A 4 year PhD programme which allows students to gain added value from taught subject-based modules as well as undertaking original research. The taught modules allow students to broaden, as well as deepen, their subject knowledge at the same time as undertaking their own research and developing a set of transferable professional skills. The programme will facilitate the creation and interpretation of new knowledge by the research student, demonstrated through the thesis.
Four core modules (these may be substituted for discipline specific modules depending on the pathway being followed):
Introduction to Social Science Research (20 credits)
Research Design (20 credits)
Social Research Methods I (20 credits)
Social Research Methods II (20 credits)
Four elective modules (10 credits each) from the short course programme below, which are run as 2-day intensive workshops or from the full list of Business Masters Modules, which can be obtained from the Business School Research Office (see contact details)
From Multiple Linear to Logistic Regression
Analyzing Hierarchical and Panel Data
Visual Research Methods
Ethnography and Language in the Social Sciences
Documentary Research in Education, History and the Social Science
Approaches to Research on Discourse
Advanced Qualitative Data Analysis (using NVivo)
Secondary Data Analysis in Social Research
Q Methodology – A Systematic Approach for Interpretive Research Design
Activity Theory and its Research Applications
Role of Thinking (subject to approval)
The training enables graduates to develop advanced skills in designing and conducting research, in ways that are applicable to a variety of careers in academia, business, government and non-profit organizations.
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