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LAW6173   The Research Process   (15 credits)

 
Year Running: 2017/2018
Credit level: F7

Description

This module provides an introduction to the principles and practices of social science research. It will provide an overview of key concepts and distinctions, such as between epistemology and ontology, methods and methodology, subjectivity and objectivity, inductive and deductive reasoning, as well setting out some of the main principles of ethical social science research. It will also encourage students to critically reflect on how to put these principles into practice. It will teach students how to conduct literature searches, as well as exploring some of the main data collection and analysis techniques used in social science research, and how research studies are designed.

 

Reading List


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Teaching Methods

Delivery Type Hours
Independent 138.0
Seminar 12.0
 

Methods of assessment

Assessment Type Duration % of formal assessment Semester
Course Work 0.0 100 % S1