Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ANT1011: Imagining Social Worlds: Qualitative Research

This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.


NQF Level 4
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Paul O'Connor (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


This module will introduce you to the fundamentals of social research in practice, via a detailed exploration of a core methodological tool of qualitative social science – the research interview.  Using real examples of published qualitative research studies and the UK Data Archive, you will work together in groups to investigate how interview data can answer research questions, developing insights into how research participants understand their own lives in various social contexts. You will then develop your own research investigation, through which you will develop key qualitative methodological skills such as writing an interview schedule, active listening during the interview process, transcription, reflexive reflection and thematic data analysis.

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