M1 Research Design, Philosophy & Working Beyond Disciplines

Module code: PHA7072-C

Module Aims

This module aims to develop your detailed critical knowledge of designing research in health and social sciences, gaining a range of experience of methods in preparation for doctoral level study.

You will develop an understanding that research designs are underpinned by philosophical frameworks that inform research methods and methodologies, and practise critical analysis of the assumptions inherent in socialand health research methodologies.

You will also develop your understanding of interdisciplinary working and its challenges and opportunities as the future of research.

You will actively engage in critical scholarly interaction and communication, networking and ideas generation that crosses disciplinary boundaries.

We will introduce you to relevant frameworks for professional researchers in order to begin the transition to independent research.

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