Research Methods in the Study of Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management

Module code: MN7633

This module provides comprehensive knowledge of methodological issues in social science research.

The fundamental aim of this unit is to offer an introduction to research and to introduce you to basic issues, such as how to choose suitable research topics and the importance of issues such as ‘validity’ in research.

Within this module, you will explore the different research methods that you can use in risk, crisis and disaster management research and what constitutes methodology. This module will cover topics such as research ethics, literature review, research design, data gathering techniques, analysis approaches and the presentation of data. The final unit of this module offers detailed information on how to write a research proposal.


  • 150 hours of guided independent study


  • Essay, 4,000 (100%)