2021/22 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
LUBS2430 Economics Research Methods
10 creditsClass Size: 357
Module manager: Muhammad Ali Nasir
Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2021/22
This module is not approved as a discovery module
Module summaryThe module is designed with the goal of introducing students to different research methods used by social scientists and policy researchers. This is with a view towards providing students with many of the critical thinking and research skills necessary for final year projects. A key emphasis will be placed on the critical assessment of research methodologies and research findings.
ObjectivesThis module aims to:
- Provide students with the research and analytical skills required for Year 3 projects.
- Introduce students to a wide array of different types of research methods commonly used by social scientists.
- Engage students with material on core issues of research design.
On completion of this module, students will be able to:
- Develop a rigorous and systematic approach to the process of conducting research.
- Critically appraise the advantages and disadvantages of a wide array of research methods.
- Critically evaluate the reliability of research findings and detect misleading uses of statistics.
- Be able to plan and undertake a research project.
- Critically appraise the veracity of research findings.
- Designing a research project
- Thinking critically
- Regression analysis
- Qualitative research
- Experimental and quasi-experimental designs
- Laboratory experiments
Survey design and data collection
- Principles of survey design and data collection
- Research ethics
Critically evaluating research results
- Errors in statistical reasoning
- Statistical overreach
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||83.00|
|Total Contact hours||17.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||100.00|
Private studyThis could include a variety of activities, such as reading, watching videos, question practice and exam preparation.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackYour teaching methods could include a variety of delivery models, such as face-to-face teaching, live webinars, discussion boards and other interactive activities. There will be opportunities for formative feedback throughout the module.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
The resit for this module will be 100% by coursework.
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 04/02/2022
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