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HND RESEARCH ISSUES SCHEME OF WORK 2016

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Date

Activity

Resources

29/08/1
6

Ice Breaker. Intro to unit. Unit


specs. Unit assessment.

Intro handouts and


articles.

05/09/1
6
12/09/1
6

Objectivity and Subjectivity

ppt on Ob/Sub

Empiricism and Positivism

Ppt on pos, em &


Durkheim

19/09/1
6
26/09/1
6

Set work for Emp and Pos

Recap grids

Rationalism and Anti-positivism/


interpretivism

Pos recap, Interp ppt

03/10/1
6
10/10/1
6
17/10/1
6
24/10/1
6

Rat and Int

Recap grids

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Holiday
DVD for Recap

DVD

Harvard Referencing and


Bibliographies

Referencing document

31/10/1
6
07/11/1
6
14/11/1
6

Reliability versus Validity

ppt

Can sociology be value free?

Value freedom ppt

Allocation of roles and prep for


Debate

Lego man clip! Library

21/11/1
6
28/11/1
6
05/12/1
6

Prep for Debate

Library

Debate

Classroom set up.

Link between method and


methodology and influence of
theoretical perspective on research
Deduction and Induction

ppt

12/12/1
6
19/12/1
6
26/12/1
6

Ind and Ded ppt

Student presentation on examples


of Ind and Ded.
Falsification.

Ppt on falsification

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02/01/1
7
09/01/1
7
16/01/1
7
23/01/1
7
30/01/1
7
06/02/1
7

Xmas Holidays

College Closed

Xmas Holidays

College Closed

Quality Week

College Closed

Paradigms and the Paradigm Shift

Q sheet and RSA animate


clip

13/02/1
7
20/02/1
7

February Long Weekend

27/02/1
7
06/03/1
7
13/03/1
7
20/03/1
7
27/03/1
7
03/04/1
7
10/04/1
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17/04/1
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24/04/1
7
Onward
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Recap Outcomes 1 and 2


Ethics and responsibility to
participants. Integrity Patricks
Glasgow Gang. Responsibility
Millgram/Zimbardo.

Ppt on ethics

Examples of breaches of ethics and


integrity/responsibility issues.
Anonymity, privacy and
confidentiality
BPS and BSA
Group task on ethics
Group task on ethics
Group ppt
Essays due in
Easter Holidays
Easter Holidays
Essays feedback 1 to 1s
Essay Remediation Due
Exam Prep

Assessment
This unit will be assessed holistically by a single instrument covering all
outcomes. It should be in essay format of 2000 words and must be submitted by

the 27th of March at the latest. Failure to submit by this date will result in a fail.
Reassessment will be by different instrument.
Each essay must contain the evidence outlined on page 3 of the unit
specifications.