The aims of these workshops is to:
To introduce the main basics of Research Methods to postgraduate students with the following objectives:
- trace the history and origins of theories of research methodology;
- introduce the core concepts of research methods;
- offer various techniques of qualitative and quantitative research;
- key steps in creating a research plan.
These online workshops are split into three parts covering key research method concepts and key stages in creating a research plan.
- Part 1 - The purpose of social research: epistemology, ontology and empirical research;
- Part 2 - Research perspectives, strategies and questions
- Part 3 - Analyzing and interpreting data.
Presenter: Dr Rhian Hodges
Dr Rhian Hodges has been a Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Social Policy at the School of History, Law and Social Sciences at Bangor University for over a decade. She teaches Welsh-medium modules in education, sociology, language planning, sociology of music and research methods and loves teaching a wide range of different subjects through the medium of Welsh.
Her specialist area of research is language planning, and in particular new Welsh speakers, community use of the Welsh language, and Welsh-medium education as a means of revitalizing the Welsh language in Wales.
Originally from Bargoed, the Rhymney Valley, she has been living in Bangor for some time now. She's used to traveling up and down the A470 to see family and friends of the valleys.
These workshops will benefit postgraduate students who are planning their dissertations and theses as it offers an opportunity to consider the critical stages of the research process and how it relates to their own research.