In this module you will learn the fundamentals of survey design.
Understanding when and why to use specific research methods and knowing how to use them well, effectively, safely, and ethically is essential to conducting sound research work in the academic sphere and in the professional world.
Social Science Research Methods (SSRM) is an ongoing collaborative development that serves multiple needs of students and faculty involved in social science research across the institution.
We are developing training modules in research design and data collection that introduce topics such as formulating research questions, identifying appropriate methods to explore those questions, and tutorials focused on specific research methods, including the following:
- Surveys (questionnaires and interviews)
- Ethnographic studies and fieldwork
- Archival work
- Media analysis
About the Modules
The modules could be a complement to a course or a timely refresher when preparing a fellowship, grant application, or research assignment. The modules will offer tools to develop skills applicable to independent research or extracurricular engagement during undergraduate or graduate studies, competitive postgraduate fellowships, or the workplace.
These modules provide an introduction to the following:
- Formulating a research question
- Identifying appropriate methods to explore that question
- Tutorials on specific research methods, such as surveys, interviews, and ethnographic research
- Data analysis
- Publication and sharing of findings
This module focuses on interviews as a method of social science research that allows you to gain an in-depth understanding of your research topic.
Interview ModuleRead more
This provides an introduction to the research process and how to select appropriate methods.
Research Fundamentals ModuleRead more
In this module you will learn about the interpretive analysis of data.
Data Analysis ModuleRead more