Undergraduate Module Descriptor
SSI3019: Quantitative Dissertation
This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.
The aim of the dissertation is to give you the opportunity to use the quantitative and research methods skills acquired as part of your year 1 and year 2 core modules to answer your chosen research question. This module allows you to demonstrate and further develop skills associated with data collection (secondary or primary), data management, and the communication of quantitative information to address a research topic in our area of interest. You will have help and guidance from members of the academic staff both in terms of developing an appropriate research question and important methodological considerations of your project. The dissertation also provides you with the opportunity to obtain in-depth knowledge of a specific area of academic research in your respective discipline.
|On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:|
|Module-Specific Skills||1. develop your own research project on an area of social science that interests you;|
2. consolidate key research methods and quantitative analysis skills developed in core BSc modules
3. enhance your research methods and quantitative analysis skills in the context of a topic that interests you;
|Discipline-Specific Skills||4. display comprehensive knowledge of relevant criminological, political, and/or sociological literature;|
5. demonstrate an understanding of key theoretical debates related to a particular topic of interest;
6. collect, analyse, and present original research with reference to appropriate criminological, political, and/or sociological approaches and theories;
|Personal and Key Skills||7. demonstrate the ability to apply quantitative skills to answer a relevant research question;|
8. manage and organize the different phases of the research project from conception to final presentation;
9. prepare a substantive written presentation of the materials, methods, and conclusions.