|Owning Department/School:||Department of Social & Policy Sciences|
|Level:||Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)|
|Supplementary Assessment:||Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)|
|Requisites:||Before taking this unit you must take SP10059|
1.To give students a critical overview of qualitative research methods.
2. To give students a chance to apply their knowledge of qualitative methods by carrying out a qualitative research project.
By the end of the unit students should be able to:
*Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of different qualitative methods
*Design and complete a qualitative research project
*Reflect on their experience of doing research and make suggestions for how their research skills might be improved
*To think creatively and analytically.
*To communicate an argument.
*To critically evaluate and assess research and evidence as well as a variety of other information.
*To gather information, data, research and literature from a number of different sources (i.e. library, web-based, archives etc.).
*To select appropriate and relevant information from a wide source and large body of knowledge.
*To synthesise information from a number of sources in order to gain a coherent understanding.
*To utilise problem solving skills.
Professional Practical skills:
*To develop sensitivity to the values and interests of others.
*Inter-personal and communication skills
*Essay research, preparation and writing skills
*To construct a bibliography of varying complexity
*Time-management and administrative skills
*Team and group working skills
*To reflect upon his/her own academic and professional performance and take responsibility for personal and professional learning and development
*To solve problems in a variety of situations
*To manage time effectively and respond to changing demands
*To prioritise workloads, and utilise long- and short-term planning skills
The unit will cover: conceptual frameworks, research questions, research aims and objectives; ethics, sampling and fieldwork methods; reflective methods; interviewing techniques and practicalities; analysis and writing up.
SP20062 is Compulsory on the following programmes:Department of Social & Policy Sciences