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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: SOC3020 Module Title: SOCIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS
Module Provider: Sociology Short Name: SOC3020
Level: HE3 Module Co-ordinator: HODKINSON PE Dr (Sociology)
Number of credits: 10 Number of ECTS credits: 5
Module Availability

Semester 1

Assessment Pattern

One timed assessment (50%); one written exercise (50%)

Module Overview
Module Aims

The aim of this module is to ensure that students
complete their degree with good analytical
skills that synthesise the theoretical and methods training received throughout the degree course. The module is designed to emphasise the ways in which sociological theory can be put to work in the research process, and can inform and illuminate approaches to analysis.





Learning Outcomes

Having completed the module, students should:





·        have developed their conceptual and analytical skills





·        be able to make use of sociological theory in analysis





·        be aware of the qualities of different types of data and various analytical approaches to them





Module Content

Thinking conceptually and methodologically about the process of research; developing and applying theoretical concepts in analysis; linking theory and data in analysis; using theory to frame research questions, to drive data gathering, and to enrich data analysis; examples and practice of various analytical approaches; reflexivity and ethics in analysis.





Methods of Teaching/Learning
Selected Texts/Journals

Becker, H. (1998) Tricks of the Trade: How to Think About Your Research While You’re Doing It Chicago: University of Chicago Press .



Silverman, D. (2001) Interpreting Qualitative Data: Methods for Analysing Talk, Text and Interaction, 2nd Edition London : Sage.



Bryman, A. and Burgess R.G. (1994) Analyzing Qualitative Data London : Routledge.



Boyatzis, R. E. (1998) Themantic Analysis: Coding as a process for transforming qualitative information London : Sage.



Byrne, D. (2002) Interpreting Quantitative Data London : Sage.



Coffey, A. and Atkinson, P. (1996) Making Sense of Qualitative Data Analysis: Complementary Strategies London : Sage.



Feldman, M. S. (1994) Strategies for Interpreting Qualitative Data London : Sage.



Lieblich, A., Tuval-Mashiach, R. and Zilber, T. (1998) Narrative Research: Reading, Analysis and Interpretation London : Sage.



Strauss, A.L. (1987) Qualitative Analysis for Social Scientists Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.



Wolcott, H. F. (1994) Transforming Qualitative Data: Description, Analysis, and Interpretation London : Sage.




Last Updated
September 2010