Department of Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, Unit Catalogue 2011/12
|Level:||Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)|
|Supplementary Assessment:||Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)|
To support students, within an active research community, in identifying and investigating their own original research questions on a modest scale.
By the end of the unit, the students should be able to:
Knowledge and Understanding
* understand the basic principles of research design and appreciate alternative approaches to research;
* understand the significance of alternative epistemological positions that provide the context for theory construction, research design and the selection of appropriate analytical techniques
* define researchable problems and formulate questions and hypotheses;
* understand the relationships between, and the rationale for, particular qualitative and quantitative research methods and be able to select appropriate strategies for research and/or evaluation;
* understand and apply concepts relevant to the integrity and rigour of research such as generalisability, validity, reliability and replicability, transparency ;
Professional practice skills
* develop, apply, test and hone on a modest scale the professional practice skills taught in the research methods units of the programme, depending on the particular nature of their Research Apprenticeship
* understand issues posed by social research in relation to ethics, confidentiality and legality;
* have a good command of language skills where appropriate.
* develop, apply, test and hone on a modest scale some of the transferable/key skills taught in the research methods units of the programme, depending on the particular nature of their Research Apprenticeship Project.
Any area of social science research for which an adequate level of supervision can be offered. The nature of the Short Research Apprenticeship Project is that students 'learn-by-doing', and so they will be expected to demonstrate their ability to define a viable research question, and design an appropriate and coherent methodology to answer the research question. Students will be required to produce a report that conforms to acceptable standards of presentation.
XX50133 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:Department of Economics
XX50133 is Compulsory on the following programmes:Department of Economics