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SCLG3701: Social Inquiry: Qualitative Methods

This unit of study teaches students about a range of qualitative research methods. Students examine the methodological issues in contemporary sociology and their impact on the research process. Students will also undertake practical exercises in order to learn to appreciate and use a selection of research approaches and methods.

Code SCLG3701
Academic unit Sociology and Criminology
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 2000 level in Sociology
SCLG2002 or SCLG2521 or SCLG2602

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate knowledge of the key issues, debates and methods in qualitative research through a combination of practical experience and case studies of previously completed research projects
  • LO2. understand the ethical and practical implications of a range of different qualitative research methods used by sociologists conducting research and interpreting the research findings of others
  • LO3. reflexively conduct research and communicate the findings in written form with reference to broader debates within sociology and related disciplines
  • LO4. demonstrate the ability to work independently and collaboratively with regard to understanding the main data-collection methods used in qualitative research and assessing their advantages and limitations.