The aims of this course are to help you to:
Using the module
Welcome to Research Methods in the Social Sciences. This course will aim to support postgraduate researchers undertaking independent research in the social sciences.
If this is the first time you have accessed Research Methods in the Social Sciences course, or if you need a brief reminder, here is some information on how the screens are organised, and some of the tools and features that are used throughout:
Throughout this course, you will see additional learning opportunities in 'pods'. The pods in this course contain useful links to further resources and sources of guidance, as well as additional information expanding on the material in the main part of the screen. Exploring the information provided in the pods will enrich the learning experience.
At the very end of each module, you have the opportunity to test your learning further with a multiple-choice quiz. This consists of five questions and can be taken more than once (a new set of questions will appear).
The Research Methods in the Social Sciences course is designed to gradually build up your understanding and skills. We recommend that you complete the modules in the order given, but they have been designed so you can access each of them independently according to your own requirements and those of your institution.
The Research Skills programme has been developed in conjunction with the following institutions: