BSc Social Policy and Sociology with Quantitative Research Methods
(Award available for year: Bachelor of Science)
On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:- understand and demonstrate coherent and detailed subject knowledge and professional competencies some of which will be informed by recent research/scholarship in Social Policy and Sociology;- deploy accurately standard techniques of analysis and enquiry within Social Policy and Sociology;- demonstrate a conceptual understanding which enables the development and sustaining of an argument in Social Policy and Sociology;- describe and comment on particular aspects of recent research and/or scholarship in Social Policy and Sociology;- appreciate the uncertainty, ambiguity and limitations of Social Policy and Sociological knowledge;- make appropriate use of scholarly reviews and primary sources in Social Policy and Sociology;- apply their knowledge and understanding in order to initiate and carry out an extended piece of work or project in Social Policy and Sociology;- conform to professional boundaries and norms where applicable.- the ability to retrieve, manage and manipulate large and complex datasets;- the ability to produce accurate descriptions of data using numerical summaries and effective data visualisation;- the ability to use statistical models to answer substantive research questions;- the ability to write sociological research reports based on quantitative data in a critical and reflective way.
Transferable (key) skills
the transferable/key/generic skills necessary for employment related to Social Policy and Sociology; - the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility;- the deployment of decision making skills in complex and unpredictable situations;- the communication of information, ideas, problems and solutions in a variety of ways;- the ability to undertake appropriate further training of a professional or equivalent nature.
- demonstrating the ability to apply a broad range of aspects of Social Policy and Sociology;- work that draws on a wide variety of material in Social Policy and Sociology;- the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion in Social Policy and Sociology;- evidence of an ability to conduct independent, in depth enquiry within Social Policy or Sociology;- Social Policy and Sociological work that is typically both evaluative and creative.- Report writing based on student-led data analysis - Short data challenges involving specific techniques to consolidate week on week learning outcomes- Documenting and annotating data analysis process