Undergraduate Course: Sociology Project Preparation Course (SCIL10091)
|School||School of Social and Political Science
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course is designed to enable students to prepare thoroughly for researching, writing and submitting the Sociology Project.
Students will receive guidance on the main components of the project, identifying a suitable area for research, constructing a research proposal, choosing the right methodology and preparing an annotated bibliography/literature review.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
||Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Learning and Teaching Activities
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||This course is non-credit bearing.
||This course is non-credit bearing. However, there are formative feedback sessions
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- put together a research proposal that is practical and suitable for a particular topic
- make justified choices about the kinds of research methods to use
- make optimal use of available resources and explore topics through independent study
- identify and utilise relevant texts as part of their research
- be in a position to proceed to the primary researching and writing-up of their project in Year 4.
|Designing Social Research, Norman Blaikie (Polity Press, 2000)|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof Nicholas Prior
Tel: (0131 6)50 3991
|Course secretary||Mr Ewen Miller
Tel: (0131 6)50 3925