Research Methods 1 - Understanding research methods and data analysis

Module code: CR7721

Research Methods 1 provides you with comprehensive knowledge and understanding of methodological issues in security and risk research. It introduces you to research methodology on both a theoretical and practical level. You are encouraged to critically analyse the process of social scientific enquiry and to examine the relationship between research problems, theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches.

Topics covered

  • Research methods and their social context
  • The role of theory in research
  • The limitations of research methods

Learning

  • 6 hours of tutorials  
  • 10 hours of webinars 
  • 134 hours of independent study

Assessment

  • E-tivity, Data analysis (10%)
  • Reflective journal exercise, 500 words (10%)
  • Critique of a journal article on research methodology, 2,500 words (80%)