This course will study and examine the philosophical underpinnings of research designs, methods of data collection as well as data analysis and reporting. After this, they can opt to study either advanced qualitative or advanced quantitative analysis methods. Alongside these taught modules, students undertake a literature review around their proposed area of research. The literature review will inform the doctoral research design, which sets out the research to be undertaken in the PhD, if students choose to continue their studies.
Modules include: Research design and data collection; foundations of data analysis and reporting; advanced qualitative research; advanced quantitative research; literature review; doctoral research design.
Course Additional Entry
A Master's degree in a relevant discipline or a 1st Class Honours undergraduate degree and academic references. Students wishing to apply for the MRes as a stand alone course (not as part of the PhD) may be considered if they hold a relevant honours degree (2.1 or higher) or a relevant Master's degree.
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