Researching Migration: research questions and research methods
This information is for the 2019/20 session.
Dr Patrick McGovern STC.S110
This course is compulsory on the MSc in International Migration and Public Policy. This course is not available as an outside option.
Having introduced the students to a range of possible research strategies, the students will be asked to prepare informal seminar presentations on their proposed research in the MT and LT. In addition, they will submit a one hundred word topic summary towards the end of the MT and a 400 word research proposal before the end of the LT. They will also prepare and deliver a formal presentation on their research for a workshop early in the ST. At each stage, participants will be encouraged to use feedback from the course convenors and fellow students to revise their research plans. A final proposal will be submitted after the ST workshop.
Lectures 3 x 1 hour (3); Seminars 2 x 2 hours (4); Workshop 5 hours (5). Total 12 hours
Reading Weeks: Students on this course will have a reading week in MT Week 6 and LT Week 6, in line with departmental policy.
Students will be expected to produce 3 presentations in the MT, LT and ST.
Bryman, A. (2008) Social Research Methods, H62 B91; Gilbert, N. (ed.) (2008) Researching Social Life H62 R 43; Hancke, R. (2009) Intelligent Research Design: A Guide for Beginning Students in the Social Sciences, H62 H23; Landman, T. (2007) Issues and Methods in Comparative Politics, JF51 L25; Silverman, D. (2002) Doing Qualitative Research: A Practical Handbook H62 S58.
This course is not assessed.
Total students 2018/19: 45
Average class size 2018/19: 15
Controlled access 2018/19: No
Value: Non-credit bearing
Personal development skills
- Problem solving
- Application of information skills
- Application of numeracy skills
- Specialist skills