The Research Methods (Education) course offered by Durham University is suited to those hoping to later pursue a research degree (usually PhD) but who do not meet the research methods training entry requirements, as well as those who wish to apply for an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) studentship, as the course is recognised by the ESRC for 1+3 funding.
The course is a cross-faculty course and modules are taught within the School of Education, the School of Applied Social Sciences (Sociology) and the Department of Psychology. This provides you with the opportunity to come into contact not only with researchers from different disciplines but also with other students studying research methods in different disciplines across the Social Sciences.
Teaching is offered through lectures, seminars and tutorials. You will take part in a range of learning activities, including reading, discussion, presentations, criticising existing research, analysing and interpreting data, designing experiments, search literature and synthesising the results of multiple studies. Each module is assessed with an assignment (3,000) words for a 15-credit module and a dissertation of 12,000 words.
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- Research Design and Process
- Perspectives on Social Research
- Experiments in Education
- Research Methods in Education
- Qualitative Research Methods in Social Science
- Fieldwork and Interpretation
- Statistical Exploration and Reasoning
- Quantitative Research Methods in Social Science
- Applied Statistics
- Philosophy of Social Research
- Categorical Data Analysis with SPSS and R
- 12 months
- 24 months
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A good honours degree at 2:1 (or equivalent). Significant relevant experience will also be considered.
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Apply and win up to €6000 to cover your tuition fees.
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