Core Module Information
Module title: Applied Social Research Methods

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SSC07500
Module leader: Katrina Morrison
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Social Science

Students will be recruited following an oral interview assessing RPL in line with the Quality Framework Section 7(18), and RPL processes already in existence in other parts of the University.

Description of module content:

You will will learn the principles and methods of social research methods in this course. There will be a strong focus on application, achieved primarily through the requirement to carry out a small-scale research project. The final summative assessment will be based around your reflections on your own research project through an oral presentation to their peers. The topics learned in this module include: research design, research ethics, the key methods of primary and secondary data collection and analysis, and evaluating and presenting findings.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Understand and explain the issues and complexities of ethical social research and the ethical responsibilities of the researcher.

LO2: Reflect on how to design, manage, and execute, a research proposal.

LO3: Communicate ideas through a verbal presentation supported by IT.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: HMP SHOTTS
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Katrina Morrison
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Seminar 20
Independent Learning Guided independent study 180
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Presentation 100 LOs 1, 2, 3 12 HOURS= 00.15
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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