Applied Social Research

Degree: Master
University: University of Stirling , Faculty: Department of Applied Social Science
City: Stirling , Country: United Kingdom
Discipline: Social Sciences
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  • Start Date of Studies September
  • Admission deadline 31 August for September entry (applications may be considered after this date)
  • Language English
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    Programme Description

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    * MSc Applied Social Research (Criminology): This programme prepares students for undertaking social research and evaluation in criminal justice and criminology, leading to careers in research, research management, commissioning or using research. Our MSc is a new programme that has been designed to run concurrently with the MSc in Applied Social Research, a long-standing programme in the Department of Applied Social Science that is recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council as meeting the standards of their Research Training Guidelines.
    * MSc Applied Social Research (Professional): This programme comprises seven modules in Applied Social Research, followed by modules in one specialist professional field. It is particularly suitable for professionals in these fields who wish to enhance their research skills and update their professional research knowledge. It is linked with the Doctor of Applied Social Research programme.

    Programme Objectives

    The MSc/Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Social Research aims to provide training in the methods and approaches used in applied social research. The objectives are:

    * To provide you with the skills and knowledge base required to collect, analyse and report qualitative and quantitative data, taking account of ethics, reliability and validity.
    * To enable you to examine critically the theoretical foundations that underpin social scientific research.
    * To enable you to examine issues concerning comparative social research.
    * To develop your understanding of the relationship between research and policy and the meanings of evaluation, its terminology, practice and use.


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