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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC1047: Imagining Social Worlds: Qualitative Research

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level 4
Credits 15 ECTS Value 15
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Sally Atkinson (Convenor)

Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

Available via distance learning

No

This module will introduce you to the fundamentals of social research in practice, via a detailed exploration of a core methodological tool of qualitative social science Рthe research interview.  Using real examples of published studies and the UK Data Archive, you will investigate how interview data can answer research questions, developing insights into how research participants understand their own lives in various social contexts. You will then develop your own research investigation, through which you will develop key qualitative methodological skills such as writing an interview schedule, active listening during the interview process, transcription, interpretation and thematic data analysis.

Module created

17/12/2018

Last revised

12/08/2020