Social Research in Education (MRes)

University of Winchester the United Kingdom

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About Social Research in Education at University of Winchester

Social Research in Education offers a programme of focused study of research methods applicable to educational settings and educational enquiry. The programme develops an in-depth understanding of research methods, research design, and the cultural and ethical contexts in which educational research takes place.Programme ContentThe programme is an intensive training programme in social research methods and approaches. It aims to equip graduate students with advanced qualitative and quantitative research skills, which support them in developing towards careers in research or as senior professionals able to support others in research endeavours, for example in schools. Research design is a focus, enabling students to select appropriate approaches and methods to carry out investigations. It provides students with the opportunity to develop intellectual and practical skills along with the ability to analyse and communicate complex ideas, and creatively plan and manage an independent postgraduate research project in education. It also equips students with the necessary skills to undertake further doctoral study. Students may choose to target a particular aspect of educational practice for data collection, but the assignments that they do will analyse data collection methods, analysis approaches or ethical aspects of the research rather than the content of the practice.ModulesQuantitative Methods in Social Research Qualitative Methods in Social Research Theory, Practice and Ethics in Social ResearchLearning and TeachingWorkshops and seminars develop some of the underpinning research skills. Students are part of ongoing online and face-to-face discussions with tutors and other students, and they are equipped to present aspects of research in a range of ways.AssessmentAssessed work includes portfolios of completed tasks, essays, presentations and posters. All assessments are given numerical grades.DissertationThe dissertation focus is an aspect of research methodology that interests you. Students choose an empirical or a theoretical focus.

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