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Department of Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, Unit Catalogue 2011/12

XX50206: Interdisciplinary research design

Click here for further information Credits: 6
Click here for further information Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Click here for further information Period: Semester 2
Click here for further information Assessment: CW100
Click here for further information Supplementary Assessment: Supplementary assessment information not currently available (this will be added shortly)
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Click here for further information Description: Aims:
The module will fulfil the ESRC requirement for training in core research design, collection and analysis skills by addressing the on the ground characteristics and challenges of 'doing' interdisciplinary research. On completion of the module students will be able to critically assess concepts such as interdisciplinarity, multidisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity. They will have an acquired knowledge and practical skills of how a range of research methods can be integrated in an ethically sound manner to examine interdisciplinary problems, and will have developed an appreciation of the importance of pertinent inter-disciplinary thinking.

Module Specific Skills
* Understand and communicate the complexities of defining and describing interdisciplinary research.
* Appreciate the inherent and necessary interdisciplinarity of studying contemporary social science issues.
* Demonstrate analytical and conceptual skills in their research design and written work.
Discipline Specific Skills
* Acquire relevant critical skills for the evaluation of evidence.
* Acquire the ability to address interdisciplinary problems from a range of social science perspectives.
* Understand the ethical aspects of interdisciplinary research.
Personal and Key Skills
* Develop good communications skills when presenting to an interdisciplinary audience.
* Time management.
* Written and oral communication
* Lateral, critical and analytical reasoning
* Planning and implementing applied research projects
Click here for further informationProgramme availability:

XX50206 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

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  • THXX-AFM45 : MRes Environment, Energy & Resilience (Full-time)
Department of Social & Policy Sciences
  • THXX-AFM46 : MRes Global Political Economy: Transformations & Policy Analysis (Full-time)
  • THXX-AFM47 : MRes Global Political Economy: Transformations & Policy Analysis (Full-time)
  • THXX-AFM48 : MRes Security, Conflict & Justice (Full-time)
  • THXX-AFM49 : MRes Security, Conflict & Justice (Full-time)

NB. Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.