This unit addresses the political, ethical and practical problems that may arise during the process of conducting research. It will also examine the social and logical links between theory, method, data and analysis. In the seminars we will critically examine the work of other researchers to identify the strengths and weaknesses of their approaches. As part of their assessment, students will select a topic of their own and develop a theoretically informed research proposal.
1x500wd group oral presentation (10%), 1x1500wd presentation report (25%), 1x1000wd individual oral presentation (15%), 1x3000wd research proposal (50%)
12 credit points at 2000 level in Sociology or 12 Junior credit points in Socio-legal Studies and SLSS2601Prohibitions