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At the end of this course, students will be able to:
- identify the central themes in the philosophy of
social science and research design.
- differentiate the main approaches and perspectives in this field.
- engage critically with different positions and methodological
approaches from a philosophical point of view.
- outline the assumptions and mechanics of
descriptive and causal inference in social science.
- formulate their own views and arguments in discussion and in writing.
- independently develop a design of a research project.
Philosophy of (social) science, asking research questions, the nature of explanation, theory building, descriptive and causal inference
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Autonomous Student Learning||
|Seminar (or Webinar)||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Essay: Peer review of three research proposals||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Graded||No||
|Essay: Research proposal||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Graded||No||
|Essay: Literature review||Week 8||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Peer review activities
Feedback will be provided to students within 20 working days of the deadline for the assignment in accordance with university policy’