This unit introduces students to the world of academic research and familiarises them with a selection of methods employed across the Creative Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. In focussing on the theme of biography, the unit examines how different academic disciplines approach research and identifies the differences between obtrusive and unobtrusive methods. In developing a research proposal, students will identify a suitable research topic, formulate a key question, and design a suitable method for undertaking research. In doing so, they are planning for the theoretical, logistical and ethical challenges confronting real world research.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):