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School of Politics and International Relations

POL285 Introduction to Social Sciences Methodologies

POL285 Introduction to Social Sciences Methodologies

Credits: 15
Semester: 1

Module Convenor: Dr Giulia Carabelli

Description: This module provides students with an introduction to social sciences methodologies. The lead questions are: How do we know and research the social and political world? What is the relation between knowledge and power? How do different research questions and methods make different aspects of social and political life legible? By taking a familiar site (e.g. a street, one home, Queen Mary University), event (e.g. an election, a festival), or artefact (e.g. a pamphlet, a statue, a picture), the module explores different ways of developing sociological and political knowledge and the role of methods in doing so.

Assessment: Item 1: 40% Research Log (1500 words) Item 2: 60% Project (2000 words)
Level: 5

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