Research Methods

Module code: JNL6210

The Research Methods module is designed as an introduction to social scientific research methods as applied in the communications, media and journalism fields. The module provides an overview of key research methods, and the different ways in which research can be conducted.

Topics covered in detail include content analysis and discourse analysis, but students are also given brief introductions to other available methods such as surveys, questionnaire design, focus groups, interviewing, and different aspects research design, project management and academic writing.

Module aims

  • to make students aware of basic skills in these social science research methods
  • to equip students to conduct small-scale projects, such as the dissertation, on their own or in groups
  • to provide the context for students to develop their ideas about research and their dissertation

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