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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC2004: Into the Field

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:

Finding a researchable topic
Surveying existing research and finding your niche
Formulating research questions / honing your argument
Research design
The art of writing research proposals
Evaluating research
Generating, handling and analyzing data
Writing and writing up
Identifying good and bad research

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity 16.5 11 X 1.5 hour lectures
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity 7.5 5 X 1 hour workshops
Guided Independent study30Course readings
Guided Independent study30Preparing for and writing a research proposal
Guided Independent study66Preparation for assignments, library, research etc.

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).