SOC2002: Sociological Analysis and Research Methods LECTURE 1: Introduction & Social Research Design (1) Lecturer: Bonnie ...
Welcome to SOC2002! <ul><li>This course is designed to introduce you to all the basic skills required in social research <...
Who am I? <ul><li>Bonnie is… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A sociology & philosophy/EGENIS PhD student (i.e. a practitioner) </li>...
Course Overview: <ul><li>Semester 1: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lectures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seminars </li></ul></ul><ul...
Course Overview: <ul><li>Semester 1 assessment: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Individual component </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>...
Course Overview: <ul><li>Semester 2 assessment: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Individual component </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>...
Course Overview:  Semesters 1&2 <ul><li>The  webCT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Features </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How you shoul...
Course Overview: Semester 2 <ul><li>Continuous assessment (semesters 1  & 2): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Logbook/Reading log (5...
Course Overview: Reading <ul><li>Via the library/bookshop: </li></ul><ul><li>Via webCT: </li></ul><ul><li>What I expect </...
Course Overview: What else? <ul><li>Is there anything else you want from me? </li></ul>
Social Research Design (1) <ul><li>An Activity! </li></ul>
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SOC2002 Lecture 1

  1. 1. SOC2002: Sociological Analysis and Research Methods LECTURE 1: Introduction & Social Research Design (1) Lecturer: Bonnie Green [email_address]
  2. 2. Welcome to SOC2002! <ul><li>This course is designed to introduce you to all the basic skills required in social research </li></ul><ul><li>It balances theory and practical application </li></ul><ul><li>Overall aim is to prepare you for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>your final year dissertation project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a future career in social research! </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Who am I? <ul><li>Bonnie is… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A sociology & philosophy/EGENIS PhD student (i.e. a practitioner) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Theoretical background in social research methods </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A CETL employee at the University of Leicester </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Contact me: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Email me via the SOC2002 webCT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attend my office hour on Friday 9am-10am </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Course Overview: <ul><li>Semester 1: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lectures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seminars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Optional sessions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Semester 2: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Independent project work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Practical workshops </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Course Overview: <ul><li>Semester 1 assessment: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Individual component </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Project plan (5%) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Project proposal (15%) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Group component </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Project proposal presentation (5%) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Course Overview: <ul><li>Semester 2 assessment: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Individual component </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Project report (45%) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Group component </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Project report presentation (5%) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Course Overview: Semesters 1&2 <ul><li>The webCT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Features </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How you should use it: </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Contact me: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Send me a message via the SOC2002 webCT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attend my office hour on Friday 9am-10am </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Course Overview: Semester 2 <ul><li>Continuous assessment (semesters 1 & 2): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Logbook/Reading log (5% over semesters 1 & 2) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1 paragraph on each of three readings (your choice), per week </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3 paragraphs of between 6 and 10 line of 12pt text on the progress of their research project. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Course Overview: Reading <ul><li>Via the library/bookshop: </li></ul><ul><li>Via webCT: </li></ul><ul><li>What I expect </li></ul>
  10. 10. Course Overview: What else? <ul><li>Is there anything else you want from me? </li></ul>
  11. 11. Social Research Design (1) <ul><li>An Activity! </li></ul>

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