Modiwl SXU-1002:
Doing Social Research

Ffeithiau’r Modiwl

Rhedir gan School of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences

20 Credyd neu 10 Credyd ECTS

Semester 2

Trefnydd: Dr Teresa Crew

Amcanion cyffredinol

Social science research allows us to make sense of the social world, to discover why people think and behave as they do, and how important institutions act. This module will acquaint students with the practicalities of social research e.g. research design, ethics, data collection, and provide a critical understanding of key research methods and studies used in contemporary social science research.

Cynnwys cwrs

The course will cover the following topics:

  1. Social Research in action
  2. The ethics of social science research.
  3. Qualitative and Quantitative data collection, analysis and presentation (qualitative interviews, observational research, focus groups and the uses of documents in social research.

Meini Prawf

trothwy

Have a basic knowledge of key research methods and data analysis Be able to provide a basic account of the strengths and weaknesses of key research methods and data analysis Have a basic understanding of the presentation and interpretation of social science data

da

Have strong knowledge of research methods and data analysis Be able to provide an account of the strengths and weaknesses of key research methods and data analysis that shows engagement with the extant literature Have the ability to present and interpret social science data clearly and concisely

ardderchog

Have a comprehensive knowledge of the main forms of data collection in social science and be able to critically engage with these Be able to provide an account of the strengths and weaknesses of key research methods and data analysis that shows engagement with the extant literature Demonstrate the ability to present and interpret research findings clearly and concisely and to show that they have reflected on alternative modes of presentation and interpretation

Canlyniad dysgu

  1. Show a critical understanding of the range of research methods.

  2. Show a critical appreciation of the practical issues involved in the design, planning, conduct, and end product(s) of research methods.

  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the issues around the management, analysis and presentation of data

  4. Develop confidence and style in presenting material via the oral medium

Dulliau asesu

Math Enw Disgrifiad Pwysau
TRAETHAWD Sem 1 - 1,500 word essay 40
TRAETHAWD Sem 2 - 1,500 word essay 40
CYFLWYNIAD UNIGOL Presentations 20

Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu

Oriau
Lecture

1 hour seminar x 6.

12
Seminar

One hour x 6

6
Practical classes and workshops

1 hour presentation skills workshop x 12

12
Private study 170

Sgiliau Trosglwyddadwy

  • Llythrennedd - Medrusrwydd mewn darllen ac ysgrifennu drwy amrywiaeth o gyfryngau
  • Rhifedd - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio rhifau ar lefelau priodol o gywirdeb
  • Hunanreolaeth - Gallu gweithio mewn ffordd effeithlon, prydlon a threfnus. Gallu edrych ar ganlyniadau tasgau a digwyddiadau, a barnu lefelau o ansawdd a phwysigrwydd
  • Archwilio - Gallu ymchwilio ac ystyried dewisiadau eraill
  • Adalw gwybodaeth - Gallu mynd at wahanol ac amrywiol ffynonellau gwybodaeth
  • Sgiliau Rhyngbersonol - Gallu gofyn cwestiynau, gwrando'n astud ar atebion a'u harchwilio
  • Cyflwyniad - Gallu cyflwyno gwybodaeth ac esboniadau yn glir i gynulleidfa. Trwy gyfryngau ysgrifenedig neu ar lafar yn glir a hyderus.

Sgiliau pwnc penodol

  • the ability to identify a range of qualitative and quantitative research strategies and methods

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