Module code: POPP 2513
This module provides an overview of the most important research methods used within contemporary social and political research. The course covers both quantitative and qualitative strategies, and discusses the importance of theory for informing our questions, and conditioning how we understand the results we get. The course also equips students to understand the trade-offs between different approaches, and allows them to understand that there is no one 'right' method. The course also discusses the importance of validity and reliability in research. The course also aims to equip students with the knowledge necessary to carry out their own research (whether quantitative or qualitative), and so also has a focus on teaching practical research skills.
After the completion of this module, students will be able to:
Contact hours per student per year
Additional costs: No extra costs other than purchase of books
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