Module Information

Module Identifier
TR12130
Module Title
Sgiliau Troseddeg 1
Academic Year
2018/2019
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)
Exclusive (Any Acad Year)
Reading List

Course Delivery

 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Critique  - A critique of an example of a specific research method either qualitative or quantitative (1000 word essay)  34%
Semester Assessment Interpretation of data  - An exercise involving the interpretation of a table of statistical data (1000 words)  33%
Semester Assessment Report (Interviewing)  - A report on an exercise in qualitative interviewing (1000 word essay)  33%
Supplementary Assessment Critique  - A critique of an example of a specific research method either qualitative or quantitative (1000 word essay) - if element failed  34%
Supplementary Assessment Interpretation of data  - An exercise involving the interpretation of a table of statistical data (1000 words) - if element failed  33%
Supplementary Assessment Report (Interviewing)  - A report on an exercise in qualitative interviewing (1000 word essay) - if element failed  33%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

(Apologies - translation to follow)
1. Understand some basic statistical concepts and techniques (e.g. measures of central tendency, correlation)
2. Conduct a qualitative interview
3. Construct a survey questionnaire
4. Appreciate the general strengths and limitations associated with quantitative and qualitative approaches to data collection and analysis in criminological settings
5. Read and critically assess empirical criminological research studies
6. Recognise the limitations of empirical data and how quantitative and qualitative data can be misused

Brief description

Students are introduced to some fundamental principles of research design, data handling and interpretation embracing both qualitative and quantitative methodologies. There are opportunities for students to actively engage in the research process, developing observation skills and undertaking one-to-one interviewing.

Apologies - translation to follow, for now - for further information see CR12130

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 4