Undergraduate Module Descriptor
SOC1047: Imagining Social Worlds: Qualitative Research
This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.
|Term(s) and duration|
This module will run during term 2 (11 weeks)
Dr Sally Atkinson (Convenor)
|Available via distance learning|
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 – the 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.