving you the practical experience you need to confidently carry out your own research project. You will find it essential if your degree involves a dissertation or if you are thinking about a career in research, or if you just want to know how research is done. In addition, many different professional occupations require research skills and the ability to appreciate and assess research done by others.
The course is compulsory for all Sociology honours and some Social Policy degrees.
Information for Visiting Students
||Visiting students should have at least 3 Social Policy or closely related courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses.
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Course Delivery Information
|Delivery period: 2010/11 Semester 1, Available to all students (SV1)
||WebCT enabled: Yes
|Central||Lecture||1-11|| 14:00 - 15:50|
|Central||Lecture||1-11|| 14:00 - 14:50|
||Week 1, Monday, 14:00 - 14:50, Zone: Central. Room G.160, Medical School, Teviot |
|No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
|By the end of the course students will be able to:
Take part in the epistemological, ethical and methodological debates in qualitative methods;
Formulate research aims, questions and hypotheses;
Design a small scale research project;
Design and test data collection instruments;
Conduct fieldwork and data collection;
Analyse data collected;
Present findings coherently and effectively your own piece of social research;
Be able to present research findings
|One mid-semester assignment (40%).
One final assignment (60%).
||Dr Aditya Bharadwaj
Tel: (0131 6)51 3861
||Ms Sue Renton
Tel: (0131 6)50 6958
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