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Social Research Methods

  • Course level: Beginner

Description

Social Research Methods is used by social scientists and researchers to learn about people and societies so that they can design products/services that cater to various needs of the people.

Different socioeconomic groups belonging to different parts of a county think differently. Various aspects of human behavior need to be addressed to understand their thoughts and feedback about the social world, which can be done using Social Research. Any topic can trigger social research – a new feature, new market trend, or an upgrade in old technology.

This social sciences course is about trying to understand ‘methods’ and the ways researchers go about trying to find things out about people, societies, and cultures.

This Social Research Methods course isn’t a practical or technical guide to doing research. Rather, it offers a way for us to think deeply about what methods are, and what they allow us to achieve.

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What Will I Learn?

  • -Understand the scientific method
  • -Learn the vocabulary of social science research
  • -Plan and design research
  • -Practice with and interpret data
  • -Explore social science literature and improve assignments with good citations

Topics for this course

29 Lessons

Social Research Methods and Design

The Nature of Social Research00:00:00
Reliability, validity, generalization and credibility. Pt .1 : Research Quality00:00:00
The Quality of Qualitative Research. Part 200:00:00
The Process of Research. Part 300:00:00
Social Surveys. Part 1 on Surveys and Sampling.00:00:00
Sampling. Part 2 of 2 on Surveys and Sampling.00:00:00
Types of Case Study. Part 1 of 3 on Case Studies00:00:00
Planning a Case Study. Part 2 of 3 on Case Studies00:00:00
Replication or Single Cases. Part 3 of 3 on Case Studies00:00:00
The Experiment. Part 1 of 2 on Experiments and quasi-experiments00:00:00
Quasi-experiments. Part 2 of 2 on Experiments and quasi-experiments00:00:00
Question types & piloting. Part 1 of 3 on Questionnaire Design00:00:00
Questionnaire layout & question wording. Part 2 of 3 on Questionnaire Design00:00:00
Ratings & scales. Part 3 of 3 on Questionnaire Design00:00:00
Personal Constructs. Part 1 of 2 on Personal Construct Psychology00:00:00
The Repertory Grid. Part 2 of 2 on Personal Construct Psychology00:00:00
Documents in social research Part 1 of 2 on Documents and Diaries00:00:00
Diaries in social research Part 2 of 2 on Documents and Diaries00:00:00
Research Interviewing Part 1: Interviews and the Interview Society00:00:00
Part 2: The Pros and Cons of Interviewing00:00:00
Part 3: Types of Interviews00:00:00
Part 4: The Interview Schedule00:00:00
Part 5: The Sequence of Events and Types of Question00:00:00
Part 6: Good Practice and Technology00:00:00
Ethnography. Part 1 of 2 on Ethnography and Participant Observation00:00:00
What to observe in Participant Observation. Part 2 of 2 on Ethnography and Participant Observation00:00:00
Practical Issues of Social Research Part 1 of 3 on Practical Issues and Ethics00:00:00
Writing Up Social Research Part 2 of 3 on Practical Issues and Ethics00:00:00
The Ethics of Social Research. Part 3 of 3 on Practical Issues and Ethics00:00:00
Social Research Methods
60 £

Enrolment validity: Lifetime