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Practising Social Research (Module)

Module description

The module aims to enrich students’ understanding of the relationship between methodology and method in undertaking social research. Develop skills in the appropriate use and application of quantitative and qualitative methods. Lay the conceptual groundwork for the design of the student’s research dissertation and appreciate the connections between epistemology and the student’s particular MA/MSc programme of study.



Please note that this is indicative and may change from year to year.  


Staff information

Module coordinators: Professor Philip Hubbard

Tutorial group leaders: Various

Teaching pattern

Term 1: 9 (1hour) lectures followed by 9 (1hour) tutorials, 1 2-hour workshop, 1 2-hour computer practical;

Term 2: 3 (1hour) lectures followed by 3 (1hour) tutorials

Module assessment - more information

Two 1,500 word essays (35% and 65%), plus weekly ‘formative’ (ie unmarked) 1 page essays


Key information

Module code 7SSG5002

Credit level 7

Assessment coursework

Credit value 20

Semester Semester: Full-year

Study abroad module No