Making Methods Matter: Enhancing Experience, Embedding Employability
4 June 2012 - 31 May 2013
Researcher/s: Professor Clare Saunders
Funding awarded to Exeter £ 7,000
Sponsor(s): Higher Education Academy
About the research
The project team are: Dr Clare Saunders (Senior Lecturer, Exeter); Matthew Ryan (Teaching Fellow, Southampton), Emily Rainsford (PhD student, Southampton) and Emma Thompson (Learn with Us Transition Office, PhD student Southampton)
Making Methods Matter is a pedagogical research project, funded by the Higher Education Academy, designed to evaluate an attempt to improve the teaching and learning of research methods in politics and international relations in the higher education sector.
It is unfortunate that students, across the sector, fail to appreciate the value of research training.
This project seeks to redress that by making research methods matter by applying them to real-life research settings. We stress to students that research skills have value in academia and beyond: they are particularly useful in the world of work.