|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Assignment Two This assignment is an essay. 1500 Words||50%|
|Semester Assessment||Assignment One This assignment will require you to design a qualitative research project 1500 Words||50%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Assignment Two This assignment is an essay. 1500 Words||50%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Assignment One This assignment will require you to design a qualitative research project 1500 Words||50%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Understand how to write and reference in an academically robust way.
2. Understand the basics of research development and design.
3. Understand how to design and deliver a semi-structured interview with a partner'
4. Have a developing understanding of the advantages and limitations of qualitative and mixed methods designs.
5. Have a developing understanding of how to critically assess empirical criminological research studies.
There are opportunities for students to actively engage in the process of research design, in developing a research plan and methodology
Academic writing and referencing
Qualitative research design
Understanding and applying a basic form of qualitative analysis
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||The use of numbers is inherent in the process of analyzing data.|
|Communication||Students will be taught how to write to a high academic standard, and how to apply Harvard referencing to their work, which will enable them to develop skills needed to produce written publications.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Students will need to be able to cope with quite different assignment styles to that with which they might be familiar, so they will need to engage with this at an early stage, be willing to ask for further guidance where they need it, and produce work of a high quality both in the middle of the semester and at the end.|
|Information Technology||Students will be required to access materials on Blackboard, but also to utilize an online survey programme to complete their second assignment.|
|Problem solving||The whole ethos of the module revolves around problem solving. It is what social science research is centrally about and therefore the module will be heavily concerned with encouraging and nurturing this skill.|
|Research skills||Students are required to undertake the design and delivery of a semi-structured interview with a partner. As such, they will be required to understand and apply the complex elements of qualitative research design'|
|Subject Specific Skills||Students will develop skills which will help them in designing and conducting a research project, should they decide to undertake an empirically-based dissertation in their third year.|
This module is at CQFW Level 4