Utilise qualitative methods of data collection and analysis to facilitate the understanding of social problems and issues;
Understand the importance of ethics in the process of research so you can carry it out in an ethically-informed way that ensures rigour, respect and responsibility;
Develop an ability to critically reflect on practice in order to improve it;
- Reflect on attitudes and actions in order to deal with workplace relationships and situations, and develop an ability to change those attitudes and actions where necessary;
Use ‘Google sites’ to present material according to established convention and, in the process, develop an advanced ability to appreciate those conventions;
- Search and discover relevant material to inform your decision-making processes and subsequently enhance your information literacy and information management capacity;
Develop your ability to self-manage a specified case-load and, in the process, work with autonomy according to deadline;
- Enhance your capacity to manage complex workloads and deliver specific outcomes within a specified framework.
Module Learning Objectives
- This module will enable you to:
Plan and undertake small-scale qualitative empirical research projects paying due attention to relevant methodological issues;
- Collect, analyse and report on qualitative data relevant to sociology and social policy;
Relate research to substantive sociological and social policy knowledge, theories and conceptual frameworks;
- Understand, and reproduce, some of the different formats for disseminating qualitative research.
Develop a research proposal for a dissertation project on a topic of your choice.
- The proposal should include the following:
- • Introduction
• Literature review
• Aims and objectives
• Method and methodology
• A bibliography of 15 references
Please note: The timetable and bibliography are NOT included in the word count and the methods of data collection and analysis do NOT have to be qualitative in nature, theoretical and/or quantitative proposals based on the corresponding modules from Semester 1 are welcomed. This proposal can be used as the basis for the Level 3 dissertation, however this is not mandatory.