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Edinburgh Napier University: Applied Social Research

Institution Edinburgh Napier University
Department School of Applied Sciences
Web http://www.napier.ac.uk
Email studentrecruitment@napier.ac.uk
Telephone +44 (0)333 900 60 40
Study type Taught

Summary

An applied, carefully tailored and employer-backed new programme, which responds to the current needs in the social research sector.

MSc Applied Social Research will help you to develop:

• A critical awareness of the economic, socio-cultural and political contexts that influence the practice of social research in various fields (i.e. academic, non-governmental, business, government & policy, media & creative industries).

• An ability to find and use reliable data for an interdisciplinary and critically informed discussion on a range of contemporary issues and social policies that impact on individuals and groups.

• An ability to critically evaluate and assess evidence, impact & outcomes, and to identify the theoretical and methodological underpinnings of trustworthiness, validity, authenticity, and re-liability that inform such claims.

• An ability to reflect on the real-life implications of social research designs and qualitative & quantitative methodologies in ad-dressing socio-cultural, economic, and political issues and inequalities in diverse contexts.

• An ability to apply social research principles and skills in real-life settings, working both independently and collaboratively, to de-liver ethically and academically robust research projects.

Please visit our website for full course and module details.

Master of Science - MSc (PG)

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