Research Design and Practice

An introductory module preparing you for the fundamental demands of PhD research

Research Design and Practice

Research Philosophy
This introductory module considers and aims to prepare you for the fundamental demands of PhD research. It is intended to provide a prefatory tour through the skills and techniques you will need during the course of your PhD registration (and beyond) in order to support you on your thesis journey.

Schedule

This Social Sciences module runs 9am-11am on Mondays, beginning Monday 7 October and concluding Monday 9 December 2019.

(► See the Arts and Humanities route of RDP for students who are in Arts and Humanities departments.)

Topics

  • Introduction: Doing a social science PhD
  • Critical Reading and compiling a literature review
  • Formulating Research Questions
  • Ethical considerations in PhD research
  • Research Design Principles
  • Stories of the PhD from existing PhD students
  • Social Research in Action
  • The future: Careers and employability
  • Poster presentations (open viewing)
Learning outcomes

This introductory module considers and aims to prepare you for the fundamental demands of PhD research. It is intended to provide a prefatory tour through the skills and techniques you will need during the course of your PhD registration (and beyond) in order to support you on your thesis journey.

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The DRT is offered via the College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities (CSSAH). Find out more about the College by following the link below.

www.le.ac.uk/ssah
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Attenborough Tower, 4th floor
University of Leicester
University Road
Leicester, LE1 7RH, UK


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