Research Methods

Module code: LM7503

Module co-ordinator: Professor Michaela Driver

This module introduces the process of social science research and the fundamental debates pertaining to the philosophy of social science. The module also provides research methods training in a range of techniques that students will be able to apply as they move on to the dissertation stage of the programme.

On completion of this module students will have:

  • An understanding of the practical, ethical and theoretical processes underpinning social science research
  • The ability to select appropriate research methods
  • An understanding of the issues relating to the design, construction, implementation and analysis of quantitative and qualitative research


This module is studied by distance learning. 


    • Written paper, 4,000-5,000 words (100%)