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SS5101   Being a Social Scientist

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF Level 11

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: 3.00 - 5.00 pm Fri

Through a series of interactive seminars this two-part module explores the fundamental skills required by all social scientists. In part one, the module will focus on how to design and produce a research dissertation. Assessment will be in the form of a critical essay that analyses the research design of a selection of papers. In part two, issues of professional development (e.g. ethics, careers, grant writing) will be addressed. Assessment will be in the form of a class test in which you will review and comment on two research proposals.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2-hour seminar.

Scheduled learning hours: 22

Guided independent study hours: 128

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Class Test = 100%


Module coordinator: Dr M G Kesby
Module teaching staff: Dr M Kesby