Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC1047: Imagining Social Worlds: Qualitative Research

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:

  • What does research interviewing look like?
  • Asking and answering research questions with interviews
  • Sampling and research ethics
  • The interview in process – active listening, power relations and reflexivity
  • Transcription
  • Qualitative data analysis.

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activity2211 x two-hour lecture/seminar sessions
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity55x 1 hour tutorials
Guided independent study37Preparation for group projects/seminars
Guided independent study51Researching and writing critical analysis
Guided independent study35Researching and writing thematic analysis report

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).

UK Data Archive: http://data-archive.ac.uk/

National Centre for Research Methods: https://www.ncrm.ac.uk/

The Research Companion: https://theresearchcompanion.com/resources/

Sage MethodSpace: https://www.methodspace.com/