Undergraduate Module Descriptor
SOC1047: Imagining Social Worlds: Qualitative Research
This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.
|Term(s) and duration|
This module will run during term 2 (11 weeks)
Dr Paul O'Connor (Convenor)
|Available via distance learning|
This module introduces you to the practice of qualitative social research methods, though detailed exploration of the research interview. Using published studies and material from the UK Data Archive, you will investigate how interview data can answer research questions and develop insights into how research participants understand their own lives in various social contexts. You will develop key qualitative skills such as writing an interview schedule, active listening during the interview process, transcription, interpretation, and thematic data analysis, using these skills to develop your own research investigation.